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Soy food safe for breast cancer

A new study has revealed that soy food consumption does not increase the risk of cancer recurrence or death among survivors of breast cancer. Researchers investigated the association between soy food intake and breast cancer outcomes among survivors, using data from a multi-institution collaborative study, the After Breast Cancer Pooling Project. “There has been widespread concern about the safety of soy food for ...

UPDATE 1-US panel says Optimer’s antibiotic ...

Optimer Pharmaceuticals Inc’s (OPTR.O) experimental antibiotic is safe and effective in treating a bacterial infection that causes diarrhea, a U.S. advisory panel said on Tuesday. The advisory panel of 13 independent experts voted unanimously that the drug was effective but said there were concerns regarding the drug’s use in pregnant women and children. However, the panel was divided on whether the oral drug,...

Higher bleeding risk seen in J&J, Bayer clot ...

A blood clot preventer from Johnson & Johnson and Bayer caused a surprisingly high rate of bleeding in a trial of patients with acute illnesses, representing a significant setback for the drugmakers. Bayer AG shares fell 3.6 percent in Frankfurt on Tuesday. J&J slid 0.6 percent on the New York Stock Exchange. Industry analysts had predicted the trial of the drug rivaroxaban, if successful, would create a...

Panel calls for new safety review of mercury denta...

Updated data on mercury amalgam dental fillings may indicate possible medical problems for patients, a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee said Wednesday. The panel — after hearing two days of testimony from experts, members of the public and dental professionals — recommended the FDA look at information updated since the agency ruled in 2009 that the mercury in dental fillings is not...

Consumers Union Raises Concerns About Mercury in T...

Younger women and children should limit the amount of tuna they eat and pregnant women should not eat tuna at all, because of mercury levels found in the canned and packaged fish, says new report in the January 2011 issue of Consumer Reports. Albacore or white tuna usually contains far more mercury than light tuna, according to Consumer Reports , and canned tuna is the most common source of mercury in our diet. In order to...

US launches new regulatory science programm

Two major US government agencies have partnered to create a new regulatory science programme to ensure better integration between cutting edge science and regulatory processes in assessing new medical products or compounds flowing from biomedical research. Announced on 24 February, the effort is a joint venture of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), who will create a...
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