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Health Alert: Rejected Alzheimer's drug shows potential

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(CBS) - A previously rejected Alzheimer's drug may have new potential this morning. A team of scientists led by researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine found the drug Dimebon effectively stopped the progression of memory and deterioration brain pathology in mice with early stage Alzheimer's. The findings, published in "Molecular Psychiatry", could lead to clinical trials in human patients in the early stages of the disease.

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(CBS) - Doctors are recommending early intervention for children born with congenital heart defects. The American Heart Association says those children are at a greater risk for other related developmental issues, compared to heart-healthy kids. Doctors say children who meet the high risk criteria should be evaluated for neuro-developmental, psycho-social, behavioral and emotional issues.

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(CBS) - A health task force is recommending against using electro-cardiograms for routine screenings in patients with low risk for heart trouble. The United States preventive services task force found ECG screenings in those patients often did not lead to proper treatment for heart trouble -- but instead lead to unnecessary procedures or over-treatment. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S.

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