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A drug may prevent Alzheimer’s but there are no plans to find out

Large studies are needed before drugs can make it into pharmaciesPeoplepictures/Getty By Debora MacKenzie An arthritis drug seems to significantly cut the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease – but there are no plans to find out if it really works. Last week, The Washington Post reported that pharmaceutical firm Pfizer has data showing that an… Read More »

‘God was there’: A year after landmark Canadian transplant, Maurice Desjardins is learning to live with another man’s face

“Gun cleaner shoots self” — Ottawa Sun headline, Jan. 12, 2011 NOTRE-DAME-DE-LA-SALETTE, Que. — On the mantel inside the Desjardins house, which hugs Lac de l’Argile, a mountain lake about an hour’s drive northeast of Ottawa, there are no framed photos of Maurice Desjardins taken after what the family calls only “the accident.” There’s a… Read More »

There Is Toxic Fungus in E-Cigs

Smoking conventional tobacco cigarettes takes a large toll on health. They contain thousands of toxic chemicals that are released into your lungs and the air with every puff. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention1 calls it the “single largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States.” Traditional combustible cigarettes kill more… Read More »