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  1. Help Available for Depression Triggered by Interferon

    March 29, 2001 -- For some people with hepatitis, certain cancers, and multiple sclerosis, drugs designed to extend life also can spoil its quality. Interferon alpha, a drug used to fight these diseases, can cause a crippling depression. New research now shows that taking an antidepressant for a few

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  2. Herpes Virus Shows Early Promise for Advanced Skin Cancer

    Feb. 15, 2001 -- When it causes a cold sore, the herpes simplex virus can be downright annoying. But when it's delivered to tumors, HSV could possibly be a lifesaver, suggest Scottish researchers in the Feb. 17 issue of The Lancet. Rona M. MacKie, MD, and colleagues report that in three of five pati

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  3. President Has Cancerous Skin Growth Removed

    Jan. 16, 2001 (Washington) -- The man known to many as "The Comeback Kid" and described as "lucky in his choice of enemies" has shown that both of these phrases apply to his health, too. The White House confirmed that a lesion, or sore, was discovered Friday during a regular physical examination at

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  4. Salmonella for Skin Cancer?

    Jan. 12, 2001 -- Eating undercooked chicken contaminated with Salmonella bacteria can make a body mighty sick. But Salmonella also have been shown to be cancer fighters, and according to new research, when a genetically modified form of the bacteria is delivered along with radiation into mice bearin

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  5. Do People Have a Right to Take Part in Medical Studies?

    Sept. 27, 2000 -- For the parents of a dying child, for the terminally ill adult, medicine eventually shows its limitations. Our options in these situations are few. But when clinical studies or alternative therapies show us glimmers of hope, many of us feel we have to try. When people are denied ac

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  6. Melanoma on the Rise in the U.S.

    Sept. 1, 2000 -- He wasn't on the popular TV show of the same name, but U.S. Sen. John McCain could certainly be classified as a survivor. McCain had more than five hours of surgery last month to remove melanomas, a form of skin cancer, from his temple and upper arm. After studying the tissues aroun

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  7. McCain Recovers From Skin Cancer Surgery

    Aug. 20, 2000 -- If Sen. John McCain could have his way, he'd blaze through his recovery from skin cancer surgery and return to campaigning for the Republican Party as soon as possible. But he is expected to remain at the Scottsdale, Ariz., branch of the Mayo Clinic Hospital though Monday or Tuesday

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  8. McCain's Skin Cancer Gets Americans to Ask About Their Own Skin

    Aug. 17, 2000 -- By midafternoon Thursday, Paul Bujanauskas, MD, had seen 45 patients in his Philadelphia dermatology practice. Three patients, he says, have heard about Sen. John McCain's recent bout with malignant melanoma and asked him to check their moles as well. "Already, I have seen an increa

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  9. John McCain Diagnosed With Skin Cancer

    Aug. 16, 2000 -- Arizona Sen. John McCain, the former Vietnam POW who gave GOP nominee George W. Bush a stiff challenge, has been diagnosed with a recurrence of skin cancer, Republican officials said Wednesday. According to officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the cancer is melanoma, t

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  10. Experts Seek a Melanoma Miracle

    Aug. 8, 2000 (Nashville) -- Members of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) gathered here last week to learn about the vast array of research being conducted around the world on the detection, prevention, and treatment of melanoma. But the sobering news, according to Darrell S. Rigel, MD, past

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