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  • Consumer Reports finds worrisome levels of arsenic in fruit juice

    Consumer Reports finds worrisome levels of arsenic in fruit juice
    Arsenic is a poison that can contaminate drinking water. The federal government sets limits on how much is allowed in bottled and municipal water. But it puts no limits on arsenic in juice. Consumer Reports just tested 28 apple and grape juices...
  • Anxious Marylanders wait to see if Congress will act

    Failure of the congressional "supercommittee" to strike a deal on deficit reduction has left lawmakers scrambling to address a half-dozen bills of major importance to Marylanders, from extending tax breaks to paying Medicare doctors to securing federal...
  • Obama's Plan B decision puts girls at risk

    Obama's Plan B decision puts girls at risk
    A society is at its worst when it leaves its most vulnerable citizens exposed so that its most powerful can hide from ugly realities. In the case of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' ruling to reject the Food and Drug Administration's...
  • Federal center pays good money for suspect medicine

    Federal center pays good money for suspect medicine
    Thanks to a $374,000 taxpayer-funded grant, we now know that inhaling lemon and lavender scents doesn't do a lot for our ability to heal a wound. With $666,000 in federal research money, scientists examined whether distant prayer could heal AIDS. It could...
  • Leukemia drug pulled from U.S. sparks new interest

    SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A new study of leukemia drug Mylotarg, pulled from the U.S. market last year due to safety concerns, found it to be effective when used at low doses in older adults but questions about toxicity remain. Pfizer Inc voluntarily...
  • Whooping cough cases increasing across Chicago area

    Whooping cough cases increasing across Chicago area
    Hailey Davis, of far northwest suburban Huntley, went to the doctor's office hoping to get medication to stop her cough and runny nose. She learned she didn't have the flu or a common cold. After a few doctor visits in late September, Davis, 18, was...
  • Men Making a Difference: Mark Gregory

    Men Making a Difference: Mark Gregory
    Mark Gregory remembers. He remembers dates. There was the day after Thanksgiving in 1989, when doctors found a tumor near his brain. Then there was July 26, 1991, when Gregory, who’d been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, underwent a bone marrow...
  • Caregivers get someone to take care of them

    Caregivers get someone to take care of them
    Friends and relatives caring for lung cancer patients have a new resource to turn to after the recent launch of a 24-hour online service for caregivers by LUNGevity Foundation, the country's largest lung cancer organization. The foundation in late...
  • It's about time that FDA took action against Lap-Band billboards

    It's about time that FDA took action against Lap-Band billboards
    It has taken almost two years, but government regulators finally woke up to the idea that those 1-800-GET-THIN billboards plastered all over Southland freeways may be dangerous to your health. That's the underlying meaning of the action announced Tuesday...
  • Michael Hiltzik: Lap-Band maker Allergan wants it both ways

    Michael Hiltzik: Lap-Band maker Allergan wants it both ways
    This year is shaping up as a gratifying one for Allergan, the big Irvine company known for Botox and breast implants. The leading manufacturer of gastric bands, which are surgically implanted around the stomach to suppress the appetite of extremely...
  • My Turn: PSA scare prompts reflection and education

    My Turn: PSA scare prompts reflection and education
    When my family doctor called five years ago with the news that my PSA levels had spiked, I hung up the phone and did what all of us do. I panicked. I thought, "So this is how I'm going to die." Then came the delayed second reaction: This can't be right!...