Monthly Archives: October 2010

Cold Cap May Help With Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

Photo Courtesy – ABC News — When Shirley Billigmeier was diagnosed with breast cancer this spring, she was grateful for a good prognosis and set about preparing for the life disruptionthat comes with undergoing a lumpectomy, radiation and chemotherapy. “I … Continue reading

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New Licensing of AIDS Drug May Start Patent Pool

The National Institution of Health became the first entity to license its patent on a new AIDS drug to an entity affiliated with the World Health Organization. This move has given official American backing to the controversial idea of a … Continue reading

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New Allegations Against Tour de France Winner

Three-time Tour de France winner, Alberto Contador, has tested positive for a banned drug.  Contador failed his first test at the Tour de France last summer.  The latest test was given by the International Cycling Union. This test detects a … Continue reading

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Drug Regulators Set Restriction for Avandia Sales

Drug regulators in Europe and the United States have restricted sale of the popular diabetes medicine Avandia. The European Medicine Agency is suspending Avandia.  The Food and Drug Administration is allowing patients access to the medicine if doctors vouch that the … Continue reading

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Obese and Healthy

A study published in the September issue of the journal Diabetes Care found that people who are obese and metabolically healthy could improve their health by loosing weight.  Metabolically healthy means the individual has healthy cholesterol, blood sugar and blood … Continue reading

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