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Visionary Results
A medicine developed to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may also help patients with diabetic macular edema (DME), a new nationwide, government-funded study finds.
Stop Smoking, Maintain Vision?
Low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL or "good" cholesterol) and smoking appear to contribute to early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a recent study.
The Way Your Brain 'Cleans House' Could Point to Alzheimer's Disease
A key protein involved in Alzheimer's disease is produced at a normal rate but is not sufficiently removed in the disease.
Beating Bacteria at Its Own Game
Researchers at NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have pinpointed a protein that helps bacteria detach from medical devices and spread in the body.
A New Spin on Safe Sex
A recent study from the University of Chicago found that sexual activity declines in the year following heart attack for patients who don't get instructions from their doctors regarding when it's safe to have sex again.
The Pen Behind 'Potter' Establishes MS Research Institute
Harry Potter scribe J.K. Rowling has donated £10 million to the University of Edinburgh to establish the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic.
From Institutions to Independence
U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius have announced a joint venture aiding 1,000 non-elderly, disabled Americans.
Period of Adjustment
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sent a letter to Congress outlining progress on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Gastric Band Does Not Have Same Effect on Men, Women
Obesity is a condition that causes many health issues including high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.
Childbirth Anesthesia Deaths on the Decline
Deaths from general anesthesia during childbirth have decreased in the past two decades, a decline scientists attribute to better monitoring and breathing devices.