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October 3, 2012
New Topic Page: Mood Disorders
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Visit the new MedlinePlus Health Topic page on Mood Disorders.

Most people feel sad or irritable from time to time. They may say they're in a bad mood. A mood disorder is different...


October 3, 2012
You Can Stop the Spread of Germs
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Learn how you can stop the spread of germs this season. Visit the MedlinePlus Germs and Hygiene topic page.


October 3, 2012
Director's Comments: Memory & Reasoning Decline Linked to Adult Obesity
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Listen to the NLM Director's Comments on Memory & Reasoning Decline Linked to Adult Obesity. The transcript is also available.

Middle aged, obese men and women with high blood pressure and other metabolic challenges experience a more rapid decline in memory and thinking skills compared to normal weight adults, suggests a comprehensive study recently published in Neurology...


September 25, 2012
September Is National Cholesterol Education Month
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September is National Cholesterol Education Month. Learn more from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Also, visit the MedlinePlus cholesterol topic page.


September 25, 2012
Director's Comments: MS Drug Treatment Challenges
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Listen to the NLM Director's Comments on MS Drug Treatment Challenges. The transcript is also available.

A widely prescribed drug to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) thwarts some symptoms but in a surprising finding -- may not slow the onset of disability, suggest a study and accompanying editorial recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association...