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  • Ebola emergency turns spotlight on experimental drugs

    Ebola emergency turns spotlight on experimental drugs
    With hundreds of patients in Africa suffering the devastating effects of Ebola, health experts are scrambling to determine which drugs might offer the best experimental treatment, and researchers are being pressed by government officials to speed up their...
  • Marching backwards

    I thought women had won the fight over their reproductive rights years ago with the ‘new’ birth control pill of the 60s, followed by Wade vs. Roe. However, with the current controversy raging over the morning after pill, or “Plan B,&...
  • Alaska fishing advocates ask Congress to ban Russian seafood imports

    U.S. economic sanctions against Russia over Ukraine may wind up helping the Alaskan fishing industry. At least that's the hope of those promoting "Just Say Nyet," a petition intended to get Congress to ban Russian seafood imports. Organizers cite...
  • Anita Odom: Vaccination key to child's good health

    Benjamin Franklin's quote, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," was actually fire-fighting advice in the 1800s. Today, we understand the wisdom of prevention applies not only to fire fighting, but to nearly every aspect of our lives —...
  • Are psychedelics the next medical marijuana? [Commentary]

    Are psychedelics the next medical marijuana? [Commentary]
    In March 2014, for the first time in over 40 years, a study of the therapeutic benefits of lysergic acid diethylamide — more commonly known as LSD — was published in a peer-reviewed medical journal. It showed that LSD-assisted psychotherapy...
  • Use of experimental Ebola drug raises red flags among medical experts

    Two American aid workers were gravely ill, fighting to survive infection with the deadly Ebola virus. A San Diego drug company had three doses of an experimental Ebola medicine that showed promise in monkeys but had never been tested in humans....
  • FDA warns about blood clot risk with testosterone products

    Harvard Health Blog "Replacing" a hormone the body normally makes when it's running low isn't necessarily the safest thing to do. Women and their doctors learned this with estrogen after menopause. Now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is sounding...
  • Blumenthal And DeLauro Call For Clearer Nutrition Labels

    NEW HAVEN — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District, appeared at a popular New Haven cafe Tuesday to call for more changes to the nutrition labeling standards currently under review by the Food and Drug...
  • American Ebola patients become serum test subjects

    American Ebola patients become serum test subjects
    There is no vaccine or proven treatment for patients stricken with Ebola, but two ailing Americans who were infected with the deadly virus while working in the West African nation of Liberia have become test subjects for an experimental serum that they...
  • First federal gluten-free regulation takes effect

    First federal gluten-free regulation takes effect
    Regulations that tell consumers just what it means when a product is labeled “gluten free” take effect on Friday — a “major milestone,” says one of the leading experts on gluten disorders. “The gluten-free diet for...
  • Amgen reports positive results from analysis of its blood cancer drug

    Amgen reports positive results from analysis of its blood cancer drug
    Biotech giant Amgen Inc. said a preliminary analysis of its prized blood cancer drug showed patients who took it fared better than those using the standard treatment. The Thousand Oaks company said that patients with relapsed multiple myeloma who took...