(CBS/AP) Were the drugs that killed Anna Nicole Smith gotten with the help of angels of mercy - or star-struck connivers?
A Los Angeles jury weighing drug-related charges against doctors and associates of the late Playboy model issued mixed verdicts on Thursday, absolving the deceased model's doctor of prescribing excessive drugs for her but convicting her boyfriend and a psychiatrist of conspiring to fake names on prescriptions.Continue »
(CBS/AP) Another doping scandal may be brewing in Major League Baseball.
Jose Guillen, an outfielder with the San Francisco Giants, has been linked to a federal investigation into shipments of performance-enhancing drugs, The New York Times reported.Continue »
(CBS) Remember the race to map the human genome? Science crossed that finish line in 2003. But it turns out that was just the beginning.
Scientists are now focusing on the small differences in our genomes, hoping to find fresh clues to the origins of many diseases.Continue »
(CBS) Pancreatic cancer is a disease with few survivors - less than five percent after five years.
So it's long been thought of as a quick killer, but new research suggests just the opposite and gives hope to the idea that earlier diagnosis could alter outcomes for patients.Continue »
(CBS) If awareness of breast cancer hasn't risen over the past month, maybe Americans just haven't been watching enough football.
(CBS) We don't know how many obese people regularly read Marie Claire author Maura Kelly, but they seem to be paying attention now.
On Tuesday, Kelly opined on whether it was unseemly to show morbidly obese characters making out on television.
"I'd be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other," she wrote. "Because I'd be grossed out if I had to watch them doing anything. To be brutally honest, even in real life, I find it aesthetically displeasing to watch a very, very fat person simply walk across a room -- just like I'd find it distressing if I saw a very drunk person stumbling across a bar or a heroine addict slumping in a chair."
(CBS/AP) So much for rehab. After repeated stints in substance abuse and anger-management programs, actor Charlie Sheen broke furniture, damaged a chandelier, and otherwise trashed his suite at New York's Plaza Hotel early Tuesday morning, police say.
His publicist blamed the incident on an allergic reaction to medication. But he was naked, drunk, high on coke, and accompanied by a prostitute, the New York Post reported.Continue »
(CBS) After nearly a dozen party-going students were hospitalized in Washington state and authorities put some of the blame on a drink that mixes alcohol with caffeine, a popular version of the beverage called Four Loko has taken a lot of heat. But its not the only drink that's under scrutiny.
Late last year, at the urging of a group of state attorneys general, the FDA sent letters to nearly 30 manufacturers responsible for more than 40 alcoholic energy drinks asking for proof that their products are safe.
(CBS) Shave and a haircut and a blood pressure reading? It seems to be a good combination for black men with hypertension, a.k.a. high blood pressure.
Uncontrolled hypertension is a major cause of early death among black men, and a new study suggests that barbers trained to check their customers' blood pressure can help hypertensive men take control of the disease.Continue »
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (CBS/AP) Can mixing alcohol and caffeine really make you sick?
That's the question many are asking after nearly a dozen Central Washington University students became ill at an off-campus party this month. At first a date-rape drug was blamed, but the real culprit, officials now say, was a popular drink called Four Loko, which mixes high doses of alcohol and caffeine.Continue »