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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...ic susceptibilities and other damage, such as from head trauma or unknown environmental insults. Slowly, AB40 and AB42 build up in the brain and begin to disrupt the thoughts and memories that define who we are. Ratios predict risk Dr. Younkin joined a core group of researchers and physicians at Mayo...

Tougher Tobacco Rules Urged at Global Anti-smoking Talks

...national level," he added. Douglas Bettcher, the head of the WHO's Tobacco Free Initiative, said free trade deals were also bringing down tobacco prices in many countries and contributing to a rise in consumption. "With trade opening, low and middle-low income people are increasing tobacco consumption...

Nurse Has Miraculous Escape as Window is Blown Off an Air Ambulance

...m his seat and reaching for a water bottle. Fogg's head and right arm were pulled outside the window, and he suffered cuts to his head. Some equipment, charts, his eye glasses and packages went flying out of the cabin. Fogg, 41, is 6 feet tall and weighs 220 pounds. He said his size may have helped him ...

Accused 13yr Old Admits to Stabbing Her Brother

... look like a murder-suicide or hitting them on the head while they slept and then burning the house down. The Crown ended its case last week. Evidence presented Friday showed that Steinke and the accused discussed a plan by email to kill her family, about a month before the murders. Friends of th...

US Traveler With Deadly TB Has Less Serious Strain

...ited States, where he called the CDC and agreed to head to an isolation hospital in New York. He was eventually transferred to Denver. The CDC said his level of infectiousness was "quite low" but urged people who were sitting close to him on the transatlantic flights to contact authorities for testing....

EU Aims to Shake Up Wine Industry With Root-and-branch Reform

...nal market and in the external markets," said CEEV head Lamberto Vallarino Gancia....

When CIAs Poisoned Capsule for Castro Stuck to the Freezer!

...ers, Salvatore Giancana and Santos Trafficant, the head of the Mafia's Cuban casino operations, to assassinate Castro. Giancana suggested poisoning him. Six potent pills were provided in 1961 to Juan Orta, identified as a Cuban official who had been receiving kickback payments from gambling interests, w...

A Savage Murderer in Canada Gets Sentenced to Life

...e ground, kneed her in the chest, then slammed her head into the pavement two or three times. There were more than 30 fractures to her body, including shattered ribs and other injuries to her face and neck, court heard. But no cause of death was ever determined. Even after seeing that Ross was unconsci...

Harry Potter Final Book - Prediction and Expectations

...'s Guide"; and Westman, an associate professor and head of the department of English, is completing her book, "J.K. Rowling's Library: Harry Potter in Context. " Both teach a course on Harry Potter at K-State and have some predictions for Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," to be released ...

Trade Unionists Join Polish Nurses' Protest

...Tuesday, will yield a result," Antoni Duda, deputy head of the FZZ union federation, told AFP. There has been no headway so far in negotiations after several failed rounds of talks. Conservative Prime Minister Jarolsaw Kaczynski has argued that Poland cannot afford wide-ranging pay increases for healt...

Tobacco Firm's Research Funds Spark Protest in SKorea

...search funds from tobacco companies," Kim II-Soon, head of the Korean Association of Smoking and Health, was quoted by local media as saying. Kim's group says research funded by tobacco companies is banned in major universities in Western countries. Jang said his research was endorsed by the universit...

China Cracks the Whip Against Drug Manufacturers Who Fail Quality Norms

...tis. In the past week alone, a former department head at the State Food and Drug Administration was sent...ion department, was secretary to Zheng Xiaoyu, the head of the agency, in the 1980s. Zheng was sentenced to death in May for taking bribes to approve substa...

Top China Official Pessimistic on Fixing Food Safety Woes

...lem, will pose severe challenges, said Sun Xianze, head of the administration's food safety coordination department. 'China is in a time of serious food safety risks and our task of fixing this is extremely arduous. Despite some recent improvements, the food safety outlook is no cause for optimism,' he ...

Clamor for Catheter-based Ablation Increasing Among Heart Patients in US

...than the approval process, said Daniel G. Schultz, head of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Schultz said the F.D.A. would soon schedule a public meeting with medical and industry experts to discuss what is known and still needs to be known about th...

China Bans Sales of Leukemia Drug in Latest Medicine Scare

...said. The latest move comes after China's former head of drug registrations was given a suspended death ...meted out in May to his boss, Zheng Xiaoyu, former head of the agency, in a case that exposed rampant corruption at the country's food-safety watchdog. In...

Divorce Leaves Women Significantly Worse Off Financially Than Men

... a fixed path to amass wealth. Alan Kaufman, the head of family law at the firm Finers Stephens Innocent, said that in most of the cases, both men and women suffered financially after divorce. "There's been lots of coverage of the big cases where women have been given massive divorce settlements," Kau...

Doctors Discover Hair-loss Prevention Drug for Cancer Patients

...ossible use for humans would be to apply it to the head in the period when hair loss is most likely to occur during chemotherapy, he added....

Food Safety Chief Executed for Bribery in China

...lic of China has executed Zheng Xiaoyu , a former head of the countrys Food and Drug Administration. He...blic of China has executed Zheng Xiaoyu, a former head of the countrys Food and Drug Administration. He was convicted of taking 6.5m yuan ($850,000; 425,...

Malawi Targets 150,000 People With AIDS Drugs

...free anti-retroviral drugs by the end of year, the head of the national AIDS commission (NAC) said on Monday . "We are close to 110,000 people on ARVs and we hope to hit 150,000 by the end of December when we launch a massive scale-up of the drugs" from September, NAC chief Biziwick Mwale told AFP. Th...

Parkinson's Targets Two Distinct Brain Networks, Finds Study

.... The study, carried out by David Eidelberg, MD, head of the Center for Neurosciences at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, and his colleagues, found that Parkinson's attacks another brain network that regulates cognitive thought and the ability to perform everyday tasks. Eidelberg and his ...

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