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  • 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...
  • Gauging a gas tackler

    Gauging a gas tackler
    Whether you're still plowing through Thanksgiving leftovers or easing back to your normal fare, billions of bacteria in your digestive tract are eagerly awaiting their next meal. And if you feed them well enough, they'll thank you by producing gas....
  • Cancer study boosts hopes for Roche's armed antibody

    Cancer study boosts hopes for Roche's armed antibody
    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Women with an aggressive type of advanced breast cancer can live significantly longer without their disease getting worse if they are treated with an experimental "armed antibody" drug from Roche, researchers said on Sunday. Data...
  • Drug companies pay $25 million to Illinois doctors

    Drug companies pay $25 million to Illinois doctors
    At least three dozen doctors in Illinois received payments and perks exceeding $100,000 from drug companies between 2009 and early 2011, according to an updated database that now includes information from a dozen pharmaceutical firms. Doctors in the...
  • Asthma drugs may increase attacks in kids: report

    Asthma drugs may increase attacks in kids: report
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - One class of drugs used to prevent wheezing and shortness of breath in people with asthma may increase kids' risk of being hospitalized for an asthma attack, according to a new analysis from the U.S. Food and Drug...
  • IUDs almost halve risk of cervical cancer: study

    IUDs almost halve risk of cervical cancer: study
    LONDON (Reuters) - Contrary to popular belief, intrauterine contraceptive devices might actually protect women against developing cervical cancer even though they don't stop the infection that commonly leads to the disease, according to the results 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...