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  • Parents sue Botox maker after woman with cerebral palsy dies

    The parents of a Vermont woman who died last year have sued Botox maker Allergan, saying treatment of her cerebral palsy with Botox contributed to her death. In a federal lawsuit filed April 9, the parents of 21-year-old Mandy Fortuna alleged that...
  • Why the execution drug shortage won't go away in Florida or elsewhere

    Why the execution drug shortage won't go away in Florida or elsewhere
    In a few weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Glossip vs. Gross, which examines the use of the drug midazolam in lethal injection executions. The case comes on the heels of an infamously gruesome 2014, a year that saw botched executions in Ohio,...
  • Marijuana extract tames debilitating brain seizures without the buzz

    Marijuana extract tames debilitating brain seizures without the buzz
    In a group of children and young adults with the most intractable forms of epilepsy, a liquid form of marijuana called cannabidiol reduced seizures by more than 50% without causing the drug's usual "high," researchers said. In an open-label study that...
  • Oklahoma Senate gives final passage to proton therapy bill

    Legislation that prohibits health insurers from holding proton radiation cancer therapy to a higher standard of clinical effectiveness than other radiation treatments received final approval in the Oklahoma Senate on Monday. The Senate voted 36-9 for the...
  • FDA warns of liver injury from muscle-building supplement

    The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid dietary supplements sold by a Las Vegas company because they may contain anabolic steroids that can cause liver damage. The agency said it is investigating Tri-Methyl Xtreme supplements after...
  • 'Right to Try' measure raises issues of ethics, freedom

    Some doctors worry that an effort to grant terminally ill people more access to unproven drugs might offer them false hope or even be harmful, but advocates for a "right to try" say patients should have more opportunities for treatments that could...
  • Developing the next generation of antibiotics

    Developing the next generation of antibiotics
    Millions of people died during World War II, but many soldiers survived thanks to an advance that had nothing to do with bombs and bullets. Penicillin emerged as the state-of-the-art remedy for all manner of infections, from burns to gunshot wounds to...
  • What to know about recent food recalls and bacteria listeria

    Large food recalls have forced consumers to throw away hummus and ice cream that may be contaminated with the same potentially deadly bacteria — listeria. Tainted Blue Bell ice cream products are linked to eight listeria illnesses in Kansas and...
  • Georgia families risk fines in resupplying medical marijuana

    Patients who have to go out of state to get cannabis oil say they will face risks and hurdles even after medical marijuana becomes legal in Georgia on Thursday. Gov. Nathan Deal will sign a law that makes it legal to possess up to 20 ounces of cannabis...
  • Long journey for sperm, from donation to sale

    Long journey for sperm, from donation to sale
    There they are, millions of them packed into small, thin straws, surrounded by the cloud of nitrogen oxide in the belly of a large tank housed in the new Cryos International sperm bank. One day, a gay couple, a single woman, or a husband and wife will...
  • FDA forces UCLA researchers to stop touting experimental dementia scan

    FDA forces UCLA researchers to stop touting experimental dementia scan
    The federal government has forced two UCLA researchers to stop making promotional claims about an experimental brain scan they hope to commercialize as a test for Alzheimer’s disease, long-term damage from traumatic brain injuries and other...