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  • Marijuana laws pose dilemma for Republican presidential hopefuls

    Marijuana laws pose dilemma for Republican presidential hopefuls
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's response in a recent radio interview to a question about legal marijuana was in keeping with his tough-on-crime persona. A former prosecutor and potential presidential candidate, Christie has long been a staunch opponent...
  • Colombia suspending use of anti-coca herbicide

    Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos announced Saturday he is halting use of a herbicide that has been a key part of U.S.-financed efforts to wipe out cocaine crops, saying the country will seek other ways to destroy coca plants. Santos said he was...
  • Painkiller addiction spawns new Hepatitis C threat

    Public health officials are bracing for a new wave of hepatitis C infections, one unleashed by the epidemic of prescription painkiller addiction. The blood-borne virus, on the decline nationally until a few years ago, is rising rapidly among...
  • The problem with Obama's plan to pay doctors based on performance

    WASHINGTON Until recently, the U.S. government and insurance companies paid doctors for volume of services provided, rewarding them for needless treatments. Economists and policymakers have long called for flipping those incentives so physicians are...
  • Orange firefighter's pancreatic-cancer diagnosis leads to calls for change

    Orange firefighter's pancreatic-cancer diagnosis leads to calls for change
    Firefighter Stephen "Shakey" Vanravenswaay was officially diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer Feb. 25, his wife's birthday. Vanravenswaay, 42, did not see it coming. He has no family history of cancer. He thought the pain in his stomach was...
  • A real Obamacare concern: Are insurers lying about their doctor networks?

    A real Obamacare concern: Are insurers lying about their doctor networks?
    One of the most controversial and least understood aspects of coverage under the Affordable Care Act is the network concept. More precisely, the narrow-network concept, since the whole goal of health insurers that steer patients to networks of preferred...
  • FDA questions benefit of cystic fibrosis drug from Vertex

    Federal health regulators have questions about the benefits of an experimental combination drug for cystic fibrosis, including whether the addition of a second drug ingredient adds to the pill's effectiveness. The Food and Drug Administration said in...
  • Federal panel calls medical scopes unsafe

    Federal panel calls medical scopes unsafe
    A federal panel concluded Friday that the medical scopes linked to a deadly string of superbug outbreaks are unsafe as designed and urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to do more to protect patients. But the agency's advisory committee stopped...
  • UConn Clinics Struggle To Meet Mental Health Needs Of Students

    During her years at the University of Connecticut, Naomi Adler suffered such severe depression that sometimes she couldn't get out of bed to go to class. But students like her could not always receive prompt treatment at the campus clinic. "They need to...
  • Researchers finally see hope for Alzheimer's treatment, prevention

    Researchers finally see hope for Alzheimer's treatment, prevention
    PITTSBURGH Alzheimer's disease is one of the conditions that Americans are most afraid they will get, second only to cancer. Yet at least a generation of focused research has gone by without an effective treatment or sure advice on how to prevent it....
  • Keeping your brain healthy actually can be a fine art

     Keeping your brain healthy actually can be a fine art
    Since she moved to Florida, said Mary O'Neill, 91, "painting keeps me happy and fills the empty frames" in her Port St. Lucie home. It also keeps mild cognitive impairment (MCI) at bay, said a study from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Unlike memory...