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Study finds dual-drug combo an effective anti-obesity prescription

Here comes a brand new prescription for treating 'obesity'- one of the most critical health threats worldwide.

Hearty laugh the best cure for leg ulcers--study

It's said that 'laughter is the best medicine'. Now researchers have found scientific evidence to it.

One-third of US adults suffer from high BP

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Tuesday that one-third Americans have high blood pressure or high cholesterol levels. These two are the major risk factors for strokes, heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases which kill nearly 800,000 people annually.

Antibiotic found helpful in treating IBS

A study published recently in the ‘New England Journal of Medicine’ has found the antibiotic Rifaximin helpful in treating patients of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Till now IBS patients were prescribed lifestyle and diet modification along with some antibiotics but had mixed results.

CEL-SCI Investors Cheer a Bit Too Loudly

I don't usually write about the starts of clinical trials, and I've even been known to send snarky replies to PR people who pitch them to me via email. I mean, really, tell me when the thing ends; that's the data investors care about, since it drives the stock price.

The Best Stocks for 2011: Dendreon


This article is part of our "Best Stocks for 2011" series where our Foolish writers pick their top stock ideas for the year ahead. Click here to see a review of last year's picks and our 12 recommendations for the year ahead.

Corcept May Have Hit Pay Dirt

After failing to show a statistically significant effect for treating the psychotic features of psychotic depression in three individual clinical trials, Corcept Therapeutics (Nasdaq: CORT) finally found something that its drug candidate, Corlux, is good at: treating Cushing's syndrome.

U.S. firms fend off cyber-attacks

New York -- Cyber attackers brashly said they were aiming to disrupt, but not disable, U.S. company Web sites to protest recent treatment of Internet firm WikiLeaks.

"We do not want to steal your personal information or credit card numbers. We do not seek to attack critical infrastructure of companies such as MasterCard, Visa, PayPal or Amazon," said an online posting by a group called Anonymous, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.

"Our current goal is to raise awareness about WikiLeaks and the underhanded methods employed by the above companies to impair WikiLeaks' ability to function," the posting said.

2 Dividend Stocks to Watch and 1 to Buy Right Now

 What companies are tomorrow's big winners? In our ongoing series, I'm chatting with Fool analysts and advisors to discover the stocks they're watching and the catalysts that would signal it's time to buy.


South Africa records progress in fight against AIDS--report

According to the latest U.N. Report, the spread of AIDS has decreased by 25 percent in Africa.