Archive: 11/02/2011

FDA approves innovative, non-invasive heart valve

(AP) -- Federal health officials have approved a first-of-a-kind artificial heart valve that can be implanted without major surgery, offering a new treatment option for patients who are too old or frail for the chest-cracking ...

Nov 02, 2011
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Chantix unsuitable for first-line smoking cessation use

The poor safety profile of the smoking-cessation drug varenicline (Chantix) makes it unsuitable for first-line use, according to a study published in the Nov. 2 edition of the journal PLoS One, an online publication of the ...

Nov 02, 2011
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Study examines nicotine as a gateway drug

A landmark study in mice identifies a biological mechanism that could help explain how tobacco products could act as gateway drugs, increasing a person's future likelihood of abusing cocaine and perhaps other drugs as well, ...

Nov 02, 2011
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Canadian doctors see face in testicle

Doctors in Canada saw a divine face in the testes of a man admitted to a hospital with severe pain and an inflamed scrotum, a scientific journal article said Wednesday.

Nov 02, 2011
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