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Proceed To Article Popular Heart Drug Linked To Deadly Problems
ABC News is reporting that the drug Plavix, an anticoagulant used by 3 million people worldwide, may cause thrombotic thrombocytompenic purpura (TTP) an often fatal blood platelet disease. More...

Proceed To Article Pilgrimage To Mecca Results In Meningitis
Three New York natives who recently undertook a pilgrimage to Mecca have returned with meningitis. The World Health Organization reports 250 recorded incidences of meningitis worldwide that have resulted from similarly recent trips to Mecca. There have been 55 recorded deaths and more may follow as the epidemic spreads.

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Proceed To Article New Hope For Cancer Patients
The FDA has approved Camptosar as first-line therapy against advanced, metastatic, colorectal carcinoma. The drug is associated with a three month increase in survival.

Proceed To Article More About Meningitis
As the news media brings the recent meningitis outbreak to the public's attention, practitioners, libraries and other health information providers will undoubtedly receive questions about the disease. Vidyya presents patient education material created by the CDC to answer questions regarding meningitis. More...

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