Sunday, August 26, 2012
An Alzheimer's treatment from Eli Lilly and Co. failed to slow memory decline in two separate patient studies, but the drug did show some potential to help in mild cases of the mind-robbing condition that is notoriously difficult to treat.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
If you have a relative who died of heart disease before age 60, your own risk of early heart trouble is higher as well, a study involving millions of people in Denmark over three decades has determined.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Patrick Ricard, who transformed a small firm based on his father's anis-flavored liquor into a global entity with some of the most famous names in alcohol, has died. He was 67.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Ireland has for months been telling its European partners that it can, with their help, deliver a rare good news story to the beleaguered continent, but it can't change the narrative without better newsflow in the rest of the eurozone.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
With its new tablet computer, Microsoft is taking a page from Apple's playbook in an effort to control both hardware and software for computers, in a strategy which carries some risk, analysts say.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Pneumonia and diarrhea are among the top causes of childhood deaths around the world, particularly among the poor, said a report out Friday by the U.N. Children's Fund.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Reducing people's options for junk foods helps them to cut back on the amount of calories they take in, but it doesn't reduce their overall calorie load or help them lose weight, according to a U.S. study.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Women who choose birth control pills, the patch or vaginal ring are 20 times more likely to have an unplanned pregnancy than those using long-term methods such as IUDs and implants, a study released Wednesday found.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
The head of the Miss World beauty queen franchise says she plans to travel to Fiji “as soon as possible” to address the problems that turned last month's pageant in the island nation into a fiasco.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Among smokers, people who prefer mentholated cigarettes tend to have more strokes than non-menthol smokers — and this seems to be especially true for women and non-African Americans, according to a North American study.