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Time For A 'Bug Mac'? The Dutch Aim To Make Insects More Palatable

Dutch scientists are trying to make insects a less exotic and cheaper food source. And one Dutch restaurant, Specktakel, is already embracing the trend by featuring a menu buzzing with entomological eats.

To Some Hindus, Modern Yoga Has Lost Its Way

Millions of Americans practice some form of yoga. But some Hindus say yoga in the U.S. has strayed too far from its spiritual roots. One Hindu group has even launched a "Take Back Yoga" campaign.
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Online Training Prepares Families Of Service Members

A pioneer online program run by Virginia's Wounded Warrior Program gives families a chance to practice potentially delicate scenarios when their loved ones in the armed services return home, including responses to potential PTSD.


Panel Proposes A New Tax To Pay For Public Health

An Institute of Medicine panel says a tax of half a percent or so on medical transactions could help the nation's public health agencies tackle pressing goals, such as reducing adult obesity. In the long run, that could result in big savings in health care spending, the panel says.

Tax Aid For Hearing Aids? Maybe

Bipartisan bills are pending again in both the House and Senate to give buyers of hearing aids a small tax break. But, once again, it looks as though the legislation has a long way to go before it could become law.

Analysis Finds Lung Cancer Screening Worthwhile For Longtime Smokers

Researchers conclude that spiral CT, which makes 3-D pictures of lungs, could reduce lung cancer deaths by 35 percent at a cost of $19,000 to $26,000 per year of life saved. The findings apply to people at high risk for developing lung cancer.

Calif.'s Prescription-Drug Monitoring System Feels Pain From Budget Cuts

Dozens of states electronically track the prescriptions for powerful narcotics like Vicodin and OxyContin to root out pill-shopping patients and unscrupulous doctors. But in California, a relentless budget crisis is threatening that system and causing deep concern among doctors and law enforcement.