In this Dec. 19, 2014 photo, alcohol bottles, their contents replaced with colored water, sit on a shelf in the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's research alcohol bar at National Institutes of Heath in Bethesda, Md. Inside the hospital at the National Institutes of Health, researchers are testing a possible new treatment to help heavy drinkers cut back, by using a replica of a fully stocked bar. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Fake bar part of research into anti-drinking drug

Researchers believe that sitting in the dimly lit bar-laboratory should cue the volunteers’ brains to crave a drink, and help determine if the pill they’re testing counters that urge.

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Fast-food resolution: Transform junk food image

As people express distaste for food they think is overly processed, fast food chains are trying to shed their reputation for serving reheated meals that are loaded with chemicals.

FILE - This Nov. 29, 2013 file photo shows part of the HealthCare.gov website in Washington, on Nov. 29, 2013.  (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

Officials cite progress on health care enrollment

The second sign-up season under President Barack Obama’s health care law is off to a good start but has a way to go to make it a success, administration officials said Tuesday.

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US going after sellers of pure caffeine powder

Even a teaspoon of the powder can be lethal — it is equivalent to 25 cups of coffee. Some teenagers and young adults have been particularly drawn to the powder for its perceived energy boost.

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Purdue gets $1.6M to create virtual patients

Purdue has received a $1.6 million grant to help medical, nursing and pharmacy students learn how to counsel people to quit smoking using “virtual patients.”

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Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths

Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.