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Tamoxifen Can Halve Breast Cancer Risk When Prescribed Longer
2013-06-03 13:09:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers announced new findings that taking one breast cancer drug for twice the time suggested can substantially increase survival rates. The scientists said that women diagnosed with breast cancer who take tamoxifen for 10 years, rather than five years, halve their chances of dying. "These findings are extremely exciting for women who are diagnosed with the most common type of breast cancer," said Dr Julia Wilson,...

2013-05-06 23:03:40

Studies conducted on the blood-thinning drug Plavix indicate no benefit when taken with aspirin and may increase changes of suffering a stroke. The Law Firm of d'Oliveira & Associates wishes to inform the general public that with Plavix going generic, cases of side effects associated with the drug may increase. (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 Marketed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi Pharmaceuticals and currently the second most commonly prescribed drug on the U.S. market, Plavix is used to...

2013-04-25 19:46:09

Drinking coffee could decrease the risk of breast cancer recurring in patients taking the widely used drug Tamoxifen, a study at Lund University in Sweden has found. Patients who took the pill, along with two or more cups of coffee daily, reported less than half the rate of cancer recurrence, compared with their non-coffee drinking, Tamoxifen-taking counterparts. The team followed over 600 breast cancer patients from southern Sweden for an average of five years. Approximately 300 took...

2013-04-23 18:47:52

Tamoxifen is a time-honored breast cancer drug used to treat millions of women with early-stage and less-aggressive disease, and now a University of Rochester Medical Center team has shown how to exploit tamoxifen´s secondary activities so that it might work on more aggressive breast cancer. The research, published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine, is a promising development for women with basal-like breast cancer, sometimes known as triple-negative disease. This subtype has a...

2013-02-17 23:00:35

1,4-Butanediol Market report estimates the market size of 1,4-butanediol industry for major applications such as tetrahydrofuran, polybutylene terphthalate, gamma butyrolactone, polyurethane and others. (PRWEB) February 17, 2013 The report “1,4-butanediol Market By Technology (Reppe Process, Davy process, Butadiene Process, Propylene Oxide Process & Others), Applications, & Geography: Global Industry Trends & Forecasts to 2017”, published by MarketsandMarkets,...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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