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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

WHO: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000

The new totals include confirmed, probable and suspected Ebola deaths. The WHO says there have also been six Ebola deaths in Mali, eight in Nigeria and one in the United States.