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CT scans cut lung cancer deaths by 20 percent: study

WASHINGTON — Current or former heavy smokers screened with low-dose CT scans experienced a 20 percent reduction in lung cancer deaths compared to those screened using chest X-rays, a US study found Wednesday. The National Lung Screening Trial, conducted starting in 2002 among 53,454 patients at a high risk of…

FDA staff question dosing for Novartis lung drug

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Regulators will ask outside experts if the higher of two proposed doses of a Novartis AG drug is needed to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, documents released on Friday said. A key question for outside advisers who meet next week is “whether the second higher dose of…

Drug may guard against lung cancer death

Tamoxifen, a drug commonly used to treat breast cancer, may also help reduce the risk of death from lung cancer, said a study published in the US peer-reviewed journal Cancer on Monday. Tamoxifen works by blocking estrogen. Previous studies have shown that women undergoing hormone replacement therapy to boost estrogen…

Docs discover sprouting pea in Mass. man’s lung

He’s not a pea brain, he’s a pea lung: Doctors find sprout after Mass. man inhaled veggie Doctors say they have found a pea sprouting in the lung of a 75-year-old Massachusetts man. Doctors feared the worst when they studied Ron Sveden’s (SVEE’-dehn) X-rays and spotted a small dark spot.…

French cannibal prisoner ‘fried cellmate’s lungs’

ROUEN, France — A prisoner who killed his cellmate and devoured his lung with fried onions put France’s troubled prison system under critical new scrutiny Tuesday. Thirty-nine-year-old Nicolas Cocaign is on trial for the murder of Thierry Baudry, whom he punched, stabbed with a pair of scissors and suffocated with…

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