June 2, 2012

But Which Chicken Did It?

1 Chicken Lays Giant Egg with Egg Inside

When Cookie Smith of Abilene, Texas gathered eggs laid by her three hens, she was surprised to find a giant egg weighing 145 grams, which is just over four ounces. The typical egg laid by hens weighs in between 45 and 55 grams, but the egg that Smith found had yet another surprise. After the egg was weighed and photographed, Smith cracked it open. She found another complete egg, as well as a yolk and white. Smith is unsure which of her three hens laid the super-sized egg, but she says they all seem fine. Abilene Reporter-News says that Smith decided not to eat the "mutant" double egg.

More at Abilene Reporter-News | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Giant Egg, How Big Eggs, Hendrick Medical Center, Cookie Smith

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Surpasses Provenge in PFS

2 Zytiga Slows Progression of Prostate Cancer

Results from a clinical trial have demonstrated the effectiveness of the prostate cancer drug Zytiga in increasing the time men lived without the disease progressing. The 1,088 men who participated were no longer benefitting from traditional therapies and never received chemotherapy, a group not currently approved to be treated with Zytiga. They were given a placebo and the steroid prednisone or Zytiga with prednisone and the Zytiga group had a 58 percent reduction in the advancement of their prostate cancer. While all the data is not available at this time, it appears that the progression free survival (PFS) is significantly greater than the 4.1 months seen with the drug Provenge. Zytiga works by inhibiting testosterone production in the cancer cells which promotes their growth.

More at Yahoo! Reuters | Posted 5 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: FDA Approves Zytiga for Advanced Prostate Cancer

Tags: Prostate Cancer, Provenge, Zytiga, Progression Free Survival

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