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  • One pill, then brain surgery: Study tests cancer drug effectiveness

    One pill, then brain surgery: Study tests cancer drug effectiveness
    Lori Simons took the bright orange pill at 3 a.m. Eight hours later, doctors sliced into her brain, looking for signs that the drug was working. She is taking part in one of the most unusual cancer experiments in the nation. With special permission...
  • Consumer Reports: The truth about gluten

    The biggest trend in the food world shows no signs of slowing down. According to a recent survey of more than 1,000 Americans by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, 63 percent thought that following a gluten-free diet would improve physical...
  • Consumer Reports: The truth behind the hype of weight-loss shortcuts

    Admit it: When it comes to weight loss, we all want a shortcut, anything easier than good old-fashioned diet and exercise, says ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports. And thanks to medical advances, lots of tempting...
  • Thousands to receive experimental Ebola vaccines in West Africa

    Thousands to receive experimental Ebola vaccines in West Africa
    Thousands of people are to be injected with two experimental Ebola vaccines in trials in West Africa within a couple of weeks, and a Baltimore biotechnology company is launching a human trial of its own candidate in June, as scientists and public health...
  • Undisclosed superbug sickened dozens at Seattle hospital

    SEATTLE An outbreak of drug-resistant superbugs spread by contaminated medical scopes infected at least 32 patients at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle between 2012 and 2014, new reports show. Eleven of those patients died, but it's not clear...
  • Wendell Ford, longtime Kentucky senator, dies at 90

    Kentucky political legend and purveyor of Southern wit Wendell H. Ford has died. Ford, 90, had been undergoing treatment for lung cancer. A Democrat, Ford served in the Senate for 24 years before retiring at the end of his fourth term in 1999. Prior...
  • New technology preserves organs during transplant process

    PITTSBURGH Livers and other organs begin lacking oxygen the moment they are removed from the donor and may have damaged tissue by the time a transplant occurs. For the past 40 years, donor organs have been kept in "cold static preservation" at less-than-...
  • Lab tests suggest some e-cigarette use may release high levels of cancer-causing formaldehyde

    Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest. The research does not prove a health risk — it...
  • Pork sold by Pa. company recalled for lack of food safety inspection

    A Wilkes-Barre company is recalling 130 pounds of French pork rillette because it was not inspected when it was imported into the United States. According to a press release from the Food and Drug Administration, House of Bricks Realty Inc. is recalling...
  • Virginia Senate hands off bill on ensuring expanded contraception access for women

    Virginia Senate hands off bill on ensuring expanded contraception access for women
    On Monday, members of the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee referred SB1277 Contraceptive Equity to the Health Insurance Reform Commission, effectively killing the bill for 2015. Women's advocacy groups expressed their disappointment in this delay...
  • Sounding the alarm about caffeine powder

    PITTSBURGH In a world craving stimulation to stay awake, function at peak levels or just feel a bit brighter, caffeine is the ready ingredient in an expanding array of foods, beverages and medications. But 100 percent caffeine powder, the psychoactive...