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  • Brilliant University of Virginia student dies from ‘molly’ overdose at D.C. club

    September 8, 2013 10:18 AM 22

    Shelley Goldsmith, 19, died after taking the drug at a rave at a Northeast Washington, D.C., club. Boston police believe a bad batch of the drug has been making its way through the Northeast. Rave drug molly is being blamed for the death of a gifted University of Virginia student who suffered an overdose at a Washington, D.C., club last week. Shelley

  • Recovering Brain-Eating Amoeba Victim Learns to Enjoy the Water Again

    September 8, 2013 5:03 AM 19

    A 12-year-old Arkansas girl who is recovering after battling a rare infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba went swimming at a hospital pool on Friday, her rehabilitation physician said. Kali Hardig was in critical condition after being diagnosed in July with primary amoebic meningoencephalitis -- an almost-always-fatal form of meningitis caused by the parasite

  • New test for exotic civet coffee

    September 8, 2013 3:23 AM 20

    Scientists say they have found a unique chemical fingerprint of exotic civet coffee to verify that the rare and expensive Kopi Luwak is the real thing. Some coffee drinkers pooh-pooh the exotic and expensive coffee that comes from the Asian palm civet's poop, but it has become a tempting target for fraud. And there has been no standard test to determine

  • FDA tests find very low levels of arsenic in rice

    September 7, 2013 6:17 AM 25

    The agency has found little cause for concern over levels of arsenic in rice and rice products. In tests for arsenic in more than 1,300 samples of rice and rice products, the Food and Drug Administration has found levels vary but overall are far too low to cause any immediate or short-term adverse health effects. The results, out Friday, represent the first

  • Moratorium sought on adult film shooting after new HIV case

    September 7, 2013 3:41 AM 27

    A trade association representing the adult film industry called for a nationwide moratorium on shooting Friday -- the second in the last month -- after another performer tested positive for HIV. The Free Speech Coalition called a weeklong moratorium last month after performer Cameron Bay tested positive for HIV. The moratorium was lifted a week later

  • Insurance Rolls to Rise in State Fighting Plan

    September 7, 2013 1:54 AM 25

    Her household income is $1,200 a month, but she does not qualify for Medicaid because she has no dependent children and is not disabled. Ms. Culick, 52, is one of several hundred thousand people left behind by South Carolina’s refusal to expand Medicaid under President Obama’s health care law — a choice made by about half the states. “If I could get Medicaid

  • Inner ear disorders 'linked to hyperactivity '

    September 6, 2013 7:09 AM 18

    Inner-ear problems could be a cause of hyperactive behaviour, research suggests. A study on mice, published in Science, said such problems caused changes in the brain that led to hyperactivity. It could lead to the development of new targets for behaviour disorder treatments, the US team says. A UK expert said the study's findings were "intriguing" and should

  • Doctors say Robert Schuller has cancer, could live another two years

    September 6, 2013 5:41 AM 29

    Robert H. Schuller, 89-year-old evangelist and founder of the Crystal Cathedral, was initially told he has three months to live. Doctors say Robert H. Schuller has life-threatening cancer and that with treatment he could live another two years, the famed evangelist's family has announced. The 89-year-old has a growth in his esophagus and was initially

  • Teen births hit historic low, half of 1991

    September 6, 2013 5:14 AM 21

    Teen birthrates were down for all racial and ethnic groups. Teen births have continued to drop, reaching a historic low in 2012 and hitting half of what they were in 1991, says a government report out Friday. The birthrate for teens, ages 15 to 19, dropped 6% from 31.3 births per 1,000 teen girls in 2011 to 29.4 in 2012. Teen birthrates were down for all racial

  • Chobani recalls 'hissing' Greek yogurt cups

    September 5, 2013 9:50 PM 14

    Chobani has officially issued a recall of some of its Greek yogurt cups, about a week after customers complained of "fizzing" yogurt. The company began voluntarily pulling cups believed to contain an unspecified mold Chobani says is commonly found in dairy products from store shelves earlier this week. Chobani Chief ExecutiveHamid Ulukaya told the Associated