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Checklist of Possible Behavioral Warning Signs of Dementia

SCIENCE | Jul 26
Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called "mild behavioral impairment" that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to help identify who's at risk.

Organ Transplants Have Come A Long Way but Hurdles Remain

SCIENCE | By Lauran Neergaard | Jul 12
Brenda Hudson recalls weeks spent in a glass-enclosed isolation room after her first kidney transplant, her family allowed to visit only when suited up against germs.

Experimental Zika Vaccine to Begin Human Testing

SCIENCE | By Matthew Perrone | Jun 20
An experimental vaccine for the Zika virus is due to begin human testing in coming weeks, after getting the green light from U.S. health officials.

Cannabis Conference Lands In Fort Lauderdale

By John McDonald | Jun 19
People dressed in business attire with jackets and suits. Many women wore dresses but they were of dark color fabric, projecting a serious image.

End of the Road for Antibiotics?

SCIENCE | May 29
Federal health officials say the U.S. could be reaching the end of the road for antibiotics.

AGs: Pelvic Mesh Implants Caused Dire Complications

PERSONAL TECH | By Gene Johnson | May 26
Dawna Hankins was scheduled to have a partial hysterectomy in 2008 when her doctor suggested implanting a vaginal mesh device at the same time to deal with minor incontinence.

Special Stem Cell Treatment for Spinal Cord Injuries Shows Promise

SCIENCE | May 24
A group of patients with the most severe spinal cord injuries have seen improvement after undergoing an experimental treatment that uses stem cells in the damaged areas

What's Next in Fighting Cancer with Polio Virus?

SCIENCE | May 17
The FDA granted a new brain cancer treatment that uses the polio virus with "breakthrough status."

When Zika Hits, a Push for Birth Control and Abortion?

SCIENCE | By Mike Stobbe | May 15
There's little doubt: Zika is coming to the continental United States, bringing frightening birth defects - and, most likely, newly urgent discussions about abortion and contraception.

Still Many Questions About Zika's Threat to Pregnant Women

SCIENCE | By Lauren Neergaard | Apr 20
Zika may stand convicted of causing devastating birth defects but there still are lots of questions about how much of a threat the virus poses to pregnant women, and what to do about it.

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