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The use of lumpectomy with inappropriate follow-up procedures is blamed for a rise in substandard breast cancer care for US women.

Proceed To Article FDA Grants First Marketing Approval For Recombinant Fertility Drug To Trigger Ovulation
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Serono, Inc. marketing approval for Ovidrel® (choriogonadotropin alfa for injection) for use in infertility treatment, making it the first recombinant human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) to be approved in the world. More...

Proceed To Article Promising Clinical Trials For Multiple Sclerosis Halted
Research for multiple sclerosis (MS) received a set back this week when two trials studying a promising new treatment for MS were halted. Patients in the trials were experiencing two different types of adverse events--some patients were experiencing a worsening of MS symptoms while others were experiencing hypersensitivity reactions. More...

Proceed To Article Multiple Sclerosis: Hope Through Research - Information For Patients
Although multiple sclerosis (MS) was first diagnosed in 1849, the earliest known description of a person with possible MS dates from fourteenth century Holland. An unpredictable disease of the central nervous system, MS can range from relatively benign to somewhat disabling to devastating as communication between the brain and other parts of the body is disrupted.The vast majority of patients are mildly affected, but in the worst cases MS can render a person unable to write, speak, or walk. More...

Proceed To Article US Women Receiving Inappropriate Care For Primary Stage Breast Cancer
Fewer women with early-stage breast cancer are receiving appropriate primary therapy today than a decade ago, according to an analysis of national data collected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). More...

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Improved Survival With ACE Inhibitors For Post-MI Patients With Renal Insufficiency
A report in the 25 September issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine says that angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors safely reduce mortality after myocardial infarction in patients with moderate renal insufficiency. More...

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