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Medical Research

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  • Women likely to face 24-hour waiting period for abortion

    Women likely to face 24-hour waiting period for abortion
    Women who want an abortion in Florida will have to wait 24 hours under a bill that passed the House on Wednesday. The Senate will likely vote on its version of the bill, which mirrors the House's, on Friday. It is expected to pass. The law would...
  • There's scientific consensus on guns -- and the NRA won't like it

    There's scientific consensus on guns -- and the NRA won't like it
    After the Sandy Hook tragedy, reporters often called me to ask for information on firearms. They wanted to know whether strong gun laws reduced homicide rates (I said they did); and, conversely, whether permissive gun laws lowered crime rates overall (I...
  • 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...
  • Ala. medicinal marijuana bill barely passes Senate committee

    A Senate committee on Wednesday narrowly approved a bill to allow medicinal marijuana in Alabama— a sweet victory for advocates of pot as medicine but one that could be short-lived. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 4-3 vote to approve the bill....
  • UF asks: Does medical marijuana work?

    UF asks: Does medical marijuana work?
    As the state's efforts to get a non-euphoric medical marijuana oil to severely epileptic children move forward, the University of Florida is proposing a study to answer a key question: Does it even work? Dr. Paul Carney, professor at the UF Department of...
  • 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!...
  • Gloucester natives find a new niche in medical research

    Gloucester natives find a new niche in medical research
    Inspired after a rare diagnosis, one family with roots in Gloucester is breaking new ground to battle an autoimmune liver disease with the hopes of saving not only their family member but also the lives of many. Dr. Lisa Boyette was in her first year of...
  • Doctors testing new option for overweight patients

    PITTSBURGH She's 35 pounds overweight and has tried everything, but when that patient goes to see George Eid, a bariatric surgeon in the Allegheny Health Network, he usually has to tell her she's not heavy enough for weight-loss surgery. Soon, though,...
  • Family continues fundraising for brain cancer research after son's death

    AKRON, Ohio A local teen who inspired his family to start a local foundation that has raised nearly $600,000 for brain tumor research has died, but his legacy continues. Joseph "Joe" Blanda, 19, passed away April 9 nine days before a second annual dinner...
  • Six healthful habits that can totally backfire

    You eat clean, work out, meditate and pretty much do all the "right" things. So of course that means you'll be slim, healthy and injury-free, correct? Not so fast. Some seemingly good things actually aren't so great, especially if you go overboard or...