Nearly 3 Billion Were at Risk for Malaria in 2009

An estimated 2.85 billion people worldwide were at risk of contracting malaria in 2009, according to a new report published Tuesday in the journal PLos Neglected Tropical Diseases.

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Look Ma, No Pain: Treating Asymptomatic Patients

It’s not hard to convince a patient who is in pain to take his or her medication, but what about the patient who doesn’t feel any symptoms?

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An Ounce of Prevention

The easiest way to reduce one’s medical costs is to not require care in the first place.

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Researchers Identify Gene Linked to Childhood Asthma

U.S. researchers have identified a gene that is linked to childhood asthma.

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More Good News for AstraZeneca

A new analysis of AstraZeneca’s cholesterol-lowering statin Crestor shows that the drug sharply reduces the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), a potentially fatal disorder in which blood clots can form in the legs and travel to the lungs.

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