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2014-01-13 16:25:24

CINCINNATI, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The diabetes drug metformin is also being tested in numerous clinical trials for treating different cancers, and several studies point to its apparent activation of a molecular regulator of cell metabolism called AMPK to suppress tumor growth. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) But new research appearing the week of Jan. 13 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggests that...

FDA Warns Of Illegal Diabetes Drugs
2013-07-25 07:59:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent warning letters to 15 companies, accusing those firms of illegally marketing products they claim can help cure, prevent or treat the symptoms of diabetes in violation of federal law. According to Reuters reporter Toni Clarke, the health regulators issued warnings to 10 domestic firms and five foreign companies producing a total of 20 different products. Those products are being...

Diabetes Drug Holds Promise As Lung Cancer Cure
2013-01-30 11:03:59

Watch the video "Diabetes Drug Could Hold Promise For Lung Cancer Patients" Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have been enthusiastic about the potential use of widely available diabetes drugs to treat various types of cancer. A new study from The Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine suggests that these metabolism-affecting drugs can decrease the size of lung tumors in mice and increase their chances for...

2005-10-12 12:35:45

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study suggests that the diabetes drug metformin, sold as Glucophage, may improve survival and clinical outcome in diabetic patients with heart failure, even though FDA labeling recommends against using the drug in these patients. "Stable heart failure and diabetes I think can be safely treated with metformin," Dr. Jeffrey A. Johnson of the University of Alberta in Edmonton said in an interview with Reuters Health. Warnings against...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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