Health

Report: More physicians leaving private practice

June 16, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “A survey by Accenture indicates more U.S. physicians are selling their private practices to work at larger healthcare systems. By 2013, less than one-third of U.S. physicians are expected to remain in private practice and patients may increasingly find that being treated by physicians in private, small practice settings may be a thing [...]

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Bill Gates in China to raise awareness of second-hand smoke

June 14, 2011

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German investigators: E. Coli outbreak definitively from bean sprouts

June 14, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “Investigators have identified German vegetable sprouts as the source of the deadly European E. coli outbreak that has killed 31 people and sickened nearly 3,100, according to an announcement today. The outbreak might be one of the deadliest in modern history involving the foodborne pathogen. Reinhard Burger, president of the Robert Koch Institute, Germany’s [...]

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E. Coli death toll raises to 35 and increases Kidney concerns

June 12, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source A health spokesman in Germany released this statement on the E.coli outbreak: “Around 100 patients have suffered such terrible kidney damage that they will require a transplant or have to undergo dialysis for the rest of their lives”. Source 2 Additionally, according the World Health Organization, the death toll has risen to [...]

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Micromet Drug helps 75% of Leukemia Patients

June 12, 2011

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Dept. of Health & Human Services: Styrene, chemical in styrofoam, one of eight added to carcinogens list

June 11, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services added eight more substances to its “known human carcinogen” or “reasonably anticipated to be carcinogen” lists today, one week after a World Health Organization study concluded that cell phones may cause cancer. Among the substances is styrene, a synthetic chemical found in Styrofoam and used in [...]

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Japanese Health Minister: No plans to recall Actos drug

June 10, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “France’s drug safety authority suspended use of both Actos and Competact — which combines Actos and an older drug called metformin — on Thursday saying an official study had found they appeared to slightly raise the risk of bladder cancer. After France’s move, the European Medicines Agency, based in London, said it [...]

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Despite obvious risks, some doctors still ‘prescribe’ tanning for depression to teeth whitening

June 10, 2011

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Researchers hoping to model new weight-loss drugs after Nicotine

June 10, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “The nicotine in cigarettes has long been known to work as a powerful appetite suppressant, and many smokers have taken up the habit as a way to lose weight despite the health risks. Now, Bloomberg reports, scientists have discovered how the substance works and are hoping to harness that power to create [...]

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