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  • Men accused of throwing 'shake and bake' meth lab at Lake deputy

    Men accused of throwing 'shake and bake' meth lab at Lake deputy
    Two men will need to be decontaminated before they're booked into jail after authorities say they threw a bottle with ingredients used to make meth at a Lake County deputy Monday morning. The run in began around 8:30 a.m. when deputies received a call...
  • 'Breaking Bad'-inspired blue meth hits the streets

    'Breaking Bad'-inspired blue meth hits the streets
    Blue meth inspired by the hit TV series "Breaking Bad" is hitting the streets of Albuquerque, but it's not the same quality of the "blue sky" drug made on the show. Dealers use chemicals to cut the meth and turn it blue, thus making it less pure,...
  • 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...
  • 4-year-old boy brought crack to school

    4-year-old boy brought crack to school
    Officials in Philadelphia are wondering how a 4-year-old boy got the eight bags of crack-cocaine and $173 in cash he brought to his Pre-K class on Tuesday. The student showed the drugs and money to his classmates and one of them alerted the teacher, CBS...
  • Improve your irritable bowel symptoms and lose weight at the same time

    Q: I have irritable bowel syndrome. I'm also about 20-25 pounds overweight. What kind of diet do I need to follow to address both of these issues? A: Obesity and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are common problems. Still, it's not easy to prescribe a diet...
  • Air pollution linked to low birthweight in Europe

    Air pollution linked to low birthweight in Europe
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women exposed to even low levels of urban air pollution during pregnancy may be at heightened risk of having a low-birthweight baby, according to a review of evidence from Europe. Based on data for more than 74,000 women in 12...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Hair loss due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy for cancer is usually temporary

    Q: Can hair re-grow after radiation therapy and chemotherapy for brain cancer? What can I do to prevent hair loss? If I do lose my hair, are there any remedies to speed up re-growth? A: Hair loss can be a distressing side effect of chemotherapy and...
  • Doctors' words can influence whether parents vaccinate kids

    Doctors' words can influence whether parents vaccinate kids
    Pediatricians who presume their patients will get vaccinations are more likely to have parents choose the shots for their babies, and the doctors who pushed their recommendations often got resistant parents to change their minds, researchers said. The...
  • FDA targets prescription drug shortages

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it was stepping up efforts to prevent and address prescription drug shortages, calling the shortfalls a significant public health threat. In addition to expanding early reporting requirements...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Lyme disease is curable, but complications can occur

    Q: Can Lyme disease be cured? A: Yes, an infection with the bacteria that causes Lyme disease can be cured. In fact, nearly everyone with the condition improves quickly after starting antibiotics and is cured within a few weeks. But there are some...
  • Alkaline diet claims get sour response from doctors

    Alkaline diet claims get sour response from doctors
    In cookbooks, health food stores and alternative health clinics, the word is getting out: Acid is the latest dietary villain. It's not necessarily the acid in foods like tomatoes and lemons that supposedly cause the trouble. Instead, a growing number of...