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  • CVS' halt on tobacco wins praise

    CVS' halt on tobacco wins praise
    CVS Caremark Corp.'s imminent exit from the cigarette and tobacco business — an unprecedented move for a major pharmacy company — is being cheered by many medical professionals and lawmakers as a triumph of corporate responsibility over the...
  • Russia works on its stray-dog problem at Sochi Olympics

    Russia works on its stray-dog problem at Sochi Olympics
    BARANOVKA, Russia — Nestled into a hill overlooking the Black Sea, the PovoDog shelter provides sanctuary to more than 120 strays who were lucky enough to escape the life-threatening streets of Sochi. Some have matted fur and bald patches. A few...
  • The anti-vaccination movement brings the measles threat back home

    The anti-vaccination movement brings the measles threat back home
    [UPDATE: This post has been updated as explained below.] In yet another sign of the perils and irresponsibility of the anti-vaccination movement, thousands of riders of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system are being warned that they may have been exposed...
  • Drug czar R. Gil Kerlikowske calls for more access to heroin antidote

    Drug czar R. Gil Kerlikowske calls for more access to heroin antidote
    WASHINGTON — White House drug czar R. Gil Kerlikowske on Tuesday called for making naloxone, a drug that has been highly effective at reversing heroin overdoses, more widely available to emergency-care providers and other first responders....
  • Heroin 'epidemic' as drug grows more plentiful in U.S. [Infographic]

    Heroin 'epidemic' as drug grows more plentiful in U.S. [Infographic]
    The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is bringing attention to the growing use of heroin in the U.S. as well as an alarming rise in drug-overdose deaths. The cause of death for Hoffman, found in his apartment Sunday, isn't official, but police say...
  • Uncle Ben's rice products recalled after skin reactions reported at schools

    Uncle Ben's rice products recalled after skin reactions reported at schools
    The company that produces some Uncle Ben's rice products has issued a recall of specific flavors after the rice was linked to complaints of rashes and flushing in Texas.  Children and teachers at three schools in Houston reported the symptoms, which...
  • Federal health agency says flu season in California worst since 2009

    Federal health agency says flu season in California worst since 2009
    With 405 reports of severe influenza cases -- deaths, or hospitalizations requiring intensive care -- 2013-2014 is shaping up to be the most severe since 2009's swine flu pandemic, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
  • 73% of kids get a caffeine jolt on any given day, study says

    73% of kids get a caffeine jolt on any given day, study says
    Our kids may be consuming more caffeine than we realize. A new study finds that 73% of children and young adults in the United States have caffeine in their systems on any given day. Over the last 10 years, the overall percentage of children and young...
  • Will Philip Seymour Hoffman's death be a wake-up call?

     Will Philip Seymour Hoffman's death be a wake-up call?
    The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman last week, apparently of a heroin overdose, says a lot about the epidemic of opiate abuse gripping the United States. That epidemic, which I've spent the last year researching for a forthcoming book, is rooted in a...
  • New therapies offer bright hope against the darkness of depression

     New therapies offer bright hope against the darkness of depression
    The numbers are staggering: Almost 7% of the U.S. adult population — about 17.6 million people — is diagnosed with depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report...
  • NSA phone data collection far more limited than had been disclosed

    NSA phone data collection far more limited than had been disclosed
    WASHINGTON — Although U.S. intelligence officials have indicated since last summer that the National Security Agency was vacuuming up nearly every American telephone record for counter-terrorism investigations, officials acknowledged Friday that the...