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'Shake-And-Bake' Meth Causes Uptick In Burn Victims

With easy access to ingredients and a simplified brewing process, more and more methamphetamine addicts are making the drug themselves — and many of them are turning up in hospital burn units from meth-related accidents.

Rotavirus Vaccine Doesn't Boost Risk Of Intestinal Problem

Unlike an older vaccine, the newer rotavirus vaccine doesn't appear to increase the risk of a dangerous intestinal side effect, according to a large new study. The vaccine has been responsible for a substantial reduction in deaths from rotavirus worldwide.

Controversy Over Stem-Cell Research Keeps Charities On Sidelines

Despite raising millions of dollars for breast cancer research, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation hasn't funded any work involving human embryonic stem cells. Other big disease charities have also shied away from funding such science.

To Hold The Salt, It's Time To Hold The Bread

A new analysis from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention points to the top ten supersalty culprits in our diets. Some on the list, like bread and pasta dishes, may be surprising.

Exec Resigns From Embattled Breast Cancer Charity

A top official at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation — which pushed for the defunding of Planned Parenthood — has resigned. Anti-abortion groups are also keeping up the drumbeat to take away Planned Parenthood's federal funding despite the charity's turnabout on supporting the group.