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Madoff Sought Cash to Keep Scheme Afloat

Disgraced financier given $250 million by friend to stave off collapse of business

(Newser) - As the feds closed in and Bernard Madoff scrambled to shore up his crumbling firm, a longtime friend gave the disgraced financier $250 million, reports the Wall Street Journal. With investors seeking to redeem $7 billion from the fund, Madoff turned to 95-year-old Carl Shapiro for help, promising a quick... More »

Drug Therapy Cuts Risk of Breast Cancer Relapse

Aromatase inhibitors work after tamoxifen regimen ends

(Newser) - New research shows that women can cut the risk of breast cancer recurring years later by taking certain drugs, the Washington Post reports. Studies show that the drugs, known as aromatase inhibitors, sharply reduced the risk of cancer's return after women had finished their regimen of the widely used tamoxifen.... More »

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