November 1, 2009 |
Education has long been preached as a way to keep kids away from drugs. It's the walk to school that has Supt. Tom Barnett worried. This hardscrabble Northern California town has become a hotbed for medical marijuana farming. Kids stroll much of the year past pungent plants flourishing in gardens and alleys. The red-and-black-clad Timberjacks football team moved its halftime huddle on a recent Friday night to avoid the odor of marijuana smoke wafting over the gridiron from nearby houses.
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July 3, 1997 |
After years as a slave to heroin, Craig Einhorn feared that he would never get clean--let alone in a single day. Even though he was on methadone, he was spending as much as $800 a day on the street to buy more drugs just to keep from getting sick. As his weight ballooned to 265 pounds, his vital signs were heading toward zero. And then he got busted. Facing charges of possession with intent to distribute, "I had two choices: jail or death," said Einhorn, 39, a Miami meat cutter.
March 29, 1995 |
After finding materials that have led them to suspect a Japanese religious sect may have produced nerve gas and biological toxins, authorities on Tuesday turned to the grisly possibility that the group may have buried an undetermined number of bodies at its rural complex and conducted bizarre medical treatments on its members.
January 29, 2012 |
Vin Diesel has embraced his baldness. And it's doubtful Michael Stipe spends much time browsing for toupees. But not all of the 40 million American men with follicularly challenged scalps are going quietly into that bald night. They're raging -- with Rogaine, among other things. Men who want to hang on to their hair have many options, including medications and surgical transplants, says Dr. Marc Avram, hair transplant surgeon and clinical professor of dermatology at Weill-Cornell Medical College in New York City.
October 1, 2007 |
The products: Over the years, inventors have patented hundreds of gadgets to combat snoring. If necessity breeds invention, it's safe to say that lots of people desperately need a quiet night's sleep. The National Sleep Foundation estimates that 37 million Americans snore habitually, which translates to millions of bleary-eyed partners and probably billions of nights spent on the couch.
November 7, 1995 |
A drug used for the treatment of depression seems to have a remarkable effect on some people who take it: When they yawn, they have an orgasm. Yes, men and women alike. Yes, really. The "yawngasm" effect is no doubt quite a boost to the antidepressant qualities of the drug, clomipramine (marketed under the brand name Anafranil by its manufacturer, Ciba Pharmaceuticals).
August 14, 2006 |
The first outbreak was devastating enough. But within weeks came another outbreak. Then another and another. For Gina Caprio, then 22, the virus that causes genital herpes was nightmarish, "like my life was over." An antiviral drug managed to keep the virus under control, preventing recurrences, but she had to take it every day, year-round.
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March 29, 1991 |
The owners of a controversial Newport Beach orthopedic clinic have been charged with 25 criminal misdemeanors stemming from their use of an unorthodox and allegedly harmful treatment for muscle, joint and back disorders. Milne J. Ongley, 65, and Dr. Louis Schlom, 69, who own the Institute of Orthopedic Medicine on Superior Avenue in Newport Beach and a now-closed branch in San Diego, will plead innocent to all charges, their attorney said Thursday.
November 7, 2009 |
Teenagers and young adults suffering from severe, scarring acne may ultimately lose the most effective treatment for the condition. Swiss-based Roche Holding quietly pulled its blockbuster drug Accutane off the market in June amid early signs that the drug may be linked to inflammatory bowel disease. And last week, a study was released that quantified those risks, finding that users of the medication have almost twice the odds of developing a serious bowel disorder as nonusers.
July 19, 2004 |
Vertigo. For most people, the word summons images of Jimmy Stewart dangling from high places in Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller by the same name. It means something else, however, to hundreds of thousands of people who experience the strange, dizzying affliction. The most common cause of vertigo, known as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, usually can be treated with one visit to the doctor.