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Metal Test Could Help Diagnose Breast Cancer Early

December 10, 2014 1:06 pm | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

A team, led by Oxford University scientists, took techniques normally used to analyse trace metal isotopes for studying climate change and planetary formation and applied them to how the human body processes metals. Read more...                                    

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Ohio Lawmakers Debate Execution Drugmaker Bill

December 10, 2014 1:01 pm | by Andrew Welsch-Huggins, AP Legal Affairs Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Companies providing Ohio with lethal injection drugs would have their names shielded for at least 20 years, under a bill scheduled for a possible vote that lawmakers say is needed to restart executions in the state. Read more...                                  

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Mylan Launches Generic Versions of Celebrex Capsules

December 10, 2014 12:51 pm | News | Comments

Mylan Inc. announced the U.S. launch of its Celecoxib Capsules, 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg, and 400 mg, one of the first available generic versions of Pfizer's Celebrex Capsules, which is indicated for the relief of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis, and for the management of acute pain in adults. Read more...

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Developed Drug Effective Against Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbugs'

December 10, 2014 12:45 pm | by University of Pittsburgh | News | Comments

A treatment pioneered at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research (CVR) is far more effective than traditional antibiotics at inhibiting the growth of drug-resistant bacteria, including so-called “superbugs” resistant to almost all existing antibiotics, which plague hospitals and nursing homes. Read more...

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Generic Antiepilepsy Drugs Have Minimal Differences: Study

December 10, 2014 12:32 pm | by University of Cincinnati | News | Comments

A comparison of two of the most disparate approved generic antiepileptic drugs found minimal differences when compared under rigorous testing procedures in people with epilepsy, according to research presented by a University of Cincinnati (UC) clinician-researcher. Read more...

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Combo Treatment Benefits Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer

December 10, 2014 10:07 am | News | Comments

Results of a Phase 2, open-label, dose-confirmation study of eribulin in combination with capecitabine, suggests that this therapy is efficacious in women with metastatic breast cancer (overall response rate 42.9% and clinical benefit rate 57.1%), with a safety and tolerability profile consistent with previous data. Read more...

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Simeprevir-Based Therapy: Cost-Effective HCV Treatment

December 10, 2014 9:44 am | by UPenn | News | Comments

Researchers at Penn Medicine have shown that a protease inhibitor, simeprevir, a once a day pill, along with interferon and ribavirin has proven as effective in treating chronic HCV as telaprevir with interferon and ribavirin, the standard of care in developing countries. Read more...

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Roche's Preeclampsia Test Could Predict At-Risk Pregnant Women

December 10, 2014 9:26 am | News | Comments

Results of the PROGNOSIS study presented at the 20th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility in Paris, demonstrate the prognostic value of the Elecsys preeclampsia test from Roche to predict the absence of preeclampsia for one week and the development of preeclampsia within the subsequent four weeks. Read more...

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Drug Target Discovery May Improve Schizophrenia Treatment

December 10, 2014 9:18 am | News | Comments

Scientists have identified a novel drug target that could lead to the development of better antipsychotic medications. Read more...                      

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Supplement May Lower CVD Risk in People of Low Birth Weight

December 10, 2014 9:07 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A simple supplement could be a safe and cost-effective way of reducing heart disease in individuals born with a low birth weight. Read more...                    

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Debt and Hunger at Birthplace of Ebola

December 10, 2014 8:48 am | by Michelle Faul - Associated Press | News | Comments

Life is unforgiving in this part of the world, and people often lose their children to cholera, malaria, measles, typhoid, Lassa fever and a host of other illnesses that have no name. Read more...           

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Laughing Gas Studied as Depression Treatment

December 9, 2014 3:22 pm | by Jim Dryden, Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Nitrous Oxide has shown early promise as a potential treatment for severe depression in patients whose symptoms don’t respond to standard therapies. Read more...                 

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Merck Committed to Cubist After Patent Loss

December 9, 2014 3:06 pm | by Tom Murphy - AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Shares of both companies tumbled Tuesday morning in the first day of trading. Read more...                             

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Genetic Errors Linked to Aging Can Make Leukemia Appear After Treatment

December 9, 2014 1:23 pm | by Caroline Arbanas, Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Treatment aimed at curing cancer can lead to a form of leukemia with a poor prognosis. Read more...                          

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Vaccine May Prevent Antibiotic Resistant Skin Infections

December 9, 2014 1:15 pm | News | Comments

Treatment is difficult because MRSA is resistant to many antibiotics, and the infections can recur, placing family members and other close contacts at risk of infection. Read more....             

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