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Brain may compensate for Alzheimer's damage

A new study suggests the brain may have the ability to compensate for damage caused by Alzheimer's disease. Researchers measured the brain activity of older adults with and without the protein tangles that are a sign of Alzheimer's. Both groups performed equally well on a series of memory tests,... Read Story

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Sep 12, 2014 7:24 AM

Study links sunshine and suicide

New research suggests sunshine may influence suicide rates regardless of the season. Austrian researchers studied 40 years of suicide data in that country and found days with more suicides tended to be sunnier. In fact, suicide rates were higher at the end of a long string of sunny... Read Story

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Sep 11, 2014 1:28 PM

FDA approves weight-loss drug Contrave

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. regulators are greenlighting a new weight-loss drug called Contrave, the third in a string of approvals for anti-obesity treatments. The drug is made by Orexigen Therapeutics Inc., based in La Jolla, California. The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it is approved for use by people... Read Story