| Jul 17, 2012
| 7:29 PM
The Food and Drug Administration approved a new prescription diet drug called Qsymia on Tuesday. The medication produced dramatic weight loss in clinical trials, but some are concerned over potential side effects, including increased heart rate, birth...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 12:32 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About one in four parents of children with a serious and often fatal genetic condition say they feel judged by doctors when they want life-sustaining treatment for their newborns, in a new study.
The majority of parents of...
| Dec 28, 2012
Three popular brands of baby mattresses that were marketed in recent months to families and day care centers contained toxic flame retardants linked to increased cancer risk, according to laboratory tests conducted for the Chicago Tribune.
| Jun 11, 2012
The latest advance in prenatal genetic testing purports to offer parents more detailed information than ever about the child they are expecting. But for some, the new answers could lead to another round of questions.
The technology allows doctors to...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 4:10 PM
Weight-loss drugs have so far been a complete bust. But they may be verging on a comeback, now that the Food and Drug Administration has approved two new prescription diet pills for the first time in more than a decade.
Both weight-loss medications...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 12:14 AM
St. Petersburg Lakewood twin defensive backs Shaquill and Shaquem Griffin said Friday night after the Spartans' 37-13 win over Bishop Moore, that they remain fully committed to UCF, but will still be taking official visits after the playoffs.
| Jul 24, 2012
| 5:40 PM
The Guinness World Record for the longest time riding a Ferris Wheel has been broken at the California State Fair by a local woman.
The time to beat was 25 hours, but Christina Lochmiller shattered that by going 26 hours, 43 minutes and 46 seconds. She...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:11 PM
UCF could be close to landing two more Class of 2013 recruits from the Tampa/St. Petersburg area.
St. Petersburg Lakewood defensive backs Shaquill and Shaquem Griffin were two of several prospects from Tampa Bay to visit UCF on Tuesday. The twin brothers...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 7:06 PM
Tuesday morning, Roseville’s Christina Lochmiller broke a Guinness World Record after riding a Ferris wheel for 26 hours, 43 minutes and 46 seconds.
The first order of business as soon as she got off the ride was to go to sleep, but while that...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 4:52 PM
St. Petersburg Lakewood defensive backs Shaquill and Shaquem Griffin knew UCF is where they wanted to go after visiting the school on Tuesday.
The twins just had to get their mother on board with them.
So on Friday, the Griffin brothers returned to...
| Jun 13, 2012
Of the many choices we have for selecting what to write about, why do some story ideas get into the paper and others fail to see ink?
A story I wrote this week about prenatal genetic testing provides a glimpse into how our story assignment process works....
| Nov 27, 2012
| 9:19 AM
WASHINGTON -- President-unelect Rick Santorum made his triumphant return to the Capitol on Monday afternoon and took up a brave new cause: He is opposing disabled people.
Specifically, Santorum, joined by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, declared his wish that...