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Health News Archive - June 03, 2006

By Tampa Tribune, Fla. May 23--ST. PETERSBURG -- Pinellas County narcotics detectives swooped down on a popular walk-in medical clinic Monday morning and arrested a physician, two other staff members and two patients on drug-related charges.

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Millions in India breathe air loaded with cancer-causing chemicals and toxic gases present at levels that are thousands of times higher than permissible limits, an independent report said on Saturday.

By Elisa L. Rineheart, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jun. 3--Two months after undergoing a state and federal investigation, the Richard P. Stadter Psychiatric Center is under the microscope again for additional regulation violations.

ATLANTA (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline's experimental pill Tykerb helped some patients with advanced kidney cancer live longer, French researchers reported on Saturday.

Dark soya sauce, widely used in east Asia, may prove to be more effective than red wine and vitamin C in combating human cell damage, researchers in Singapore said.

A Pfizer Inc. kidney cancer drug has also shown promise in a small mid-stage trial as a treatment for the most common form of lung cancer, researchers said on Saturday.

By Lisa Richwine ATLANTA (Reuters) - An experimental drug added to chemotherapy slowed aggressive, late-stage breast cancers that resumed growing despite standard treatment with the drug Herceptin, U.S. researchers said on Saturday.

By Lisa Richwine ATLANTA (Reuters) - Switching to Pfizer Inc.'s drug Aromasin after a few years on another breast cancer treatment cut some women's risk of dying from the disease by 17 percent in a study released on Saturday.

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Gene therapy experiments suppressed hard-to-treat ovarian cancer in mice and also protected them against the effects of toxic radiation, scientists reported on Saturday.

Word of the Day
scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.
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