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Pointing Fingers in Egg Recall

Companies have begun pointing fingers at one another and offering conflicting theories about the possible source of salmonella contamination that has sickened 1,470 people and led to the recall of 550 million eggs. Read more…

August 31st, 2010

Breast Cancer Gene Test, Preventive Surgery Save Women’s Lives

Women who carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 cancer genes cut their death risk by getting preventive surgery to remove their ovaries and fallopian tubes. Mastectomy further reduces their cancer risk. Read more…

August 31st, 2010

Breast Removal Reduces Cancer Risk In Some Women

Women carrying the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations for breast cancer could benefit from having double mastectomies before they develop cancer. “We found mastectomy provided huge risk reduction of subsequent breast cancer diagnosis and death,” says the author of a new study. Read more…

August 31st, 2010

Eisai Announces Extension of FDA Review of Drug Application for Investigational Agent Eribulin Mesylate

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug 30, 2010 – Eisai Inc.
announced today that it has received notification from the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the agency expects to
complete priority review of the eribulin mesylate New…

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August 31st, 2010

Active Lifestyle May Help Counter Obesity Genes

TUESDAY, Aug. 31 — Exercise can reduce a person’s genetic predisposition to obesity by 40 percent, finds a new English study.Researchers looked at 20,430 people in Norwich and focused on genetic variants known to increase the risk of obesity. Most…

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August 31st, 2010
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