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Can an eye exam reveal Alzheimer’s risk?

Looking for clues about the health of your brain? You might want to pay a visit to your eye doctor. Research increasingly links common eye conditions — glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy — to risk for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. What’s interesting about the study results, says Dr. Albert Hofman, chair… Read More »

ASCO: AZ, Merck’s Lynparza fends off pancreatic cancer, cutting progression risk in half

CHICAGO—AstraZeneca and Merck’s Lynparza is on a roll when it comes to making headlines at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting—and doing it in some of the toughest-to-treat cancers out there. And it wasn’t going to stop this year. Sunday, the drugmakers trumpeted phase 3 data showing the PARP inhibitor slashed the… Read More »