Monday, May 20 2013 8:26 AM EDT2013-05-20 12:26:09 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Yahoo is buying online blogging forum Tumblr for $1.1 billion as CEO Marissa Mayer tries to rejuvenate an Internet icon that had fallen behind the times. The deal announced MondayMore >>
Yahoo is buying online blogging forum Tumblr for $1.1 billion as CEO Marissa Mayer tries to rejuvenate an Internet icon that had fallen behind the times.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 8:14 AM EDT2013-05-20 12:14:05 GMT
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The University of Virginia's capital campaign has exceeded its $3 billion goal. The university says in a news release that it received donations from more than 220,000 individualsMore >>
The University of Virginia's capital campaign has exceeded its $3 billion goal.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:30:13 GMT
RICHMOND, Va - Frederick "Toots" Hibbert, frontman for the legendary reggae band The Maytals, was hospitalized in Richmond, VA for injuries sustained while performing at the Dominion Riverrock festivalMore >>
The leader of the reggae band Toots and the Maytals was injured when a 19-year-old man threw a bottle and hit the singer during a concert in Richmond...More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:27 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:27:10 GMT
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - Police say a car dragged a man for about 4 miles before another motorist alerted the driver that the victim was under the vehicle. The accident occurred Saturday on Richmond RoadMore >>
Police say a car dragged a man for about 4 miles before another motorist alerted the driver that the victim was under the vehicle.More >>
Nate Eaton talks with a health professional and parents about the new drug...watch his report tonight at 11, only on 8News!
VA—A drug claiming to be an alcohol antidote will soon be tested on humans; if
it's approved, it could drastically change how—and how much--people drink.
A drug called dihydromyricetin or DHM, claims to instantly
make its user sober, no matter how much they've had to drink.
The pill is made from a Chinese raisin tree, and has only
been tested on laboratory rats. But the results of the testing have shown
promise in severely reducing recovery time after consuming alcohol.
Researchers loaded a rat with an alcohol equivalent of a
human drinking 15 to 20 beers in two hours. Normal recovery time is 70 minutes,
but after being injected with DHM, the rat was on its feet in just five
Some health professionals have deep concerns over the new
drug. Pharmacist Baylor Rice of South River Pharmacy says the drug needs more
"The actual mechanism of action, we really don't fully
The drug raises red flags for parents, too, who think the
pill may send the wrong message to young people.
"I think if we start with the pill, we may be encouraging
the underage, teenage and college drinking," said local parent Nancy White.
Others wouldn't have a problem with the drug being used, as
long as it was monitored.
Parent Kanikia Ward voiced, "I think it should be regulated,
you have to show proof of ID, and [make it] something behind the counter,
instead of over the counter."