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Could E-Cigarette Benefits Outweigh the Harms?

Allowing e-cigarettes to compete with regular cigarettes might cut tobacco-related deaths and illness, according to a new study.

Increasing Malarial Drug Resistance a Growing Threat

The parasite that causes malaria is growing increasingly resistant to the drugs commonly used to fight it, according to new surveillance reports.

Polymyalgia Rheumatica Carries Higher Vascular Event Risk

A new study has found that polymyalgia rheumatica is associated with an increased risk of vascular events

Pain, Itch May Be Skin Cancer Indicators

The presence and intensity of pain and itch may be indicators of skin cancer.

Depression Independent Risk Factor for Dementia, Study Suggests

For older adults, depressive symptoms are associated with cognitive decline but appear independent of the neuropathologic hallmarks of dementia.

"Druggable Genes" Focus of New NIH Initiative

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced a new collaborative initiative to explore poorly understood genes that could be altered with drug therapy, known as "druggable genes."

CDC: Extreme Weather Kills Thousands Each Year in U.S.

Heat waves, heat stroke, or sun stroke caused nearly one-third of more than 10,600 weather-related deaths reported between 2006-2010, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.