Health News

Working out to Supplement Your Supplement
While widely touted as osteoporosis preventive must-haves, extra calcium and vitamin D in men do not appear to prevent bone thinning.
RoboTeacher
ROLY (RObot-assisted Learning for Young drivers) teaches child wheelchair users how to get where they're going with minimum assistance.
Boy Scouts No Longer Needed
Osteoarthritis sufferers are able to move faster and with more ease if they lead physically active lives, according to new research from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Road to Alzheimer's Research Paved with Good Intentions
A number of factors prevent Alzheimer's disease research from reaching its optimal potential, according to a new report.
Knees Hurt? Blame Your Feet
"Flat-footed" older adults may be more likely to experience chronic knee pain than their peers who have higher arches, according to a new study from Boston University School of Medicine.
Better, Faster, Smarter
In a placebo-controlled study, researchers in Sweden have shown that an operation can help patients who have dementia caused by white matter changes and hydrocephalus (a build-up of fluid inside the skull).
Statins May Benefit MS Patients
Statin drugs are normally used to treat high cholesterol. Now, research shows that they may also help multiple sclerosis (MS) patients manage their disease.
MDA Puts Muscle Behind Research
Acceleron Pharma, Inc. has announced receipt of a $1.5 million grant awarded from the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to support clinical studies of the therapy ACE-031.
Muscular Dystrophy Mystery Solved?
An international team of researchers headed by an investigator from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have made a critical advance in determining the cause of a common form of muscular dystrophy.
Food for Thought
A new study suggests efforts to determine the nutritional effect on Alzheimer's disease could be improved by using nutrient “biomarkers” in elderly people at risk for dementia.