April 04, 2012
New Lupus Genes Identified
Three new genes linked to
the chronic autoimmune disease lupus have been identified by an
international team of researchers.
HPV-Related Head, Neck Cancers on the Rise
The incidence of head and
neck cancers related to the human papillomavirus (HPV) is rising in
the United States, with the greatest increase among middle-aged
white men, a new study finds.
Physician Groups Call for Fewer Medical Tests
Nine physician specialty
groups have created lists of common tests or procedures that they
believe are often overused or unnecessary, to help doctors and
patients make wiser decisions about care.
More Fake Avastin Found in U.S., FDA Says
The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration says it has confirmed another counterfeit version of
the cancer drug bevacizumab, most commonly known as Avastin, is
being sold in the United States.