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Being -- news this morning the FDA now considering revoking its approval of Avastin.
A breast cancer drug that dozens of women credit for saving their lives but many say the FDA's decision has nothing to do with safety or effectiveness and it's all about cost.
So what's really being debated.
A medical eighteen joins me now doctor Marc Siegel and doctor Carolyn Cromwell could disable -- -- Richard I all right so let me start with you doctor Siegel of Aston.
It proved to take on really deadly cancers right and and you saw a pattern of success.
It's a targeted therapy means who works in some people not in others it's been shown to be effective for colon cancer kidney cancer.
Breast cancer to some extent -- there's a big study that shows that it doesn't prolong life in breast cancer but I would like to look at from the point of -- of quality of care.
How many people are feeling better on how many people see their tumors shrink -- that needs to be studied I view it as a very valuable.
Arrow in the medical quiver it's expensive but it works for -- because.
100000 dollars for therapy for one course right.
Doctor -- could there be any sort of economic answer as to why the FDA might pull it now too expensive.
The FDA did not take money into account and a lot of cancer drugs are unfortunately quite expensive this have to do with the fact that the medication.
Let's fast -- which is important in means we're getting access faster -- cause you medication that can help save lives and also means the burden comes later.
Forgot to show that it's really helping save lives and so comes back to us the medical community to do more research understand who benefits from this and who doesn't because there -- side effects.
Blood -- bleeding that you can see in patients who get this right.
A much lighter note a new study came out confirming.
Maybe not that beauty sleep is for real so let's take a look at some of these pictures here so that.
That the guy here you see the normal night's sleep compared to the sleep deprivation.
You see any beauty beauty less on the picture on the right dot -- don't.
Well I think that Swedish people in general pretty beautiful but -- thank you there you go and -- -- -- -- -- -- You get notion this study for real -- it's not because look we already know that sleep is very good for you -- seven diabetes could start -- heart disease -- -- -- it probably is better for your scared but to take 23 people and have.
A -- group of judges say these people are looked better than those that's not site.
The money for the study that's right absolutely I believe in beauty sleep I don't get enough of it but look at -- -- in one picture he's smiling like he's not with.
It's crazy right all right a third topic.
This may be crazy as well could frigid temperatures actually lead to weight loss I think you might have something to do with metabolism right.
Yes and it has something to do with brown fat which we have butterflies and and -- back.
When that gets ignited.
You burn more calories and it's probably true that you burn more calories but it is a totally ridiculous idea.
Because if you get exposed to very cold temperatures you may get sick there's a study got to bring their children took that put people in buckets of ice water in the count there were more likely to get.
The cold yeah I don't wanna do this health so people shouldn't go out an -- in the nude in thirty yeah.
Absolutely not no excuse for being outside in the -- and this might make people feel a little bit better about this cold weather but you know we're back to plan -- diet and exercise his usual.
Aren't gonna doctor -- myself spent too much time in the cold weather -- do you feel better -- YouTube all right good to see both of you.
It seems like a --
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