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Oklahoma Reports First Case of Measles Since 1997

RidvanArda/iStock/Thinkstock(STILLWATER, Okla.) -- The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced on Friday the state had received the first confirmed measles case in Oklahoma since 1997. Officials said the person is a spouse of an Oklahoma State University student who lives off-campus, and recently traveled out of the country. State health officials are working with the Payne County Health Department, Oklahoma State University and local medical facilities in the investigation.Officials however warned that the infected person visited the following locations in Stillwater, and may have...
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Restaurants May Lack Healthy Meals for Kids

Jack Hollingsworth/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The “kid’s menu” at your local restaurant may fall short when it comes to nutritious fare, according to a new study that looked at restaurants in two states in the southeastern United States. Researchers at Virginia Tech looked at nearly 140 children menus from various restaurants in North Carolina and Virginia in a study published Thursday in Preventing Chronic Disease.Researchers found that even though restaurants offered on average five meal options in the kid’s menu, barely one in 10 menus...
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Indiana Couple Welcomes ‘One in a Million’ Set of Triplets

WRTV(GREENFIELD, Ind.) -- An Indiana couple is celebrating an extra-special arrival with the birth of their identical triplet daughters.Ashley and Matt Alexander of Greenfield, Indiana, were surprised weeks ago when they learned they were expecting three new additions to their family during a routine sonogram, according to ABC affiliate WRTV-TV in Indianapolis, Indiana."She was checking [Ashley] and right away there were twins, and she goes, 'Let me check for a third,'" Matt Alexander told WRTV-TV in an earlier interview. "I'm like, she's just joking. I said,...
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Germanwings Crash: How Often Pilots Commit ‘Aircraft-Assisted Suicide’

ABC News / Flight Aware(NEW YORK) -- Although authorities said the co-pilot of the Germanwings flight that crashed earlier this week in France intended to “destroy the plane” with 150 people on board, so-called “aircraft-assisted suicides” are rare, according to researchers who reviewed decades of crash data. Still, they’ve occurred in the past, and sometimes, the pilots expressed their intentions beforehand, according to their study.Of the 7,244 fatal airplane crashes in the United States from 1993 through 2012, 24 were the result of aircraft-assisted suicide, the authors concluded...
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