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New test for amyloid plaque could hep with Alzheimer's research. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Baxter Drug Fails To Slow Alzheimer’s In Big Study

Baxter International Inc. says that a blood product it was testing failed to slow mental decline or to preserve physical function in a major study of 390 patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease.

05/07/2013

Two doctors look at breast cancer x-rays. (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Harmful Gene Increases Breast Cancer Risk

According to experts, a man or woman with a particularly harmful gene mutation can have a 50 percent to 80 percent chance of getting breast cancer.

05/11/2012

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