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Pot joins the fight against Alzheimer's, memory loss

A large-scale study released this week showed that the herb gingko biloba has no effect in preventing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. But alternative medicine aficionados may find hope in a new research touting the bennies of another "herb" in preserving memory...

November 19, 2008 — Gary Stix

Presidential DNA: The next campaign controversy?

Could next election season's dirty tricks include disclosures about the candidates' genes?

This year we heard all about John McCain's battles with skin cancer and Barack Obama's smoking habit, but there were gaps in their health records...

November 19, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Daschle to be health secretary under Obama

President-elect Barack Obama has tapped former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle to be his secretary of health, the Associated Press is reporting.

The soft-spoken Daschle, a South Dakota Democrat who served in the Senate from 1986 until his surprising defeat in 2004, urged Obama to make a run for the White House and was a close adviser during his campaign...

November 19, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Obama won't Bush-whack climate change

You may recall that President George W. Bush pledged to do something about climate change when campaigning for the presidency back in 2000—but reneged on that promise once in office...

November 19, 2008 — David Biello

New space litter: Astronaut loses tool bag

Bye-bye, grease gun.

An astronaut cleaning a solar rotary joint on the International Space Station lost her 30-pound tool bag yesterday, sending two grease guns, a scraper, a garbage bag and wipes into the cosmos, NASA reports...

November 19, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Antarctic balloon on the trail of dark matter?

New results from an instrument that detects energetic particles in the upper altitudes above Antarctica show an excess of cosmic-ray electrons that may be a signal of dark matter, researchers say...

November 19, 2008 — John Matson

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