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3:07pm

Tue November 22, 2011
The Salt

Revived Thanksgiving Tradition: Oyster Ice Cream

Originally published on Wed November 23, 2011 9:00 am

Serve this for T-Day, and you'll be in sync with history.
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Chef José Andrés grew up in Spain, but he has embraced Thanksgiving as a window into American history. That's why the guests at his Thanksgiving dinner might be starting off with oyster ice cream.

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3:05pm

Tue November 22, 2011
The Salt

Eating Canned Soup Makes BPA Levels Soar

The soup aisle at a grocery store in Washington, D.C.
Maggie Starbard NPR

If you read the ingredient list on a can of soup, you're likely to see items like carrots, wild rice, perhaps some noodles. What you won't see listed: BPA.

But a little canned soup for lunch can dramatically increase exposure to the chemical, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The study confirms that canned food is a source of BPA exposure. But it does nothing to clear up the question of whether this sort of exposure to BPA has health consequences.

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3:04pm

Tue November 22, 2011
The Two-Way

Second Set Of 'Climategate' Emails Hit The Web

In a repeat of 2009, a second set of stolen emails from climate scientists at major universities has been released to the public.

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2:54pm

Tue November 22, 2011
The Salt

When Thanksgiving Means Making Reservations, Not Turkey

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 3:52 pm

Restaurants appeal to "activity-rich time-poor" Americans on Thanksgiving, the National Restaurant Association says.
STEPHAN ZABEL iStockphoto.com

The moment of last-minute head counts and late-night runs to the supermarket has nearly arrived. But a small but proud segment of the population simply smiles and puts their feet up. They're having Thanksgiving dinner served to them in a restaurant.

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2:25pm

Tue November 22, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Remember Vioxx? Merck Settles Marketing Charges From Way Back

Originally published on Wed November 23, 2011 9:44 am

Vioxx may be gone, but it wasn't forgotten by the Justice Department.
Daniel Hulshizer AP

Drugmaker Merck took the painkiller Vioxx off the market in 2004, citing an increased risk of heart attacks among people taking the medicine.

Today, seven years later, the Justice Department said Merck had agreed to pay $950 million to settle charges the company went too far in marketing the drug.

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