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Older doctors tied to higher patient death rates

0SHARESShare By Lisa Rapaport Within the same hospital, elderly patients had higher death rates when they were treated by older physicians than when younger doctors cared for them, a recent study concludes. With doctors under 40 years old, about 11 percent of patients died within 30 days of being admitted to the hospital, the study found. The death rates climbed ...

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Grieving mum shares heartbreaking images of stillborn baby

WARNING: Some readers may find these images upsetting. The couple spent two days with their daughter (Picture: Caters) A courageous mother has shared heartbreaking pictures of her stillborn baby, in a bid to warn other expectant mothers to ‘trust their maternal instincts’. Georgia Boyton, 20, first noticed her baby had stopped moving regularly and that her bump had shrunk when ...

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Novo Nordisk looks to expand Latin American obesity business

0SHARESShare Novo Nordisk logo is seen in Bagsvaerd outside of Copenhagen, Denmark February 1, 2017. Scanpix Denmark/Liselotte Sabroe via REUTERS 0SHARESShare Click here to Read from the source

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BTG's pulmonary embolism device work faster and at lower doses in study

British pharmaceutical firm BTG said on Monday its EKOS combination therapy device for pulmonary embolism (PE) was effective using smaller drug dosages and shorter treatment periods than the current standard. EKOS, which the company says it the only device cleared to treat pulmonary embolism, uses ultrasonic waves and clot-dissolving thrombolytic drugs delivered by a catheter to restore healthy heart function ...

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Puma Biotech shares soar on optimism over cancer drug approval

0SHARESShare Puma Biotechnology’s experimental breast cancer drug appears to be effective, though there is some uncertainty as to the magnitude of the benefit, a preliminary review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded on Monday. The review sent the company’s shares up as much as 84 percent to $69.35 in early trading before they dropped back to $52.35. The ...

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Chileans grow own medical marijuana as weed ban loosens

0SHARESShare Chileans are increasingly growing their own cannabis for medical purposes as the conservative South American nation begins loosening legal prohibitions on the formerly illegal plant. In 2015, Chile legalized the use of medical marijuana, following a wave of other Latin American nations that are slowly making the cultivation, distribution, and consumption of cannabis easier. Earlier in May, pharmacies in ...

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How e-cigarette ads might sway teens to try tobacco products

0SHARESShare By Lisa Rapaport When non-smoking teens see ads for e-cigarettes, and are curious about the products advertised, perhaps even identifying with a favorite brand, they might also be more susceptible to taking up cigarettes, a new study finds. For the study, researchers showed a nationally representative sample of 10,751 U.S. teens advertisements for a wide variety of tobacco products ...

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Trump administration asks for time to weigh Obamacare subsidies

0SHARESShare U.S. President Donald Trump’s motorcade arrives at The White House in Washington, D.C. after visiting Trump National Golf Club U.S., May 14, 2017. REUTERS/Zach Gibson 0SHARESShare Click here to Read from the source

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Intersex patients 'routinely lied to by doctors'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Doctors in the UK routinely lied to patients with disorders of sex development known as intersex conditions, the BBC has found. A leading paediatric consultant told BBC Radio 4 that withholding the truth of patients’ diagnoses had been “widespread”. Jeanette, now 71, was operated on at the age of 16 to remove her ...

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Mental health deaths probed at Essex NHS trust

Up to 20 deaths at an NHS-run mental health unit are being investigated as part of a police inquiry, the BBC has learned. It follows fresh investigations into the death of Matthew Leahy, who was found hanged at Linden Centre in 2012. His mother, Melanie Leahy, said her talks with Essex Police suggested the cases had taken place in the ...

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