Medical research

Hormone may help fight obesity and reduce cholesterol

Research has shown that giving obese rodents a recently identified circulating protein called fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) helps improve their metabolism. Now investigators reporting in the Cell Press journal Cell ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Study shows antibody therapy clears Alzheimer's plaques in mice

Antibodies against amyloid beta (Aβ) protein deposits that are thought to play a role in Alzheimer's disease have shown some success in preventing the buildup of deposits in animals, but they have not been effective at removing ...

Diabetes

Italian study shows gender disparity in diabetes care

(HealthDay)—Compared to Italian men, women in Italy receive a poorer quality of diabetes care, and although difficulty attaining an ideal low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) level appears to be mostly related to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tadalafil effective, safe in complete erectile dysfunction

(HealthDay)—In men with complete erectile dysfunction (ED), tadalafil 2.5 and 5 mg once-daily result an in intercourse success rate of 32.4 and 46.4 percent, respectively, according to research published online Oct. 4 in ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Another failure in search for treatment to slow Alzheimer's

An experimental treatment for Alzheimer's failed again in a widely anticipated study, disappointing many who had hoped drugmaker Eli Lilly had finally found a way to slow the progression of the mind-robbing disease.

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