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Athens woman tells of breast cancer journey following diagnosis

Liliana Carroll learned much following her breast cancer diagnosis this summer. But the most important lesson was that each woman’s breast cancer diagnosis and battle comes with its own journey. Read More..

September 30th, 2014

Discuss risks of radiation imaging: cardiologists

By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Cardiologists should discuss with patients the risks and benefits of chest imaging using ionizing radiation before the procedure, according to a new statement endorsed by several medical organizations. Ionizing radiation, which can come from cardiac stress tests, CT scans and certain heart procedures, is tied to increased cancer risk. “There is continuing concern on the part of patients in the area of ionizing radiation,” said Dr. Andrew J. Einstein, an associate professor of medicine in radiology at Columbia University in New York. … Read More..

September 30th, 2014

Doctors Net Billions From Drug Firms

The 2010 Affordable Care Act included a provision dubbed the Sunshine Act, which requires manufacturers of drugs and medical devices to disclose the payments they make to physicians and teaching hospitals each year for services such as consulting or research. The database revealed some eye-popping totals, such as the $122.5 million paid by Roche Holding AG’s Genentech unit to City of Hope medical center in Duarte, Calif., as royalties on sales of several products including blockbuster cancer treatments Herceptin and Avastin. Genentech licensed patents from City of Hope based on research the medical center conducted in the early 1980s. The company said that excluding the City of Hope royalties, about 85% of the physician payments it reported to CMS were focused on drug research. Read More..

September 30th, 2014

Russia reports first cases of deadly bird flu in two years

PARIS (Reuters) – Russia has reported the first cases of a highly pathogenic bird flu virus in nearly two years in villages in Southern Russia, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday.

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September 30th, 2014

European Activists Say They Don’t Want Any U.S. ‘Chlorine Chicken’

Most U.S. poultry is bathed in a little chlorine on the way to your plate. But that treatment is banned in Europe. Now “chlorinated chickens” are a sticking point in a trans-Atlantic trade deal. Read more…

September 30th, 2014
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