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Seizure Drug May Extend Lives of Brain Cancer Patients

When added to standard treatment, an older seizure drug called valproic acid may extend the lives of people with brain cancer by an average of three months, a study shows. Read more…

August 31st, 2011

Electronic Medical Records Might Boost Diabetes Care

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31 — New research suggests that using electronic medical records instead of paper files could greatly improve care for diabetic patients by boosting communication.Diabetic patients “did better and improved faster” at various kinds…


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August 31st, 2011

FDA eyes registry for breast implants problems

GAITHERSBURG, Maryland (Reuters) – U.S. health regulators said they would consider setting up a registry that tracks safety problems with breast implants, after too many patients dropped out of company-funded studies.

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August 31st, 2011

Sugar Drink Habit Is Widespread in U.S.

Half of the U.S. population age 2 or older indulges in sugar drinks on any given day, new research finds. Read more…

August 31st, 2011

Dangerous Bacteria Hide Out in Nurses’, Doctors’ Uniforms

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31 — The white coats and medical scrubs worn by hospital staff may harbor hazardous bacteria, a new study finds.Researchers in Israel swabbed nurses’ and physicians’ uniforms and found potentially dangerous bacteria on more than 60…


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August 31st, 2011
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