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Mar 07 2014 One of the new realities of social media is that old news can be dredged up and spread around. In this way old memes can keep coming back to life like the Terminator, and we have to kill them over and over again. The antivaccine crowd,
Foot ulcers are a common complication from diabetes than can lead to hospitalization and lower limb amputation. In 2006, about 65,700 non-traumatic lower-limb amputations were performed in people with diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease
Women beset by the hot flashes and night sweats so common in menopause often seek treatment other than hormone therapy. Might a procedure that involves injecting a local anesthetic near a bundle of nerves in the neck be a viable option?...The women
21 am The doctor-patient relationship is ideally an intimate partnership where information is exchanged openly and honestly...Deception in the doctor-patient relationship is more common than we'd like to believe...It encapsulates precisely what we
Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp said its experimental brain disorder drug slowed the loss of muscle control in patients with Huntington's disease after 18 months of treatment. Raptor's shares were up 9 percent at $16.24 in premarket trading on Thursday.
Eli Lilly and Co said its experimental lung cancer drug significantly improved patient survival rates compared to a placebo in a late-stage trial. The trial also showed that the drug, ramucirumab, improved survival rates without the cancer worsening.
La Trobe University's decision to accept funding from Swisse for a new centre to research alternative medicines has sparked controversy. This final instalment of the series considers the ethical problems with such research and says the only option is
Professor and Director of Australia's National Institute of Complementary Medicine at University of Western Sydney Many complementary medicines, such as simple vitamins and mineral supplements, lend themselves readily to research. But others present
Researchers at Harvard and other institutions tested a true painkilling drug as well as placebo doses on migraine sufferers. The placebos, despite their lack of real painkilling ingredients, were remarkably effective. The placebo accounted for more