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  • Ann Romney launches new center to study neurological diseases

    Ann Romney launches new center to study neurological diseases
    Let some in the political world obsess over whether Mitt Romney plans to run for president for a third time — Ann Romney has a bigger project in mind. On Tuesday at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, the Romneys are launching the Ann...
  • 'Physician-scientists' transform health care for Amish, Mennonite

    STRASBURG, Pa. Weeks after his birth in 2001, Benjamin Glick was stricken with a mysterious illness. He would vomit and pass out. He wouldn't eat and lost weight. Over five agonizing months, his parents took him to 12 doctors at six hospitals in the...
  • Options beyond the mammogram

    Options beyond the mammogram
    The mammogram remains the foundation of breast cancer screening, but variations on this test can improve detection for some women. The mammogram isn't a perfect test, but it's the best one we have right now for identifying breast cancers early, which is...
  • Why breast density matters

    Why breast density matters
    What it means to have dense breasts — and how they can affect your breast cancer risk. After a routine mammogram, your radiologist or doctor might have told you that you have dense breasts. But what exactly are dense breasts, and how can they...
  • FAU researcher collaborates on 'first-of-its-kind' tobacco study

    FAU researcher collaborates on 'first-of-its-kind' tobacco study
    Kicking the habit is tough, and in a newly published paper, a Florida Atlantic University researcher and her collaborators explain why: Nicotine withdrawal can mimic depression, making it more difficult to derive joy from even the best things in life....
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Medication, exercise best tools to cope with COPD

    Q: I was just diagnosed with COPD and chronic bronchitis. What are my treatment options? A: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) includes both chronic bronchitis and emphysema. People with COPD get symptoms and flare-ups because of inflammation...
  • Study: Frozen poop pills may make fecal transplants simpler and safer

    Would you swallow frozen poop in a pill? What if you were infected by a stubborn strain of Clostridium difficile and suffering from diarrhea bad enough to send you to a hospital? It may – OK, probably does – sound gross. But researchers...
  • Online Alzheimer's tests unscientific and inaccurate

    There are memory tests all over the Internet, but they're notoriously poor at evaluating your memory and mental skills. If you're genuinely concerned memory lapses and fear they might point to Alzheimer's disease, talk to a professional. "If people are...
  • Untested stimulant found in dietary supplements: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – At least a dozen dietary supplements available in the U.S. contain a potentially-dangerous synthetic stimulant that has never been tested on humans, says a new study. The inclusion of the stimulant known as DMBA in...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: As yet, there's no genetic test for schizophrenia

    Q: My husband has schizophrenia. We'd like to have children someday, but we're concerned about the risks of passing on mental illness to our children. Are there genetic tests available? If not, what are the risks? A: Your concerns are well-founded. The...
  • Jackson Lab Opens To Praise By Scientists

    Jackson Lab Opens To Praise By Scientists
    — Top geneticists from Harvard and the National Institutes of Health in Washington D.C. joined Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and others Tuesday in opening the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine. The new nonprofit research center and the state of...