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Survey finds HGH use doubles among teens

07/28/2014 11:48 AM EDT
NEW YORK Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey. 
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Cave with fossil secrets to be excavated
07/28/2014 11:50 AM EDT - CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave. Full Story

Pets susceptible to secondhand smoke effects
07/14/2014 10:29 AM EDT - LOS ANGELES Ten years ago, Shirley Worthington rushed Tigger to the vet when the dog's mouth started bleeding. Full Story

Inventor pushes solar panels for roads
07/14/2014 09:23 AM EDT - SPOKANE, Wash. -- The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. Full Story

Putting on the pressure: Police encourage officers to train with tourniquets
07/07/2014 08:52 AM EDT - HOUSTON -- Rushing into a Houston home, police officer Austin Huckabee encountered a drunken, combative man bleeding profusely on the kitchen floor. Full Story

More women use free birth control
07/07/2014 08:51 AM EDT - WASHINGTON -- More than half of privately insured women are getting free birth control under Pres ident Barack Obama's health law, a major coverage shift that's likely to advance. Full Story

Badly burned boy jubilant he can walk
06/30/2014 10:53 AM EDT - BOSTON -- Ihor Lakatosh struggles to describe his life before the surgeries, when his severe burns went untreated for years in his native Ukraine, leaving him with one arm fused to his body, unable to walk and abandoned by his mother. Full Story

3-D mammograms may find more breast cancer
06/30/2014 10:52 AM EDT - CHICAGO -- 3-D mammograms may be better at finding cancer than regular scans, a large study suggests, although whether that means saving more lives isn't known. Full Story

Quest for More Protection: New testing for helmets eyed
06/30/2014 10:51 AM EDT - WASHINGTON There is no concussion-proof football helmet, but manufacturers may soon have to meet new testing standards against certain concussion-causing forces -- a step in the quest for more protection. Full Story

FDA prepping long-awaited plan to reduce salt
06/23/2014 10:10 AM EDT - WASHINGTON -- Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty -- a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke. Full Story

Grandma thanks Idaho trooper for traffic stop

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A woman who got a speeding ticket while on a recent vacation to Idaho wrote a note to the Idaho State Police thanking the trooper for the kindness he showed her grandchildren during the stop. Full Story
Review: 'Calvary' is exquisitely nuanced

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Michael McDonagh's 2011 debut, "The Guard," provided the wonderful Brendan Gleeson with a vehicle for some of his best screen work, playing an Irish West Country cop unencumbered by diplomacy skills. Full Story