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McDonald's says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine and milk from cows that are not treated with the artificial growth hormone rbST. [Associated Press]

McDonald's says it will begin using chicken free of most antibiotics

CHICAGO — McDonald's USA said Wednesday it will start using chicken raised without certain antibiotics and sell milk from cows not treated with an artificial growth hormone, its latest overhauls as it tries to appeal to more health-conscious customers. Starting later this year, McDonald's U.S. restaurants will sell …

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  1. WHO: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5 to 10 percent of diet

    Health

    LONDON — Put down the doughnut. And while you're at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup.

  2. McDonald's says it will begin using chicken free of most antibiotics

    Health

    CHICAGO — McDonald's USA said Wednesday it will start using chicken raised without certain antibiotics and sell milk from cows not treated with an artificial growth hormone, its latest overhauls as it tries to appeal to more health-conscious customers.

    McDonald's says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine and milk from cows that are not treated with the artificial growth hormone rbST. [Associated Press]
  3. World's oldest person wonders about the secret to her longevity, too (w/video)

    Aging

    TOKYO — The world's oldest person says 117 years doesn't seem like such a long time.

    Japan's Misao Okawa, 116, who is recognized as the world's oldest living person by Guinness World Records is celebrated by Ward Mayor Takehiro Ogura at a nursing home in Osaka, western Japan Wednesday, March 4, 2015 ahead of her birthday.  Okawa will turn 117 on Thursday, March 5. [AP Photo/Kyodo News]
  4. Judge rules Palms of Pasadena Hospital discriminated against black nurse

    Civil

    ST. PETERSBURG — A federal judge ruled Monday that Palms of Pasadena Hospital discriminated against several black employees by barring them from treating a patient for 17 days in 2013 because of their skin color.

    Syrenthia Dysart, who still works at Palms of Pasadena Hospital, was offered paid time off when she complained about being kept away from a patient because she is black.
  5. California scientists link tiny particles in car exhaust to heart disease

    Health

    Los Angeles Times

    A new study by California scientists has linked chronic exposure to microscopic air pollutants in vehicle exhaust to deaths from heart disease. The finding bolsters evidence that ultrafine particles, which are not regulated by state or federal environmental agencies, are a key contributor to …

  6. Survey: Parents increasingly ask doctors to delay vaccines

    Health

    Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases, a study suggests.

  7. Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola to sue hospital (w/video)

    Health

    DALLAS — A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease.

  8. Two-thirds of smokers will die early

    Health

    Two-thirds of smokers will die early from cigarette-triggered illness — unless they choose to kick the habit, according to new research from Australia.

  9. Researchers find new reason to drink coffee: It may reduce risk of MS

    Health

    Drink up, coffee lovers: Neurologists say a healthy appetite for coffee may reduce your risk of developing multiple sclerosis.

  10. Warren Elly, in the fight of his life against cancer

    Human Interest

    Editor's note: Warren Elly, who retired from WTVT-Ch. 13 in 2011, was diagnosed with cancer late last year and has spent every day since then chronicling his life in his blog, "The Way Forward." Elly granted the Tampa Bay Times permission to publish excerpts from his blog, and wrote this introduction: …

    Mitotane, a form of oral chemotherapy, is part of Elly’s new routine. “It’s not just bags once a month. It’s pills every day.”