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Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have discovered a combination of two FDA-approved drugs that appears to stop - and possibly reverse - the destructive changes in the brain caused by Alzheimer's disease. By combining two widely use
PHILADELPHIA -- The mother of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl whose efforts to qualify for an organ donation led to debate over how organs are allocated says she's improving after her double-lung transplant. Janet Murnaghan (MUR'-nuh-han) says on her Fac
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Political leaders in drug-plagued Kentucky say retailer Urban Outfitters Inc. has responded to a multi-state campaign and stopped selling flasks, shot glasses and pint glasses that look like prescription pill bottles. Gov. Steve Beshear
LONDON -- A mysterious new respiratory virus that originated in the Middle East spreads easily between people and appears more deadly than SARS, doctors reported Wednesday after investigating the biggest outbreak in Saudi Arabia. More than 60 cases of wh
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Compared to a decade ago, fewer Americans have a cluster of risk factors that together can signal heart troubles and diabetes down the line, according to a new study. But while so-called metabolic syndrome is declining, some o
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Prostate removal or radiation therapy to treat cancer is tied to two- to four-fold higher than usual risk of later having a hernia repaired, according to a new study. It's not clear why hernia repairs are more common among the
(Reuters) - New health insurance exchanges being set up by the federal government in more than 30 states under President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare overhaul could miss an October 1 deadline for open enrollment, a government report said on Wednesday.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - In order to fight what it described as an "obesity epidemic," the American Medical Association voted on Tuesday to recognize obesity as a disease and recommended a number of measures to fight it. The association voted on...
ATLANTA -- Researchers say a vaccine for a sexually spread virus has cut infections in teen girls by half. This is the first evidence of how well the HPV vaccine works since it came on the market seven years ago. For girls ages 14 to 19, the study found
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. introduction of a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer in 2006 has reduced infections with the human papillomavirus or HPV - the sexually transmitted virus that causes the disease - by more than half among girls and young women
NEW YORK (Reuters) - ViroPharma Inc, a drug maker specializing in rare diseases, is attracting preliminary acquisition interest from several pharmaceutical companies, according to three people familiar with the matter. No deal is imminent for the...
I've got a tip on a mind-altering substance that is inexpensive, legal and readily available. UCLA researchers demonstrated that the beneficial bacteria in yogurt altered brain function during tasks and rest. Published in the June issue of Gastroenterolo
LITTLETON, New Hampshire (Reuters) - New Hampshire is set to become the final state in New England to allow medical marijuana after negotiators from the Republican-controlled Senate and Democratic-controlled House agreed Tuesday on a bill backed by Gover
BRUSSELS -- The European Union has fined Danish pharmaceuticals multinational Lundbeck and several other producers a combined 146 million euros ($195 million) for delaying the market entry of cheaper generic alternatives to a major antidepressant. The EU
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Most women expect hot flashes as a part of the "change of life," but more than half start sweating before menopause has actually begun, according to a survey. The study and others "indicate that women start...
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