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Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer

| | Mar 23 2017 - 11:46am | Comments

WASHINGTON — Cancer patients often wonder “why me?” Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet?

  1. | Posted: Jan 5 2017 - 9:24am

    WASHINGTON — Most babies should start eating peanut-containing foods well before their first birthday, say guidelines released Thursday that aim to protect high-risk tots and other youngsters, too, from developing the dangerous food allergy.

  2. Posted: Jan 3 2017 - 12:05am

    TAMPA, Fla. — Police in Florida say a dog named Scarface attacked a family who tried to put a sweater on it.

  3. | Posted: Jan 3 2017 - 12:05am

    This time of year, things can get crazy. You might wonder who has time for a home-cooked dinner.

  4. | Posted: Jan 3 2017 - 12:05am

    Grain salads, like this recipe for farro with roasted winter vegetables, might be the key to healthier eating in the new year. If you’re stuck in a lunch rut — ordering in to the office every day, eating a peanut butter sandwich, or skipping it altogether — grain salads are an easy way to mix it up. Made with nutritious and hearty whole grains like wheat berries, barley, and quinoa, grain salads are packed full of protein, fiber, and vitamins. When you combine grains with your favorite fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and nuts; and top them with flavorful vinaigrettes, herbs, and spices, you can eat a different salad every day, with just a small amount of effort.

  5. | Posted: Jan 3 2017 - 12:05am

    After the holidays, our appetites can go in a couple of different directions. On the one hand, after a steady diet of stuffed birds and figgy puddings, we seek something lighter, something that feels clean and simple. On the other hand, it’s cold out there, and we want food that’s satisfying to curl up with.

  6. | Posted: Jan 3 2017 - 12:05am

    Ask my daughter Océane what her favorite food is and she will shoot back, without hesitation, “braised ribs.” Who doesn’t love the comforting meaty aroma that fills the house from ribs cooking slowly in Dutch-oven full of savory, gently-bubbling liquid? That’s wintertime comfort-in-bowl if you ask me.

  7. | Posted: Dec 31 2016 - 1:03am

    The year 2017 isn’t coming as soon as you think. In fact, it will be exactly one second late.

  8. | Posted: Dec 30 2016 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK — A New York City Uber driver is boasting that he drove through 240 green traffic lights before hitting a red light.

  9. | Posted: Dec 27 2016 - 12:05am

    Even though risotto is a simple rice dish, I associate it with special occasions.

  10. | Posted: Dec 27 2016 - 12:05am

    Swimming is a skill I mastered early. At the Y, the instructor stood on the deck holding one end of a long pole; I shivered in the water gripping the other. On cue — the piano hit “Alley Cat” distorted by waves and walls — she’d drag the pole and the pole would drag me, thrashing

  11. | Posted: Dec 27 2016 - 12:05am

    Call it a resolution or just a last-minute attempt to button your pants, but come January, many of us strive to put the cookies behind us and make thoughtful food choices. But one sure-fire way to find yourself off track on a healthier eating plan is to fill your refrigerator with bland and boring foods after a month of decadent party snacks.

  12. | Posted: Dec 26 2016 - 11:44am

    Scrooge was a classic “bean counter” — a derogatory term for someone who is tight-fisted and ungenerous with their money.

  13. | Posted: Dec 26 2016 - 11:43am

    A friend recently became a first-time grandmother, and when we went out to lunch she was exhausted. She had been cooking meals for the new parents, and collapsed into her chair saying she hadn’t finished making a moussaka before she had to leave.

  14. | Posted: Dec 26 2016 - 11:43am

    This is a dazzler of a pasta dish. When you combine fresh pasta with big shrimp you are quickly telling your guests that they are in for a treat.

  15. | Posted: Dec 26 2016 - 10:02am

    PALO ALTO, Calif. — To the list of cool new things made in Silicon Valley, add this: Life, improved.