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Common antibiotic boosts heart death risk

Tuesday Aug 19, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- A new study published in thebmj.com suggests taking antibiotic clarithromycin to treat common bacterial infections may increase the risk
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Hypnotics boost stroke and death risk

A new study suggests that use of hypnotics could increase risk of stroke.  The case-control study compared 2,779 stroke patients with 27,790 controls and found ...
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FDA Okays Avastin to treat aggressive and late-stage cervical cancer

August 14, 2014 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new use for Avastin (bevacizumab) to treat patients with persistent, recurrent or late-stage (metastatic) ...
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Bisphosphonates do not reduce breast cancer risk

Contact: Laura KurtzmanLaura.Kurtzman@ucsf.edu415-476-3163The JAMA Network Journals  Bisphosphonates for osteoporosis not associated with reduced breast cancer risk An analysis of data from two randomized clinical trials finds that ...
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FDA approves Avastin to treat patients with aggressive and late-stage cervical cancer

FDA News Release For Immediate Release August 14, 2014 Release The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new use for Avastin (bevacizumab) to treat patients with persistent, ...
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NSAIDs fight breast cancer

Contact: Kimberly Atkinskimberly.atkins@austin.utexas.edu512-471-3151University of Texas at Austin  NSAIDs benefit overweight breast cancer patients, study finds AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers have determined that postmenopausal overweight or obese breast ...
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Drug Information Update - FDA approves Belsomra (suvorexant) to treat insomnia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on August 13, 2014 approved Belsomra (suvorexant) tablets for use as needed to treat difficulty in falling and staying ...
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Clodronate effective in preventing fractures

Thursday Aug 14, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- Researchers at University of Siena in Siena, Italy suggest in a review that clodronate treatment is effective at reducing ...
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FDA approves new type of sleep drug, Belsomra

FDA News Release FDA approves new type of sleep drug, Belsomra For Immediate Release August 13, 2014 Release Español The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Belsomra (suvorexant) tablets for ...
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