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Brain images suggest Alzheimer’s drug is working

LONDON (Reuters) – New imaging technology suggests an experimental drug for Alzheimer’s reduces clumps of plaque in the brain by around 25 percent, lifting hopes for a medicine that disappointed in clinical tests two years ago.

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February 28th, 2010

Pelosi Confident on Health Vote

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed confidence that Democrats would have enough votes to pass a broad health-care overhaul, but acknowledged that it could come at a political cost to lawmakers who back the measure. Read more…

February 28th, 2010

New Research Sheds Light On Antarctic Ice Melting

There may be no polar bears at the South Pole, but there sure is a lot of ice. In fact, more than 90 percent of the Earth’s glacial ice is in Antarctica. Now, new research shows the continent’s ice is melting in more places than previously known. Host Guy Raz speaks to scientist Jane Ferrigno of the U.S. Geological Survey about the Antarctic Peninsula’s ice retreat. Read more…

February 28th, 2010

BPA May Raise Risk of Asthma in Kids (HealthDay)

HealthDay – SUNDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) — Mouse pups whose mothers were
exposed to a common but controversial chemical developed allergic asthma,
new research has found. Read More..

February 28th, 2010

Kids’ Peanut Allergies Might Be Tamed: Study (HealthDay)

HealthDay – SATURDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) — Help may be on the way for
children with serious peanut allergies, with two new studies suggesting
that slowly increasing consumption might build kids’ tolerance over
time. Read More..

February 28th, 2010
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