July 29, 2011
Shootings Spark Interest in Spotting the
Any time there's a violent
tragedy -- the killing of at least 86 people at a youth camp in
Norway, the shootings of a congresswoman and others in Tucson, the
Virginia Tech massacre -- one question seems to ring clearer than
others: Why didn't someone notice beforehand that the suspect might
be disturbed and capable of committing deadly violence?
Long-Term Opioid Therapy Often Leads to
Addiction to prescription
drugs is common among patients with chronic pain, with 35 percent
of patients receiving long-term treatment with opioids now meeting
the criteria for addiction, a new study has found.
Tamoxifen Wards Off Breast Cancer's Return for More Than
Women who took the
cancer-suppressing drug tamoxifen for five years after a breast
cancer diagnosis were nearly 40 percent less likely to have the
cancer return, and that protection lasted for more than a decade
after they stopped taking the drug, a new study finds.
Report Urges New Review System for Medical
The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration should scrap the system it uses to approve and
regulate "moderate-risk" medical devices such as artificial joints
and heart pacemakers, according to a highly anticipated federal
report released Friday.