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(June 30, 2011 - Insidermedicine)

From Maryland - The FDA has revoked the use of Avastin for breast cancer. The organization's advisory committee voted unanimously to strip Avastin (bevacizumab) of it's breast cancer indication, after study results showed that the drug failed to show any clinical benefit and was also unsafe.

From Wisconsin - Alcohol induced blackouts among students predicts risk of future injury, according to a report published in Injury Prevention. Studying nearly 1000 students from 5 different universities, researchers found that one to two memory blackouts caused by alcohol increased risk of injury by 57%, while 6 or more blackouts raised risk threefold.


And finally, from London - Research published in Current Biology finds that baby's brians may be more developed than previously thought. Researchers found that 3-7 month old babies showed greater brain activity when listening to human voices and emotions when compared to environmental sounds. These results may provide insight into social interaction and learning.