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Medical Research

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  • Feds: Beckley VA subbed mental health drugs for cheaper ones

    An investigation has found that the Beckley VA Medical Center improperly substituted prescription mental health treatments with older drugs to save money. In a news release on Wednesday, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel said it informed the White House...
  • EatingWell: Color your diet healthy. Purple produce packed with nutrients

    "Only humans and birds have color vision," notes David Heber, director of UCLA's Center for Human Nutrition. He believes the ability to see color probably evolved as a way for us to better see--and eat--the bounty of colorful fruits and veggies. Lucky us!...
  • Harvard Health Letter: New concerns about diet sodas

    They're linked to calorie absorption, high blood pressure and heart trouble. For weight-conscious people who love the bite of carbonation and the taste of various soft drinks, the advent of sugar-free sodas 60 years ago seemed a blessing: If there were...
  • Eye Tests Important To Long-Term Vision Health

    Eye Tests Important To Long-Term Vision Health
    Our eyes provide us with a window on the world, but that window gets a little foggy and fragile as we age. Close-up vision blurs, and cataracts lie ahead for many. Tear ducts function less well, and eyes can get dry and inflamed. Worse, macular...
  • Event in swimmer's honor has raised over $500,000 for cancer research

    Event in swimmer's honor has raised over $500,000 for cancer research
    Nearly a decade old, the Hour of Power is getting better with age. A local occurrence of the annual swimming fundraiser that generates money for cancer research at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital will take place at New...
  • Correction: Colorado Shooting-Mental Health story

    In a story April 23 about how Colorado's mental health support network has been strengthened since the Aurora theater shootings, The Associated Press reported erroneously the title for Carl Clark. He is the president and CEO of the Mental Health Center of...
  • Quinn on Nutrition: Lessons on heart disease from the ancients

    Ancient Egyptians ate fish, birds, barley, dates, olives, beans, onions, cucumbers and food from domesticated cattle, sheep and goats. Peruvians of old caught fish, hunted birds, deer and guinea pigs, farmed corn, potatoes and beans and raised alpaca for...
  • Malaria vaccine is a letdown but could still reduce cases

    The world's leading malaria vaccine candidate appears to be a disappointment, with final study results showing it doesn't work very well and that initial protection fades over time. Despite the dismal results — it protects about one-third of...
  • Deadline nears for decision on Indiana needle-exchange bill

    With only days left in Indiana's legislative session, the question of whether to legalize needle-exchanges in areas of the state at highest risk for HIV outbreaks, like the one that has infected more than 130 people in a rural southern county, remains...
  • Grant helps Kane enhance childhood obesity programs, launch new one

    Grant helps Kane enhance childhood obesity programs, launch new one
    Kane County's childhood obesity rates continue to be high, but a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be helping the county's Health Department tackle the issue. The Kane County Health Department received a three year $90,933...
  • Few vets getting care through $10 billion VA program

    A new program that was supposed to get patients off waiting lists at Veterans Affairs medical centers by letting them switch to private-sector doctors is proving to be an even bigger disappointment than initially thought. The Veteran's Choice program...