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New brain test may help diagnose early-stage Alzheimer's disease
Date: 2010-02-22 18:22:14
Over the last few years, there have been great strides made in developing diagnostic testing options for patients with Alzheimer's disease. Recently, a new study has found that an innovative brain scan may help doctors determine whether a person with memory loss has brain variances that can predispose him or her to the debilitating condition. ... Full Story

Ibuprofen use linked to decreased risk of Parkinson's disease
Date: 2010-02-18 18:29:25
People who regularly take ibuprofen may be at a significantly decreased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a new study.... Full Story

Signs of autism may not appear until one year of age
Date: 2010-02-17 19:12:31
A new study recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry suggests that early signs of autism in infants do not start emerging until a child reaches one year of age. ... Full Story

Botox linked to decreased migraine frequency
Date: 2010-02-15 23:35:38
A new study has found that Botulinum toxin type A, or Botox, may help prevent certain forms of migraine headaches. ... Full Story

Study: Eating chocolate may lower the risk of stroke
Date: 2010-02-12 19:23:20
New analysis of available research has found that the consumption of chocolate may be linked to a lower risk of stroke and stroke-related death. ... Full Story

Chronic migraines linked to increased risk of heart attack
Date: 2010-02-11 14:06:46
Researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University have found that people who have chronic migraines may be more than twice as likely to suffer a heart attack compared to those in good health. Patients dealing with the chronic condition are also at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and high blood pressure. ... Full Story

Study: Preconception testing for SMA risk not cost-effective
Date: 2010-02-05 19:16:55
A recent study has concluded that it is not cost-effective to screen couples to determine whether they are at a high risk of having children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the most common genetic cause of infant mortality and the second most common inherited autosomal recessive disorder.... Full Story

Brain scans may help identify awareness in some vegetative patients
Date: 2010-02-04 19:07:38
A team of European neuroscientists recently conducted a series of tests that suggest that patients thought to be in a vegetative state may be able to show some signs of consciousness. ... Full Story

Blood test may identify severity of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Date: 2010-02-03 19:36:16
Researchers from the University of Pittsburg School of Medicine have reportedly found that a simple blood test may be able to predict whether patients with the lung-scarring disease known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) will become even more ill.... Full Story

Gene mutation may be leading cause of premature birth
Date: 2010-02-02 18:36:27
U.S. researchers have found that a gene mutation may lead to cellular and molecular changes in the uterus that can cause premature birth. Authors of the study believe that the recent findings could lead to new strategies for treating and preventing prematurity. ... Full Story

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