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Man Hospitalized In Sweden Tests Negative For Ebola

Posted On September 01, 2014

(Stockholm) -- Swedish officials say a man hospitalized and tested in Stockholm over the weekend is showing no signs of having the Ebola virus. The unidentified man had recently traveled to a risk area for the deadly disease and had a fever when he was admitted to the hospital. He will continue to get treatment…

Electric Current May Boost Memory For Those With Cognitive Problems

Posted On September 01, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- People with memory impairment may someday be able to use electric current to improve their memory function. This would include people with conditions like Alzheimer's or memory problems caused by trauma, illness or aging. A procedure called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation uses a mild electrical current to jumpstart a part of the brain…

Cholesterol Drug May Substantially Cut Cardiovascular Risks

Posted On September 01, 2014

(Barcelona, Spain) -- An experimental cholesterol-lowering drug may have the potential to substantially reduce heart attack and stroke rates. A clinical trial of the medication from Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals indicates that targeting a specific protein may reduce cardiovascular risks for millions of patients. Specialists say a much larger clinical trial needs to be done…

New Medication For People With Chronic Heart Failure

Posted On September 01, 2014

(Undated) -- A new medication is expected to help people with chronic heart failure live longer, happier lives. Doctor Natalie Azar with the NYU Langone Medical Center says the new medication from Novartis will have a good success rate.   Taken twice-a-day in pill form, the yet unnamed drug is believed to reduce the stress…

Judge Temporarily Blocks Louisiana Abortion Law

Posted On August 31, 2014

(Baton Rouge, LA) -- A federal judge is blocking a law that would likely close down all five abortion clinics in Louisiana. The law would have required doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their practice. The district court judge ruled the law can still go into…