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2 min ago | Greenwich Citizen

Statins may lead some patients to pig out: Study

This June 14, 2011, file photo, shows the drug Lipitor at Medco Health Solutions Inc., in Willingboro, N.J. In a study published online Thursday, April 24, 2014, in JAMA Internal Medicine, 10 years of U.S. data suggest cholesterol-lowering statins are giving patients a license to pig out.

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Related Topix: Lipitor, Atorvastatin (generic), Willingboro, NJ, Internal Medicine, Cholesterol

Thu Apr 24, 2014

USA Today

FDA's proposed e-cigarette rules draw mixed reviewFDA's proposed...

Electronic cigarette makers say proposed U.S. regulation of its industry could be costly while some public health advocates say the rules don't go far enough.

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Related Topix: Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Smoking, Health

WFIE-TV Evansville

FDA OKs first-ever DNA alternative to Pap smear

Federal health regulators have cleared a genetic test from Roche as a first-choice screening option for cervical cancer.

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Related Topix: Cervical Cancer, Health, Genetics, HPV, Women's Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, Obstetrics and Gynecology

TheBostonChannel.com

FDA proposes crackdown on e-cigarettes

On Thursday, the agency proposed rules that call for strict regulation of electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, nicotine gels, water pipe tobacco and hookahs.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Opinion

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Measles off to a fast start, as US cases trend up

Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Infectious Diseases, Vaccinations, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nursing

KOAT-TV

No-scar surgery: Less pain, shorter recovery

"We probably won't be doing surgery anymore," says Dr. Bradley Needleman, director of the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center, when I ask him about the future of surgery.

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Related Topix: Surgery, Robots, Science / Technology

WAPT-TV Jackson

The end of chemo: Safer ways to fight cancer

When 14-year-old Nick Wilkins' leukemia resisted chemotherapy, radiation and a bone marrow transplant, his doctors turned to the real pros: Nick's own immune cells.

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Related Topix: Leukemia, Health, University of Pennsylvania, Hematology, Oncology, Healthcare Law, Law, Genetics

KMIZ

No more pills: Just give it to me in a chip

Following your doctor's orders can be cumbersome, especially if you're supposed to take more than one pill a day.

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Related Topix: MicroCHIPS, Osteoporosis

KDWN

Zimmer buying Biomet in deal valued at $13.35B

Orthopedic device maker Zimmer is buying privately-held Biomet for about $13.35 billion in a move aimed at helping expand its product offerings and services.

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Related Topix: Zimmer Holdings, Medical Equipment, Healthcare Industry, Warsaw, IN

WFAA-TV Dallas

FDA announces rules restricting e-cigarettes and cigars

As electronic cigarettes soar in popularity, the U.S. government Thursday is proposing historic rules to ban their sale to minors and require warning labels as well as federal approval.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Smoking, Health, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Marketing

USA Today

Frozen feces and nose tubes may ease fecal transplants

For patients with C. difficile, the yuck factor is not the biggest barrier to treatment through fecal transplant.

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Related Topix: Infectious Diseases

Wed Apr 23, 2014

CFRA

Feds propose e-cigarette regulations, including banning sales to minors

The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Marketing, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Smoking, Health

Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

No gunman found in medical offices near S.F.

Police near San Francisco surrounded and searched a medical building Wednesday after reports that a gunman may have opened fire inside.

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Related Topix: Sutter Health, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Daly City, CA

Burnaby News Leader

1.4 million flu shots a B.C. record

It wasn't as many as in the global H1N1 pandemic of 2009, but this year's influenza vaccine program delivered a record 1.4 million seasonal doses to B.C. residents.

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Related Topix: H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Health, Vaccinations, Influenza, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

WATE-TV Knoxville

Gacy case helps solve unrelated Chicago area death

EDITOR'S NOTE: In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of a rare pneumonia that had sickened five Los Angeles gay men.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Healthcare Industry, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Air Accidents

Sunherald.com

US stocks edge lower after a six-day rally

Intuitive Surgical was among those reporting disappointed results. A worse-than-expected report on the housing market also weighed on the broader market.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Startups, Intuitive Surgical, Robots, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Reynolds American 1Q profit falls more than 28 pct

Reynolds American Inc. 's first-quarter profit fell more than 28 percent as the company sold fewer cigarettes and spent more on expanding its electronic cigarette brand and legal costs.

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Related Topix: Tobacco, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Salem, NC, Winston-Salem, NC, Smoking, Health

KDWN

Asia shares mixed on lackluster China data

Shares were mixed in Asia on Wednesday, as weak data from China sapped upward momentum from an overnight rally on a flurry of deals in the pharmaceutical sector.

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Related Topix: Biotech, GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly, Healthcare Industry, Financial Markets

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Amgen misses 1Q views as higher costs cut profit

Despite higher sales, biotech drugmaker Amgen's first-quarter profit fell 25 percent as production and research costs rose sharply.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Amgen, Healthcare Industry, Osteoporosis, Health

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Banburycake.co.uk

Watchdog blocks breast cancer drug

A new drug for breast cancer which extends women's lives by almost six months is to be blocked from routine NHS access under draft guidance issued by a health watchdog.

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Related Topix: Cancer, Health, Breast Cancer, Oncology

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