September 30, 2004
Implant Promises Reduced Stroke Risk, Richard Avedon Suffers Stroke, Vioxx Recalled
"A tiny device implanted into the heart appears to block strokes caused by a common irregular heartbeat, sealing off a spot where blood clots form."
Portrait photographer Richard Avedonhas suffered a brain hemorrhage while on assignment.
"The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Thursday acknowledged the voluntary withdrawal from the market of Vioxx (chemical name rofecoxib), a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) manufactured by Merck & Co."
September 23, 2004
Walking Can Ward Off Alzheimer's, HIV Can Cause Early Dementia
"Walking as little as 90 minutes a week can significantly reduce the rate of mental decline in senior citizens, delaying the onset of dementia and Alzheimer's disease."
"While it is generally known that the HIV/AIDS virus affects the immune system, not many are aware that it can also affect the brain and lead to early dementia."
September 01, 2004
Fatty Fish and Alzheimer's, Does Nicole Kidman Have Osteoporosis?
"New evidence may further explain why people who regularly eat heart-healthy fish seem to have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease."
"When Nicole Kidman broke two ribs while shooting for Moulin Rouge, she decided a visit to the doctor was in order."