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  • Swine Flu Vaccine for Children is Recalled

    Swine Flu Vaccine for Children is Recalled
    ATLANTA -- Hundreds of thousands of swine flu shots for children have been recalled because tests indicate the vaccine doses lost some strength, government health officials said Tuesday. The shots, made by Sanofi Pasteur, were distributed across the...
  • Ready to Quit Smoking?

    Ready to Quit Smoking?
    It's one instance where quitting isn't the easy way out. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Zyban: In Monday's Health section, an article on quitting smoking said that the smoking-cessation medication Zyban might act by blocking the brain chemicals...
  • Studies: 1 Dose of Swine Flu Vaccine Works

    Studies: 1 Dose of Swine Flu Vaccine Works
    Good news in the world's flu fight: One dose of the new swine flu vaccine looks strong enough to protect adults -- and can spark protection within 10 days of the shot, Australian and U.S. researchers said Thursday. Australian shot maker CSL Ltd....
  • Breast cancer drug for infertility risky

    Breast cancer drug for infertility risky
    Three in 10 women take the common breast cancer drug Femara to treat infertility, even though it could increase risks to the baby, U.S. researchers have said. They said the drug is often prescribed "off-label" to treat infertility, even though it is...
  • Experts: Swine Flu Vaccine Safe

    Experts: Swine Flu Vaccine Safe
    Untested? No. Rushed into production? Not really. Full of substances that do harm? Hardly, and especially not compared with the dangers of the H1N1 flu virus. That is the retort of researchers, scientists, federal health authorities and others familiar...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Battling Rare Cancer

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Battling Rare Cancer
    LOS ANGELES -- Lakers legend and NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is battling a rare form of Leukemia, but he says his long-term prognosis is good. The 62-year-old basketball star was diagnosed last December with chronic myeloid leukemia -- a...
  • H1N1 Now a Pandemic

    H1N1 Now a Pandemic
    On the Medical Watch -- swine flu is a pandemic ... but what does that mean for you. The World Health Organization says updating the status will speed a vaccine to the public. For the first time in 41 years health officials utter the word pandemic ......
  • Protein Sciences Corp. In Meriden Gets Federal OK To Begin Clinical Trials Of Swine Flu Vaccine

    Protein Sciences Corp. In Meriden Gets Federal OK To Begin Clinical Trials Of Swine Flu Vaccine
    Protein Sciences Corp. said Thursday that it has received federal approval to conduct clinical trials of its H1N1 swine flu vaccine, an essential step in the drug approval process. Chief Executive Dan Adams said the company has been cleared by the Food...
  • Blood pressure drugs need to match the situation

    Blood pressure drugs need to match the situation
    For some people, lifestyle measures are enough to keep blood pressure under control. But they're not enough for everyone. For one thing, "many patients are not willing to change their lifestyle," says Dr. Peter Rudd, professor of medicine emeritus at the...
  • BUSINESS: Investors: Show me the stem cell money

    Big Pharma isn't yet convinced there will be a profit bonanza from stem cell therapy. If there will ever be blockbuster drugs from stem cell research--or cell therapies of any kind--the rewards in the lab aren't tickling the fancy of the world's...