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  • White House warns of rising drug use, says legalization is no panacea

    WASHINGTON A day after Washington state joined Colorado in selling marijuana in retail outlets, the Obama administration on Wednesday criticized drug legalization and warned that a declining perception of risk is leading more U.S. teens to smoke pot....
  • Consider genetic testing if cystic fibrosis is a concern

    Q: What are the chances of a person with cystic fibrosis passing the disease to their offspring? A: Cystic fibrosis is inherited as a recessive disease. This means a person could be a carrier of a CF mutation and not be affected. Everyone has two copies...
  • Older adults and their children move closer together after health issues

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Seniors who have a stroke or heart attack are more likely to end up living closer to their adult children afterward, according to a new study. Adult children often serve as informal caregivers when their parents become...
  • Celgene's spondylitis drug misses main goal in trial

    (Reuters) - Celgene Corp said a drug being tested to treat a type of arthritis that affects the spine failed to meet the main goal in a late-stage trial, sending the company's shares down 3 percent premarket. The drug, Otezla, failed to show...
  • 75 years after Gehrig's speech, frustration, hope surround disease

    It has been 75 years since baseball icon Lou Gehrig declared himself the "luckiest man on the face of the earth," despite a diagnosis at age 35 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease with no cure. In the years since, polio has been virtually...
  • Sunshine vitamin D boosts survival chances in bowel cancer: study

    LONDON (Reuters) - Bowel cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are more likely to survive the disease, according to research published on Wednesday. Scientists who studied almost 1,600 patients after surgery for bowel cancer...
  • EatingWell: Food safety rules for farmer's markets remain controversial

    In many communities across the country, the delicious fare prepared for sale at farmers' markets--cooked at home rather than in a licensed, inspected commercial kitchen--is technically illegal. To combat this, over the past decade a few states have...
  • Vitamin D key to preventing a wide range of diseases, conditions

    The sunshine vitamin may be important for health benefits beyond just bone protection. In the 1940s, vitamin D became synonymous with bone health, when it was discovered that fortifying milk with the vitamin greatly reduced the incidence of bone-...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Many tests are available to seek out the cause of miscarriages

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 32 and have had one healthy pregnancy and baby. But over the past 18 months, I've had two miscarriages, both in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. My doctor does not recommend testing until after a third miscarriage. What do you...
  • What Doctors Know: Who's most at risk for colorectal cancer?

    Source: Pacific Prime Insurance Colorectal cancer includes cancer of the bowels, colon, rectum and intestines. Colorectal cancer is often diagnosed after the patient shows a number of symptoms including blood in the stools, constipation, rapid weight...
  • Heart disease a bigger issue for cats than previously thought

    Heart disease a bigger issue for cats than previously thought
    The effects of heart disease in cats can be more devastating than veterinarians previously thought. Based on his studies, veterinary cardiologist Dr. Philip Fox, of the Animal Medical Center in New York City, says that cats diagnosed with feline...