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  • Consumer Reports: How to win the battle of the bugs

    Would you rather be eaten alive by mosquitoes and ticks that can carry debilitating — and even deadly — diseases, or douse yourself in harmful repellents full of potentially dangerous chemicals? Almost three-quarters of Americans say they...
  • Woman facing prison for illegal "buttocks enhancement" injections

    Woman facing prison for illegal "buttocks enhancement" injections
    She promised a "buttocks enhancement" using a top-quality Swiss product injected by a trained cosmetologist for the bargain price of $1,000. But federal authorities said the vials the woman illegally smuggled into the U.S. in her suitcase on a flight...
  • Study: Scant evidence that medical pot helps many illnesses

    Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive analysis of research on its potential benefits. The strongest evidence is for chronic pain and for muscle...
  • It's time to offer birth control pills over the counter

    It's time to offer birth control pills over the counter
    In a surprising moment of bipartisan unity, Republicans and Democrats seem to be in agreement that it's time to remove the prescription requirement for oral contraceptives. Right before Memorial Day, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Sen. Cory Gardner, R-...
  • Meningitis survivor urges wider use of lifesaving vaccine

    SEATTLE Carl Buher was a 14-year-old in Mount Vernon, Wash., in 2003, when the high school freshman was hit with a sudden illness: high fever, pounding headache, disorientation and purple splotches over his face and arms. Within a day, he'd been...
  • What's the scoop on artificial sweeteners?

    Q: "Has anyone who eats Yoplait Original yogurt realized that the yogurt is now made with 25 percent less sugar? I have been eating Yoplait for years, and now it tastes so awful that I'm going to have to switch. I can't stand sugar substitutes, which is...
  • Warm temperatures a boon for stink bugs in the Northwest

    On a hot June day, Joe Beaudoin ducked into the shade of his orchard to check for peaches with shallow dimples — the telltale signs left by the brown marmorated stink bug. This invader from Asia has a formidable appetite for the berries, tree...
  • Covering the Bases: Those who qualify for Medicare cannot keep Medicaid Expansion

    Covering the Bases: Those who qualify for Medicare cannot keep Medicaid Expansion
    In January, I enrolled into the Medical Assistance (Medicaid) with the help of a "navigator" through the Maryland Health Connection. Everything was working fine until I turned 65 in June. Under Medical Assistance, I had little or no copayments for doctors...
  • Toomey backs move to boost medical marijuana research

    Toomey backs move to boost medical marijuana research
    The Obama administration has removed a significant bureaucratic step to boosting medical marijuana research, a move that Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey applauded on Monday. The changes would no longer require researchers to go through a Public Health...
  • Kaine calls for better control of opioids at VA

    Sen Tim Kaine is joining 12 other senators to introduce legislation to improve pain management services at Veterans¬†Administration hospitals with measures to avoid abuse of opioids. “As I travel around Virginia, I hear from families, employers,...
  • A glance at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

    Here are milestones for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. — 1997: Martha Stewart, a former caterer, establishes Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, consolidating her books, the Martha Stewart Living magazine and a TV show under one umbrella. The...