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Alzheimer’s disease could be transmitted through some medical procedures

The human body is a weird wonder. Despite centuries of study, we are still discovering completely new phenomena. The most recent addition is the evidence that neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s—considered mostly diseases of aging—could be passed on from one person to another through …

Dementia

The world’s first true “smart drug” enhances cognition and is deemed safe by health experts

Most people looking for a cognitive boost in the morning reach for a cup of coffee or tea. But all caffeine really does is lift up your mood and improve focus, and that is why it isn’t considered a “pure cognitive enhancer.”<p>There is, however, a real contender for that title: modafinil (also sold as …

The Brain

Samsung is tempting iPhone users with a 30-day trial of its new phones

With the launch of the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5, Samsung has Apple in its crosshairs.<p>Samsung is now offering iPhone owners a 30-day trial of …

FDA approval of 'female Viagra' leaves bitter taste for critics

Addyi gains US marketing licence after third attempt, but questions remain about its effectiveness, potential side-effects and the true need for the drug<p>It is the small pink pill that its manufacturers hope will do for women what Viagra did for men. The decision to give the drug a marketing licence …

FDA

Drug industry links run deep in field of sexual medicine

If you're a drugmaker trying to win approval for a medication to boost female libido, it might come down to two questions on a medical questionnaire. Those questions made the difference for Sprout Pharmaceuticals, which received federal approval Tuesday for Addyi, the first pill for women who …

Pharma