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  • Philip Seymour Hoffman death: 50 heroin bags, used syringes found

    Philip Seymour Hoffman death: 50 heroin bags, used syringes found
    Philip Seymour Hoffman had about 50 bags of heroin and 20 used syringes on hand in his apartment before his death, law enforcement sources said Monday, according to several reports. Hoffman's body was found Sunday morning in the bathroom of his New York...
  • China reports first human case of new H10N8 bird flu, and it's fatal

    China reports first human case of new H10N8 bird flu, and it's fatal
    Chinese health authorities have identified a brand-new type of bird flu that killed an elderly woman in November and infected at least one other person in January. That trend prompted the experts to call for stepped-up surveillance to track the new...
  • Letters: Health effects of contraceptives

    Re "The pope, the pill and the court," Opinion, Jan. 30 Malcolm Potts' claims about contraception are not uncontested. Whether nuns are prescribed hormonal medication has nothing to do with any church teaching on contraception. It is a matter between...
  • Drug reverses autism brain activity in mice, study shows

    Drug reverses autism brain activity in mice, study shows
    A generic blood pressure drug could prevent hyperactive brain cell firing associated with early stages of autism spectrum disorder, according to a new study. Injecting pregnant mice with Bumetanide, a diuretic, appears to correct a developmental...
  • New guidelines for women urge early attention to stroke

    New guidelines for women urge early attention to stroke
    Long before a woman hits middle age, she and her doctor should be thinking about her risk of stroke and taking steps to reduce it, according to the first set of stroke guidelines aimed at women. The overall stroke risk for women is higher than it is for...
  • Intermittent fasting, or IF, gains ground as a dieting tool

    Intermittent fasting, or IF, gains ground as a dieting tool
    It's a real heavyweight on the diet scene these days: intermittent fasting, a.k.a. IF (having ascended to heights where mere initials are enough). True, a fasting diet may not sound as appealing as, say, a cookie diet or a chocolate diet or a beer diet,...
  • Move over, acai: Latest 'superfruits' aim to make a nutritional mark

     Move over, acai: Latest 'superfruits' aim to make a nutritional mark
    Nailing down the latest superfruit in vogue can be an elusive goal, a quest largely driven by modern marketing and, quite possibly, producers of television's "The Dr. Oz Show." Origins in advertising, not science, complicate the matter: The term...
  • The thinnest Americans are Asian Americans, CDC data show

    The thinnest Americans are Asian Americans, CDC data show
    Which Americans are least likely to be overweight or obese? Asian Americans, by a long shot. New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that 38.6% of Asian American adults have a body mass index over 25, the threshold for...
  • Shingles can increase risk of heart attack, stroke, study says

    Shingles can increase risk of heart attack, stroke, study says
    As if the fiery rash and painful blisters of shingles were not punishment enough, the average patient who suffers a resurgence of the dormant chickenpox virus known as herpes zoster -- or shingles -- has a higher risk of heart attack or mild stroke two...
  • Another kind of gene pool

    Earlier this month, researchers and advocates from 40 countries formed a global alliance to enable the secure sharing of genomic and clinical data, aiming to end the era in which only the people who collected your genetic data had access to it. Efforts...
  • Expanding Medicaid increases ER visits in Oregon study

    Expanding Medicaid increases ER visits in Oregon study
    An Oregon Medicaid expansion program found that low-income adults who were covered by government health insurance had visited hospital emergency rooms 40% more often than other adults. The study, published online Thursday in the journal Science, comes...