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Health & Safety


NM peanut farmers dealing with salmonella fallout

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says peanut farmers in New Mexico are expected to bring in 6 million pounds less. That’s about a 30 percent drop in production from 2013

This undated file image shows the website for updated HealthCare,gov, a federal government website managed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service. HealthCare.gov, the online portal for health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, has been revamped as its second enrollment season approaches. And other major provisions of the Affordable Care Act are taking effect for the first time. A look at website and program changes for consumers and taxpayers: Old: 76 screens to muddle through in insurance application. New: 16 screens -- for the basic application that most new customers will use. But about a third of those new customers are expected to have more complicated cases, and how they'll fare remains to be seen.  (AP Photo/file)

How the new HealthCare.gov stacks up with the old

HealthCare.gov, the website for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care law, has been revamped as its second enrollment season approaches.

A passenger gets his temperature checked at an airport in West Africa in this file photo. US airports about to start checking for fevers.

Federal official: Fever screening at 5 U.S. airports

The Homeland Security Department has ordered agents at airports and other ports of entry to observe everyone coming into the United States for potential signs of Ebola infection

This Sept. 26, 2014 photo shows Nacho Cheese flavored Doritos in Philadelphia. "Artificial and natural flavors" have become ubiquitous terms on food labels, helping create vivid tastes that would otherwise be lost in mass production. As the science behind them advances, however, some are calling for greater transparency about their safety and ingredients. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Flavors fuel food industry, but remain a mystery

They help give Coke its distinctive bite and Doritos its cheesy kick. But the artificial and natural flavors used to rev up the taste of processed foods remain a mystery to most Americans.