Archive: 02/29/2012

FDA approves first 4-in-1 flu vaccine

Federal health officials have approved the first vaccine that protects against four strains of the common flu, offering one additional layer of protection against the influenza virus that affects millions each year.

Feb 29, 2012
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Drug offers relief for symptoms of myelofibrosis

People with a blood cancer — myelofibrosis — can benefit from a drug called ruxolitinib, according to a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial that included patients and researchers from the ...

Feb 29, 2012
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Cancer drugs could halt Ebola virus

Some cancer drugs used to treat patients with leukemia may also help stop the Ebola virus and give the body time to control the infection before it turns deadly, US researchers said on Wednesday.

Feb 29, 2012
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Dutch group launch mobile mercy killing teams

Six specialised teams, each with a doctor, will criss-cross the Netherlands as of Thursday to carry out euthanasia on patients at home whose own doctors refused to do so, a pro-mercy killing group said.

Feb 29, 2012
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