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  • 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...
  • FDA approves skin cancer drugs and genetic test

    FDA approves skin cancer drugs and genetic test
    The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced its approval of two new drugs and a diagnostic test that can be used to treat advanced or inoperable melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin disease. Advanced melanoma has joined a wide range...
  • 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...
  • Animal studies riddled with bias, report finds

    Animal studies riddled with bias, report finds
    Too much good news in medicine may be bad news for science, according to a new study that suggests animal research is riddled with bias that allows too many treatments to advance to human trials. Researchers examined data from thousands of experiments...
  • Infertility due to old eggs? An anti-aging pioneer ponders solutions

    Infertility due to old eggs? An anti-aging pioneer ponders solutions
    One of the many ways in which humans' evolved characteristics clash with a fast-changing post-industrial society can be seen in the female egg. Even before a woman passes the age of 30, the quality of the oocytes she carries begins a downturn in...
  • 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,...
  • Avandia review by FDA examines whether dangers were overdrawn

    Avandia review by FDA examines whether dangers were overdrawn
    Three years after the Food and Drug Administration was taken to task for overlooking safety problems with the diabetes drug Avandia, a panel of FDA advisors met Wednesday to open a two-day review of the research that guided the agency's actions. The...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • U.S. HPV vaccination rates far from goal, officials say

    U.S. HPV vaccination rates far from goal, officials say
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Only slightly more than half of U.S. girls aged 13 to 17 had been vaccinated against a virus that can cause cervical and other cancers last year, and a top U.S. health official said on Thursday that more must be done to bring the...
  • 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...