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Xanax-related ER visits double in 6 years

Alprazolam, the prescription sedative more commonly known by its brand name, Xanax, is being implicated in a spiraling number of emergency room visits, according to a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.<

Iran not "Happy" with video, arrests 6

Tehran's police chief was deeply offended.

Kidnap victim found after 10 years in California

Police in Santa Ana, California, have located a 25-year-old woman nearly a decade after her mother reported her missing.

Autism is growing up

As the world's leading autism researchers and advocates gathered at the International Meeting for Autism Research last weekend to share the latest discoveries about autism spectrum disorder, a strong theme emerged: Autism is growing up.

One more reason to exercise regularly

Approximately 18% of women are diagnosed with gestational diabetes during pregnancy -- meaning they're up to seven times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes later in life.

When you need antibiotics -- and when you don't

You're sick. You're not sure what it is, but you know you would really love for this achy feeling, stuffed up head, or painful cough to go away. So you go to the doctor -- and demand drugs.

Would you live in a house made of urine and bacteria? It's a surprisingly good idea

Peter Trimble found his formula through trial and error.

State-by-state: A frenzied few months on the same-sex marriage front

The wave started last summer in the Supreme Court.

Mayor's advice to the bullied: 'Grow a pair'

The mayor of Porterville, California, has some advice for people who are bullied.

BART settles civil rights suit related to Grant killing for $175,000

A California transit authority has agreed to pay damages to five men who were detained with Oscar Grant, the victim of a high-profile fatal police shooting in 2009.