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Turmeric fights colon cancer
Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered that turmeric's active ingredient called curcumin amplifies the therapeutic activity of highly toxic anti-inflammatory drugs used to fight colon cancer when used at high doses. Turmeric , a bright yellow ...
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Study supports nonsurgical fix for heart valve
NEW ORLEANS - Cardiologists are reporting a major advance: A long-awaited study suggests that many people with a bad aortic valve , the heart's main gate, can avoid open-heart surgery and have a new one placed through a tube in an artery instead. There is a downside - a higher risk of stroke ...
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Novartis drug show to save lives
Novartis AG, which is pumping out vaccines at its new plant in Holly Springs, has new test results showing that its cancer pill, Gleevac, extended the lives of patients with cancer when they took the drug for three years after surgery. Gleevac, already a $ ...
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Synthetic windpipe breaks new ground
The successful procedure, conducted by Paolo Macchiarini, of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, marks a step forward in scientists' ability to create replacement organs for transplant. It builds on a technique first used in 2008 to treat a Spanish ...
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