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Professional 'Guinea Pigs' Can Make A Living Testing Drugs

Last Updated by Rae Ellen Bichell on

One man died and five others were injured in a clinical trial in France this year. Trials like those depend on healthy people willing to take experimental medications in return for cash.

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What Is 'Natural' Food? A Riddle Wrapped In Notions Of Good And Evil

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Time is almost up for consumers to tell the FDA what "natural" food means. It's an ancient philosophical question with no easy answers.

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Pregnant Women Are The 'Forgotten Victims' Of War

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Doctors and midwives may have fled. Getting to a clinic could be risky. Women have even been shot while giving birth.

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Can Baltimore Provide Addiction Treatment On Demand?

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Andrea Towson, who has used heroin off and on for 30 years, is eager to get treatment. "I just want to wake up and eat breakfast and be normal, no matter what that might be," she says.

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After A Long Day At The Computer Do You Have A Medical Problem?

Last Updated by Zhai Yun Tan on

You're not alone if you feel a sting in your eyes and have blurry vision and neck pain after sitting in front of your computer for hours. But is there a name for your ailment?

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Working Past Retirement Benefits Your Health, Study Says

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Researchers from Oregon State University find that when healthy adults work one year past the typical retirement age of 65, they increase their odds of living longer.

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For Insomniacs, Behavioral Therapy Is Better Than Sleeping Pills

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If you have chronic insomnia, the American College of Physicians this week said that it's better treated with therapy than sleeping pills.

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A Glass Of Wine A Day May Help Control Type 2 Diabetes

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A study in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds people with diabetes who drank a glass of wine with dinner had lower blood sugar and improved cholesterol compared with those who drank mineral water.

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Dance, Sing, Just 'Keep Moving,' Dick Van Dyke Tells Seniors

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As he approaches his 90th birthday, the energetic, award-winning actor shares his tips on how to enjoy aging — and has a new book to prove it. It's all about attitude and staying active, he says.

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Trump Warns In 'Art Of The Deal': 'Deliver The Goods' Or Lose In A 'Landslide'

President Trump co-wrote the book on making a deal in 1987. But the former businessman couldn't deliver on...

Ex-Penn State President Guilty Of Child Endangerment In Abuse Scandal

A Pennsylvania jury convicted Graham Spanier on Friday of one of three counts against him for his handling of sexual...

State Department Instructs Embassies To Beef Up Screening For Visa Applicants

The directions, in four memorandums sent last week, require social media checks on certain applicants and instruct...

March Madness Vasectomies Encourage Guys To Take One For The Team

Some urologists use March Madness as an opportunity to market vasectomy services, offering men the excuse to sit on...

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