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FDA approves new leukemia drug from Roche

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new drug from Roche to help treat patients with a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow. The agency cleared Gazyva […]

11/01/2013

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FDA approves first pre-surgical breast cancer drug

WASHINGTON (AP) – A biotech drug from Roche has become the first medicine approved to treat breast cancer before surgery, offering an earlier approach against one of the deadliest forms of the disease. The Food […]

09/30/2013

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FDA says Roche drug works in early-stage breast cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has issued a positive review of a breast cancer drug from Roche that could soon become the first pharmaceutical option for treating the earliest stages of the […]

09/10/2013

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Panel backs lung cancer screening for some smokers

Government advisers have endorsed lung cancer screening for the first time. They say certain current and former heavy smokers should get annual CT scans, a type of X-ray, to cut their chances of dying of […]

07/29/2013

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What do we eat? New food map will tell us

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Do your kids love chocolate milk? It may have more calories on average than you thought. Same goes for soda. Until now, the only way to find out what people […]

05/20/2013

Miniature horse aids Alaska boy with special needs

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A young miniature horse in sneakers is helping a 4-year-old special needs child at an Anchorage public elementary school. Zoe, a black mare, is a service animal for preschooler Zaiden Beattie.

03/23/2013

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Study sees prostate cancer treatment side effects

(AP) – A new study underscores that men need to carefully consider treatments for early-stage prostate cancer. 15 years after surgery or radiation treatment, nearly all of the older men in the study had some problems having sex. 1/5th had bladder or bowel trouble.

01/30/2013

How the tabby got its stripes: It's in the genes

NEW YORK (AP) – How does a tabby cat earn its stripes? With the right DNA. Scientists say they’ve found the gene that sets the common tabby pattern – stripes or blotches. It’s one of […]

09/20/2012

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