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5 hrs ago | Knutsford Guardian
Researchers examined more than 100,000 heart attack victims and looked at whether or not they received nine key aspects of care. Of the 31,000 eligible for all nine steps, just over half missed out on at least one key aspect of care.
8 hrs ago | Journal Gazette
The exemptions have grown slightly in Indiana, but the increase could be much larger because more parents are declining to allow their child's vaccination status to be reported.
12 hrs ago | Modern Healthcare
State officials say Ohio has met a key benchmark in providing long-term-care services for older and disabled residents. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the state exceeded a goal of spending at least 50% of its Medicaid long-term-care budget on home- and community-based services.
16 hrs ago | Press-Telegram
The Judge Rotenberg Educational Center outside Boston is the only place in the country known to use electrical skin shocks as aversive conditioning for patients with severe developmental and behavior disorders who harm themselves or others. The Food and Drug Administration is considering whether to ban the skin shock devices used by the center.
Critics are calling Dr. George Visnich the world's meanest doctor after he reportedly sent a letter to his longtime employee, Carol Jumper, informing her that he was laying her off due to her cancer diagnosis. But the oral surgeon's attorney is defending his client's actions, saying it was the humanitarian thing to do.
Pfizer Inc and India's Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd on Friday won dismissal of an antitrust lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to delay sales of generic versions of the cholesterol drug Lipitor, the best-selling drug in history. U.S. District Judge Peter Sheridan in Trenton, New Jersey ruled that the plaintiffs, retailers and distribution companies that bought Lipitor directly from Pfizer, failed to plead their case with enough detail.
Check out this story on dailyworld.com: http://www.dailyworld.com/story/news/state/2014/09/12/new-west-nile-virus-infections-louisiana/15538467/ NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's health department says 12 new West Nile virus infections in the state bring the year's total to 92. Three of the cases diagnosed this week are dangerous infections of the nervous system, bringing that total to 41. The state already had surpassed last year's total of 34. All three of those neuroinvasive infections are in East Baton Rouge Parish, where two patients diagnosed with flu-like West Nile fever and one without symptoms are located.
Nearly one in five suicides nationwide is a veteran, according to a recent study conducted by The Center for Public Integrity. "He held a gun up to his head and then he shot himself," she recalled.
Alcohol, smoking and poor childhood diets are among public health issues that should be targeted by the next government, doctors have said. Measures such as imposing a minimum unit price on alcohol and a ban on selling cigarettes to anyone born after 2000 are being backed by the British Medical Association .
A legislative committee narrowly recommended allowing medical marijuana to be grown and sold in Iowa to help people with epilepsy. The 10-member committee was formed to look at problems with a new law that was supposed to allow some epilepsy patients to get marijuana extract.
Shares of ReWalk Robotics, which makes wearable robotic exoskeletons that helps paralyzed patients walk, more than doubled in their stock market debut. The medical device maker was one of two health companies that had their initial public offering Friday.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is withdrawing from a re-election bid in the upcoming mayoral race, according to CNN news partner CBC. The controversial mayor was hospitalized this week after the discovery of an abdominal tumor.
A television news anchorman fighting brain cancer in Illinois has told viewers he has only four to six months to live, but he hopes to work as long as he can. During a newscast Thursday, Dave Benton told viewers of WCIA-TV in Champaign that doctors recently told him that his brain tumor is too large for surgery or radiation.
Nearly three in 10 former NFL players will develop at least moderate neurocognitive problems and qualify for payments under the proposed $765 million concussion settlement, according to data prepared for ex-players' lawyers and made public Friday. Their actuary expects 14 percent of all former players to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and another 14 percent to develop moderate dementia over the next 65 years, according to the data.
Jamie Dimon has finished his cancer treatment and told a newspaper he feels fine as he begins the next phase of his recovery. The chief executive of JPMorgan, the largest U.S. bank by assets, announced in July that he had been diagnosed with curable throat cancer, saying his prognosis was "excellent."
The unprecedented spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa may be pushing the world towards a viral disaster, a commentary published in Friday's New York Times suggests. The article reveals that experts are worried ongoing transmission of the virus through people runs the risk of giving rise to mutations that will allow Ebola to spread through the air, like some of the world's most contagious viruses.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 08:49 pm
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