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China TV: 476 People Stabbed With Hypodermic Needles

State television in western China reported that 476 people have sought treatment since Aug. 20 after being stabbed with hypodermic needles.

iSick: New iPhone App Tracks H1N1 Outbreaks

A new iPhone application called "Outbreaks Near Me" that allows users to track and report local outbreaks of infectious disease was released Tuesday.

Qaddafi Designs a 'Rocket' Car?

The 'Libyan Rocket' probably won't be coming to a dealer near you

China to Approve Single-Dose H1N1 Vaccines

The answer may be near to a crucial question about vaccine for the advancing H1N1 — one shot or two?

Student's Flu Death Raises Concerns at U.S. Colleges

The death of a college student from the flu has raised the alarm at universities throughout the country as the nation gears up for what is predicted to be a brutal flu season.

Bank to Armless Man: No Thumbs, No Check-Cashing

A Florida man born without arms says a Tampa bank would not let him cash a check because he couldn't provide a thumbprint.

Study: H1N1 Dominates Other Flu Strains

Put swine flu in a room with other strains of influenza and it doesn't mix into a new superbug — it takes over, researchers reported Tuesday.

Giant Blaze Outside L.A. Portends Raging Fire Season

The worst fires typically flare up in the fall, when ferocious Santa Ana winds can drive fires out of wilderness areas and into suburbs. As a result, Southern California could be in for a long wildfire season

Popular Arab TV Program Exposes the Real Al Qaeda

"Death Making" the TV program on the pan-Arabic satellite channel Al Arabiya reveals the real side of Al Qeada and its foot soldiers.

Group: Court Erred in Removing Girl from Home School

A New Hampshire court's decision to order a 10-year-old home-schooled girl to attend public school is coming under attack from some social conservatives and religious-freedom advocates.