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Fewer People Are Getting Infections In Hospitals, But Many Still Die

Hospital-acquired infections continue to be a big problem in health care, with 4 percent of patients getting a new infection while hospitalized, a study finds. And 11 percent of those infections turn deadly.

It's the first time that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has attempted to catalog all hospital infections, not just the infections with germs on their watch list. Researchers surveyed 183 hospitals nationwide, emphasizing smaller community hospitals.

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Bogus Pills Found In Bottles Of Weight-Loss Drug In 7 States

The pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline warned consumers that some lots of alli, its over-the-counter weight loss drug, appear to have been tampered with after people reported finding the wrong pills in bottles.

The bogus pills were found in bottles bought in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina and Texas, GlaxoSmithKline reported on Wednesday.

The Changing World Of Tech Requires A Woman's Eye

Polygamy May Seem Like A Man's Dream, But Kenyan Women Are Not Happy

Walter Mosley: To End Race, We Have To Recognize 'White' Doesn't Exist

Despite Financial Challenges, HBCUs Fight To Remain A Bargain

Debate: Does Affirmative Action On Campus Do More Harm Than Good?

Many colleges and universities use race as a factor in admissions, but the approach has been a hot-button issue for decades — even making its way to the Supreme Court several times since the late 1970s.

What Winter Will Be Like In 100 Years

One of the upsides to the seemingly endless winter of 2014 was that you had time to think.

And to ask futuristic questions, such as: What will the American Winter of 2114 be like?

Here are some of the answers.

Suleiman Abu Ghaith appears in this still image taken from an undated video address for al-Qaida.

Bin Laden's Son-In-Law Convicted Of Conspiring To Kill Americans

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was found guilty Wednesday of conspiring to kill Americans by serving as a spokesman for al-Qaida following the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

The verdict in Manhattan federal court ended a three-week trial in which Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, 48, was portrayed as a reluctant operative who had no prior knowledge of the attacks.

The Kuwaiti-born Abu Ghaith, a one-time imam, faces life in prison.

Hawaii's Police, Lawmakers Reach Consensus On Prostitution Law

Honolulu police officials and key legislators in Hawaii now agree that a state law needs to be changed so that undercover police officers will be breaking the law if they have sexual relations with prostitutes.

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