Archive: 24/05/2007

Steps needed to reduce smoking in the US

A combination of increased excise taxes, nationwide indoor smoking bans, and other measures would significantly lower the U.S. smoking rate, which now hovers at around 21 percent of the adult population, says a new report ...

dateMay 24, 2007 in Health
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Withdrawn MS drug returns to market

Just months after receiving FDA approval, natalizumab, a medication for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and other inflammatory disorders, was voluntarily withdrawn by its manufacturers after three patients developed ...

dateMay 24, 2007 in Medications
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Fire ants are emerging nuisance for Virginians

Red imported fire ants (RIFAs), which have caused trouble in Florida and Texas for decades, are now advancing in Virginia. Colonies of the tiny, highly aggressive insects have been observed in the commonwealth since 1989 ...

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