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Blood Test May Help Predict which Breast Cancers Will Recur

Blood Test May Help Predict which Breast Cancers Will Recur

By Marilynn Marchione | Dec 10
A blood test five years after breast cancer treatment helped identify some women who were more likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs appeared, a preliminary study found.

Veterinarians Seek Permission to Research Pot Meds for Pets

Veterinarians Seek Permission to Research Pot Meds for Pets

By Andrew Selsky | Dec 9
People anxious to relieve suffering in their pets are increasingly turning to oils and powders that contain CBDs, a non-psychoactive component of marijuana. But there's little data on whether they work, or if they have harmful side effects.

Viagra Goes Generic with Little White Pill

Viagra Goes Generic with Little White Pill

Dec 7
The little blue pill that's helped millions of men in the bedroom is turning white. Drugmaker Pfizer is launching its own cheaper generic version of Viagra rather than lose sales when its impotence pill gets its first generic competition.

FDA Approves First-of-a-Kind Test for Cancer Gene Profiling

FDA Approves First-of-a-Kind Test for Cancer Gene Profiling

By Marilynn Marchione | Dec 4
U.S. regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind test that looks for mutations in hundreds of cancer genes at once, giving a more complete picture of what's driving a patient's tumor and aiding efforts to match treatments to those flaws.

Freeze-Dried Plasma Aids Troops on Battlefield

Freeze-Dried Plasma Aids Troops on Battlefield

Dec 3
All of the U.S. military's special operations fighters now being sent to war zones have freeze-dried blood plasma, a powdered product that helps blood to clot. Congress is deciding how to speed up approval for an American-made replacement.

Replacing Lymph Nodes to Ease Painful Swelling

Replacing Lymph Nodes to Ease Painful Swelling

Nov 28
Some doctors are using lymph node replacement to ease lymphedema, a debilitating condition that gets little attention and has no cure. The severe swelling can be a lasting side effect of breast cancer treatment.

U.S. Health Agency to Crack Down on Risky Stem Cell Offerings

U.S. Health Agency to Crack Down on Risky Stem Cell Offerings

By Matthew Perrone | Nov 19
U.S. health authorities announced plans Thursday to crack down on doctors pushing stem cell procedures that pose the gravest risks to patients amid an effort to police a burgeoning medical field that previously has received little oversight.

FDA OKs New Therapy for Some Hemophilia Patients

FDA OKs New Therapy for Some Hemophilia Patients

By Linda A. Johnson | Nov 18
U.S. regulators have approved the first new treatment in nearly two decades to prevent internal bleeding in certain patients with hemophilia, an inherited blood-clotting disorder.

AP Exclusive: U.S. Scientists try 1st Gene Editing in the Body

AP Exclusive: U.S. Scientists try 1st Gene Editing in the Body

By Marilynn Marchione | Nov 16
Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to cure a disease.

FDA Approves First Digital Ingestion Tracking System Med

FDA Approves First Digital Ingestion Tracking System Med

Nov 16
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in the United States with a digital ingestion tracking system, in an unprecedented move to ensure that patients with mental illness take the medicine prescribed for them.

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