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Chelsea Therapeutics climbs on Northera data

Shares of Chelsea Therapeutics Inc. climbed Friday after the company said clinical study shows its drug candidate Northera helped prevent Parkinson's disease patients from falling down. Full story

Fashion model battling heart disease

   Model and actress Erica Annise discusses battling heart disease and encouraging others to seek treatment. KXAS's Randy McIlwain reports.

Report: 44,000 in W.Va. suffering with Alzheimer's

A new report says at least 44,000 West Virginians are living with Alzheimer's disease, and that number could surpass 50,000 by 2025. Full story

Deaths no higher in coffee lovers with heart disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with heart disease who down a few cups of coffee each day tend to live as long as those who avoid the beverage, a large study finds. Full story

Vertex Pharma falls on cystic fibrosis study data

Shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. skidded Thursday after the company reported initial results from a study of two drugs designed to treat cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that causes thick mucus buildup in the lungs. Full story

Pain drugs' safety for heart patients doubted again

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Heart disease patients who chronically use painkillers like ibuprofen and naproxen might face an increased risk of suffering a heart attack or dying from cardiovascular causes, a new study suggests. Full story

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  Cancer Drug 'Rida' on FDA Fast Track

The details of an experimental drug that may reduce the risk of disease progression or death for patients with advanced sarcoma, with Harvey Berger, ARIAD Pharmaceuticals chairman/president /CEO.

  AIDS not the death sentence it once was

The Centers for Disease Control counted five cases of AIDS in 1981. Thirty years later, 60 million people have been infected with AIDS and 30 million have died, but amazingly the rate has declined. NBC’s Robert Bazell reports.

  Before it was called AIDS

June 17, 1982 NBC's Tom Brokaw and Robert Bazell reported on a mysterious disease that seemed to primarily strike homosexual men. That disease had not yet been named, but became known as AIDS.

  Deadly E.coli is new strain of bacteria

The strain of E Coli that's causing the German outbreak is resistant to many antibiotics and very infectious. And, the pattern of disease it causes is different: it's NOT causing severe kidney disease in children -- that's what these kinds of E Coli usually do -- its attacking women -- about 70 per

  Horse disease forces riders to brooms

An outbreak of a potentially deadly horse disease is forcing rodeo queen contestants to display their horsemanship by riding stick horses around the arena. KSL's Nadine Wimmer reports.

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