News tagged with heart attack

FDA scrutinizes weight loss pill from Orexigen

(AP) -- Scientists for the Food and Drug Administration said Friday a pill to treat obesity from Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. helped patients lose weight, though it didn't meet all the criteria set forth by the agency.

dateDec 03, 2010 in Medications
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Pfizer anti-smoking drug has heart risks: US

US regulators said Thursday that the label on Pfizer's anti-smoking drug Chantix must be changed to warn of a slightly higher risk of heart problems in patients who already have cardiovascular disease.

dateJun 16, 2011 in Medications
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A 'stitch in time' could help damaged hearts

A research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has demonstrated the feasibility of a novel technology that a surgeon could use to deliver stem cells to targeted areas of the body to repair diseased or damaged tissue, ...

dateDec 09, 2010 in Medical research
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Searching for the soul of the genome (w/ Video)

The discovery that a "gene desert" on chromosome 9 was a hotspot for coronary artery disease (CAD) risk was among the highlights of findings produced recently by genome-wide association studies, which compare the genomes ...

dateFeb 09, 2011 in Genetics
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