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'Zombie' bees identified in Vt., 1st in Eastern US

01/31/2014 8:09am
Vermont beekeepers face mite infestations, extreme temperature swings and the possibility of colony collapse. Last fall, a new threat emerged: zombie bees.

New treatment could reduce kids' peanut allergies

01/31/2014 8:16am
An experimental therapy that fed children with peanut allergies small amounts of peanut flour has helped more than 80 percent of them safely eat a handful of the previously worrisome nuts.

New app measures users' phone time, could be used in tracking depression

01/31/2014 8:29am
A new application for Android phones could to help curb the use of smartphones and even detect depression in users.

Report: Childhood cancer cases up, but deaths down

01/31/2014 10:10am
In its most comprehensive look at the cancers that most commonly affect youths, the American Cancer Society said in a report Friday that childhood cases continues to increase, but death rates have fallen .