Science & Health
  • With its massive size and ponderous movement, a strengthening Isaac could become a punishing rain machine depending on its power, speed and where it comes ashore along the Gulf Coast.

    Workers move horses into trailers at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, after a mandatory evacuation of the animals was issued by the track, in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac, which is expected to become a hurricane as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico, in New Orleans, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 2:00 PM EST
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  • An Alzheimer's treatment from Eli Lilly and Co. failed to slow memory decline in two separate patient studies, but the drug did show some potential to help in mild cases of the mind-robbing condition that is notoriously difficult to treat.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 1:00 PM EST
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  • Tropical Storm Isaac targeted a broad swath of the Gulf Coast on Monday and had New Orleans in its crosshairs, bearing down just ahead of the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 1:00 PM EST
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  • What Cuba says it spends on medical services is a fraction of what it costs hospitals to provide the same services in the United States.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 1:00 PM EST
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  • The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency banned Lance Armstrong for life from the sport that made him a hero to millions of cancer survivors after concluding he used banned substances.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 11:30 AM EST
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  • A hippo splashes around to keep cool as he is trapped in a swimming pool Friday Aug. 24, 2012, at the Monate Conservation Lodge, near Modimolle, South Africa. The hippo was kicked out of it's herd and wandered into the lodge's camp and fell into the pool. The animal died just before being rescued.

    MODIMOLLE, South Africa (AP) — A hippo who wandered into a swimming pool at a South African game lodge three days ago died Friday before a rescue team could pull him out with a crane, a cruel blow to many across this country who hoped the animal would be saved.

    The death of the hippopotamus known as Solly, whose plight had captivated South African media with live TV broadcasts from the game lodge and newspaper headlines like "It's all systems go for the rescue of Solly the hippo," left several of those involved pointing fingers of blame.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 11:00 AM EST
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  • Alberto Contador declined to comment on the possibility of Lance Armstrong being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, and instead paid tribute Friday to his former teammate's skill on the bike.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 10:30 AM EST
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  • A farmer whose cantaloupes have been linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak says he voluntarily ceased production and has had no other problems at his southern Indiana farm since it began operating in 1982.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 24, 2012, 5:57 PM EDT
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  • The current West Nile outbreak is one of the largest in the U.S., with four times the usual number of cases for this time of year, federal health officials said Wednesday.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 24, 2012, 5:56 PM EDT
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