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Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

LOS ANGELES — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated. "Parents who choose not to give measles shots, they're not just putting their kids at risk, but they're also putting other kids at risk — especially kids in my waiting room," the Los Angeles pediatrician said.

EEUU: Médicos rechazan a niños cuyos padres no los vacunaron

LOS ANGELES — En momentos en que California es presa de un brote de sarampión, el médico Charles Goodman colocó un aviso muy claro en su sala de espera y en Facebook: su consultorio no atenderá a niños cuyos padres hayan decidido no vacunarlos. "Los padres que eligieron no aplicarles las vacunas contra el sarampión, no sólo ponen en riesgo a sus hijos, sino que también a otros niños, en especial a niños en mi sala de espera", dijo el pediatra de Los Ángeles.

States' Hispanic Education Problem

By Tim Henderson.- Manuel Ramirez was the first in his family to get a college degree, and it wasn’t easy. His parents, who brought him to the U.S. illegally from Guanajuato, Mexico, when he was 8 years old, made just enough to get by with day labor and house cleaning. They could not afford to pay their son’s roughly $10,000 tuition at the University of Texas at Austin, so Manuel earned extra money as a server in restaurants, coloring hair at a spa, translating Spanish, working in a rock quarry and building fences at a ranch.

Cervantes searchers find casket with his initials

MADRID — Experts searching for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes said Monday that they found wooden fragments of a casket bearing the initials "M.C." with bones in and around them in a crypt underneath the chapel of a cloistered convent in Madrid. Archeologists made the find over the weekend during excavations to solve the centuries-old mystery of where the famed Spanish writer was laid to rest. The initials on a plank of the coffin were formed with metal tacks imbedded into the wood.

Hallan un ataúd con iniciales de Miguel de Cervantes

MADRID — Un fragmento de ataúd con las iniciales "M.C." en el interior de un nicho lleno de huesos ha disparado las expectativas. ¿Podría ser el cuerpo de Miguel de Cervantes? El equipo que busca los restos del escritor español más universal de la historia pidió el lunes prudencia. "Estamos emocionados, pero al mismo tiempo nos queda seguir mirando", dijo el antropólogo forense Francisco Etxeberria, quien supervisa los trabajos. "El ataúd son fragmentos de tabla muy, muy degradada". "No podemos confirmar que hayamos encontrado a Cervantes", añadió.

$2 gasoline: Good times keep rolling at the pump

NEW YORK — At some point this will end, perhaps even soon. The price of gasoline will not fall to zero. But for the first time since 2009, most Americans are paying less than $2 a gallon. Just three months ago experts were shocked when it fell under $3. "It's crazy," says Michael Noel, an economics professor at Texas Tech University who studies oil and gasoline prices. "But for consumers it's very, very good."

La gasolina en EEUU alcanza mínimo en más de cinco años

NUEVA YORK — En algún momento la tendencia concluirá, quizás pronto, pero por primera vez desde 2009, la mayoría de los estadounidenses paga menos de dos dólares el galón de gasolina, tres meses después que los expertos se asombraron cuando cayó a menos de tres. "Es de no creer", comentó Michael Noel, un profesor de economía de la Universidad Texas Tech, que estudia los precios del petróleo y la gasolina. "Sin embargo, para los compradores es algo muy, muy positivo".

Flu vaccine not working well; only 23 percent effective

NEW YORK — This year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, which is one of the worst performances in the last decade, according to a government study released Thursday. The poor showing is primarily because the vaccine doesn't include the bug that is making most people sick, health officials say. In the last decade, flu vaccines at their best were 50 to 60 percent effective. "This is an uncommon year," said Dr. Alicia Fry, a flu vaccine expert at the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who was involved in the study.

La vacuna contra la gripe no está funcionando bien en EEUU

NUEVA YORK — La vacuna contra la gripe de este año en Estados Unidos está haciendo un pésimo trabajo, ya que sólo es eficaz en apenas un 23% de los casos, de acuerdo con un estudio del gobierno estadounidense dado a conocer el jueves. El pésimo desempeño, uno de los más bajos en la última década, se debe principalmente a que la vacuna no incluye el virus que está enfermando a la mayoría de la gente, según funcionarios de salud. En la última década, las vacunas contra la gripe fueron efectivas en un 50 a 60% en el mejor de los casos.

Google to test its first modular smartphone in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Google announced Wednesday that it will unveil a modular smartphone in Puerto Rico this year as part of a pilot program that will allow people to choose their own hardware based on their needs and interests. The company will partner with Mexico-based carrier Claro and local carrier Open Mobile to offer the product, which will be sold from free-standing stores that look like food trucks, said Jessica Beavers, a Google marketing executive.



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