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  • Roche says wins priority review for Avastin in cervical cancer

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche said U.S. health regulators have granted a priority review of its Avastin drug when combined with chemotherapy to treat women with cervical cancer. An approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treating...
  • Editorial: The case for genetically modified food

    Vermont recently joined two other New England states and passed a law to require labels on food that contains genetically modifed ingredients. Similar labeling laws have been proposed in two dozen other states, including Illinois. A push is on for a...
  • CDC finds smallpox vials from 1950s in storage room

    CDC finds smallpox vials from 1950s in storage room
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday they found smallpox vials from the 1950s in a Food and Drug Administration storage building in Bethesda, Maryland, and transferred them to the CDC's high-containment laboratory in Atlanta...
  • CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled

    Dangerous germs, including anthrax, botulism and a strain of bird flu, were improperly sent among government laboratories in five incidents during the last decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which said it had closed two...
  • Heart patients might go off medication after changes in pill appearance

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People are more likely to stop taking their medication after a heart attack if the appearance of their pills suddenly changes without explanation, a new study suggests. Generic versions of a given medication can look...
  • West Hollywood blood drive protests FDA exclusion of gays as donors

    West Hollywood blood drive  protests FDA exclusion of gays as donors
    As the group outside the Red Cross blood donation bus on Santa Monica Boulevard huddled together for a photo, the man holding the camera yelled: "Everybody, say blood!" Then: "Everybody, say, 'I wish they accepted my blood!'" At the blood drive in...
  • TRICARE to restore coverage for up to 40 genetic lab tests

    The Defense Health Agency, relying on medical laboratory experts and existing authority to conduct medical "demonstrations," will restore TRICARE coverage this month for up to 40 genetic tests used in patient care. Many of these laboratory-developed...
  • Arthur H. Garrison: Hobby Lobby case reflects new strategy to attack contraceptives

    A great deal of commentary has been provided on the Hobby Lobby case. The U.S. Supreme Court held that Hobby Lobby, which is a closely held, for-profit corporation whose owners hold religious beliefs against abortion, cannot be forced to provide its...
  • Ayurvedic medicine: History, basics, treatments and caveats

    Ayurvedic medicine: History, basics, treatments and caveats
    If you're of a certain age in the U.S., Deepak Chopra may have been your introduction to Ayurvedic medicine. The author of "Perfect Health" and Ayurvedic practitioner to the stars was ubiquitous on talk shows and newsstands in the 1990s. But the...
  • Cancer risk drives debate over hysterectomy tool

    Cancer risk drives debate over hysterectomy tool
    Last year Martha Montalvo-Ariri underwent a routine hysterectomy to help treat painful uterine fibroids. During surgery, her doctor used a morcellator, a device that cuts the tissue into pieces so it can be removed through small incisions. Ten days...
  • 'Anti-gravity' treadmill speeds healing at Good Shepherd, LVH

    Popular legend has it that household products like frying pans coated in Teflon and the drink mix Tang were created by NASA scientists. (They weren't.) However, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation and Lehigh Valley Health networks have landed a product that is...