When a special coating was added to the opioid Opana, it deterred people from abusing the pills by crushing and snorting them. But some users soon learned how to prepare the pills for injection.

As the 2020 Summer Olympics loom in Japan, the 80-year-old Tsukiji is moving to more modern facilities across the Bay. But sellers are worried about the accessibility and safety of the new location.

Quitting abruptly is more effective, a study finds, even for people who'd rather phase it out gradually.

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Scientists found a new species of bacteria in the debris around a Japanese recycling plant. With the help of two plastic-digesting enzymes, it can eat plastic and use it as a main food source.

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Getting an accurate diagnosis is a big hurdle in the current outbreak of Zika virus. There are three kinds of tests for Zika, and each has problems. Scientists are working hard to improve diagnosis.

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