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Did the U.S. overreact to the H1N1 swine flu?
Health experts interviewed by Washington Post reporter Rob Stein say they are generally pleased with the response of state and federal health agencies to early reports out of Mexico of a new flu virus that was killing an alarming number of young, healthy adults.
“If what was being [...]
Gingko biloba, a popular herbal preparation used to prevent or treat memory problems, failed to prevent the onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s diseases in a large study of older men and women.
The study appears in today’s issue of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association
Gingko biloba is one of the most popular herbal products [...]
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