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Midlife cholesterol levels not linked to Alzheimer’s disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Forget those headlines from the past few years linking hypercholesterolemia in midlife to risk of dementia in old age. Data presented in the November 23 issue of Neurology “suggest that midlife cholesterol level is not associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s...

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Gefitinib, erlotinib may slow CNS metastases in advanced lung cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The tyrosine kinase inhibitors gefitinib or erlotinib may slow the development of central nervous system metastases in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), if they carry sensitizing EGFR mutations. Those findings come from a Boston-based team, reporting in...

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Treatment risks similar for very small or larger unruptured aneurysms

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The risks involved in the endovascular treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms are about the same whether the aneurysms is bigger than 3 mm or smaller, but the procedure fails more often in the very small aneurysms, a French group reports in the December issue of Stroke. ...