Eaten regularly, they might boost chances as much as 68 percent, study finds
Infection hits younger people more often, maybe because they mingle in larger groups, researcher suggests
Experts say trend in U.S. is not to give patients these calming meds before procedure
Five-year follow-up shows the overwhelming majority remain harmless
People as young as 20 have amyloid buildup, but researchers aren't sure what it means
Spider venom may contain a long-sought secret ingredient for an effective, long-term painkiller, researchers said Wednesday. In lab-dish tests, seven compounds obtained from venom blocked a protein crucial for transmitting the sensation of pain to the human brain. "The hunt for a medicine based on just one of these compounds, which would open up a new class of potent painkillers, is now a step closer," said a statement issued with the study published by the British Journal of Pharmacology. If it could be targeted and controlled, this "off switch" may be the solution for millions of chronic pain sufferers.
By Natalie Thomas and Kim Kyung-Hoon BEIJING (Reuters) - For years, Liu Ruiqiang put up with chronic smog in China's capital of Beijing, but he didn't want to take any chances when his daughter was born. On days when air pollution reaches hazardous levels, his toddler daughter is confined to their home, where a pair of constantly whirring air purifiers make it safer to breathe.
By Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chris Barr had no problem getting his eight children exempted from vaccinations when they went to school. First in California, and later when the family moved to Arkansas, the natural healing practitioner simply signed a piece of paper stating that his personal beliefs didn’t allow the immunizations. This year’s highly publicized measles outbreaks, which have infected more than 150 people in 17 states, are no longer front page news. The proposed laws have been introduced in statehouses by both Democrats and Republicans and include a range of approaches, from requiring schools to post immunization rates to entirely eliminating religious and philosophical exemptions.