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Health Link Vitamin E may slow Alzheimer's disease progression Vitamin E may slow Alzheimer's disease progression
Researchers say vitamin E might slow the progression of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease - the first time any treatment has been shown to alter the course of dementia at that stage.
Health Link Some with Alzheimer's find care in far-off nation Some with Alzheimer's find care in far-off nation(Photo Gallery)
Residents of this facility for people with Alzheimer's disease toss around a yellow ball and laugh under a cascade with their caregivers, in a swimming pool ringed by palm trees and wind chimes. Susanna Kuratli, once a painter of delicate oils, swims a lap and smiles.
Health Link UNOS to oversee hand, face transplants like organs UNOS to oversee hand, face transplants like organs
Sure your liver or kidney could save someone's life. But would you donate your hands, or your face? Signing up to become an organ donor may get more complicated than just checking a box on your driver's license.
Health Link Committee to oversee hand, face transplants like organs Committee to oversee hand, face transplants like organs
The government is preparing to regulate the new field of hand and face transplants like it does standard organ transplants, giving more Americans who are disabled or disfigured by injury, illness or combat a chance at this radical kind of reconstruction.
Health Link Bah humbug: Heart woes can spike this time of year Bah humbug: Heart woes can spike this time of year
'Tis the season - for heart attacks? Not to dampen any spirits, but studies show heart troubles spike this time of year. It's not just a Western phenomenon; recent research in China found the same thing.
Health Link Dads to diapers and more, myth-busting survey says Dads to diapers and more, myth-busting survey says
The detached dad, turning up his nose at diapering and too busy to bathe, dress and play with his kids, is mostly a myth, a big government survey suggests. Most American fathers say they are heavily involved in hands-on parenting, the researchers found.
Health Link NYC expands smoking ban to include e-cigarettes NYC expands smoking ban to include e-cigarettes
Years after being exiled to New York City's sidewalks by a ban on smoking in indoor public places, some smokers relished electronic cigarettes as a way to come in from the cold.
Health Link FDA warns of dangerous erections from ADHD drugs FDA warns of dangerous erections from ADHD drugs
The Food and Drug Administration is warning that a stimulant used in treatments for the childhood condition attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder can trigger painful, long-lasting erections in rare cases.
Health Link FDA raises safety concerns on antibacterial soaps FDA raises safety concerns on antibacterial soaps
The Food and Drug Administration says there is no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs, and there is some evidence they may pose health risks.
Health Link Gene therapy scores big wins against blood cancers Gene therapy scores big wins against blood cancers
In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.
Health Link Wrongful death lawsuit blames Chantix prescriber
A Eugene woman whose husband killed the couple's son and himself has sued the dentist who prescribed her husband a nicotine-cessation drug and the hospital that determined he was not a danger to himself or others two days before the slayings.