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  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford report: Another day, another drunken rant

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford report: Another day, another drunken rant
    Crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is back in the news, as usual, for all the wrong reasons. On Monday someone shot a surreptitious video of Ford, appearing drunk of out his mind at a suburban Toronto diner, spewing obscenities in a pseudo-Jamaican...
  • More on the unsavory history of the vaccine-autism 'link'

    More on the unsavory history of the vaccine-autism 'link'
    The old line about a lie traveling halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on certainly applies to the supposed link between autism and the MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) vaccine-- in spades.  Aaron Carroll, the pediatrician and medical...
  • Two proposed Alzheimer's drugs show disappointing results

    Two proposed Alzheimer's drugs show disappointing results
    Two biological therapies designed to improve the clearance of sticky plaques from the brains of those with Alzheimer's disease have failed to slow the steady loss of cognitive function in patients with mild to moderate forms of the degenerative disorder....
  • What creationists and anti-vaxxers have in common

    The two stories don’t seem to have much to do with each other at first look: a rise in diseases such as measles and whooping cough in places with cheap, available vaccines, and charter schools using public money to teach creationism. They are,...
  • Re-open debate about ADHD rates

    According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in every 10 American children over the age of three has been diagnosed with ADHD. Before turning 18, nearly 14 percent of children will have been diagnosed. Most...
  • Unraveling any weight-gain links to stress, cortisol

    Unraveling any weight-gain links to stress, cortisol
    Here's some not especially breaking news: Lots of Americans are over-stressed, and lots of those very same Americans also are overweight. Surely, it would appear, stress must be one of the most fattening things outside of a KFC Double Down sandwich....
  • Vitamin B-12 deficiency more common with increasing age

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently read that being deficient in vitamin B-12 is common. Should I take a supplement? I'm 78 and in good health. ANSWER: Vitamin B-12 deficiency is more common with increasing age, and affects 5 to 15 percent of adults. Some of...
  • Soak your cares away — it's terrific and scientific

    Soak your cares away — it's terrific and scientific
    In this hyper-fast, crazy-overscheduled, stress-inducing, 24/7 plugged-in reality, baths seem indulgent, even quaint, conjuring images of 19th century paintings of women with their hair swirled high atop their heads in old-timey tubs pouring pails of...
  • Crack-smoking Toronto mayor reportedly offered porn deal

    Crack-smoking Toronto mayor reportedly offered porn deal
    The craziness that is the Rob Ford saga continues. The Toronto mayor, who made worldwide headlines after his crack cocaine scandal, has reportedly been offered a porn deal. TMZ reported that Vivid Radio is making an offer to Ford to star in his own...
  • ADD drug use continues to rise among MLB players

    The authorized use of drugs to treat attention deficit disorder continues to rise among Major League Baseball players, according to statistics included in a report released Friday. MLB players received a record 119 exemptions to use ADD drugs last...
  • As 'Treme' ends, David Simon takes a hard-eyed look at what's ahead

    As 'Treme' ends, David Simon takes a hard-eyed look at what's ahead
    In two decades of covering David Simon’s television career, one thing I can say with absolute certainty is that he was never boring or predictable. And he came through again last week in an interview that I had imagined as a simple Q&A advancing...