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Prostate drugs raise risk of prostate cancer 2011-06-10

(Reuters) - A class of drugs meant to improve symptoms of an enlarged prostate gland actually increase the chance of getting a more serious form of prostate cancer, health officials said on Thursday. …

Antifungal Drug Delays Need For Chemo In Advanced Prostate Cancer 2011-06-09

The oral antifungal drug itraconazole, most commonly used to treat nail fungus, may keep prostate cancer from worsening and delay the need for chemotherapy in men with advanced disease. …

Cancer Drug To Help Prevent Recurrent Kidney Disease 2011-06-07

A collaboration of Miller School physicians, surgeons and scientists has unlocked the mechanism of a drug used to prevent recurrent kidney disease. The finding, which has implications for the diagnosis and treatment of many other diseases.…

Features Of Bacteria That Caused Epidemic E. Coli In Europe 2011-06-04

An outbreak of E. coli infection was detected in Germany about two weeks ago. Health authorities say that over 1500 people have become infected and 17 have died so far. Cases of E. coli infection have been reported in several other countries.…

Measures Found For Kidney Toxicity Of Cancer Drug 2011-06-03

Cause And Potential Treatment Found For Cancer Drug's Kidney Toxicity Scientists may have a way to make the powerful cancerdrug cisplatin less toxic to the kidneys and more effective against some cancers. …

E. coli outbreak in Europe is super-toxic strain 2011-06-03

Scientists on Thursday blamed Europe's worst recorded food-poisoning outbreak on a super-toxic strain of E. coli bacteria that might be brand new. But while suspicion has fallen on rawtomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce.…

2 mln teens live with HIV: report 2011-06-02

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.…