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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Today's Globe: radiologist killed, 'breakfast bomb,' gay brothers study

While carrying out his medical duties yesterday afternoon, the longtime Brockton Hospital physician and well-respected radiation oncologist Dr. Mark A. Vasa was killed when a car crashed through the glass doors of one of the hospital's main entrances, struck four people, and smashed into a reception desk.

The people who brought you the Monster Thickburger and the 1,100-calorie salad are at it again - this time for breakfast. Hardee's yesterday rolled out its new Country Breakfast Burrito - a two-egg omelet filled with bacon, sausage, diced ham, cheddar cheese, hash browns and sausage gravy, all wrapped inside a flour tortilla. The burrito contains 920 calories and 60 grams of fat, which one critic called a "country breakfast bomb."

One thousand pairs of gay brothers are taking part in the largest study to date seeking genes that may influence whether people are gay.

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 05:47 AM
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