Does Pot Fight Alzheimer's?
Scientists have found that even very low doses of a compound found in marijuana may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease. The study could lead to new treatments based on similar compounds that are legal.... [Full Story]
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With Prostate Cancer, It Helps to Know the Enemy
Prostate cancer patients lacking knowledge about the disease have difficulty making good treatment decisions. This can lead to worse quality of care and long-term results, new research suggests. [Full Story]
New Cholesterol Drug Cuts Heart Risk in Half
A new cholesterol-lowering drug roughly halved the number of heart attacks and strokes in a clinical trial, researchers reported.The result is not conclusive, but suggest the drug shows promise. [Full Story]
Scientists Uncover Dyslexic Brain Differences
Researchers have discovered that people with dyslexia have disrupted network connections in their brains. Dyslexia -- the most commonly diagnosed learning disorder in the United States -- causes problems with reading and writing. [Full Story]
Joan Rivers: Sedation Gone Wrong?
Sedation always holds risks, and Joan Rivers' medical crisis highlights the fact that the dangers are greater for older patients, say experts. The 81-year-old comedienne remains in stable but critical condition in a New York hospital after suffering cardiac arrest during... [Full Story]
Kids Who Lack Sleep Often Become Obese Adults: Study
Lack of sleep not only puts teens at risk for poor grades, it also puts them at increased risk for obesity, researchers warn. The study authors analyzed data collected from more than 10,00 0Americans when they were aged 16 and 21. [Full Story]
Eating Pistachios Can Prevent Diabetes: Study
For people who may be headed for Type 2 diabetes, regularly eating pistachios might help turn the tide, according to a new trial from Spain. [Full Story]
Eating Fruits and Vegetables Can Make You More Attractive: Study
The vernacular of today's beauty buzz is riddled with words and phrases about staying young, but the idea of carotenoid coloration means little to most people, although it's exactly what you're probably looking for. It's that sexy, healthy glow that comes from eating lots of fruits and veggies. [Full Story]
Tripping Seniors on Purpose to Stop Future Falls
Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke. The experiment is among techniques being studied to prevent falls, the leading cause of injury in older adults. [Full Story]
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