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U.N. says Haiti struggling to cope with cholera as aid withdrawn

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon warned on Friday that Haiti was struggling to cope with a cholera epidemic that has killed thousands and deteriorating conditions in tent camps as aid groups withdraw from the impoverished country due to a lack of funding.

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August 31st, 2012

Xtandi Approved for Advanced Prostate Cancer

FRIDAY, Aug. 31 — Xtandi (enzalutamide) has been approved to treat men with prostate cancer that has spread despite treatment with standard therapies aimed at minimizing the effects of testosterone.Testosterone stimulates prostate tumors to grow,…


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August 31st, 2012

U.S. approves Spectrum Pharma’s purchase of Allos

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. antitrust officials have approved Spectrum Pharmaceuticals’ purchase of cancer drugmaker Allos Therapeutics, a $206 million deal aimed at giving Spectrum access to the Allos anti-cancer drug Folotyn.

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August 31st, 2012

ConvaTec to buy 180 Medical Holdings for $321 million

(Reuters) – Medical technology firm ConvaTec said it will buy privately owned 180 Medical Holdings Inc, a maker of catheters and urologic medical supplies, for $321 million.

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August 31st, 2012

Vitamin D supplements may not improve heart health

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Despite many studies linking higher blood levels of vitamin D to fewer heart attacks and deaths, a new trial found giving older women daily D supplements didn’t cut their heart-related risks.

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August 31st, 2012
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