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Drug to combat alcoholism works, researchers claim

French researchers provided fresh evidence Friday to support claims that a drug touted as a miracle cure for alcoholism, and prescribed for this purpose in France, actually works. The drug, baclofen, had “a positive effect” at high doses in reducing alcohol consumption over a year of treatment, according to study ...

/ Mar 23, 2017

Dinosaur-egg bandits caught Chinese police arrest

Chinese police have arrested a man accused of stealing dozens of fossilized dinosaur eggs, state media said Monday, but some eggs are still unaccounted for. The man surnamed Wang allegedly stole 80 eggs from a collector in Zhejiang province on the night of Jan. ...

Baby born with extra legs thriving after surgery

/ Mar 22, 2017

Baby born with extra legs thriving after surgery

Doctors say a baby girl from Africa who’s recovering from a risky surgery at a Chicago-area hospital should be able to lead a normal life. Ten-month-old Dominique was born in the Ivory Coast with a not-fully developed conjoined twin. Doctors performed surgery on March ...

/ Mar 22, 2017

Scientists seek to reinstate Pluto to planet status

A team of scientists seeking to restore Pluto to planethood launched a campaign on Tuesday to broaden the astronomical classifications which led to its demotion to a “dwarf planet” a decade ago. Six scientists from institutions across the United States argued that Pluto deserves ...