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Clinical Trials Update: Sept. 15, 2008

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Newer Drugs No Better Than Older Ones for Childhood Schizophrenia
Side effects differ, but most patients find little relief in long run, experts say.
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Immune System Biomarkers May Predict Early Lung Cancer
Method could eventually prove effective in identifying other common types of disease, study says.
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Breast Cancer Vaccine Blasts Some Tumors
In animal studies, it eliminated aggressive growths.
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Web Site Helps Cancer Patients With Fertility Preservation
Northwestern consortium's program features message boards, videos and advice.
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Gene Boosts Resistance to Chemo Drug
SIRT1 was major factor in reaction to cisplatin, study finds.
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Migraine Sufferers Face Greater Blood Clot Risk
But condition doesn't hasten hardening of arteries, researchers say.
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Health Highlights: Sept. 15, 2008

Health Tip: Keep Stress at Bay
Don't let it get to you

Health Tip: Helping a Loved One Heal
Suggestions for caregivers

Health Tip: Preparing for Pregnancy
What's needed in your diet, and what you should avoid

Health Tip: When Diabetics Get Sick
When you should call a doctor

Health Tip: Control Overeating
Suggestions to limit how much you eat

FDA Approvals
Gardasil Approved for Additional Uses
To help protect women against two more cancers

Keppra XR Approved for Partial-Onset Seizures
For people 16 and older

New Test Identifies Heart Transplant Rejection
Monitors gene activity in white blood cells

Bone Marrow Treatment Approved for Rare Bleeding Disorder
Stimulates marrow to compensate for low platelet count

First Treatment Sanctioned for Chorea in Huntington's Patients
The involuntary jerky movements that accompany the disease

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