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Drug Helps One of Worst Alzheimer's Symptoms - Agitation

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 1:06pm
A drug that combines a cough suppressant with a medication to fight heart arrhythmias might offer some peace for one of the most troubling symptoms of









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Study Shows How Many Teens Use Morning-After Pill

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 1:53am
More than 1 in 5 sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill -- a dramatic increase over a decade ago.









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Alzheimer's Worsens Faster in Women, Study Finds

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 8:48pm
Women with memory problems that may signal early Alzheimer's descend into dementia twice as fast as men do, researchers said Tuesday.









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Study Finds Alzheimer's Hits Women Harder

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 6:29pm
A new study finds women with mild cognitive impairment decline at a rate nearly twice as fast as men. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.









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Bystanders Can Save Lives, Heart Study Finds

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 3:54pm
The rate of people surviving without brain damage after suffering cardiac arrest increased as more bystanders were willing to help until EMS arrives.









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Robotic Surgery Involved in 144 Deaths in 14 Years

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 3:53pm
Robotic surgery is on the rise as doctors look to make procedures less invasive, but according to a new study, the strategy comes with risks.









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Blacks More Likely to Die Suddenly From Cardiac Arrest

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 9:13pm
African-Americans are twice as likely as white to die from sudden cardiac arrest, and they are younger on average when it happens, too.









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Studies Confirm That Early Drugs Halt AIDS, Prevent Spread

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 6:04pm
Two big studies confirm that earlier treatment for the AIDS virus not only keeps people healthy, but prevents them from infecting others









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Early Treatment Helped French Teen Control AIDS Virus

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:16pm
A French teenager treated early and aggressively for HIV now controls the virus with no drugs, doctors report.









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It's Complicated: Surgeon Scorecard Gives Patients Data

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 1:14pm
ProPublica has developed a database of surgeons' complication rates for certain elective procedures.









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Researchers Looking for Ways to Predict Alzheimer's

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 4:49pm
Researchers are working on new tests to help predict Alzheimer's disease years before people ever get symptoms, both to help them plan for the inevitable and in the hope that earlier treatment will be more effective.









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How Do Alzheimer's Drugs Work?

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 1:47pm
Alzheimer's researchers are meeting in Washington DC this week to have a look at the latest drugs.









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Why Do Researchers Want Tissue From Aborted Fetuses?

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 8:25pm
The political firestorm over Planned Parenthood "sting" video raises a separate issue: Why would anyone use tissue from an aborted fetus?









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Too Much TV for Toddlers Linked To Risk of Being Bullied

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 7:57pm
As the number of hours of TV watching increased, so did the risk of being victimized by classmates in middle school, according to the study.









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Retirement boosts happiness, improves health, study finds

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 6:07pm
Don't dread retirement, this report advises. It just might make you happier.









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Does Urine Really Treat a Jellyfish Sting?

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 6:03pm
NBC News Medical Contributor Dr. Natalie Azar explains the how to treat a jellyfish sting.









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Rare Disorder Keeps Girl in the Dark

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 5:22pm
Exposure to the sun can result in deep tissue burns for 10-year-old Sian Bell. KSNT's Brooke Lennington reports.









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Online Therapy Targets Depression

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 5:16pm
The online cognitive therapy program "Beating the Blues" helps depression sufferers using simulated situations as exercises. KARE's Renee Tessman reports.









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All Pilots Should Get Mental Health Tests, Experts Say

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 11:12am
Pilots should undergo psychological testing and two people should be in the cockpit at all times, experts say in the wake of the Germanwings crash.









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A Seaweed Treat That Tastes Like Bacon

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 5:37pm
Researchers have patented a new strain of seaweed that they say tastes like bacon and might help feed a growing, hungry world.









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