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Medical Research

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  • Ebola at six months

    It began with a 2-year-old Guinean boy falling mysteriously ill in a remote village in December, and has erupted into the largest, most deadly Ebola epidemic in history. This week, six months after the World Health Organization published its first...
  • Exercise as a prescription for depression: Here's how it works

    Exercise as a prescription for depression: Here's how it works
    We all know that lacing up and breaking a sweat is good for our mood, and that exercise can feel like a lifeline when the stresses of life threaten to engulf us. But how a pounding workout helps lift us from the encroaching gloom was a mystery -- until...
  • No benefit from continued use of AstraZeneca's Iressa drug

    MADRID (Reuters) - Continuing to give AstraZeneca's drug Iressa plus chemotherapy to lung cancer patents whose disease has worsened after previously taking the medicine on its own does not provide any benefit. Some doctors had hoped that extending the...
  • Pfizer drug effective in patients with rare lung cancer: study

    (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc's Xalkori, which treats lung cancer patients with a specific gene mutation, proved effective in shrinking tumors in those with an even rarer form of the disease, according to data presented at a medical meeting on Saturday. In...
  • WHO to issue guidelines on treating Ebola with blood, plasma therapies

    It's an unproven, yet potentially hope-lifting treatment for Ebola: Pumping the blood of infection survivors into patients who are now suffering the deadly effects of the virus. With experimental drug treatments or vaccines still months away from...
  • Vitamin Shoppe opening in Costa Mesa

    Vitamin Shoppe, Costa Mesa, Share the Health, SOCIAL Costa Mesa restaurant, Bistango, Bill Blank, Talk About Curing Autism, "Real Help Now" conference, Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa hotel, Michael Leon, Dr. Anju Usman, True Health Medical Center, Dan...
  • Orlando tech companies target Ebola threat

    Orlando tech companies target Ebola threat
    Amid the global battle against Ebola, some Central Florida companies are developing what could become critical parts of the arsenal against the deadly outbreak, industry experts say. Scientists at VaxDesign Corp. are creating "test tube" human lungs for...
  • A vitamin D variant may be key to treating deadly pancreatic cancer

    Pancreatic cancer is nasty, sneaky and nearly impervious to the effects of chemotherapy, and its dispiriting five-year survival rate of 6% has budged not at all in decades. But researchers at the Salk Institute in California reported this week that they...
  • FDA says asthma drug Xolair raises risk of heart, brain problems

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The asthma drug Xolair is associated with a higher risk of heart attack, mini-stroke, chest pain and blood clots in the lungs and veins, among other problems, though the extent of increased risk is unclear, the U.S. Food and Drug...
  • Prescription drug take-back program wraps Saturday

    Prescription drug take-back program wraps Saturday
    Beyond the thorny problem prescription medicines pose in drug abuse, traces of the meds show up in drinking water supplies. To fight both issues, the federal government began National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days in 2010, when individuals could drop...
  • Facebook, OkCupid research raises new ethical questions in use of 'big data'

    Facebook, OkCupid research raises new ethical questions in use of 'big data'
    Every day companies mine online data to track consumer habits, but two University of Maryland law professors say Facebook and dating service OkCupid went too far by manipulating their users' experience to study their behavior. At the professors' urging,...