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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."

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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."

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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."

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