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  • Execution drugs unavailable, states eye electric chairs, firing squads

    So what do you do when you’re a death penalty state and the rest of the civilized world refuses to sell you the drugs for your lethal injections? Turn back the clock, apparently. In Tennessee, Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday signed a law that would...
  • Handgun purchase limit is worth a shot

    Handgun purchase limit is worth a shot
    At worst, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed law limiting retail firearms customers in Chicago to one handgun purchase every 30 days will be a futile, ineffective gesture — one finger in a dike that has sprung hundreds of leaks. After all, the...
  • Base food labeling on fact, not fear

     Base food labeling on fact, not fear
    The scientific evidence on genetically engineered food, which has been around for two decades, indicates that it is as safe for human consumption as any other food. A California bill that would require the labeling of bioengineered food — whose...
  • Calif. Senate votes to reduce penalties for sale of crack cocaine

    The state Senate on Wednesday approved a measure that would reduce the penalty for possession of crack cocaine for sale to the same as that for powder cocaine and make it easier to get probation for both. Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) said her...
  • Op-Ed: Ending conversion therapy for LGBT youth

    Kirk Murphy was 5 years old when his mother took him to see a therapist. She was concerned because he liked to play with girl’s toys. The therapist assured his mother that he could help Kirk act more like a boy. After 10 months of treatment that...
  • Vegetarian diet associated with lower blood pressure, researchers say

    A vegetarian diet may help lower blood pressure, researchers who reviewed data from 39 previous studies said Monday. The researchers suggested that a vegetarian diet could be an alternative to drugs for people whose blood pressure is too high -- a...
  • Doctors are top source of prescription drugs for chronic abusers

    Doctors are top source of prescription drugs for chronic abusers
    Doctors are fueling the nation's prescription drug epidemic and represent the primary source of narcotic painkillers for chronic abusers, according to a new government study. The finding challenges a widely held belief that has long guided policymakers:...
  • Mammograms save lives, but they're also overrated: study

    Mammograms save lives, but they're also overrated: study
    The idea that American women would benefit by having fewer mammograms — and having them less frequently — remains controversial. A new study tries to help women and their doctors understand why less can be more when it comes to breast cancer...
  • More scrutiny for UCLA's School of Medicine

    More scrutiny for UCLA's School of Medicine
    In the wake of a $10-million payout to a whistleblower, UCLA's School of Medicine is drawing more scrutiny over its financial ties to industry and the possibility that they compromised patient care. A new study in this month's Journal of the American...
  • U. of I. doctors under scrutiny for surgical robot ad

     U. of I. doctors under scrutiny for surgical robot ad
    When the makers of the da Vinci surgical robot asked University of Illinois doctors to appear in a national advertising campaign, their Chicago hospital saw an opportunity to promote its expertise with the device. But the plan backfired. Instead of...
  • Winning the Weight War

    Winning the Weight War
    How to lose weight is a problem weighing on many Americans' minds. It's not easy, but it's not impossible. Read our five-day series that features six Central Floridians who have lost a total of 1,100 pounds and are keeping it off. Winning the war on...