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Medication

Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs

CHICAGO — “Do-it-yourself” blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a study of older adults in England found.

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Fewer narcotic-overdose deaths where pot is legal

States that allow medical marijuana have 25 percent fewer prescription overdose deaths.

August 25, 2014 5:50 pmLoading…

Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A Liberian doctor who received one of the last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug has died, officials said Monday. Separately, Canada said it has yet to send out an untested vaccine that the government is donating.

August 25, 2014 2:52 pmLoading…

Japan ready to offer flu drug for Ebola treatment

TOKYO (AP) — Japan said Monday it is ready to provide a Japanese-developed anti-influenza drug as a possible treatment for the rapidly expanding Ebola outbreak.

August 25, 2014 8:13 amLoading…
Beyond the bucket: five myths about ALS

Beyond the bucket: five myths about ALS

Disease afflicts 30,000 Americans and kills up to 6,000 people every year.

August 24, 2014 4:15 pmLoading…

Oklahoma medical marijuana petition falls short

OKLAHOMA CITY — An effort to legalize medical marijuana in Oklahoma has fallen short of the number of signatures needed to put the issue on a ballot, but the initiative petition's organizer vowed Thursday to circulate a new ballot measure next year.

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