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Improved Allergy Shots Might Be on Horizon

Methods being investigated could offer quicker, longer-lasting results, experts say

Using Drug for Prevention Might Help in Hard-to-Treat Hemophilia

For some patients, using medicine to stave off, not just treat bleeds, could decrease joint damage

Clearing Out 'Old Cells' Might Make for Healthier Old Age

In mouse study, eliminating derelict cells seemed to postpone diseases of aging, scientists say

Red Wine Antioxidant Could Give Metabolism a Boost

Small study in obese men shows benefit from supplement containing resveratrol

New Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Promising in Early Trial

Experimental drug, ocrelizumab, reduced active brain lesions in study patients

High-Tech Suit Lets You Know What It's Like to Be Old

Creation will help make products, services more user-friendly for an aging population, scientists say

Python Findings Shed Light on Human Heart Health

After feeding, snake blood has high levels of enzymes that protect the heart

For Those With Mystery Illnesses, a 'Clinic of Last Resort'

Americans with rare, debilitating diseases come to national center hoping for diagnosis

Viagra-Like Drug May Help Children With Rare Disorder

Study found those with pulmonary arterial hypertension could exercise more easily after taking sildenafil

HIV Medication Patch Shows Promise in Early Trial

Could help patients adhere to treatment regimens, researchers say

Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise for Lung Cancer: Study

Combined with chemo, the shot appears to slow progression of non-small cell form of disease

Steroids Given to Preemies May Harm Brain Growth: Study

The drugs help breathing but should be used with utmost caution, researchers say

Link Explored Between Colon Cancer, Bacterium

Research could provide clues for diagnosing, treating malignancies, study says

Report Tracks Patient Outcomes at 5,000 U.S. Hospitals

Researchers also outline who is using the Internet to compare doctors, hospitals

Foundation Aims to Raise Awareness of Brain Diseases

American Academy of Neurology Foundation marks 20th anniversary with call for research support

Genome of Cancer-Free Rodent May Give Clues to Human Aging, Disease

Naked mole rat, humans share some genetic similarities, researchers find

Study Suggests Origins of Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure

Father's cells inside the placenta trick mother's immune system, research says

New Alzheimer's Drug Shows Early Promise

Small trial found it lowered levels of brain-clogging plaque, but unclear if that will slow disease

Scientists Spot New Clues to HIV-Linked Dementia

Distinct types of the virus hide out in cerebrospinal fluid, research shows

Monkeys Use Brain Power, Not Hands, to 'Move' Virtual Objects

Researchers say findings from animal study might help quadriplegic patients some day

Scientists Engineer Mice That Have Autism

Researcher says other mouse models of disease exist, but this comes closer to mirroring disorder in humans

Raw Sewage a New Frontier for Scientists

Diverse collection of viruses awaits exploration, researchers say

Cocaine Increases Risk for Glaucoma: Study

Abusers with the eye disease significantly younger than other glaucoma patients who did not do drugs

Abnormal Protein May Explain Loss of Smell With Alzheimer's

The protein kills nerve cells in the nose, animal study finds

'Magic Mushroom' Compound Triggered Positive Personality Change in Study

Sixty percent of volunteers became more 'open' -- and stayed that way for more than a year

Study Suggests Link Between Sleep Deprivation, Alzheimer's Risk

Body seems to use brain's downtime to clear away disease-related material, researchers say

U.S. Scientists Map Genome of Advanced Prostate Cancer

Researchers discover genetic 'hypermutations' that help tumors resist common therapies

Study Suggests Link Between Stress and Aggressive Breast Cancer

But research with minority women doesn't prove cause-and-effect

New Report Casts More Doubt on Virus' Link to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Nine labs failed to spot CFS patients based on presence of XMRV in blood alone

Scientists Reconstruct the 'Movies in Our Minds'

Using MRI scans and computers, they interpreted brain patterns as people watched film trailers

Drug Shows Promise Against Deadly Lung Disease

In early trial, highest dose slowed progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Genes May Explain Blacks' Bleaker Prostate Cancer Stats

Findings might someday lead to improved treatments for African Americans, researchers say

The War on Cancer Continues

Report finds progress has been made fighting some, but not all, malignancies

Global Toll of 'Non-Communicable Diseases' -- $47 Trillion by 2030

Cancer, diabetes, heart disease and lung disease kill 36 million people every year, experts say

Family of Four Has Its Genome Sequenced

Father's blood-clotting mutation prompts genetic testing, then genetic sequencing

Research Reveals Why Hungry People Get Cranky

Stress, hunger trigger fluctuating levels of the hormone serotonin in the brain, scans show

U.N. Summit Seeks to Tame 'Non-Communicable Diseases'

Cancer, diabetes, heart disease and lung disease kill 36 million people every year

Drinking Patterns Affect Heart Health, Mouse Study Finds

A little booze daily is good, but binge drinking causes weight gain, heart disease, research shows

Many Alzheimer's Cases Go Unrecognized: Report

Late diagnosis hinders even the limited treatments available, experts say

New Drug Boosts 'Good' Cholesterol in Study Patients

Imaging technology suggests novel treatment may help prevent some heart disease, researchers say

High Cholesterol Might Be Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

Unclear whether it may cause the devastating illness or is a sign of it, researcher says

Public Often Unaware of a Drug's Safety Record -- Or Lack of One

Better-informed patients tend to make safer med choices, study finds

New X-Rays Offer Clues on Evolution of the Human Brain

Shape of ancient fossil consistent with gradual reorganization in frontal brain, researchers say

Scientists Use Stem Cells for Blood 'Self-Transfusion'

Though preliminary, process might help those too ill to donate blood before needing a transfusion

Trial of Cancer-Fighting Virus Shows Promise

It sought out, destroyed tumor cells without harming healthy cells, study says

More Evidence Links Genes to Parkinson's

Theory that the movement disorder occurs randomly is changing, researcher says

New Blood Thinner May Outperform Warfarin for Irregular Heartbeat

People with atrial fibrillation fared a bit better when taking experimental drug apixaban, study found

Sweet Sparrow Songs May Actually Be Shouting Matches

Older male birds most likely to engage in aggressive song-sharing bouts, study shows

Gene Mutations Identified in Uterine Fibroids

Research sheds light on why these painful noncancerous tumors affect so many women

Sophisticated Scan May Spot Seeds of Alzheimer's Risk

Finding could be important when treatments become available, experts say