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Drug Interactions ... Bridge District ... Berkeley Ranked Well-Read


Discovery of Drug Interactions Highlights Potential of Data Mining
A new Stanford study shows an unexpected, and potentially dangerous, interaction between two commonly prescribed drugs, the anti-depressant Paxil and the cholesterol-lowering Pravachol. The finding illustrates the promise of gathering data from electronic medical records.

Golden Gate Bridge District To Approve Budget
The agency that runs the Golden Gate Bridge could approve next year's budget this week. Officials have suggested drawing from reserves to help close a $ 20 million deficit.

Amazon Ranks Berkeley the Nation's Third Most Well-Read City
Amazon.com says Berkeley is the third most well-read city in the country. College towns like Berkeley fared well in the company's Well-Read Cities List, released today. Cambridge Massachusetts, home of Harvard and MIT, ranked first. The top 20 also included Ann Arbor, Boulder, Seattle and Gainesville Florida. Results were based on how many books, newspapers and magazines people purchased this year on Amazon.

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