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Health Highlights: Sept. 15, 2008

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FDA to List Drugs Under Review for Safety Issues
  But officials say patients taking meds on Web site shouldn't overreact or stop taking them
MRIs Don't Improve Breast Cancer Care, Outcome
  Study finds getting one delays treatment, raises odds of mastectomy
2 Techniques Found Effective in Carotid Artery Narrowing
  Angioplasty with stenting and endarterectomy successful in preventing ipsilateral stroke
Almost Half of Adults Will Develop Knee Osteoarthritis by 85
  Study finds risk is greatest for those overweight or obese at age 45
Drug Re-Sensitizes Breast Tumors to Treatment
  Phase II study finds sorafenib helps reverse disease resistance to anti-hormonal therapy
Free Drug Samples May End Up Costing More
  Uninsured patients tend to stay on these more expensive brand name drugs, study found

 Twofold Action Urged for Pre-Diabetes
Twofold Action Urged for Pre-Diabetes
Goal is to prevent progression to the full-blown disease and its huge costs

 Drug Holds Promise Against AIDS
Drug Holds Promise Against AIDS
Medication helps those with HIV who become treatment-resistant, study shows.

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