New drug shows promise for herpes

Source: Houston Scientists are reporting positive results with a new kind of drug to combat genital herpes, the first new treatment possibility in decades for the sexually transmitted disease that afflicts an estimated 50 million Americans. In a study conducted in...

Report: N.J. hospitals most expensive in the U.S.

Source: Health New Jersey has the nation’s most expensive hospitals, with Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center in Secaucus charging the highest rates in the country, according to an analysis of federal data by the largest union and professional association of...

Vitamin E May Slow Alzheimer’s Disease Progression

Source: New York Researchers say vitamin E might slow the progression of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease — the first time any treatment has been shown to alter the course of dementia at that stage. In a study of more than 600 older veterans, high doses of the...

Major HIV Clue Detected in Solving the AIDS Mystery

Source: Business The difference between HIV infection and full-blown AIDS is, in large part, the massive die-off of the immune system’s CD4 T-cells. But researchers have only observed the virus killing a small portion of those cells, leading to a longstanding...

Study: Where Alzheimer’s Disease starts, and how it spreads

Alzheimer’s disease starts in the entorhinal cortex. Using fMRI in mouse and human brains, the researchers provide evidence that the disease spreads from the entohrinal cortex to other cortical regions — the perirhinal cortex and posterior parietal cortex. Credit:...