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Drug combo cures hepatitis C in 3 months: study

TORONTO – A clinical trial has found that a simple drug regimen delivered over 12 weeks achieved sustained eradication of several strains of hepatitis C in 99 per cent of patients treated with the medications, researchers reported Monday. 407 more words


How Low Should You Go? Why Your 'Normal' Blood Pressure May Now Be Too High

(CBS4) – For years, the magic number for blood pressure was 140 over 90 or lower. Meaning the top number, or systolic, shouldn’t be above 140, and the bottom number or diastolic, shouldn’t be above 90.  689 more words


How Low To Go: Details Emerge On Big Blood Pressure Study

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ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) — Newly released details from a study are challenging decades of thinking on blood pressure.

The study was stopped in September, nearly two years early, when it became clear that lower pressure for most people over 50 helps prevent heart problems and deaths, but side effects and other key details were not disclosed. 502 more words


Pharmaceutical companies now among largest corporate criminals in the world: no better than white-collar drug dealers

From Dr Mercola via healthimpactnews.com

Top 10 Drug Company Settlements

“2007: Bristol-Myers Squibb paid $515 million for illegally promoting its atypical antipsychotic drug Abilify to kids and seniors (despite a black box warning that warned of potentially fatal side effects in the elderly). 244 more words


New England Journal of Medicine article by Renowned Children’s Health Expert calls for GMO labels on foods



New England Journal of Medicine article calls for GMO labels on foods

Roundup is a product of Monsanto. (Republican file)

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Dissolving stent for heart arteries passes first large test in U.S.

Now you see it, now you don’t. A new type of heart stent that works like dissolving stitches, slowly going away after it has done its job, passed its first major test in a large study, doctors said. 702 more words


Medical Malpractice: Ripples in the Minds of Physicians and Patients

Last year, in Alabama, A Walker County jury awarded $4 million to a widow.  She claimed that her husband had died due to the negligence of a medical expert who had mistaken a heart attack for stomach ache symptoms. 758 more words

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