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  • Risk of Pa.'s ammonia storage sites on par with falling balloonists

    Too much of anything, including water, can be a killer. Hold that thought as we consider this week's scary headline from the PublicSource online news organization, which said, "1.5 million Pennsylvanians live close to large amounts of hazardous ammonia....
  • DNA registry legislation raises concerns about Big Brother

    If you are innocent, you have nothing to fear. Right? What could possibly go wrong with widespread unwarranted searches designed to collect evidence, in the form of DNA samples, from people who have not been convicted of anything? Worrywarts are...
  • 'Curb' comic's stand-up blends sweetness and acid

    'Curb' comic's stand-up blends sweetness and acid
    Only Jeff Garlin could get away with doing an entire show about his giving up sweet stuff — even titling the show "No Sugar Tonight" — while swigging from a bottle of Gatorade. The thematic disconnect was particularly egregious because, by...
  • Lincoln Park Zoo works to eradicate rabies in Africa

    Lincoln Park Zoo works to eradicate rabies in Africa
    NANGALE, Tanzania — Huddled with his younger brother, the young man laughs easily, conspiratorially, at the commotion caused by the presence of curious foreigners in his family's modest compound outside this small village.  But when you ask 19-...
  • Pfizer Sales Pitch On Research: No Mention Of Groton

    If the situation weren't so pathetic, Connecticut's Pfizer-watchers could laugh as the company tries to snooker British politicians this week into thinking the drug behemoth's proposed, $106 billion takeover of AstraZenica makes sense. The Brits ought to...
  • Belgium's humane stance on dying kids

    It's an idea that, in the death-squeamish U.S., is probably too disturbing for the edgiest TV hospital drama, let alone real life and real legislation. Last week, the Belgian Parliament passed a law allowing terminally ill children to request aid in...
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  • Neil Shubin tells the story of us in 'Your Inner Fish'

    Neil Shubin tells the story of us in 'Your Inner Fish'
    Moving downward from the shoulder, the arms of Neil Shubin, fish paleontologist, are built like this: one bone, two bones, lots of bones, digits. The same is true for a bird's wing, a leopard's forward leg and the front fins of Tiktaalik, the ancient...
  • Dietary supplements: The deadly toll of deregulation

    Dietary supplements: The deadly toll of deregulation
    Here's the bad news: A dietary supplement named OxyElite Pro is still apparently making people sick, more than a year after the Hawaii Department of Health was alerted to seven cases of acute hepatitis and liver failure among its users. As of last...
  • Seasonal Allergies

    Seasonal Allergies
    It just might be the only unwelcome sign of spring: Seasonal Allergies. The sniffling, sneezing and burning eyes are back. "The pollen count is higher than normal this year, mainly because of the prolonged cold we had in the winter", says FOXCT...
  • Pet health stats a valuable source of information

    Pet health stats a valuable source of information
    So, what's the state of pet health? Human health trends are monitored by the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but there's no comparable agency for pets. With 850 hospitals across America, Banfield the Pet Hospital's database is a gold...