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  • FDA says new cholesterol drugs may not need outcome studies

    FDA says new cholesterol drugs may not need outcome studies
    Members of an experimental class of cholesterol-lowering drugs could get U.S. regulatory approval based on their ability to lower "bad" cholesterol, and may not need to show that they reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, the Food and Drug...
  • Seniors should guard against shingles

    Seniors should guard against shingles
    Pneumonia, flu and shingles all affect seniors disproportionately to the rest of the population. These vaccine-preventable diseases account for more than 50,000 deaths annually in the U.S., according to the Alliance for Aging Research in its newly...
  • Drug maker Merck laying off 8,500 in strategy overhaul

    Drug maker Merck laying off 8,500 in strategy overhaul
    Merck & Co., the second-largest drug maker by sales, said Tuesday it will lay off 8,500 employees in a strategy overhaul to revamp its research and development efforts.  That's on top of a previous announcement that the Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based...
  • Charles Farthing dies at 60; doctor at forefront of AIDS care

    Charles Farthing dies at 60; doctor at forefront of AIDS care
    Charles F. Farthing, a physician who was at the forefront of care for HIV/AIDS patients and who drew attention to the need for an AIDS vaccine by announcing his willingness to inject himself, has died. He was 60. Farthing, who collapsed in a Hong Kong...
  • Exploring therapeutic effects of MDMA on post-traumatic stress

    Exploring therapeutic effects of MDMA on post-traumatic stress
    It costs about $2,000 to buy an ounce of the illegal drug, the therapist said — enough for roughly 150 doses. She pays her longtime dealer in cash; he gives her a Ziploc bag of white powder. Back home, she scoops the contents into clear capsules....
  • Herbalife takes another bite out of Bill Ackman

    Followers of Herbalife, the Los Angeles peddler of nutritional supplements, know it's actually two stories rolled into one. One is the story of how a company with a questionable business model, overhyped products, and an almost invisible research and...
  • VES Awards 2013 winners & nominees

    Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" | Joe Letteri, Eileen Moran, Eric Saindon, Kevin L. Sherwood "Prometheus" | Paul Butterworth, Charley Henley, Allen Maris, Richard Stammers "Life of...
  • NSAIDs following a heart attack greatly increase risk of a repeat heart attack, and death

    Heart patients who used common pain relievers called NSAIDs even briefly are at much higher risk of having a repeat heart attack or of dying than those who stay away from the drugs, which include such widely used over-the-counter medications as...
  • Paterno hires lawyer, McQueary placed on administrative leave

    Paterno hires lawyer, McQueary placed on administrative leave
    Assistant football coach Mike McQueary has been placed on administrative leave, and fired coach Joe Paterno has hired a lawyer, the latest steps in the unfolding Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal that has rocked Penn State. McQueary was the witness...
  • Book by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards includes a juicy Hampton story

    Book by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards includes a juicy Hampton story
    Keith Richards' autobiography "Life," which was published in paperback last month, contains some nuggets of special interest to Hampton Roads rock fans. One particular scene in the book relates to the Rolling Stone's 1975 show at Hampton Coliseum. "The...
  • Wealthy nations must follow through on disease fight

    Wealthy nations must follow through on disease fight
    In 1980, I moved my family from Maryland to the White Mountain Apache Reservation in Arizona to work on an issue most people are not comfortable talking about — diarrhea. At the time, diarrhea, which is preventable and treatable, was rampantly...