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  • Joe South dies at 72; singer-songwriter did 'Games People Play'

    Joe South dies at 72; singer-songwriter did 'Games People Play'
    Joe South, a versatile singer-songwriter who penned "Games People Play," "Down in the Boondocks" and other pop-rock hits in the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 72. South died Wednesday at his home in Buford, Ga., northeast of Atlanta, said Butch Lowery,...
  • Roche bone drug eases pain in prostate cancer trial

    Roche bone drug eases pain in prostate cancer trial
    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Roche's bone strengthening drug Boniva is as good for pain relief as single dose radiotherapy in patients whose prostate cancer has spread to their bones, according to data from a late-stage trial released on Sunday. Trial...
  • AIDS deaths worldwide drop as access to drugs improves

    AIDS deaths worldwide drop as access to drugs improves
    LOS ANGELES/GENEVA (Reuters) - Fewer people infected with HIV globally are dying as more of them get access to crucial antiretroviral drugs, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, the United Nations AIDS program said on Wednesday. The United Nations...
  • Vaccine approved for anal cancer prevention

    Gardasil, the vaccine that can prevent most cases of cervical cancer in girls, has won the FDA's blessing as a vaccine to prevent anal cancer, a rare but growing diagnosis in the United States. The drug agency's approval for Gardasil as an anal cancer...
  • NSAIDs following a heart attack greatly increase risk of a repeat heart attack, and death

    Heart patients who used common pain relievers called NSAIDs even briefly are at much higher risk of having a repeat heart attack or of dying than those who stay away from the drugs, which include such widely used over-the-counter medications as...
  • Scientists see AIDS vaccine within reach after decades

    Scientists see AIDS vaccine within reach after decades
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - At an ill-fated press conference in 1984, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler boldly predicted an effective AIDS vaccine would be available within just two years. But a string of failed attempts - punctuated by a...
  • 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...
  • Merck settles Vioxx suits from New York, Florida

    Merck settles Vioxx suits from New York, Florida
    (Reuters) - Merck & Co has reached settlements to resolve lawsuits from the states of New York, Florida and South Carolina alleging the company misled state regulators about the dangers of the painkiller Vioxx, according to court filings. The...
  • Long-discredited hCG diet makes a comeback

    Long-discredited hCG diet makes a comeback
    Among the hundreds of drastic and unproven weight loss plans, the controversial hCG diet may take the cake. Discredited by researchers in the 1970s, the near-starvation diet restricts followers to 500 calories a day for six weeks. At the same time,...
  • Progress, no big breakthrough, in hunt for HIV cure

    Progress, no big breakthrough, in hunt for HIV cure
    (Reuters) - Scientists, stymied for decades by the complexity of the human immunodeficiency virus, are making progress on several fronts in the search for a cure for HIV infections, a leading medical research conference was told this week in Seattle....
  • EU advises all girls need cervical cancer vaccines

    EU advises all girls need cervical cancer vaccines
    LONDON (Reuters) - All girls in Europe should be immunized against the human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes cervical cancer and current vaccine coverage rates are far too low, European Union health officials said on Wednesday. In new advice about...