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  • Ky. court upholds decision in penis removal case

    A Kentucky man lost his bid Friday to force a doctor to pay damages for removing a cancer-riddled section of his penis during what was scheduled to be a simple circumcision.


  • Once-conjoined NY twins make debut at Pa. hospital

    More than nine months after they were born joined at the lower chest and abdomen, twin girls made their public debut Thursday at the hospital where they were separated.


  • ** FILE ** In this file photo made April 15, 2009, the Merck logo is seen in the lobby of Merck & Company Inc.'s world headquarters in Whitehouse Station, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

    Merck says cholesterol drug Tredaptive failed to show benefit

    Drugmaker Merck & Co. says it will not seek U.S. approval for its cholesterol drug Tredaptive and is recommending doctors abroad stop prescribing it to new patients, based on failed study results.


  • Shellie and Greg Tucker, parents of Allison, left and Amelia, present their 9-month-old girls who were formerly conjoined twins at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Philadelphia. Surgeons at CHOP separated the Tucker girls during a seven-hour operation in November. The infants from Adams, N.Y., had been joined at the lower chest and abdomen. They shared their chest wall, diaphragm, pericardium and liver. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Formerly conjoined N.Y. twins make public debut

    Nine-month-old girls who were formerly conjoined twins are making their public debut at the Philadelphia hospital where they were separated.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Science can’t thrive amid politics

    It would be a relief if the leaked Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change draft report, as described by Alan Barron, turns out to be correct, but I am afraid that it is a bit late ("New report doesn't support warming theory," Letters, Tuesday). If you really wanted a definitive conclusion about the cause of "global warming," you would find a planet with a stable concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide and compare it to Earth, where carbon-dioxide levels are increasing. Of course, this is a ridiculous notion, but it does point to what is necessary if you want to be scientifically definitive.


  • Germany's Merck suffers setback with cancer drug

    German pharmaceutical company Merck KgaA says a late stage trial of a new lung cancer drug has failed to meet expectations.


  • Military day care to get closer scrutiny

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is expanding a Pentagon review of hiring at military day care centers to include Defense Department schools, youth centers and other facilities where children are present.


  • Cancer link to 9/11 said possible, not conclusive

    The most comprehensive study of potential World Trade Center-related cancers raises more questions than it answers and won't end a debate over whether the attacks were a cause.


  • 9/11 cancer study won't settle debate over risks

    The most comprehensive study of potential World Trade Center-related cancers raises more questions than it answers and won't end a debate over whether the attacks were really a cause.


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