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Food Allergy Treatments for Children Show Promise

An estimated 15 million people in the United States have a food allergy of some sort, and according to the journal “Pediatrics,” 5.9 million of them are children.<p>Now researchers are working on a way to desensitize patients who suffer from some of the most common allergens in the U.S.: peanuts, tree …

New drugs may transform Down syndrome

Recent breakthroughs could lead to pharmacological treatments for the chromosomal disorder<p>Jenni Laidman<p>February 22, 2014 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>People born with Down syndrome have always been considered to be incurably developmentally delayed—until …

HIV Disappears in Second Baby

Gene variant puts women at higher risk of Alzheimer’s than it does men

Alzheimer’s disease seems to have a gender preference.<p>According to the most recent statistics from the Alzheimer’s Association, women are nearly twice as likely as men to develop the condition in their 60s, making dementia as real a concern for women’s health as breast cancer.<p>Now, researchers from …

HIV-Positive Couple Had 3 Kids All Free Of Disease. One Of The Main Reasons? Dad's Role

Hubert and Jeanne Mwangaza have both been HIV-positive since they married and started a family together years ago. Now, they have three children, and all of them are HIV-free.<p>Is it a medical miracle? Hardly.<p>Hubert and Jeanne's commitment to one another has made a profound impact on the health of …

No, Antidepressants During Pregnancy Don't Harm Babies’ Hearts

That should reassure the 8% to 13% of women who take antidepressants while expecting. Concerns about the risks of the drugs, primarily selective …