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  • Men taking erectile dysfunction drugs risk STDs

    Men taking erectile dysfunction drugs risk STDs
    Men who took erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra were more likely to become infected with sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS, U.S. researchers have reported. This infection rate was higher even in the year before the men got their...
  • Glaxo Removing Zinc From Denture Cream

    Glaxo Removing Zinc From Denture Cream
    WASHINGTON (AP) - GlaxoSmithKline said Thursday it will remove zinc from its denture cream, following reports that excessive use over many years can cause neurological damage and blood problems in consumers. The British manufacturer will cease...
  • High hopes for a malaria vaccine

    Each year, malaria kills more than 1 million people -- 90% of them in sub-Saharan Africa and 80% of them younger than 5 -- and makes 300 million people seriously ill. Major progress in controlling the disease has been made by the widespread adoption of...
  • Expectations affect benefits of pain drug

    Expectations affect benefits of pain drug
    People who don't believe their pain medicine will work can actually reduce or even cancel out the effectiveness of the drug, and images of their brains show how they are doing it, scientists report. Researchers from Britain and Germany used brain scans...
  • Wealthy nations must follow through on disease fight

    Wealthy nations must follow through on disease fight
    In 1980, I moved my family from Maryland to the White Mountain Apache Reservation in Arizona to work on an issue most people are not comfortable talking about — diarrhea. At the time, diarrhea, which is preventable and treatable, was rampantly...
  • Genital warts tied to range of cancers

    Genital warts tied to range of cancers
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who've ever had genital warts may have a somewhat higher risk of several types of cancer — possibly including common skin cancers, a new study suggests. The findings, reported in the Journal of Infectious...
  • Human Genome Sciences rebuffs $2.6 billion offer from GlaxoSmithKline

    Shares of Human Genome Sciences doubled in Thursday morning trading on news that a major British biopharmaceutical company offered to buy it for $2.6 billion, which the Rockville company rejected as too low. Human Genome, which uses the human DNA...
  • Women on the Pill have less menstrual pain

    Women on the Pill have less menstrual pain
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young women on birth control pills tend to have less painful menstrual periods than those not on the contraceptives, a new study finds. Swedish researchers found that of 2,100 women followed from age 19 to 24, those on the...
  • UK switches to Merck's Gardasil for HPV vaccination

    UK switches to Merck's Gardasil for HPV vaccination
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is to stop using GlaxoSmithKline's cervical cancer vaccine Cervarix from next September and will instead offer girls Merck & Co's rival product Gardasil. The move underscores Gardasil's lead in a $1 billion-plus worldwide...
  • Mailbag: Should they sell seashells at store?

    Perhaps instead of fighting over how many merchants in town sell seashells, they should consider not selling them at all ("Fighting over some seashells," Dave Hansen column, June 2). Yes, I know, they are big sellers, and make money for the merchants....
  • Antidepressants and pregnancy

    Antidepressants and pregnancy
    Upon learning they are pregnant, most women dutifully nix the alcohol, sushi and caffeine. But what about antidepressants? Headlines about the potential risks of antidepressants on a developing fetus, including miscarriage, premature birth and newborn...