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  • Comedy event helps a serious cause

    Supporters of scleroderma patients packed the house and helped raise more than $153,000 at the recent Laugh Out Loud for Scleroderma benefit for the Southeast Florida Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation. The event, staged at the Seminole Hard Rock...
  • National Hemophilia registry a window onto bleeding disorders and other genetic ailments

    It's a relatively rare disease affecting about 1 in 5,000 males but hemophilia is in the front wave of fighting gene-based disorders with some of the newest tools in medicine: genetic testing, personalized medicine and big data. Right now a registry is...
  • A personal stake in the Alzheimer's Act

    As the U.S. Senate returns to session, they must consider and pass Senate Bill 2192 Alzheimer’s Accountability Act. This Act would fund National Institutes of Health scientists' research to discover methods to treat, cure and prevent this disease. ...
  • Grapefruit isn't a great fruit with some medicines

    whatdoctorsknow.com If you take a statin -- a hugely popular class of drugs taken by more than 35 million Americans -- you should take note of some tiny script printed on the container label: "Do not take with grapefruit or grapefruit juice." It seems...
  • Ebola vaccine tests on monkeys show promise

    Ebola vaccine tests on monkeys show promise
    Tests of an experimental Ebola vaccine have shown positive results, protecting healthy monkeys from contracting the virus, the National Institutes of Health announced Sunday, as West Africa grapples with the epidemic that has killed around 2,000. Five...
  • DNA ties Ashkenazi Jews to group of just 330 people from Middle Ages

    All of the Ashkenazi Jews alive today can trace their roots to a group of about 330 people who lived 600 to 800 years ago. So says a new study in the journal Nature Communications. An international team of scientists sequenced the complete genomes of...
  • Diabetics pay little attention to salt warnings: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a recent survey, most adults with diabetes knew that a high-salt diet is linked to high blood pressure and stroke - but most still consumed too much sodium anyway. "Despite knowledge that a high salt diet is related to...
  • Researchers turn to plants to help treat hemophilia

    Accidents as minor as a slip of the knife while chopping onions can turn dangerous for patients with hemophilia, who lack the necessary proteins in their blood to stem the flow from a wound. People with severe hemophilia typically receive regular...
  • NIH to launch Ebola vaccine trials in humans

    NIH to launch Ebola vaccine trials in humans
    The National Institutes of Health has announced the first clinical trial of a vaccine to protect healthy people from infection by the Ebola virus, which is responsible for an estimated 1,550 deaths throughout West Africa. NIH Director Francis Collins...
  • Experimental Ebola drugs raising ethics questions

    Experimental Ebola drugs raising ethics questions
    As the Ebola virus ravages West Africa, two American health workers who contracted the disease in Liberia were airlifted back to the United States to be treated with an experimental drug. They have since recovered. But colleagues of a doctor in Sierra...
  • J&J Ebola vaccine to start clinical trials in early 2015

    Sept 4 (Reuters) - Scientists will fast-track tests on another Ebola vaccine, this time from Johnson & Johnson JNJ.N, in another sign that the world's worst outbreak of the virus is mobilizing research into the deadly disease. J&J said on Thursday that...