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Viable Alzheimer's Treatments on the Horizon
Hope is not a word often used in discussions of treatments for Alzheimer's disease. Researchers now see that the key to Alzheimer's may lie with the diagnosis and treatment of plaques and other abnormal protein aggregates called "tangles" in the brain.
Drugmakers to Offer Data on Product Experiments to Public
Responding to intensifying public mistrust of its business practices, the pharmaceutical industry on Thursday announced a voluntary plan to post information about new and ongoing drug experiments on a government-run Web site.
Protein May Be Key to Diabetic Blindness
U.S. scientists said a study in mice indicates a type of blindness that afflicts diabetics may be prevented by blocking the action of a single protein.
Marriage Education Classes Can Help Couples
One of the less cited major reasons for divorce and disillusionment in marriage is the lack of constant enrichment in marriage.
Report Calls for Stricter Disciplining of Bad Doctors
If states cracked down on incompetent doctors, many of the problems linked to medical malpractice lawsuits would be alleviated, according to an expert panel retained by the Bush administration.
Antibiotics Eyed to Treat Nerve Disorders
A group of antibiotics that includes penicillin is showing potential for preventing the nerve damage endemic in Lou Gehrig's disease, and could help other neurological disorders, a new study finds.
Drug Safety System Falling Short
Prescription drugs have done wonders for Americans, but the system of ensuring drug safety appears to be breaking down.
Childhood Obesity Weighs Heavily on Kids
It may not come as a surprise to anyone who's ever heard an overweight child getting teased in the schoolyard, but a new study reports that kids who are overweight or obese have a lower quality of life than their normal-weight peers.
Window on the Brain
PET scans likely to become more prominent in fight against Alzheimer's disease
Season Raises Risk of Suicide
While the holiday season is a cheerful and jolly time for many people, it can be a difficult period for people who experience the symptoms of depression.
Common Painkillers Carry Risk of Intestinal Damage
Common non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen may carry a greater risk of intestinal damage than previously believed, according to a study
Mom, Dad Can Give Kids the Best 'Feel-Good' Drugs
Kids do not crave drugs. They are desperate for the feelings produced by them. Most young people who regularly use alcohol or illegal drugs reportedly do it mostly to change their feelings -- to make them feel good about themselves, to feel accepted or to escape from perceived problems.
Seasonal Affective Disorder: What's Happening Outside Affects Us on the Inside
The sound of jingle bells is dissipating, and it seems there's not much to look forward to except the inevitable - more frigid temperatures and wintry conditions. The constant reminder of Old Man Winter also can chill a person's mood. Those feelings can be a sign of depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
Artificial Disc Now Available for Better Mobility Than Traditional Fusion.
For the millions of people each year suffering from severe low back problems, a new device could help ease the pain in less time and leave patients more mobile afterward.
Early Diagnosis of Autism Called Critical
The goal now, experts say, is to augment screening techniques so cases no longer elude them as the window for intervention narrows.
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