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March 25, 2005

Boniva Approved for Osteoporosis

"Boniva, made by Roche of Nutley, N.J., and GlaxoSmithKline of Research Triangle Park, N.C., will be available at pharmacies in April in 150-mg tablets that should be taken 12 times a year. Competing products such as Merck's Fosamax and Actonel, by Aventis and Procter & Gamble, are taken once a week."

Posted by news editor at 04:18 PM

March 21, 2005

Hysterectomy and Heart Disease

Women who have undergone a hysterectomy appear to be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. The procedure itself does not seem to raise the risk, but it identifies a group of women who are predisposed to heart problems even before surgery.

Posted by news editor at 07:49 PM

March 15, 2005

Breast Cancer Radiation and the Heart

"Women receiving radiation for breast cancer may no longer face an increased risk of potentially deadly heart damage from the treatment."

Posted by news editor at 04:10 PM

March 08, 2005

Aspirin and Heart Attacks

"A 10 year study of healthy women has found regular use of low-dose aspirin does not prevent first heart attacks in women younger than 65, as it does in men."

Posted by news editor at 09:18 AM

March 02, 2005

Estrogen and the Heart

"A piece of the topical puzzle of how estrogen goes from protecting women from heart disease to apparently increasing their risk later in life may have been found."

Posted by news editor at 12:40 PM