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New FDA Drug Approvals And Warnings
2012-12-25 11:05:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued announcements of its approval of new drugs before the start of the new year. The FDA has approved a new drug to help treat high cholesterol known as Juxtapid, which helps take care of a rare genetic form of high cholesterol. The condition, which affects about 3,000 Americans, causes super-high cholesterol levels and heart attacks at an early age. The drug injections will cost...

2012-10-26 00:40:03

Findings from a nationwide study led by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute suggest that patients with advanced lung or colorectal cancer are frequently mistaken in their beliefs that chemotherapy can cure their disease. The study, published in the Oct. 25 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, found that 69 percent of patients with advanced lung cancer and 81 percent of patients with advanced colorectal cancer did not understand that the chemotherapy they were receiving was...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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