A new approach to investigating hard-to-find chromosomal abnormalities has identified 33 genes associated with autism and related disorders, 22 for the first time. Several of these genes also appear...
Johns Hopkins researchers say they have found a specific protein in nearly 100 percent of high-grade meningiomas — the most common form of brain tumor — suggesting a new target for therapies for a...
October is “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” This is a health concern that I feel particularly passionate about because it hits close to home. My mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast...
You’ve probably read about calcium and vitamin D in the news, where headlines highlight the need for these crucial nutrients — and the fact that most of us don’t get enough of them. What doesn’t make...
MGH investigators have determined that one of the recently identified genes contributing to the risk of late-onset Alzheimer's disease regulates the clearance of the toxic amyloid beta (A-beta)...
More than one in 10 Americans takes one or more antidepressant medications, and for that large chunk of the population, recent events surely have been unsettling. Three books published in 2010 were...
By using SOLITAIRE in combination with tPA, physicians at advanced stroke centers will be able to reliably open the arteries in 80-90 percent of their patients, an unprecedented success rate.
UCLA provides a full range of treatment options for stress incontinence, from individualized regimens in a physical therapy program that focuses exclusively on pelvic floor issues to the most...
Bacterial and viral infections may have similar symptoms - runny nose, cough, fever, sore throat and difficulty sleeping - but they require different treatments.. Bacteria are single-celled...
This isn’t your grandmother’s full-term pregnancy. Doctors used to define 37 to 42 weeks as the time span of a full-term pregnancy. Now, a U.S. OB/GYN group is dividing that range into different...

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