Acupuncture has been used and studied as an alternative pain management method, and although it appears to offer some benefit as a treatment for some forms of chronic pain, the evidence supporting its positive effect on other health conditions is uneven at best.
People who have had a stroke before are more likely to have another. On October 28, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Amplatzer PFO Occluder, a device indicated to lower that risk.
As the population gets older, there is more work being done to determine the cause of dementia and Alzheimer's disease and find treatments as well. A new protein could be a solid step in that direction.