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  • World-famous brain scientist to address URI commencement

    A world-renowned neuroscientist considered to be one of the greatest hopes in the search for treatments and cures for Alzheimer's disease is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the University of Rhode Island's commencement ceremonies. Rudolph...
  • Study: Breast cancer overtreatment costs US $4B a year

    Sharpening a medical debate about the costs and benefits of cancer screening, a new report estimates that the U.S. spends $4 billion a year on unnecessary medical costs due to mammograms that generate false alarms, and on treatment of certain breast...
  • Pharmacists try a more personal approach to treatment

    Pharmacists try a more personal approach to treatment
    Jose Alvarez clutches a red drawstring bag as he hobbles into a small office. He leans his crutches against the wall and takes a seat in the corner. His seven pill bottles, of varying heights, create a miniature skyline of orange and white. A heavyset...
  • Online auction to benefit dog-rescue service

    RUFF Rescue of Central Florida, a dog-rescue service based in Minneola, is having an online auction through 9 p.m. April 15. There are more than a dozen categories including fitness, sports memorabilia, wine tastings, photography, dog zone and theme...
  • Thomas Gray lived six days, but his life has lasting impact

    PHILADELPHIA When she found out early in her pregnancy that one of her identical twins would die at birth, Sarah Gray began a five-year journey that culminated last week in Philadelphia. She had to carry the sick baby to term in order to protect his...
  • GNC allowed to sell herbal brand under deal with N.Y. attorney general

    GNC allowed to sell herbal brand under deal with N.Y. attorney general
    Nutritional supplement retailer GNC Holdings Inc. is cleared to sell some of its most popular products, including echinacea, ginseng and St. John’s Wort, under an agreement announced Monday with New York’s attorney general. State...
  • Medicines beat angioplasty of brain arteries to prevent stroke

    Q: My wife recently had a mini-stroke. She's fine now. An MRI showed a narrowed artery inside the brain. Could doctors open the blockage with angioplasty? A: Your wife has the most common reason for strokes and mini-strokes: one or more narrowed arteries...
  • Study shows potential for treatment of infant heart defects

    PITTSBURGH A substance naturally produced by the human body has the potential to regrow tissue in the hearts of infants with congenital defects, possibly improving how well their hearts work, according to a study published Wednesday by researchers at...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Don't give up on the flu vaccine!

    Q: I just read that the flu vaccine this year was not effective. What happened? I had my flu shot this year, but I'm reluctant to get one again next year. A: You're correct. This year's flu vaccine has been a disappointment. The most recent estimates...
  • Oxytocin makes men eat less, choose healthier foods

    Oxytocin makes men eat less, choose healthier foods
    First, we learn that the "love hormone" oxytocin makes men more trusting, nurturing and sociable. Then, we learn that a shot of the stuff makes partnered men less likely to stray or even flirt with other women. Now, we learn that a puff of oxytocin up the...
  • Fitness Files: Snacks wrapped in expensive promises of health

    My niece held up a crinkly white bag of cookies. "Guess what these cost," she demanded. Prepared for an astronomical amount, I doubled my first guess, "Ten dollars." Her thumb bobbed up, up and she looked at me encouragingly. "Not fifteen!" I...