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  • Consumer Reports: Remember 1978? Why 2014 is better

    Feeling nostalgic for the good old days? Then think back to the late 1970s, says Consumer Reports. Gas lines stretched for blocks at service stations thanks to a revolution in Iran and an energy crisis. Gas-guzzling cars were common: The midsized 1978...
  • NIH to launch Ebola vaccine trials in humans

    NIH to launch Ebola vaccine trials in humans
    The National Institutes of Health has announced the first clinical trial of a vaccine to protect healthy people from infection by the Ebola virus, which is responsible for an estimated 1,550 deaths throughout West Africa. NIH Director Francis Collins...
  • Experimental Ebola drugs raising ethics questions

    Experimental Ebola drugs raising ethics questions
    As the Ebola virus ravages West Africa, two American health workers who contracted the disease in Liberia were airlifted back to the United States to be treated with an experimental drug. They have since recovered. But colleagues of a doctor in Sierra...
  • Foolproof ways to safely extend your summer tan

    Foolproof ways to safely extend your summer tan
    For many, the end of summer means facing up to some harsh realities: chillier weather, swiftly shortening days and that carefully cultivated summer tan fading from your skin. The horror! If you're lucky enough to live in warmer climes, take a sip of...
  • NewLink says FDA allows human testing of Ebola vaccine

    (Reuters) - NewLink Genetics Corp said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed the company to start testing an experimental Ebola vaccine in humans. The move follows a decision to begin initial human testing of a GlaxoSmithKline vaccine this...
  • Stem-cell therapy works wonders for a dog -- and his owner

    Stem-cell therapy works wonders for a dog -- and his owner
    The same remedy that healed journalist Julia Szabo's dog wound up saving her life. Part of Szabo's book, "Medicine Dog: The Miraculous Cure that Healed My Best Friend and Saved My Life" (Lyon's Press, Guilford, CT, 2014; $16.47), is devoted to a black...
  • Massachusetts jail offers $1,000-a-shot drug to fight addiction, recidivism

    BARNSTABLE, Mass. (Reuters) - When William Luz's father died behind bars last month at 62 of liver failure and other illnesses tied to a lifetime of illegal drug use, his son, a former addict himself, could have dulled the pain with heroin. But Luz, who...
  • FDA restrictions keeping some great cheeses out of stores

    FDA restrictions keeping some great cheeses out of stores
    Los Angeles cheese counters could soon be a lot less aromatic, with several popular cheeses falling victim to a more zealous U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Roquefort — France’s top-selling blue — is in the agency’s cross...
  • Like regular cigarettes, e-cigs a 'gateway' to harder drugs: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Like conventional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes may function as a "gateway drug" that can prime the brain to be more receptive to harder drugs, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday. The findings, published in the New England...
  • What patients should know about antibiotics

    What patients should know about antibiotics
    Antibiotics have saved countless lives over the years, but their overuse has lead to problems including antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Dr. Mary R. Clance, an epidemiologist at Anne Arundel Medical Center, discusses the history, troubles and appropriate...
  • U.S. seeks to speed up production of Ebola drug

    U.S. seeks to speed up production of Ebola drug
    With the Ebola outbreak threatening to spiral out of control, U.S. officials unveiled a multimillion-dollar plan Tuesday aimed at getting a promising drug out of American research labs and into African hospitals and clinics more quickly. The...