Seeking Alzheimer's Answers Among Fruit Flies
FRIDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Medical research often
involves a great deal of creativity, finding unique ways to solve
challenging problems. But scientists can face skepticism when using
creative methods to research human diseases, particularly when
those methods involve animals or insects.
Virus Unlikely to Advance Deadly Lung Disease: Study
FRIDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Most patients struggling
with a progressive and fatal form of lung disease called idiopathic
pulmonary fibrosis do
not risk a worsening of their condition as a result of
exposure to a viral infection, new research indicates.
Newer Drug May Help Prevent Fracture in Men With Prostate Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug called
denosumab (Xgeva) performed somewhat better than the current
standard treatment of zoledronic acid (Zometa) for preventing
fractures and other bone problems in men with hormone-resistant
prostate cancer, a new study suggests.
Study Finds Drop in Online Sales of Cigarettes
FRIDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- A 2005 voluntary federal ban
on the use of credit cards to buy cigarettes online, coupled with a
ban on all commercial shipping of such purchases within the United
States, has effectively curtailed the popularity of Web sites that
sell cigarettes, new research reveals.
Early Symptoms in Menopause Might Protect Heart
FRIDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Women who begin to
experience hot flashes and night sweats early in menopause appear
to be at lower risk for heart disease, stroke and death, a new