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  • FDA panel recommends continued Avandia sales, with restrictions

    FDA panel recommends continued Avandia sales, with restrictions
    An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday voted to keep the diabetes drug Avandia on the market with a slate of restrictions on its use, and suggested that although evidence of the drug's safety problems may have been overblown,...
  • Bad news on red meat: Eating more is linked to diabetes risk

    Bad news on red meat: Eating more is linked to diabetes risk
    Nutritionists known for issuing warnings about the health risks of eating red meat reiterated their message this week, confirming a link between red meat consumption and Type 2 diabetes -- and showing, in a new follow-up study, that the association...
  • Athletes only too happy to be 'lab rats'

    Athletes only too happy to be 'lab rats'
    After discovering that a promising new drug caused multiple types of cancer in lab animals, the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline stopped developing the compound. But the failed experimental drug, called GW501516, is making a comeback in another...
  • Dangerous pharmaceuticals marketed as supplements

    Dangerous pharmaceuticals marketed as supplements
    Shengyang Zhou assured the American buyers that his Chinese-made weight-loss capsules were safe. Zhou was sure because he had a test — one person eats a whole bottle. Such a person would have "maybe some stomach problem, but not die," he told...
  • Blood tests could detect sexually-transmitted oral cancers

    Blood tests could detect sexually-transmitted oral cancers
    LONDON (Reuters) - Antibodies to a high-risk type of a virus that causes mouth and throat cancers when transmitted via oral sex can be detected in blood tests many years before onset of the disease, according to a World Health Organisation-led team of...
  • Insight: No smoke, plenty of fire fuels e-cigarettes

    Insight: No smoke, plenty of fire fuels e-cigarettes
    Puffing on slim metal tubes loaded with pale yellow liquid, two London businessmen say they have between their lips a cure for what the U.N. calls "one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced". Electronic cigarettes are the future,...
  • Quit-smoking treatments safe, effective: review

    Quit-smoking treatments safe, effective: review
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Popular smoking cessation treatments - such as nicotine replacements and antidepressants - improve people's chances of kicking the habit without much risk, according to a review of past research. "It seems very clear that...
  • Do soaps with triclosan do more harm than good?

    Do soaps with triclosan do more harm than good?
    If co-workers and family members are coming down with infections this winter, you may be tempted to turn to an anti-bacterial soap for protection. But some scientists are increasingly concerned that a common anti-bacterial ingredient called triclosan...
  • Pointing to threat, pulling in profit

    Pointing to threat, pulling in profit
    WASHINGTON -- Over the last decade, former Navy Secretary Richard J. Danzig, a prominent lawyer, presidential advisor and biowarfare consultant to the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security, has urged the government to counter what he called a...
  • Big pharma: Few new antibiotics in the works

    Big pharma: Few new antibiotics in the works
    Thirty years ago, when the world faced the terrifying prospect of an untreatable disease known as AIDS, big drugmakers saw an opportunity and raced to develop new medicines. Today, as the world confronts the crisis of antibiotic resistance, the industry...
  • Going out on a limb — with a safety net

    Going out on a limb — with a safety net
    "When I get nervous," says a young woman named Rebecca, "I shut down. I go blank." She sits in a circle of 20 in a dance studio in Manhattan. Everyone takes turns introducing himself, explaining what brought him out on a Saturday evening to a dating...
  • EU advises all girls need cervical cancer vaccines

    EU advises all girls need cervical cancer vaccines
    LONDON (Reuters) - All girls in Europe should be immunized against the human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes cervical cancer and current vaccine coverage rates are far too low, European Union health officials said on Wednesday. In new advice about...