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  • Prices of new hepatitis C drugs are tough to swallow for insurers

    A pair of new drugs to treat hepatitis C offer a cure for millions of Americans afflicted with the disease — but at a potentially staggering cost to taxpayers and health plans. Until now, therapies for hepatitis C helped only about half of...
  • Center for Food Safety sues USDA over genetically modified alfalfa

    A food safety group filed a lawsuit in hopes of forcing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to release documents in court that could explain why the federal agency approved genetically engineered alfalfa despite its misgivings about environmental safety....
  • Fugitive Medicare scammer may be hiding in L.A. area, authorities say

    Fugitive Medicare scammer may be hiding in L.A. area, authorities say
    Federal investigators say one of Medicare's most wanted fugitives, who was convicted in a $20-million fraud case, may be hiding out in the Los Angeles area. Authorities say Nuritsa Grigoryan fled last month after being found guilty for her role at a...
  • More drug makers agree to limit antibiotics for farm animals

    More drug makers agree to limit antibiotics for farm animals
    The Food and Drug Administration said 25 of 26 drug companies that were asked to phase out antibiotics to promote growth in farm animals have agreed to comply with the agency’s voluntary plan. The development announced Wednesday clears a major...
  • Tylenol use during pregnancy linked to ADHD in kids, study finds

    Tylenol use during pregnancy linked to ADHD in kids, study finds
    Facing a world full of potential dangers for the babies they carry, pregnant women hear regularly that acetaminophen can be trusted to reduce fevers and relieve aches and pains without causing harm to a developing fetus. But a new study reports that the...
  • Cleaning up the grocery cart

     Cleaning up the grocery cart
    Like many children of the '70s, Mindy Greenberg grew up with pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars and green clovers. "Our pantry was full of beautiful colors — sugar cereal, Pop-Tarts and Cheetos," she said. Beyond the plethora of processed...
  • First trial of LSD as medicine in 40 years shows promise

    First trial of LSD as medicine in 40 years shows promise
    For the first time in more than four decades, the drug lysergic acid diethylamide -- better known as LSD -- has been the experimental adjunct to psychotherapy in a controlled clinical trial approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. And a newly...
  • Vegetarian diets may lower blood pressure

    Vegetarian diets may lower blood pressure
    People who eat a vegetarian diet tend to have lower blood pressure than non-vegetarians, according to a new review of past studies. Researchers said for some people, eating a vegetarian diet could be a good way to treat high blood pressure without...
  • New options to treat multiple myeloma

    New options to treat multiple myeloma
    Multiple myeloma is cancer of the bone marrow, an incurable type of the disease that kills about 10,700 people a year. But for the 22,000 diagnosed annually, including recently Tom Brokaw, former NBC news anchor, there are new options for treatment and...
  • #JennyAsks: Jenny McCarthy ridiculed on Twitter for anti-vaccine views

    Jenny McCarthy has learned the hard way that Twitter can be a dose of bitter medicine.  On Thursday, "The View" co-host posed a seemingly innocuous question to her 1.1 million followers on Twitter: "What is the most important personality trait you...
  • Teen's hair loss likely a result of genetics, but treatment options are available

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My son, 19, has been losing his hair for about a year. He's been using a hair growth foam for about 6 months without much difference. He is healthy otherwise and exercises daily. He's a baseball player and wears a cap often, but this...