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Diet, lifestyle have little effect on Alzhiemer's

There is no strong evidence that any dietary or lifestyle changes can reduce a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a U.S. government panel said on Monday. Full story

Ban lifted on funding for embryonic stem cells

The Obama administration can continue using federal tax dollars to fund human embryonic stem cell research, an appeals court ruled on Friday, overturning a lower court decision and handing a victory to the White House. Full story

Push to spur more drugs for deadly rare diseases

Every other week, 7-year-old twins Addison and Cassidy Hempel have an experimental medicine injected into their spines in hopes of battling a rare, fatal disease. Full story

Q&A: Will teens' multitasking give rise to ADD?

Whether they’re texting while talking to friends or plugging in to an iPod while studying, teens these days seem to be constantly multitasking.  Will all that multitasking give rise to ADD? Full story

Are teen brains better for multi-tasking?

   NBC’s Nancy Snyderman presents a new study published today about how older people cannot multi-task as well as teens, given the growing daily use of online and mobile technologies. The 20-year study by the National Institutes of Health examines the impact of these technologies as both a “digital dis

U.S. Rolls the Dice on Pharmaceutical Drug Innovation

Pharmaceutical drug innovations have dried up in the U.S. over the past decade despite the government and private industry investing billions of dollars. Now federal officials hope a proposed $1 billion center can translate basic science discoveries into a new generation of drugs and therapies, if i Full story

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  Get help treating psoriasis

According to the National Institute of Health, more than 7 million Americans suffer from psoriasis. Dermatologist Dr. Susan Evans has tips for managing and treating the painful skin condition.

  Can exercise, supplements aid Alzheimer’s fight?

The experts convened by the NIH say exercise, a healthy diet and supplements may help, but went on to emphasize that the scientific evidence is not strong enough to make any recommendations. NBC’s Robert Bazell reports.

  Baffling ailments go undiagnosed

Jan. 14: NBC's chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports on a new program from the National Institutes of Health that aims to solve what some patients call medical mysteries.

  Gen. Casey: Army ‘will take a hard look at ourselves’

Nov. 8: Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey discusses the shooting rampage at Fort Hood with NBC’s David Gregory on “Meet the Press.”

  NIH receives money from stimulus

Sept. 30: BusinessWeek’s Roben Farzad and CNBC’s John Harwood discuss President Barack Obama’s plan to direct five billion dollars in stimulus funds to the National Institute of Health.

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