Archive: 12/12/2011

Too much information? Birth control choices abound

(AP) -- Worried about birth control in light of headlines about side effects from Yaz and the patch? Women have a lot of options that are safe and effective, including some that are even more reliable.

Dec 12, 2011
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Study of two sisters sheds light on lymphoma evolution

When a 41-year-old woman was diagnosed with chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia, she received a bone marrow transplant and subsequent leukocyte infusion from her sister. These treatments controlled her leukemia, but seven ...

Dec 12, 2011
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Surgeons perform first 'ex vivo' lung transplants

A 59-year-old woman from upstate New York and a 60-year-old woman from the New York metro area were the first patients in New York state and among the first in the United States to receive transplanted lungs that were assessed ...

Dec 12, 2011
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'PARP' drug sabotages DNA repair in pre-leukemic cells

Looking for ways to halt the uncontrolled growth of cancer cells, scientists at Johns Hopkins have found that a new class of drugs, called PARP inhibitors, may block the ability of pre-leukemic cells to repair broken bits ...

Dec 12, 2011
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