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  • Robin Williams, Fashion Square, and rioting: Letters

    Robin Williams tribute Editor's note: Here are excerpts from some of the letters we received from readers reacting to Robin Williams' death by suicide. Robin Williams could be described as an amazing talent, a man with so much humor that you would...
  • Foreign Briefing: Warnings issued for Mideast, Africa and Ebola

    The U.S. State Department has issued several new warnings — none surprising but all important — as trouble plagues the Middle East and Africa. Iraq: In an Aug. 10 warning, the agency warns travelers "against all but essential travel to Iraq....
  • Extreme medicine: The search for new antibiotics

    NORWICH England (Reuters) - Pampering leafcutter ants with fragrant rose petals and fresh oranges may seem an unlikely way to rescue modern medicine, but scientists at a lab in eastern England think it's well worth trying.     As the world cries out...
  • Liberia gives experimental Ebola drug to three African doctors

    Liberia gives experimental Ebola drug to three African doctors
    Health care workers in Liberia have administered three doses of the rare, experimental drug ZMapp to three doctors suffering from Ebola, two medical workers in Monrovia told Reuters. Liberia, the West African country with the highest death toll from...
  • New genetic test helps identify some mystery illnesses

    New genetic test helps identify some mystery illnesses
    William Smith's disease has grim milestones. At 2, the Gambrills triplet known as Mick couldn't walk or talk as well as his siblings. In kindergarten, he started losing language and motor skills. At 12, he needed a wheelchair and a feeding tube....
  • Newport News attorney takes ALS ice bucket challenge

    Newport News attorney takes ALS ice bucket challenge
    A Newport News attorney is among the latest in the area to take the Ice Bucket Challenge, a campaign raising awareness for ALS that has gone viral in recent weeks, including among local law enforcement officials. Friday afternoon, Phil Hatchett, who...
  • Hopkins expert on cholesterol and heart disease dies at 74

    Hopkins expert on cholesterol and heart disease dies at 74
    A professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins who was an authority on lipid disorders and advocate for routine cholesterol screening in children died Friday of prostate cancer at the age of 74, Hopkins officials said. Peter O. Kwiterovich Jr. founded the...
  • ALS Bucket Challenge: Internet Phenomenon Raises Millions

    Almost all of our social media pages have been deluged lately with videos and pictures of friends, family and random celebrities dumping buckets of ice-cold water over their heads. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge began as a way to raise money and awareness...
  • Time to shine a light on suicide, and banish the shame

    I was 19 when my cousin shot himself to death. He wasn't addicted or mentally ill. He was 20 years old, going nowhere and tired of feeling like a disappointment, to his family and himself. For years I carried a burden of guilt. I believed I could have...
  • When a family member commits suicide

    When a family member commits suicide
    I didn't know Robin Williams personally, but learning of his suicide opened an old wound. In 1975, when I was 21 and my mother was 51, she took her life. She started her car in an enclosed garage and died of carbon monoxide poisoning. In the United...
  • Connecticut Growers Tending Marijuana Crops, Preparing For Sales Starting In September

    Connecticut Growers Tending Marijuana Crops, Preparing For Sales Starting In September
    For months, Advanced Grow Labs LLC — one of Connecticut's four medical marijuana growing companies — slogged through the process of competing for a state license, securing local zoning approvals, and outfitting a building to state...