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A massive gene trawl has linked over 100 DNA coding mutations to schizophrenia, yielding critical clues about what causes the illness and possibly how to treat it, scientists said Tuesday.
2014/7/23
Fit seniors tested to fight Alzheimer's
In one of the most ambitious attempts yet to thwart Alzheimer's disease, a major study got underway Monday to see if an experimental drug can protect healthy seniors whose brains harbor silent signs that they're at risk.
2014/6/11
Sri Lanka celebrates war's end, puts block on commemorations
President Mahinda Rajapakse led celebrations at a major victory parade Sunday to mark the fifth anniversary of the end of Sri Lanka's Tamil separatist war, as commemorations for its victims were blocked.
2014/5/19
The doctor will see you now via webcam, smartphone
Mark Matulaitis holds out his arms so the Parkinson's specialist can check his tremors. But this is no doctor's office: Matulaitis sits in his rural home as a neurologist a few hundred kilometers away examines him via the camera in his laptop.
2014/5/14
South Korean President Park Geun-hye faced Thursday the angry parents of hundreds of children missing in a ferry disaster, holding an impromptu and at times very tense meeting in an island gymnasium.
2014/4/18
Japan's population has shrunk for the third year running, with the elderly making up a quarter of the total for the first time, government data showed on Tuesday.
2014/4/16
One in four people aged 65 and above has sleeping problems in Taiwan, a newspaper reported yesterday.
2014/3/29
Social contact and regular exercise are key to aging well and living a longer life, according to newly presented research.
2014/2/19
New research suggests that Mexican-Americans might develop memory problems that could lead to Alzheimer's disease as much as a decade earlier than non-Hispanics.
2014/1/6
Some Alzheimer's sufferers find care in far-off nations
Residents of this facility for people with Alzheimer's disease toss around a yellow ball and laugh under a cascade of water with their caregivers, in a swimming pool ringed by palm trees and wind chimes. Susanna Kuratli, once a painter of delicate oils, swims a lap and smiles.
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