Archive: 07/05/2012

Doctors should consider exercise a fifth 'vital sign'

In a new Lancet paper, an international team of researchers set out to examine whether sport and exercise contribute to the health of nations. They argue that although country-wide data on participation in sports are too sc ...

Jul 05, 2012
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The challenges and rewards of Paralympic medicine

In the Lancet paper, "Paralympic medicine," Nick Webborn of the British Paralympic Association and Peter Van de Vliet of the International Paralympic Committee Medical and Scientific Department, outline some of the issues ...

Jul 05, 2012
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Flip-flops: your arch enemy?

(HealthDay) -- People of all ages wear flip-flops during the summer, but this type of footwear can cause pain and injury when worn for long periods of time, while walking on concrete or when playing sports, ...

Jul 05, 2012
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Dose-escalated cetuximab tolerated in colorectal cancer

(HealthDay) -- For patients with irinotecan-refractory metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC), dose escalation of cetuximab is well tolerated and may improve response and disease control rates, but patients experience ...

Jul 05, 2012
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GlaxoSmithKline pleads guilty to health fraud (Update)

(AP) — A U.S. judge on Thursday approved an agreement by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline to pay $3 billion for criminal and civil violations involving 10 drugs, the largest health care fraud settlement ...

Jul 05, 2012
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