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  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Research examines use of viruses to fight cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that someday it may be possible for doctors to use viruses to cure cancer. How does it work? What types of cancer could it affect? ANSWER: A considerable amount of research is currently underway that's examining the use of...
  • Removing barriers to contraception [Letter]

    Removing barriers to contraception [Letter]
    A report released recently by the Guttmacher Institute shows a sharp decline in national abortion rates and strongly suggests it is due to increased access to birth control and fact-based sexual health information. We celebrate this news. Right now we...
  • Report: A rose by any other name ... just might be a meth pipe

    Sometimes in life things are never as they seem. Take those 'I Love You Roses,' plastic flowers in a tiny glass vase with a hole on top commonly sold in convenience stores, reports WTVT Fox News-13 in Tampa Bay. Put this in your pipe and smoke it:...
  • Programs to prevent psychological problems in troops questioned

    Programs to prevent psychological problems in troops questioned
    Many federal programs aimed at preventing psychological problems in military service members and their families have not been evaluated correctly to determine whether they are working and are not supported by science, says a new report commissioned by the...
  • Military psychological counseling programs faulted

    Military psychological counseling programs faulted
    Many federal programs aimed at preventing psychological problems in military service members and their families have not been evaluated correctly to determine if they are working and are not supported by science, a new report commissioned by the Defense...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman dies amid major comeback of heroin in the U.S.

    NEW YORK -- Sometimes the traffickers inject liquid heroin into jeans so they can ship the drug where it needs to go. Sometimes it's a fake coconut or bananas. In a few cases, according to federal officials, heroin is injected into the bellies of dogs....
  • What's Up Doc? Stye in eye

    What's Up Doc? Stye in eye
    Q: My son has a recurring stye in his right eye. How should we treat it and, better yet, prevent it? A: A stye is a common condition and often appears as a red lump near the edge of the eyelid. It occurs when an oil gland in the eyelid becomes infected....
  • Got flu? Keep it to yourself.

     Got flu? Keep it to yourself.
    Doctors used to call influenza "knock-me-down" fever, and there was a reason for that. Anyone who's suffered through a bout of it knows the miseries: the headaches, the throat that feels scrubbed with sandpaper, the fever so high you're floating on the...
  • Deputies: Meth, frozen gators found in home

    Deputies: Meth, frozen gators found in home
    It looks like cottage industries may be making a comeback. But before starting your venture, keep the kids out of it. Shane William Park, 29, and Cortney Loraine Williams, 24, were busted after deputies allegedly found two frozen gators, an illegal...
  • Move over, acai: Latest 'superfruits' aim to make a nutritional mark

     Move over, acai: Latest 'superfruits' aim to make a nutritional mark
    Nailing down the latest superfruit in vogue can be an elusive goal, a quest largely driven by modern marketing and, quite possibly, producers of television's "The Dr. Oz Show." Origins in advertising, not science, complicate the matter: The term...
  • Vaccination exemptions still on states' legislative agendas

    Eighteen state legislatures, including California's, have considered exemptions to immunization mandates in the last several years — and the issue remains a topic of debate, researchers said Tuesday. Most of the bills introduced in those 18 states...