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  • What Poinsettias, Hydrangea and Bougainvillea Have In Common

    What Poinsettias, Hydrangea and Bougainvillea Have In Common
    Poinsettias, hydrangeas and bougainvillea don’t look alike or do they? Well, the plants have different shapes and they are of different colors. So how are they somewhat the same? Here it is – what we call flowers are all modified leaf...
  • Supplements that may help curb hunger

    Supplements  that may help  curb hunger
    Dear Pharmacist: I am 90 pounds overweight and just began taking the medication Xenical. Is there another drug that works better? Are there any supplements you recommend? — J.M., Dallas, Texas Dear J.M.: Kudos to you for getting on the path to...
  • China's new breed of whistleblowers takes on big business

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese lawyer Hao Junbo wants to make you rich if you're a whistleblower after a bounty. For big business in China he's a headache, part of a small but fast-growing industry built around exposing corporate wrongdoing. The U.S....
  • Mediterranean diet may slow diabetes progression

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For people recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, eating lots of olive oil, fish and whole grains slows progression of the disease more than restricting fat, according to a new analysis. In a trial that followed participants...
  • Taxpayer money sought for minority booster group tied to Scripps deal

    Taxpayer money sought for minority booster group tied to Scripps deal
    A minority businesses booster organization, which was supposed to be paid for by Palm Beach County biotech industry backers, now wants taxpayer money. Local business leaders have failed to pay up on the $5 million commitment they made in 2006 to boost...
  • In a cloning first, scientists create stem cells from adults

    In a cloning first, scientists create stem cells from adults
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient's DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two...
  • Darren Sharper in L.A. jail as bail denied in Arizona assault case

    Darren Sharper in L.A. jail as bail denied in Arizona assault case
    An Arizona judge ruled Thursday that Darren Sharper was ineligible for bail on a sexual assault charge there, which could prevent the ex-NFL star’s release from L.A. County jail, where he has spent the last seven weeks. Maricopa County Superior...
  • UnitedHealth: New hepatitis C drug costs far more than forecast

    (Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, said it spent more than $100 million to cover a pricey new hepatitis C drug from Gilead Sciences Inc in its first three months on the market, an amount that was "multiple" times what...
  • Signs of healing in Texas town a year after deadly plant blast

    WEST, Texas (Reuters) - Still healing from multiple broken bones after the force of a deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant lifted him out of his boots a year ago, one first responder has begun to address the anguish of losing his team members....
  • As opposition grows, China defends plans for petrochemical plants

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China has launched an intense media campaign to defend the safety of producing a chemical used to make polyester fiber, as public opposition to new petrochemical plants threatens to disrupt expansion plans by state energy giants such...
  • Prescription treatments sometimes needed to zap head lice for good

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My child's school has had a lice outbreak for two months. The problem doesn't seem to be going away. Is it true that some types of lice are resistant to over-the-counter treatments? Are there more potent options to eliminate head lice?...