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Pope John Paul II may need to be fed intravenously

Pope John Paul II may need to be fed intravenously

Tool reliably predicts recovery from coma

Tool reliably predicts recovery from coma

Patients can now swallow pill-sized, disposable cameras to help diagnose diseases of the esophagus

Patients can now swallow pill-sized, disposable cameras to help diagnose diseases of the esophagus

First reliable measure of neurobehavioral functioning during coma from severe brain injury

First reliable measure of neurobehavioral functioning during coma from severe brain injury

A new procedure that could save millions of dollars annually in medical costs

A new procedure that could save millions of dollars annually in medical costs

Clinical trials to test the safety of a first-of-its-kind human hookworm vaccine

Clinical trials to test the safety of a first-of-its-kind human hookworm vaccine

Small is beautiful in the medical world

Small is beautiful in the medical world

Botox may help people with movement disorders

Botox may help people with movement disorders

Vitamin E supplements may reduce the risk for death from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Vitamin E supplements may reduce the risk for death from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

New devices for people who suffer dry mouth or lack of saliva

New devices for people who suffer dry mouth or lack of saliva

Symptoms of heartburn and GERD are highly prevalent among obese patients

Symptoms of heartburn and GERD are highly prevalent among obese patients

Marijuana-like compounds may aid Parkinson's disease, pain and obesity

Marijuana-like compounds may aid Parkinson's disease, pain and obesity

Gastric acid-suppressive medications may increase risk of developing pneumonia

Gastric acid-suppressive medications may increase risk of developing pneumonia

Children who swallow more than one magnet need immediate medical care

Children who swallow more than one magnet need immediate medical care

Human primitive spinal cord cells may delay symptoms and paralysis associated with Lou Gehrig's disease

Human primitive spinal cord cells may delay symptoms and paralysis associated with Lou Gehrig's disease

History of smoking affects survival in patients with cancer of the head and neck

History of smoking affects survival in patients with cancer of the head and neck

Gene responsible for a rare form of dystonia known as rapid-onset dystonia parkinsonism identified

Gene responsible for a rare form of dystonia known as rapid-onset dystonia parkinsonism identified

Researcher looks for clues to degenerative, deadly disease called Ataxia-telangiectasia

Researcher looks for clues to degenerative, deadly disease called Ataxia-telangiectasia

Further study is needed before link between gastroesophageal reflux disorder and otitis media can be firmly established

Further study is needed before link between gastroesophageal reflux disorder and otitis media can be firmly established

Researchers find palatal implants provide effective snoring relief

Researchers find palatal implants provide effective snoring relief