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Side Effects Prompt Patients To Stop Cholesterol Drugs

With one-quarter of adults over age 45 taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, it figures that more than a few people would have trouble sticking with the program.<p>More than a few, actually.<p>A big new study of statin use in the real world found that 17 percent of patients taking the pills reported …

Dementia More Costly To U.S. Than Heart Disease Or Cancer, Study Finds

Dementia is more expensive to the U.S. than heart disease or cancer, according to a new study.<p>Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the study shows that dementia cost the U.S. $109 billion in medical care in 2010. Meanwhile, heart disease cost $102 billion (taking into account …

Environmental Factors and Breast Cancer

<i>By Janet Gray, Ph.D., Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society, Vassar College and Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Integrative Medicine Program, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center</i><p>In addition to the traditionally acknowledged risk factors for breast cancer (age, …

Obama Launching Massive Initiative To Map The Human Brain

A coalition of scientists, with government funding starting at $100 million in 2014, will map brain circuitry in action.<p>We've been expecting this announcement since February, and today it looks like it's happening: President Obama has announced an ambitious plan to map the circuitry of the human …

Laser Zaps Away Cocaine Addiction In Rats

A new study found that lasers can zap away cocaine use behaviors in rats.<p>Aiming laser light at the portion of the brain associated with impulse control could ease cocaine addiction, according to a new study in rats.<p>"When we turn on a laser light in the prelimbic region of the prefrontal cortex, the …