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'Longevity Gene' Helps Prevent Memory Decline and Dementia

Posted: 01/14/2010 - Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found that a "longevity gene" helps to slow age-related decline in brain function in older adults. Drugs that mimic the gene's effect are now under development, the researchers note, and could help protect against Alzheimer's disease.

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Gene Therapy to Treat Damaged Heart Tissue

Updated: 01/13/2010 - Todd Herron, Ph.D., assistant research professor in the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, talks about his research involving gene therapy to treat damaged heart tissue.

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Sen. Nelson: More Medicaid funding for all states

Updated: 01/10/2010 - Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson says he didn't hold back his vote on health care legislation just to get more money for his state, "but to fix the unfunded Medicaid mandate for all states."

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H1N1 Infections Continue to Drop

Posted: 01/08/2010 - Swine flu infections continue to drop and only one state - Alabama - was reporting widespread cases last week.

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FDA Staff Against New Use of Forest Labs Drug

Posted: 01/07/2010 - Federal health scientists say Forest Laboratories' hypertension drug Bystolic should not be approved for a new use in patients at risk for heart failure.

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Walmart Announces H1N1 Vaccinations for Customers

Posted: 01/06/2010 - Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and Mollen Immunization Clinics announced today that Mollen healthcare professionals will administer H1N1 flu shots in select stores in Alabama beginning January 6, 2010.

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Evidence lacking for special diets in autism

Posted: 01/03/2010 - An expert panel says there's no rigorous evidence that digestive problems are more common in children with autism compared to other children, or that special diets work.

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China warns of possible new H1N1 flu outbreaks

Updated: 01/03/2010 - The Lunar New Year travel period in China has officials bracing for a possible new wave of swine flu infectionsas crowded conditions create the ideal mechanism for the virus tospread.

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More than a million Floridians vaccinated

Posted: 12/24/2009 - Health officials say more than a million Floridians have received swine flu vaccinations and limits on who can get them are being lifted.

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Doctors Operate to Extract Needles from Brazil Boy

Posted: 12/18/2009 - Doctors have started emergency surgery to remove four sewing needles from a Brazilian toddler that were allegedly inserted into him by his stepfather during a series of bizarre rituals.

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