Here’s what we think Alzheimer’s does to the brain –...

The IndependentAround 50 million people worldwide are thought to have Alzheimer's disease. And with rapidly ageing populations in many countries, the number of sufferers is steadily rising. We know that Alzheimer's is caused by problems in the brain. Cells begin...

Exercise linked to lower risk of premature death in older...

Reuters(Reuters Health) - Older women who get more moderate to vigorous physical activity may be less likely to die prematurely than their counterparts who don't get much exercise, a U.S. study suggests. The study involved more than 17,700 women with...

FDA approves Roche drugs for rare types of blood, lung...

Reuters(Reuters) - Roche Holding AG won U.S. approval to market its skin cancer drug Zelboraf for certain patients with Erdheim-Chester Disease, a rare type of blood cancer, and to market its drug Alecensa as a first choice of treatment for...

Trump calls attackers ‘deranged’ but mental health link weak –...

ABC NewsPresident Donald Trump called the Texas church shootings gunman "deranged," the New York bike path attacker "a very sick and deranged person," and the Las Vegas massacre shooter "a sick, demented man." It's a common reaction to mass violence...

Here’s One Reason Flu Vaccines Are So Lousy: They’re Grown...

NBCNews.comResearchers have identified one more important reason flu shots don't usually work very well — it's because they are grown in chicken eggs. Flu viruses mutate every year and it turns out the methods used to make flu vaccines cause...

NJ panel wants expanded medical marijuana, but which governor will...

Philly.comSuzanne O'Mullan, leads her son Danny, who has autism to the podium to testify before the marijuana review panel in Trenton on Feb. 20. by Jan Hefler, Staff Writer @JanHefler | jhefler@phillynews.com · Email @JanHefler ...ND Health Department: Medical marijuana...

Vaccinated or not, the mumps are on the rise again...

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionLast year, there were more than 6,000 cases of the contagious disease mumps reported in the United States — the highest number in 10 years. That's according to the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control in Prevention, which recommends...

Sleepless Night Leaves Some Brain Cells As Sluggish As You...

NPRWhen people don't get enough sleep, certain brain cells literally slow down. A study that recorded directly from neurons in the brains of 12 people found that sleep deprivation causes the bursts of electrical activity that brain cells use to...

UConn Study: Teenage Pot and Alcohol Use Can Reduce Success...

Hartford CourantTeens who use a lot of marijuana and alcohol are less likely to have a full time job when they grow up, or to get a college education or get married, according to a new study by University of...

Kentucky accuses Endo of contributing to opioid epidemic – Reuters

Reuters(Reuters) - Kentucky accused units of Endo International Plc on Monday of contributing to drug overdoses and an opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing its painkiller Opana ER, the latest lawsuit by state or local governments against the drugmaker.Beshear Files Lawsuit...

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