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Medicare data show contrast in generic, brand prescribing

The most-used medicines in Medicare’s prescription drug program are generics, but the program spends the most on brand-name drugs, led by the heartburn treatment Nexium, according to an unprecedented release of government data on Thursday.

FDA to revisit regulating homeopathic products

WASHINGTON — Homeopathy has long been a magnet for controversy. It has devoted followers among patients who insist its remedies are safe and effective, while attracting criticism from many doctors and researchers who say its treatments offer no more help than a placebo.

Taking the yucky out of taking pills for kids

CHICAGO — Many sick kids can’t or won’t swallow pills — and that can make them sicker. But there may be some pretty simple ways to help the medicine go down, a new study says.

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Kraft Mac & Cheese set to drop artificial colors

NEW YORK — This is the last year that the original version of Kraft Mac & Cheese sold in the U.S. will contain artificial preservatives or synthetic colors.

UW researchers make inroads on colorblindness cure

For the more than 10 million Americans with colorblindness, there’s never been a treatment, let alone a cure, for the condition that leaves them unable to distinguish certain hues.

Scientist raise doubts on US guidelines on salt intake

WASHINGTON — For years, the federal government has advised Americans that they are eating too much salt, and that this excess contributes yearly to the deaths of tens of thousands of people.

Column: Looking for that movie-star smile?

Baby teeth are naturally bright white. When our permanent teeth come in, they are almost always more of a yellow color. This is very normal, and just not fair!

Airport pet therapy

The Los Angeles International Airport has 30 therapy dogs and is hoping to expand its ...