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  • GOP tips its Holder questions

     
    by Frank James The Republican National Committee telegraphs the topics Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans will grill Eric Holder on today at his confirmation hearing to be President-elect Barack Obama's Attorney General. Actually, some Democrats may...
  • Morning Money Links: Happy holidays for health-care stocks; the Fed's many failures; Twitter makes money

     
    --- Christmas came early for health-care stocks: They’re up across the board today after the Senate’s critical vote on Sunday to advance a health-care reform bill that doesn’t include creation of a government-run competitor. New 52-week highs for...
  • Wall Street bets on a GOP win in Massachusetts

     
    Wall Street thinks it knows the outcome of today’s Massachusetts special election for the late Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat. Stocks are broadly higher, led by healthcare issues, as some investors bet that Kennedy’s seat will go to Republican challenger...
  • Oral multiple sclerosis drug shows promise

     
    A large study on a new oral medication for multiple sclerosis has yielded promising results both in terms of how well the drug works and its safety, according to a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.......
  • Eat, drink and be merry during childbirth

     
    Eat and drink anyway -- merriment can come later. The former advice comes from a new Cochrane Review analysis; the latter is actually just reassurance that such emotion (and the energy required for it) will ultimately be possible once again.......
  • The FDA cautions against high doses of Zocor (simvastatin), urges label changes

     
    The highest doses of the cholesterol-lowering drug Zocor produce an increased risk of muscle damage, the Food and Drug Administration cautioned Friday. The risk is highest in patients of Chinese descent and is also high when Zocor, known generically as......
  • The FDA warns against using Rotarix rotavirus vaccine--at least temporarily

     
    The Food and Drug Administration on Monday warned doctors and parents against using the Rotarix rotavirus vaccine until further testing can confirm that it is safe. The warning follows the discovery by an academic research group--subsequently confirmed by...
  • Orlando area eateries participating in Diabetes Restaurant Month

     
    More than one-third of Americans’ daily calorie intake comes from food eaten outside the home, including sit-down restaurants and fast-food establishments. The more than 20 million people in the U.S. and who have type 2 diabetes not only have a lot to...
  • Doctor group calls for warnings on new prescription drugs

     
    The nation's leading group of general internal medicine physicians has taken the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to task over drug safety and urged the agency to adopt a raft of new consumer safeguards for prescription drugs. The American College......
  • Vaccinating girls, not boys, against HPV is best bet

     
    Harvard University researchers have found that public health authorities would do better to extend the vaccination of adolescent girls against human papillomavirus (HPV) than to launch a campaign to get boys and young men vaccinated as well. The study,...
  • Rx for health: Take two new books and call me in the morning

     
    We check out and bag our own groceries at the supermarket; we park our own cars and bank online rather than bothering a teller; we fix our own computers. Small wonder, then, that we are increasingly called upon to make......