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  • Preserving antibiotics for people should be the goal

    Preserving antibiotics for people should be the goal
    Finally, meaningful new guidelines have been written to stem the overuse of antibiotics on livestock. On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration proposed new animal-husbandry practices that would phase out the routine use of medications such as...
  • Marijuana with a side of ibuprofen: Buzz-killing Rx for Alzheimer's?

    Marijuana with a side of ibuprofen: Buzz-killing Rx for Alzheimer's?
    As a drug, marijuana has certain effects and, depending on why you're taking it, some side effects. And not everyone wants the whole package. New research finds that for patients who consider weed's buzz an unwanted side effect, the answer might be as...
  • Blood pressure targets can be eased in older patients, experts advise

    Blood pressure targets can be eased in older patients, experts advise
    Experts are urging doctors to ease up on using medications to control blood pressure in older patients. Rather than aim for a target blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg, the target will be relaxed slightly to 150/90 mm Hg, according to new guidelines issued...
  • Katie Couric puts the anti-vaccination movement into the mainstream

    Katie Couric puts the anti-vaccination movement into the mainstream
    The anti-vaccination movement has long been a public menace. It's responsible for the resurgence of numerous serious diseases that were on the decline, including measles, mumps and whooping cough. Now the movement has been given a big booster shot by...
  • Anti-vaccination movement: It's time for doctors to take a stand

    Anti-vaccination movement: It's time for doctors to take a stand
    Are doctors inadvertently fueling the anti-vaccine movement? A study published Monday in the Journal of Pediatrics analyzed more than 100 vaccine discussions involving 16 healthcare providers and found that how the doctor phrased the vaccine question...
  • Review: Suspenseful 'Helix' is bound up in killer viruses

     Review: Suspenseful 'Helix' is bound up in killer viruses
    "Helix," which begins Friday on Syfy, arrives under the flag of executive producer Ronald D. Moore, the re-creator of "Battlestar Galactica." It's a step back for the network toward Moore's dark and deep drama from the semi-comical fantasies, C-movies...
  • Green tea disease-fighting compounds may weaken blood pressure drugs

    Green tea disease-fighting compounds may weaken blood pressure drugs
    As far as scientists can tell, green tea has many health benefits. It contains natural antioxidants called flavonoids that appear to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and various types of cancer, including cancers of the breast, lung and...
  • Prozac during adolescence protects against despair in adulthood

    Prozac during adolescence protects against despair in adulthood
    Adolescents treated with the antidepressant fluoxetine -- better known by its commercial name, Prozac -- appear to undergo changes in brain signaling that result in changed behavior well into adulthood, says a new study. Adult mice and rats who were...
  • Donald Morton dies at 79; renowned cancer surgeon and researcher

    Donald Morton dies at 79; renowned cancer surgeon and researcher
    Certain types of cancer, particularly melanoma and breast cancer, metastasize by shedding malignant cells into the body's lymph system, where they travel to nearby lymph nodes and form new colonies. From there, the cells can spread to other organs,...
  • Town searches for missing Wall Street Journal reporter

    Town searches for missing Wall Street Journal reporter
    In Long Hill Township, N.J., authorities have used just about everything — divers, K-9 units, helicopters, all-terrain vehicles and scores of volunteers on horseback and on foot — to search for David Bird. The Wall Street Journal reporter,...
  • Review: 'Rx' for workplace depression at the Lost Studio

    Review: 'Rx' for workplace depression at the Lost Studio
    Kate Fodor’s clever if uneven comedy “Rx,” in its West Coast premiere at the Lost Studio under the direction of John Pleshette, has a great premise. The Schmidt pharmaceutical company is conducting clinical trials for a new drug, code...