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  • Ask the Pet Expert | Tick prevention

    Ask the Pet Expert | Tick prevention
    My dog gets a Lyme disease shot every year and takes Sentinel regularly, but I'm nervous about ticks. We look for them every time he's outside. I have never used Frontline or anything like it because I don't like the chemicals in the house. Is there...
  • Revisiting a debate: Does psychiatry overmedicate?

    PHILADELPHIA When Robert Whitaker's book, which questioned the extensive and long-term use of medications in psychiatry, was published in 2010, doctors treated him like a "heretic," he said. So it has been something of a vindication that people like...
  • Exclusive: Biogen prices hemophilia drug on par with older therapies

    (Reuters) - Biogen Idec Inc is pricing its newly approved long-acting hemophilia drug, Alprolix, to cost U.S. patients, and insurers, about the same per year as older, less convenient therapies whose price can reach about $300,000 annually. The move...
  • Trott stands down again after relapse of stress problems

    (Reuters) - England batsman Jonathan Trott has suffered more stress-related problems on his return to first class action and will take another break from the sport to undergo treatment, the country's cricket board said on Friday. Trott, who will turn...
  • Review: 'Sovereign Body' aches with a sense of lost self-reliance

    Review: 'Sovereign Body' aches with a sense of lost self-reliance
    Thanksgiving dinner can often be a recipe for disaster, but it proves especially problematic for the workaholic chef who finds her familiar familial dysfunction laced with far grimmer ingredients in “Sovereign Body,” Emilie Beck’s new...
  • ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITION: 5 foods to help fight inflammation

    Environmental Nutrition Inflammation is a term that's commonly used but poorly grasped. "Think of inflammation as irritating chemicals that are released by your immune cells, producing swelling, redness and pain," says Susan Blum, MD, MPH, author of "The...
  • Review: 'Demon Within' could do without psychobabble

    Review: 'Demon Within' could do without psychobabble
    Inspired by the sensational real-life tabloid fodder that jolted Hong Kong in 2006, "That Demon Within" centers on an unstable cop's psychological deterioration throughout the investigation of a grisly diamond heist. Not unlike most of its Hollywood...
  • 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...
  • Michael Chizner: Answers to heart health a click away

    South Florida, this is your wake up call. Cardiovascular disease, or heart disease, is still the nation's leading cause of death for both men and women. We've all heard the numbers before: 26 million Americans are currently living with it, and more than...
  • Wrong to stigmatize mental illness [Letter]

    Wrong to stigmatize mental illness [Letter]
    I read the commentary by Richard E. Vatz ("Stigma can be a good thing," April 8) in which he claimed that some mentally ill deserve a stigma. I wish I can say that I enjoyed his views, but I am very disappointed that someone employed as a professor at...
  • West African Ebola outbreak caused by new strain of disease: study

    West African Ebola outbreak caused by new strain of disease: study
    CONAKRY (Reuters) - An Ebola outbreak blamed for 135 deaths in West Africa in the past month was not imported from Central Africa but caused by a new strain of the disease, a study in a U.S. medical journal said, raising the specter of further regional...