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  • FDA to phase out non-medical antibiotic use by farms

     FDA to phase out non-medical antibiotic use by farms
    In a major shift of national food policy, the Food and Drug Administration is phasing out the non-medical use of antibiotics on farm animals in an effort to combat growing human resistance to the crucial drugs. The plan, announced Wednesday, would...
  • Antibiotic abuse on the farm [Editorial]

    Antibiotic abuse on the farm  [Editorial]
    The rise of drug-resistant bacteria is one of the more alarming health threats of the past several decades. Some of the nation's top hospitals, including one operated by the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, have experienced deadly outbreaks....
  • White House gives sick Americans more time to select a health plan

    White House gives sick Americans more time to select a health plan
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration moved Thursday to help tens of thousands of sick Americans who have struggled to enroll in health coverage for next year because of problems with the rollout of new insurance marketplaces created by the...
  • 25 high school students arrested in Riverside County drug case

    25 high school students arrested in Riverside County drug case
    Authorities arrested 25 students allegedly involved in selling cocaine, methamphetamine and other drugs at two Riverside County high schools, officials said Thursday. The students attended Perris High School and Paloma Valley High School in Menifee, the...
  • Uninformed politicians are dangerous [Commentary]

    Uninformed politicians are dangerous [Commentary]
    Former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens once famously stated that the Internet is a "series of tubes," an observation that would have been more comical if his committee hadn't been responsible for regulating the Internet. Rep. Michele Bachmann suggested that...
  • Harris: Futuristic inventions Illinois scientists are working on today

     Harris: Futuristic inventions Illinois scientists are working on today
    Philip Laible, Argonne National Laboratory: endurance bioenergy reactor. An endurance bioenergy reactor. Huh? Most of us have seen one — in a movie. In "Back to the Future," Doc barrels his DeLorean into the McFlys' driveway. "What are you...
  • How to build a better flu vaccine

     How to build a better flu vaccine
    The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-19 killed 583,135 Americans, according to public health authorities at the time. Although we no longer suffer such a high rate of flu deaths, during a non-pandemic season, flu still kills on average thousands each year...
  • Teen health program fights obesity, depression

    Teen health program fights obesity, depression
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A skills-building program offered as part of high school health classes may help prevent obesity, depression and drinking among teenagers, a new study suggests. "Our hope is that schools after seeing these outcomes will say,...
  • 'Breaking Bad' creator Vince Gilligan talks about the journey to the grand finale, and beyond

    'Breaking Bad' creator Vince Gilligan talks about the journey to the grand finale, and beyond
    For Walter White, judgment day is at hand. Legions of bingeing, borderline addicts of the meth-dealing anti-hero of AMC's "Breaking Bad" will receive their final fix Sunday as the newly crowned Emmy-winning series ends. Whether fans will want to cheer,...
  • Miley Cyrus on drugs: Weed, molly are the bomb, coke not so much

    Miley Cyrus on drugs: Weed, molly are the bomb, coke not so much
    Miley likes molly, Miley likes weed, Miley doesn't like cocaine. That's pretty much what you need to know if you're in the mood to procure drugs for Miss Miley Cyrus. The 20-year-old wild child shared this info with Rolling Stone for its current issue,...
  • 'Breaking Bad' chemistry is good science, yo

    'Breaking Bad' chemistry is good science, yo
    The cast of AMC's Breaking Bad has always had great chemistry, as the Emmy's have noted, but is the science any good? Organic chemist Donna Nelson of the University of Oklahoma hopes so. She's the one who has made sure the methamphetamine musings penned...