Scientists have found another possible connection between a person's health and the likelihood they'll develop Alzheimer's disease. Research at Vanderbilt University suggests there may be a correlation between heart function and the risk of developing the debilitating condition. Learn more.
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He that takes medicine but neglects diet wastes the skill of the physician.
Patients tend to be overly optimistic about the benefits of medical treatment and underestimate the dangers, and that results in them seeking more treatment than they may need, according to a report published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Learn more
- SLICE OF HISTORY
Long a company whose business had been making dyes, the Friedrich Bayer & Co. plunges into the budding pharmaceutical industry when it trademarks a drug created by one of its chemists, a man named Felix Hoffmann. It registers the medication, acetylsalicylic acid, under the name “Aspirin.” Hoffmann had also created a drug the company thought had more potential. It was called “Heroin.” Get the full story.