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Once-a-Month Birth Control Pill? Experiment Works in Animals

WASHINGTON — Birth control pills work great if women remember to take them every day but missing doses can mean a surprise pregnancy. Now scientists have figured out how to pack a month’s supply into one capsule. “It has a lot of potential. Birth control is...
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Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Sentenced to Life in Prison

NEW YORK — The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, a humbling end for a drug lord notorious for his ability to kill, bribe or tunnel his way out of trouble. "My case was stained and yo...
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Is Alzheimer’s Breakthrough Drug Finally Coming?

CHICAGO — Hopes are rising again for a drug to alter the course of Alzheimer's disease after decades of failures. An experimental therapy slowed mental decline by 30 percent in patients who got the highest dose in a mid-stage study, and it removed much of the ...