Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Medicine In The News (June 1, 2011)

Special Report: An end to AIDS? [Link]
A still image provided by KPIX TV and taken from the broadcaster's video footage shows Timothy Ray Brown during an interview at his home in San Francisco.

Cell Phones: How Precautionary Should Our Principles Be? [Link]
But as I've followed the story and spoken with experts on both sides of the issue, something else struck me. It relates to a line from yesterday's press conference with the researchers from the ...

'Octomom' doctor's license to be revoked, state medical board rules [Link]
Los Angeles Times
The medical license of the Beverly Hills fertility doctor who assisted Nadya Suleman in conceiving octuplets will be revoked next month, the Medical Board of California announced Wednesday.

Chronic-Fatigue Paper Called Into Question [Link]
Wall Street Journal
Editors of the journal Science have asked the co-authors of a 2009 paper that linked chronic fatigue syndrome to a retrovirus called XMRV to voluntarily retract the paper.

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat C. diff [Link]
June 1, 2011 -- The FDA has approved the use of an antibacterial drug called Dificid to treat adult patients with an infectious type of diarrhea that has become a significant problem in hospitals and long-term care facilities.

A Common Hormone in Birth Control May Have Heightened Blood Clot Risk [Link]
A synthetic form of the hormone progesterone, known as drospirenone is a key ingredient in popular hormonal contraceptives like Yaz and Yasmin, but a new report shows that it may have a higher ...

2 mln teens live with HIV: report [Link]
JOHANNESBURG, June 1 (Xinhua) -- An estimated 2 million adolescents ages 10 to 19 are living with HIV, with 86 percent of them from sub-Saharan Africa, according to a global report on HIV prevention launched in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

Stem cell therapy gives dogs new pep in their step [Link]
Vancouver Sun
There is a revolutionary new treatment for arthritic dogs - stem cell therapy. The theory behind the treatment is that the stem cells can increase the body's ability to decrease ...

Cilantro may carry pesticides and salmonella [Link]
Chicago Tribune
But for cilantro haters, it may seem more like a vindication: Your tastebuds were protecting you from soapy tasting danger. While industry and regulators say they are going to take care of the problem, many, in the meantime, ...

Terminally ill 'should write down how they want to die' [Link]
Terminally ill patients are to be asked by their doctors to write down how they want to die, under new guidelines to be unveiled today.

MS patients denied licensed cannabis drug by NHS [Link]
The Guardian
Several MS patients across the UK are unable to get Sativex, a drug derived from cannabis which relieves their symptoms. Photograph: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images The NHS has been criticised by doctors for denying multiple sclerosis patients access to a ...

Sun cream guidelines 'leave millions at risk' [Link]
Millions of Britons are putting themselves at risk of sunburn and skin cancer because official guidance on sun cream is far too low, it has been warned.

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