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  • Caffeine may have long-term effects on memory

    Caffeine may have long-term effects on memory
    Caffeine from coffee, tea, soda or even tablet, has the beneficial effect of enhancing memory, according to a new study led by a former Johns Hopkins University researcher.
  • Grandparents take on role of a parent

    Ella Johnson thought she was done raising kids. Then one night her daughter, asleep in bed with her 1-year-old son, died of a heart condition, and Johnson suddenly found herself mothering a grieving grandchild who clung to the picture of his dead mother....

    Chiropractors aren't doctors, and their treatments aren't based on medical science

    Chiropractor Alan K. Sokoloff, who was mentioned in a recent story about meningitis, stated that "lots of times, primary care doctors ... go the extreme route" ("Outbreak spotlights back pain treatment," Nov. 5). Lots? How many? I offer the kind of...

    FDA approves new obesity drug

    FDA approves new obesity drug
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administrationapproved a new drug Wednesday to help people battle chronic obesity. Used in conjuction with a healthy diet and exercise, the drug Belviq will help people lose weight by activating a receptor in the brain that will...

    Medical marijuana comes to Maryland — 10 years too late

    Medical marijuana comes to Maryland — 10 years too late
    It's the nice governor is dropping his opposition to the medical marijuana law now being considered by the legislature. It would have been an important first step if this were 2003 ("O'Malley administration backs medical marijuana bill," March 8)....