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Asia Pacific: World’s Epicenter for Hepatitis

July 29, 2014 | Comments

With some 100 million people infected with forms of hepatitis, China is the world’s epicenter for the illness.                        


Can Canadian-Style Health Care Work in Vermont?

July 28, 2014 9:01 am | Comments

In Vermont, a new health care experiment is under the microscope.                                


Study: Acetaminophen Does Not Lessen Back Pain

July 24, 2014 8:35 am | Comments

New research casts doubt on the most common treatment for lower back pain. Also, checking your pulse frequently after a stroke may be the best way to prevent another stroke.             


GSK's CEO and CFO Discuss the Company's Second Quarter Results

July 23, 2014 9:13 am | Comments

GSK CEO Sir Andrew Witty and CFO Simon Dingemans on the group’s Q2 2014 results and strategy update.                         


How Inversion Deals Help Drug Makers Save on Taxes

July 22, 2014 8:59 am | Comments

Drug companies and medical device makers are making multi-billion-dollar merger deals to avoid high U.S. corporate taxes. How do so-called "inversion deals" work?               


Why Isn't There a Vaccine for AIDS Yet?

July 21, 2014 9:09 am | Comments

Researchers have been working on an AIDS vaccine since the 1980s. So what's taking so long?                           


Researchers Target ALS With Stem Cells

July 17, 2014 8:58 am | Comments

The Mayo Clinic is testing the safety and effectiveness of taking stem cells from a patient's own fat and injecting them into their spinal fluid to slow the progression of ALS.             


Opinion: Big Government Can Kill You

July 16, 2014 9:06 am | Comments

Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths Chairman Betsy McCaughey on the CDC’s admission that its scientists mishandled anthrax and deadly flu strains.                  


Warm Weather Stirs Up Brain-Eating Amoeba Warning

July 15, 2014 9:18 am | Comments

A nine year old Kansas girl is the latest victim of a rare brain infection that lives in warm, standing water.                       


Why Aren't All Vaccines Needle-Free?

July 14, 2014 9:10 am | Comments

There are already several needle-free vaccines on the market, so why can't all vaccines come without a painful jab in the arm?                     


Eye Tests May Help Detect Alzheimer's

July 14, 2014 9:05 am | Comments

Researchers announced a new technique that may help detect Alzheimer's decades before diagnosis. They're looking for signs of it in the most unusual place: the eye.               


Are Spray-On Sunscreens Safe for Kids?

July 9, 2014 12:04 pm | Comments

Consumer Reports advises parents to avoid spray sunscreens for their kids while the FDA investigates potential risks.                      


Debunking Lyme Disease Myths

July 9, 2014 11:58 am | Comments

Debunking three myths surrounding the tick-borne disease.                                 


New Test May Help Detect Alzheimer's Earlier

July 9, 2014 11:43 am | Comments

More than 5 million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer's. Now British researchers say they have developed a blood test that could reveal early changes in the brain related to the disease - before a patient has symptoms.    


Using Dogs to Detect the Scent of Ovarian Cancer

July 8, 2014 9:19 am | Comments

Researchers are hoping a dog’s extraordinary sense of smell can play a role in creating a new test that detects ovarian cancer in tissue samples.                  


Nearly All Alzheimer's Drugs Fail, Researchers Say

July 7, 2014 9:05 am | Comments

The Cleveland Clinic released a study which found that 99 percent of all Alzheimer's drugs developed in the past decade have failed.                    



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