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Air pollution kills.

Proceed To Article Traffic Pollution Is Responsible For 3 Percent Of Deaths In Austria, France And Switzerland
Traffic pollution is responsible for about 3 percent of deaths across Austria, France and Switzerland--about half of all outdoor pollution deaths there, a scientific researcher said Saturday. More...

Proceed To Article FDA Approves Arimidex (Anastrozole) As First-Line Therapy For Advanced Post Menopausal Breast Cancer
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved AstraZeneca's breast cancer treatment Arimidex® (anastrozole) as a new treatment option for postmenopausal women first diagnosed with advanced or locally advanced breast cancer whose cancers are hormone receptive. More...

Proceed To Article New Virus Hits New Zealand
The New Zealand Ministry of Health has issued a warning to local doctors to be on the lookout for a new and potentially dangerous virus, which has infected at least 50 people in the country. More...

Proceed To Article American Women Suffering From Morning Sickness Do Not Have Access To Same Medications As Other Women
American women have been deprived of a safe antiemitic, Bendectin, since 1983, when its manufacturer decided to discontinue its production because of the litigation cost resulting from unsubstantiated claims of birth defects allegedly associated with the drug. Although Diclectin ® (the generic version of Bendectin) is approved and available in Canada as the only first line pharmacological treatment specifically labelled for nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, there is no commercial version of the compound currently available in the United States. More...

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Lipoprotein-A Tied To An Increased Risk Of Heart Attack
Findings from Oxford University published in Monday's edition of Circulation found that cardiac patients with high levels of a form of "bad" cholesterol known as lipoprotein-a in their blood are 70 percent more likely to have a heart attack than those with lower concentrations. More...

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