Archive: 06/30/2011

Cancer treatment funds run out for Swazi patients

(AP) -- Swaziland's government has run out of money to send its cancer patients to neighboring South Africa for treatment, and a spokeswoman said Thursday the tiny impoverished kingdom does not have any government hospitals ...

Jun 30, 2011
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Medicare confirms payment for prostate cancer drug

(AP) -- Medicare officials confirmed Thursday that the program will cover the $93,000 price tag for prostate cancer drug Provenge, an innovative therapy that typically gives men suffering from an incurable stage of the disease ...

Jun 30, 2011
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Women win out in gastrointestinal surgery

In the first study to consider the impact of gender on patient outcomes in major gastrointestinal surgeries, researchers at UC San Diego Health System have found that women are more likely to survive after the procedure than ...

Jun 30, 2011
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Four blood pressure changes in a lifetime

(Medical Xpress) -- Changes in blood pressure occur during four phases in a person's lifetime, new research led by the Medical Research Council Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, University College London ...

Jun 30, 2011
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