- WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health regulators are limiting a key
ingredient found in Vicodin, Percocet and other prescription
painkillers that have been linked to thousands of cases of liver
damage each year.
- LONDON (AP) - Children with attention deficit hyperactivity
disorder are twice as likely to have missing or extra chromosomes
than other children - the first evidence that the disorder is
genetic, a new study says.
Osteoporosis Drug Stops Breast Cancer (Ivanhoe Newswire) – A new study from the Duke Cancer Institute found the drug bazedoxifene, which is currently used in Europe to treat osteoporosis, stops the growth of estrogen-dependent breast cancer cells. Furthermore, the drug even works on breast cancer cells that are resistant to anti-estrogen tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors, the commonly used targeted therapies for breast cancer.
Protein Plays Role in the Spread of Cancer (Ivanhoe Newswire) – More than 575,000 Americans die of cancer each year, the second leading cause of death in the United States after cardiovascular disease. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center have found that a protein used by embryo cells, during early development, apparently serves as a switch regulating the spread of cancer, known as metastasis.