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  • 'An Unquiet Mind'

    This is an excerpt from "An Unquiet Mind," a memoir about having manic depressive illness. There is a particular kind of pain, elation, loneliness, and terror involved in this kind of madness. When you're high it's tremendous. The ideas and feelings are...
  • New test suggests antidepressant Paxil may promote breast cancer

    A team of researchers from the City of Hope in Duarte has developed a speedy way to identify drugs and chemicals that can disrupt the balance of sex hormones in human beings and influence the development and progress of diseases such as breast cancer....
  • New method makes stem cells in about 30 minutes, scientists report

    New method makes stem cells in about 30 minutes, scientists report
    In a feat that experts say is a significant advance for regenerative medicine, scientists have discovered a surprisingly simple method for creating personalized stem cells that doesn’t involve human embryos or tinkering with DNA. Two studies...
  • About 70 million Americans could take statins under new guidelines

    The number of Americans taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs is set to double under new guidelines unveiled Tuesday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Assn. The goal of prescribing statins to as many as 70 million people is...
  • Bill Clinton says Americans should be able to keep their health plans

    Bill Clinton says Americans should be able to keep their health plans
    WASHINGTON — In an interview released Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton said President Obama should make sure Americans can retain their current health insurance plans, even if it means revamping the Affordable Care Act. “I personally...
  • Insurers under fire as Obamacare kicks in

    Obamacare's biggest problem isn't the troubled HealthCare.gov website anymore. Consumers are easing up on criticism of government exchanges and turning their frustration and fury toward some of the nation's biggest health insurers. All too often, new...
  • Generic drug industry needs to stand up for patient safety

    The Generic Pharmaceutical Assn. says a proposed federal regulation that would allow makers of generic drugs to inform people about all known health risks would create "dangerous confusion" and have "harmful consequences for patients." And why would...
  • Go Away With ... Gary Forbes

    Go Away With ... Gary Forbes
    Born in Colon, Panama, and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Gary Forbes had basketball on his mind when he was growing up. When he discovered he had Type 1 diabetes, he worried that it would derail his NBA plans. But, with the help of his diabetic father, he...
  • Go Away With ... David Tutera

    Go Away With ... David Tutera
    After making a name for himself on WE tv's "My Fair Wedding," celebrity wedding planner David Tutera's back with another reality series on the cable network: "David Tutera: Unveiled." An avid traveler, Tutera says, "My travels have always been an...
  • Illegal use of drugs among American workers has dropped, study says

    Illegal use of drugs among American workers has dropped, study says
    Illegal use of drugs among American workers has dropped sharply in the last 25 years, according to a new study. The percentage of the U.S. workforce testing positive for drugs such as cocaine and marijuana dropped to 3.5% last year, from 13.6% in 1988,...
  • Preparing for your European adventure

    Going to Europe is exciting, but it can be stressful, too. By arranging a few things while you're still at home, you'll greatly increase your chances of having a smooth, enjoyable European vacation. Check your passport. Is it due to expire soon? You...