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An experimental treatment for Alzheimer's failed again in a widely anticipated study, disappointing many who had hoped drugmaker Eli Lilly had finally found a way to slow the progression of the mind-robbing disease.
 
China, the world's biggest cigarette producer and consumer, aims to impose national smoking-control regulations by the end of this year, authorities said Tuesday.
 
Donkey milk, Montenegro's new health trend
Machines long ago usurped a donkey's traditional role as the farmer's beast of burden, but the animals are winning new fans in Montenegro -- thanks to their luxury milk.
 
For the first time, a new drug given along with a cholesterol-lowering statin treatment has proved able to shrink plaque that is clogging arteries, potentially giving a way to undo some of the damage of heart disease, a study has found.
 
The number of people across the globe suffering from high blood pressure has almost doubled over the past four decades, with the biggest rise in south Asia and Africa, researchers said on Wednesday.
 
More than a dozen people in Sierra Leone were infected with Ebola, but showed no symptoms, suggesting that the massive and deadly West Africa epidemic was larger than previously thought, researchers said on Tuesday.
 
West Nile virus may be three times more deadly than previously thought, because many deaths associated with the mosquito-borne virus occur years after the initial infection, researchers said Monday.
 
Confronting stigma, dedicating your life: mothering a child with autism
"I tried everything," Su Hui-ping (蘇惠萍) said with a hint of desperation.
 
Research quantifies genetic damage caused by smoking
Smoking a pack of cigarettes a day causes an average of 150 mutations a year in lung cells, according to a new study that identifies specific ways smoke exposure damages DNA.
 
A Taiwanese hospital has successfully treated a patient with a potentially fatal seizure disorder using neuromodulation surgery, the first ever successful example of anterior thalamic nucleus stimulation being used to treat patients suffering from epilepsy anywhere in the world, the hospital has said.
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