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The U.S. has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world, and 60 percent are preventable. The death of Lauren Bloomstein, a neonatal nurse, in the hospital where she worked illustrates a profound disparity: The health care system focuses on babies but often ignores their mothers.
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“It’s a good thing he was born to you. Most people would have aborted him.” The him was my 6-month-old son, Jack, nestled into my arms, held at the angle he preferred — one that wouldn’t cause his tracheotomy tube to torque. His one and only eye remained fixed on me, his one and only ear perked, waiting for what I would say.
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While most conflict of interest research and debate in medicine focuses on physicians interacting with pharmaceutical and device companies, one important source of conflicts is largely ignored in the medical literature on conflicts of interest: how doctors are paid.
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Researchers in Italy and Switzerland have developed a prototype device that can detect a slip in progress and help its wearer avoid falling. If perfected, a system like this could one day help millions of elderly people and amputees maintain balance and avoid serious tumbles. Researchers are trying to take preventive action with powered exoskeletons—braces for the legs with motorized joints that assist while walking.
Submitted on May 12th 2017 by tranxene
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A cholera outbreak has rapidly spread in Yemen, killing 115 people in two weeks in the impoverished country where hospitals badly damaged by more than two years of war can barely cope. Patients with cholera symptoms have flooded the run-down medical facilities, as international relief agencies warned...
Submitted on May 14th 2017 by jerinoos
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The researchers therefore conclude that the use of gluten-free diets among people without celiac disease should not be promoted. In people with celiac disease, dietary gluten causes intestinal damage and inflammation, and is associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease. These symptoms and risks are reduced after treatment with a gluten-free diet. The use of gluten free diets has however increased in recent years among people without celiac disease, partly due to the belief that gluten can have harmful health effects.
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In our culture, normal human emotions like temporary sadness are often treated as disorders. Manipulative advertising, marketing and self-help industries claim happiness should be ours for the asking. Yet bad moods remain an essential part of the normal range of moods we regularly experience.
Submitted on May 14th 2017 by kxh
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Suicide attempts are a leading public health issue worldwide, with an estimated 25 million nonfatal suicide attempts occurring every year. In the United States alone, an average of 120 people die by suicide every day. An integrative team of researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Florida State University is testing a new – and hopefully more effective way – to identify key risk factors for suicidal behavior.
Submitted on May 11th 2017 by TentativePrince
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Health experts in Minneapolis are pointing fingers at anti-vaccine activists who hosted information workshops in Somali immigrant communities for the state’s worst measles outbreak in decades. There have been 41 cases of measles reported recently in Minnesota, according to the state’s department of health. Of those 41 cases, 34 are Somali Minnesotans.
Submitted on May 15th 2017 by geoleo
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Such transplants involve replacing damaged marrow with bone marrow stem cells from a healthy donor. But first, the recipient must have their own bone marrow stem cells wiped out to make room for the transplanted donor cells. This is done using radiation and drugs, which can have serious side effects, such as nausea and loss of fertility.
Submitted on May 10th 2017 by zyery
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Depression, anxiety more widespread among patients using opioids than patients using medical cannabis
Aching joints? Old injuries? Long-term illness? If these issues ring a bell with you, you’re probably one of the millions of people suffering from chronic pain in the United States. But before you reach for that bottle of prescription pills, you should know new research suggests medical cannabis has a leg-up on traditional opioids when it comes to anxiety and depression relief.
Submitted on May 9th 2017 by TheSpirit
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From nigiri to temaki, sushi has boomed in popularity in the west, but now doctors are warning of a less appetising trend: a rise in parasitic infections. A team of doctors from Portugal raised concerns after a 32-year old man was admitted to hospital complaining of pain in his abdomen just below his ribs, vomiting and had a slight fever, all of which had lasted for a week.
Submitted on May 12th 2017 by dynamite
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