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  • Ovarian Cancer Updates to Symptom Search and the Limits of Web 2.0

    We were having our usual weekly Symptom Search meeting to discuss our most favorite product to date. One of our fabulous Marketing type people said, "Hey, have you seen the new report out about ovarian cancer and early warning signs?" Well, actua...

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  • Nobel Laureate Sir John Sulston Decries Profits over Patients

    British scientist Sir John Sulston won the 2002 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work in genetics. He has long advocated that knowledge derived from the Human Genome Project be kept free and open for use by scientists. He opposes privatization of...

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  • Rapid HIV Tests

    In a report issued in the June 22, 2006 issue of The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention distributed rapid HIV tests to 230 organizations in the United States and identified 4,650 HIV infectio...

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  • Medgadget's 2006 Medical Blog Awards

    We are pleased to announce that four of Healthline's blogs have been nominated to receive awards for best medical blog in their category. This is the third annual Medical Weblog Awards conducted by Medgadget, designed to honor those who have made ...

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  • Torisel Approved for Renal Cell Carcinoma Treatment

    Torisel (Temsirolimus) was yesterday approved by the FDA for use in the treatment of renal cell carcinoma, a form of advanced kidney cancer.Common adverse reactions associated with this drug include edema, loss of appetite, nausea, mouth sores, fa...

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  • The Human Brain as a Deadly Weapon: Privacy Laws vs. Protecting the Public

    Today we mourn the dead at Virginia Tech. Everyone looks for someone to blame. Everyone wants to hold someone responsible. As anyone who has ever dealt with the mental illness of a family member, a co-worker, a neighbor, a friend, or an acquaintan...

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  • Donors Choose: Back to School in Louisiana! Let's Help some Kids

    Donors Choose is a cool project and an easy way to directly help low income kids in public schools."Teachers Ask. You Choose. Students Learn." As part of this campaign, they are running a Blogger Challenge - asking bloggers to pick a project to p...

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  • Heartburn Drugs Linked to Hip Fractures

    Use of powerful antacids called proton pump inhibitors puts people over 50 at increased risk of hip fracture, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers found that taking these drugs for over a yea...

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  • Women Who Drink More Increase Their Risk of Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer is the fifth most common form of cancer worldwide. Earlier this week, scientists at the European Cancer Conference (ECCO 14) in Barcelona, Spain shared findings that it makes no difference whether women drink beer, wine or spirits -...

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  • 1-800-222-1222 Poison Prevention Week

    The US Congress established National Poison Prevention Week in 1961 and we observe it the third week of March every year. Most poisoning victims are children. Preventing accidental poisonings by keeping toxic substances and medications sealed and...

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