September 03, 2013932013
New Diabetes Drug Seems Safe for Heart, Study Finds
The new diabetes drug
Onglyza has no effect, good or bad, on a patient's risk for heart
attacks, a new study finds. However, the researchers from Brigham
and Women's Hospital in Boston did find a surprising rise in
hospitalizations for heart failure among those who took the
medication compared to those who did not.
Scientists Tally Viruses Living in Mammals
At a minimum, 320,000
viruses exist among mammals, according to a new study. Identifying
these infectious organisms could help alleviate disease outbreaks
through early detection -- but compiling evidence on these viruses
would cost up to $6.3 billion, researchers say.