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18 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Electromagnetic Jolts To The Brain Boost Memory In New Study

Our memories are annoyingly glitchy. Names, dates, birthdays, and the locations of car keys fall through the cracks, losses that accelerate at an alarming pace with age and in neurodegenerative diseases. Now, by applying electromagnetic pulses through the skull to carefully targeted brain regions, researchers have found a way to boost memory performance in healthy people. The new study sheds ...

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AUG 27, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Repros says its testosterone drug found superior in study

(Reuters) - Repros Therapeutics Inc said its experimental drug to treat low testosterone was superior to a leading marketed gel and a placebo in the first of two identical studies. Patients who were given the drug, Androxal, experienced superiority in sperm concentration compared with those who used Abbvie Inc's AndroGel, said the company. Food and Drug Administration recommended sperm concentration ...

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AUG 27, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Fishery mislabeling could mean more mercury than buyers bargain for

By Janice Neumann NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – That Chilean sea bass from the local grocery store could have twice the methylmercury that’s expected – if it comes from a region other than indicated on the label, a new study says. While fish certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is generally considered safe, seafood from regions with high levels ...

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AUG 25, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Japan Ready To Offer Anti-Flu Drug For Ebola Treatment

TOKYO (AP) — Japan said Monday it is ready to provide a Japanese-developed anti-influenza drug as a possible treatment for the rapidly expanding Ebola outbreak. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that Japan can offer favipiravir, developed by a subsidiary of Fujifilm Holdings Corp., at any time at the request of the World Health Organization. The drug, with the ...

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AUG 25, 2014 - Huffington Post

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E-Cigarettes Might Help Smokers Quit, American Heart Association Says

The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer Society has no formal policy but quietly took a similar stance in May. Both groups express great concern about these popular nicotine-vapor products and urge more regulation, especially to keep them away from youth. They also stress ...

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