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Study: Ginkgo biloba ineffective in curbing cognitive failure
Date: 2009-12-30 22:19:46
To the disappointment of many who have relied on ginkgo biloba supplements to keep their mind's sharp, recent research has suggested that the herb may not prevent dementia and Alzheimer's disease or curb the cognitive decline associated with aging.... Full Story

Study: Disability in elderly population on the rise
Date: 2009-12-29 22:35:13
After decreasing for about 20 years, the disability rate among U.S. senior citizens is on the rise, according to recent research.... Full Story

Gene therapy roots out emphysema in clinical tests
Date: 2009-12-22 22:17:09
Genetic testing for mutations which are responsible for causing emphysema may lead to a single-treatment therapy which provides lifetime protection against the progression of the lung disease, according to recent research.... Full Story

MRI tests identify common symptom of autism
Date: 2009-12-21 22:27:02
Magnetic resonance image tests have allowed researchers to identify the symptoms of autism and analyze the ways in which the condition affects cognitive processing, according to a new study.... Full Story

Herb may ward off side effect of chemotherapy
Date: 2009-12-18 22:13:10
The medicinal herb milk thistle may reduce the liver inflammation often caused by chemotherapy, researchers say.... Full Story

Blood test may reduce the need for antibiotics
Date: 2009-12-11 19:16:21
A non-invasive blood test could help doctors more accurately determine which of their patients need antibiotics to treat a variety of conditions, new research indicates.... Full Story

Diagnostic testing less common in Mexican-Americans
Date: 2009-12-11 19:13:03
Some Latinos may be unaware of the medical benefits offered by diagnostic testing for colorectal cancer because of language barriers, new research indicates.... Full Story

Study: Simple test could diagnose childhood sleeping disorder
Date: 2009-12-07 22:21:29
Doctors may be able to use a simple urine test to diagnose a sleeping disorder in children, new research indicates. ... Full Story

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