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  • Leukemia drug pulled from U.S. sparks new interest

    SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A new study of leukemia drug Mylotarg, pulled from the U.S. market last year due to safety concerns, found it to be effective when used at low doses in older adults but questions about toxicity remain. Pfizer Inc voluntarily...
  • Whooping cough cases increasing across Chicago area

    Whooping cough cases increasing across Chicago area
    Hailey Davis, of far northwest suburban Huntley, went to the doctor's office hoping to get medication to stop her cough and runny nose. She learned she didn't have the flu or a common cold. After a few doctor visits in late September, Davis, 18, was...
  • Men Making a Difference: Mark Gregory

    Men Making a Difference: Mark Gregory
    Mark Gregory remembers. He remembers dates. There was the day after Thanksgiving in 1989, when doctors found a tumor near his brain. Then there was July 26, 1991, when Gregory, who’d been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, underwent a bone marrow...
  • Caregivers get someone to take care of them

    Caregivers get someone to take care of them
    Friends and relatives caring for lung cancer patients have a new resource to turn to after the recent launch of a 24-hour online service for caregivers by LUNGevity Foundation, the country's largest lung cancer organization. The foundation in late...
  • It's about time that FDA took action against Lap-Band billboards

    It's about time that FDA took action against Lap-Band billboards
    It has taken almost two years, but government regulators finally woke up to the idea that those 1-800-GET-THIN billboards plastered all over Southland freeways may be dangerous to your health. That's the underlying meaning of the action announced Tuesday...
  • Michael Hiltzik: Lap-Band maker Allergan wants it both ways

    Michael Hiltzik: Lap-Band maker Allergan wants it both ways
    This year is shaping up as a gratifying one for Allergan, the big Irvine company known for Botox and breast implants. The leading manufacturer of gastric bands, which are surgically implanted around the stomach to suppress the appetite of extremely...
  • My Turn: PSA scare prompts reflection and education

    My Turn: PSA scare prompts reflection and education
    When my family doctor called five years ago with the news that my PSA levels had spiked, I hung up the phone and did what all of us do. I panicked. I thought, "So this is how I'm going to die." Then came the delayed second reaction: This can't be right!...
  • Nursing home contesting citation, $100,000 fine

    A Newport Beach nursing home is contesting a state citation relating to a patient's death, company officials said Tuesday. The California Department of Public Health this week issued its heaviest possible fine — $100,000 — and most severe...
  • Virginia still ready for health emergencies

    Virginia still ready for health emergencies
    How prepared is Virginia for a bioterrorism attack or a new disease outbreak? In last year's annual report, "Ready or Not?" by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the state scored a nine out of 10 on indicators for...
  • Relay for Life brings cancer awareness message to Goucher College

    Goucher College will be the staging area for the 2011 American Cancer Society Relay For Life for northern Baltimore County, Friday, June 17 into Saturday, June 18. The opening ceremony is at Friday at 7 p.m. at the Goucher track. Participants can...
  • Low vaccination rates in some schools raise outbreak risks

    Low vaccination rates in some schools raise outbreak risks
    Clusters of children without their required vaccinations in about 200 Illinois schools are raising the chances of school-based outbreaks of serious preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough, a Tribune analysis of state data has found. The...