New prostate cancer drug, autism and bullying, organic foods
|Updated: 9/04/2012 5:51 pm
||Published: 9/04/2012 4:15 pm
The FDA grants approval of Xtandi for patients with advanced prostate cancer.
The announcement comes from Medivation.
The FDA okayed the capsules -- which is taken orally once a day.
Xtandi is expected to launch in the middle of September. It's used for treating prostate cancer in patients for whom other treatments have failed.
By the way, September is prostate awareness month. 33,000 people die of prostate cancer each year. But if detected early patients have an almost 100 percent survival rate.
Teens with autism are more likely to be bullied at school
Teens with autism are much more likely to be bullied at school.
The archives of pediatrics and adolescent medicine reports that close to half of all teens with an autism spectrum disorder -- fall victim to abuse at the hands of other kids.
The report suggests the rate among this group is much higher than the estimated eleven percent of bullied kids in the general population.
Scientists say schools should also target their anti-bullying campaigns toward children with autism and ADHD.
Buying organic may not be that much better for you
Buying organic may not be that much better for you.
A study by Stanford University found organic produce and meat typically isn't any better for you than conventional food -- when it comes to vitamin and nutrient content.
It does generally reduce exposure to pesticides and antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Organic foods are often twice as costly -- and has become a big business in the US. Estimated sales skyrocketed to $26.7 billion in 2010.
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