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The premise Neurosurgeons at Seattle Grace Hospital are conducting a clinical trial of a new treatment for patients with "rapidly progressive Alzheimer's disease." Some of the patients in the trial are randomly assigned to receive the experimental drug...
The premise Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Ben Stiller), a nurse in charge of a medical surgical unit at a hospital, is looking for extra income. He is approached by sexy pharmaceutical drug representative Andi Garcia (Jessica Alba), who offers him a gig as a...
The diet drug Qnexa helps obese people with weight-related medical conditions to lose more weight than those who take a dummy pill and could allow some to scale back on medications for diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol, according to a new study...
Special to The TimesAS they seek to document and demystify one of life's great thrills, scientists have run across some real head-scratchers. How, for example, can they explain the fact that some men and women who are paralyzed and numb below the waist are able to have...
Tags: Health, Cancer, Diabetes, Diseases and Illnesses, Science
Times Staff WritersWASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned physicians to consider alternatives to the popular arthritis drug Celebrex because of new evidence that, like the similar drug Vioxx, removed from the market in September, it doubles the...
Tags: Cancer, Health Organizations, Pharmaceuticals, Blood, Stroke
Times Staff WriterAlone at his computer, drool sliding down his chin, Tom Hill searched the Internet for anything that could save him. His 55-year-old body was gradually shutting down. His muscles twitched uncontrollably. He could no longer talk, so he scribbled notes...
Tags: Politics, Research, Bank of America Corp., Family, Diabetes
Contributing WriterVeterinarian Kevin Fitzgerald has an article in the May/June issue of AKC Family Dog magazine titled “Kennel Concerns and Laser Therapy.” I selected the laser therapy segment because it concerns pain therapy and everyone is interested in...
Premium Health News ServiceSadly, aging is inevitable. And there are many variables involved in how long you live. But you can also add years to your life by making smarter food choices. Help keep your mind razor-sharp and body finely honed with these anti-aging drinks: 1. Pink...
Dear Pharmacist: I've had migraine headaches for 11 years and live on triptan drugs and ibuprofen. There must be something else I can do. Please lend some sensible Suzy insight. — J.C., Tucson, Ariz. Dear J.C.: The sensible thing for me to do is...
When the president and CEO of Boehringer Ingelheim USA starts to talk about the company's most dramatic failure in the last five years, a certain sheepish tone creeps into his voice. He thinks he's going to have to explain the disease the drug was...
St. Louis Post-DispatchDawn Demet had never even heard the word metastatic. Then in September 2011, she was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer. She was told to go home, pack a bag, and take a trip, because she only had 6 to 12 months to live. But a different...
Tribune reporterAbbVie said Tuesday that it is teaming up with a California drug company to develop an oral treatment for celiac disease. Celiac disease is the most common autoimmune disease, affecting about 6 million people in the U.S. and Europe. Those affected can'...
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