Immune System Reset May Halt Multiple Sclerosis Progression

At a Glance Three-year results from a clinical trial suggest that depleting and then re-establishing the immune system can alleviate a type of early-stage multiple sclerosis (MS). With further development and evaluation, this approach could become an option for treating…

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Osteoporosis in Aging Protect Your Bones with Exercise

Contributors: Neyal Ammary-Risch, Vicki Contie, Alan Defibaugh (illustrations), and Helen Fields Bones feel solid, but the inside of a bone is actually filled with holes like a honeycomb. Bone tissues are broken down and rebuilt all the time. While some…

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Only 3 in 10 Americans with HIV have virus in check

Full sized Infographic New study finds that two-thirds of Americans with virus not in check have been diagnosed. National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, Just 30 percent of Americans with HIV had the virus under control in 2011, and approximately two-thirds…

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Gene Therapy Used to Treat Hemophilia

Gene Therapy Used to Treat Hemophilia By Brandon Levy Hemophilia is a rare bleeding disorder in which blood doesn’t clot normally. Hemophilia B is caused by mutations in the gene for coagulation factor IX, a protein that helps blood to clot.…

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Adult cigarette smoking rate overall hits all-time low

Adult cigarette smoking rate overall hits all-time low From U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES The cigarette smoking rate among adults in the U.S. dropped from 20.9 percent in 2005 to 17.8 percent in 2013, according to new data published…

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Parkinson’s Disease Understanding a Complicated Condition

‘From NIH News in Health Contributors: Vicki Contie, Alan Defibaugh (illustrations), Helen Fields, and Stephanie Clipper We rely on our brains for every movement we make, whether writing, walking, talking, or even sleeping. But a serious brain disorder like Parkinson’s disease…

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