Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A on hepatitis C epidemic in Appalachian states

A recent study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that hepatitis C cases across four Appalachian states—Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Virginia—more than tripled between 2006 ...

Oncology & Cancer

Inhalation therapy for lung cancer shows promise in study

(Medical Xpress)—Lung cancer kills about 1.5 million men and women around the world – more than the number of people who die from breast, colon, pancreatic and prostate cancers combined.

Medications

FDA takes action to ease neonatal drug shortage

(AP)—Federal health regulators will allow overseas imports of a critical intravenous drug formula used to nourish premature infants, amid a shortage that has impacted hospitals nationwide.

Medications

FDA: Omontys injection pulled from market

(HealthDay)—Affymax Inc. of Palo Alto, Calif., and Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company Limited of Deerfield, Ill., have voluntarily recalled all lots of Omontys Injection, used to treat anemia in adult dialysis patients, following ...

Oncology & Cancer

Virus attacks childhood cancers

Researchers from Yale University are looking to a virus from the same family as the rabies virus to fight a form of cancer primarily found in children and young adults. They report their findings in the September 2011 issue ...

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