Archive: 02/22/2012

Study: Colonoscopy cuts colon cancer death risk

(AP) -- Millions of people have endured a colonoscopy, believing the dreaded exam may help keep them from dying of colon cancer. For the first time, a major study offers clear evidence that it does.

Feb 22, 2012
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ACGME announces plan to transform graduate medical education

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) today announced major changes in how the nation's medical residency programs will be accredited in the years ahead, putting in place an outcomes-based evaluation ...

Feb 22, 2012
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FDA panel backs previously rejected obesity pill

(AP) -- A panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration overwhelmingly backed approval for a highly anticipated anti-obesity pill called Qnexa, a drug which the FDA previously rejected due to safety concerns.

Feb 22, 2012
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Mini molecules could help fight battle of aortic bulge

When aortic walls buckle, the body's main blood pipe forms an ever-growing bulge. To thwart a deadly rupture, a team of Stanford University School of Medicine researchers has found two tiny molecules that may be able to orchestrate ...

Feb 22, 2012
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