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By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Knowing how chronic conditions affect life expectancy in the elderly can help guide physician-patient discussions about cancer screening, say the authors of a new report. Some guideline-writing committees, including the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force...
(Reuters) – Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc said European regulators recommended the continued use of its leukemia drug ponatinib (Iclusig). Sales of the drug in the U.S. were suspended in late October due to safety concerns. The European Medicine Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human...
By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) strong enough to prompt interference with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are mainly restricted to environments such as power plants, according to German and Dutch researchers. Extremely low-frequency EMFs found...