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  • 'Breaking Bad'-inspired blue meth hits the streets

    'Breaking Bad'-inspired blue meth hits the streets
    Blue meth inspired by the hit TV series "Breaking Bad" is hitting the streets of Albuquerque, but it's not the same quality of the "blue sky" drug made on the show. Dealers use chemicals to cut the meth and turn it blue, thus making it less pure,...
  • FDA asks doctors, dentists to stop prescribing high-dose acetaminophen

    FDA asks doctors, dentists to stop prescribing high-dose acetaminophen
    The Food and Drug Administration has asked doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to stop giving patients high-dose acetaminophen, the active ingredient in the popular pain-reliever Tylenol. Pills, capsules, tablets, syrups...
  • Sixth man sought in drug conspiracy case in McHenry County

    Sixth man sought in drug conspiracy case in McHenry County
    Authorities said today they are looking for a Crystal Lake man in connection with a drug conspiracy case that already has resulted in the arrest of five people. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Terry R. Pugh, 24, whose last known address...
  • Prozac during adolescence protects against despair in adulthood

    Adolescents treated with the antidepressant fluoxetine -- better known by its commercial name, Prozac -- appear to undergo changes in brain signaling that result in changed behavior well into adulthood, says a new study. Adult mice and rats who were...
  • SAG Awards 2014: 'Breaking Bad' wins for ensemble in a TV drama series

    SAG Awards 2014: 'Breaking Bad' wins for ensemble in a TV drama series
    AMC’s “Breaking Bad” has won the Screen Actors Guild award for performance by an ensemble in a drama series. The series stars Bryan Cranston as Walter White, a high-school chemistry teacher who turns to manufacturing crystal meth in...
  • Research examines use of viruses to fight cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that someday it may be possible for doctors to use viruses to cure cancer. How does it work? What types of cancer could it affect? ANSWER: A considerable amount of research is currently underway that's examining the use of...
  • Prioritize university research [Commentary]

    Prioritize university research [Commentary]
    If you Googled something today, you experienced university research in action. In the mid-1990s, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, then doctoral students at Stanford, developed the algorithms that developed into their ubiquitous search engine. Likewise,...
  • Family hopes genome test will help cure girl's mystery disease

    Family hopes genome test will help cure girl's mystery disease
    Honors student Lilly Grossman sat propped up daintily in an armchair in her family's sunny living room, talking about what it was like being homecoming princess of her junior class. The night of the game — a come-from-behind victory for the La...
  • Replace a medicine cabinet

    From its humble beginning as a basic metal utility cabinet to store makeup and medicine, the medicine cabinet today is finely constructed with convenient features. A favorite of ours is one with a mirror on the back wall of the cabinet and another...
  • Tropical fruit health claims intrigue reader

    Tropical fruit health claims intrigue reader
    Q: I have a question about a fruit from St. Lucia.  It is supposed to have cancer fighting properties and is delicious, according to my best friend.  Her boyfriend is from St. Lucia and she has had the fruit there and wonders about what a good source...
  • The toll of the anti-vaccination movement, in one devastating graphic

    The toll of the anti-vaccination movement, in one devastating graphic
    Aaron Carroll today offers a graphic depiction of the toll of the anti-vaccination movement. (H/t: Kevin Drum.) It comes from a Council on Foreign Relations interactive map of "vaccine-preventable outbreaks" worldwide 2008-2014. A couple of...