Conditions and Diseases


Vitamin E may slow Alzheimer’s disease progression

Researchers say that vitamin E might help slow the progression of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. In a study of more than 600 older veterans, high doses of the vitamin delayed the decline in daily […]


Bailey Believes: 2nd ‘Ride for a Cure’ event on Nov. 9

15-year-old Fullerton resident Bailey Riesch-DeDio desperately needs a kidney, but that’s not stopping him from doing his part to raise funds and awareness about his disease — nephropathic cystinosis, which has robbed him of kidney […]


Photo credit: L.A. Cancer

LA Cancer Challenge on Oct. 27 with Halloween theme

To help kick-off Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in November, the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research will host the 16th Annual L.A. Cancer Challenge (LACC) Halloween-themed charity race. Sponsored by the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic […]


Dr. Maiken Nedergaard, left, points to images of brain scans of mice joined by her colleague Lulu Xie, of the University of Rochester Medical Center. (AP Photo/University of Rochester Medical Center )

Study: Good night’s sleep cleans out gunk in brain

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When we sleep, our brains get rid of gunk that builds up while we’re awake, suggests a study that may provide new clues to treat Alzheimer’s disease and other disorders. This […]


Patient in CT scanner (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Panel backs lung cancer screening for some smokers

Government advisers have endorsed lung cancer screening for the first time. They say certain current and former heavy smokers should get annual CT scans, a type of X-ray, to cut their chances of dying of […]


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A look at the ‘nothing done’ syndrome

From the simple things in life to the much bigger planning, are you finding that you get nothing done — even when you really want to? Everything you have to do is swirling around in […]


(Photo credit: Drive Away Cancer)

Drive Away Cancer takes cause to the streets

One man, trying to cheer up his friend suffering from cancer had an idea and it’s gone national. David Stursma with Moss Motors tells Maggie and Michael about a program called Drive Away Cancer.


Implanted ‘bracelet’ helps treat chronic heartburn

(AP) – A tiny magnetic bracelet implanted at the base of the throat is helping some people with chronic heartburn who can’t get enough relief from medicines. It’s a novel way to treat severe acid reflux.


Gary Lycan

Radio columnist Gary Lycan dies at age 68

Orange Country Register radio columnist Gary Lycan has died. He was 68. For most of his time at the Register, he was an editor, and the paper says the radio column was “launched almost by accident.”


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Aspirin may prevent melanoma in women

We know aspirin relieves pain and prevents heart attacks. Now we learn through a new study it may also help reduce a woman’s risk for melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer.




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