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McDonald’s confronts its junk food image

At a dinner McDonald’s hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain’s menu.

Close up of a little girl using an inhaler., Photo Credit: Courtesy of Momniscient. Photo courtesy: MGN

Asthma Control Program getting $500K grant

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says asthma affects over 25 million Americans, with increased occurrence among children, women, minorities, and urban demographics.

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2013, file photo, a sign marks the entrance to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Officials on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, released the results of an internal probe into a deadly strain of bird flu that was accidentally mixed with a tamer strain. Unsuspecting scientists worked with the viral mix for months before it was discovered. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Report: US scientist kept quiet about flu blunder

The accident happened in January at the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. A lab scientist accidently mixed a deadly strain of bird flu with a tamer strain.

This undated photo made available by the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium, shows the Ebola virus viewed through an electron microscope. The World Health Organization on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread. (AP Photo/Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine)

UN: Ebola outbreak a public health emergency

The World Health Organization urged nations worldwide to donate money and resources to stop the spread of Ebola as it declared the outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency.