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Medical Research

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  • Imaging study looks at brain injury in former NFL players

    Imaging study looks at brain injury in former NFL players
    A recent study of retired NFL players by Johns Hopkins medical researchers adds to growing evidence linking football with brain damage. The study published last month in the journal Neurobiology of Disease focused on nine retired NFL players, but the...
  • New Ebola cases are declining: Why that's bad news for a cure

    New Ebola cases are declining: Why that's bad news for a cure
    After killing at least 9,936 people and infecting more than 24,202, the Ebola epidemic appears to be running out of steam. And for some medical researchers, this hard-won progress poses a problem. The Ebola virus has retreated so dramatically in...
  • Education the best way to discourage declawing

    Q: I appreciated your recent column about declawing cats and your stand against this procedure. But you didn't state what we need to do — namely to ban declaw as some other countries have done. Don't you believe the U.S. ought to act tomorrow? A:...
  • Want to improve your GPA? Get some sleep

    Have you ever told your teens to get enough sleep now because in 10 years they'll run the risk of being depressed and overweight? If so, you probably didn't get very far. Instead, try telling them that a lack of sleep can hurt their GPA and SAT scores,...
  • Dear Pharmacist: New research shows coconut water may help diabetics

    Dear Pharmacist: New research shows coconut water may help diabetics
    Here's a surprise: Brand-new research published in the February 2015 Journal of Medicinal Food suggests that coconut water helps improve diabetes. The catch is that the research was done with a rat study, not a human study. Nevertheless, many animal model...
  • Music lights up the brain for longtime musician with Alzheimer's

    Music lights up the brain for longtime musician with Alzheimer's
    For more than 60 years, Bert Rose was a celebrated pianist, who played at numerous benefits and weddings — including the Sharon Percy/Jay Rockefeller nuptials — and accompanied Ann-Margret, Debbie Reynolds and Brooke Shields at glittering...
  • Genetic test maker 23andMe launches drug R&D effort

    Google-backed genetic testing company 23andMe is launching its own drug development unit, betting that it can translate its database of customer DNA information into novel medicines. The Silicon Valley-based company announced Thursday that it hired...
  • Australian teen widely seen on social media thought to be among latest ISIS suicide bombers

    Australia's government said Thursday it was trying to confirm reports that an Australian teenager was among a group of suicide bombers from the Islamic State movement that struck Iraq's embattled Anbar province. The Islamic State group claimed in an...
  • New medical evidence undercuts Lake County murder case

    New medical evidence undercuts Lake County murder case
    In the 14 years since Jason Strong was convicted of murder in Lake County, evidence has steadily emerged that clashes with the case against him. The prosecution was unusual from the start in that he was tried and convicted before authorities knew the...
  • Judge Schoonover fights release of Facebook records

    Judge Schoonover fights release of Facebook records
    The Seminole County judge who got in trouble for her social-media posts is now fighting a special prosecutor's attempt to get her Facebook records. Circuit Judge Linda Schoonover also asked to keep private her medical records, including any...
  • Yale Study: Could Smoking Cessation Drugs Also Curb Drinking?

    Yale researchers are exploring whether certain medications, including one sold to help smokers kick the habit, can help heavy drinkers reduce the amount of alcohol they consume. Yale School of Medicine is conducting a clinical trial to see whether...