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Corvallis :: OR :: USA | updated 2014-07-23 12:54:01 -0700 | health-news

And yet in this new era of big data is it possible we are measuring the wrong things? Most measures of physician performance are process or intermediate outcome measures aimed at a production line model of care. Was an A1c...
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Source: Fox News

Uniontown :: PA :: USA | updated 2014-07-23 19:56:01 -0700 | health-news

After nearly two weeks, including a surgery lasting more than 13 hours that involved removing damaged parts of her brain, they are cautiously optimistic. Screws, bolts and plates now hold together the face of the seventh-grade teacher from Uniontown, Ohio,...
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Cincinnati :: OH :: USA | updated 2014-07-23 11:08:56 -0700 | health-news

The Senate is wasting little time in advancing President Barack Obama's pick to head the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs. The Veterans Affairs Committee on Wednesday voted 14-0 to approve Robert McDonald to become VA secretary. The unanimous vote was...
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Copenhagen :: Denmark | updated 2014-07-23 07:35:13 -0700 | health-news

For the new study, the researchers analyzed information from Danish databases on more than 80,000 children born between 1996 and 2002. Mothers were interviewed while pregnant and asked if they currently smoked, used nicotine replacement products including gum, patches or...
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New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-07-23 07:35:12 -0700 | health-news

A Circle K store manager in Phoenix, Ariz., was beaten during a robbery in the early hours of May 24th, but the attack actually turned into a lifesaving event. Manager Jeremy Willey said the robbery suspect walked into the store,...
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New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-07-23 07:35:04 -0700 | health-news

A surgical device commonly used in hysterectomies has the potential to spread more types of cancer in a woman's body than previously thought, new research released Tuesday shows. The report in the Journal of the American Medical Association also reinforces...
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New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-07-23 07:35:03 -0700 | health-news

Infertility is a common and serious problem that many women worry about. In fact, about 10 percent of American women have a difficult time getting pregnant. We got this email from a concerned viewer: Dear Dr. Manny, I've been on...
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Source: The Hindu

Gorakhpur :: India | updated 2014-07-23 23:00:08 -0700 | health-news

The Centre has launched a major war against Japanese encephalitis which claims hundreds of young lives and causes high morbidity among children in several States across the country during monsoon. Within weeks of taking over, Union Health and Family welfare...
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Source: Asian Wall Street Journal

Ottawa :: Canada | updated 2014-07-23 12:49:43 -0700 | health-news

ET Three medical-safety experts say the blood thinner Pradaxa can cause dangerous bleeding episodes that could often be avoided by giving patients blood tests to assess how their bodies respond to the drug. The researchers, in a British Medical Journal...
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Source: New Zealand Herald

Beverly Hills :: CA :: USA | updated 2014-07-23 12:44:21 -0700 | health-news

Reese Witherspoon is among the celebrities using sheep placenta facial treatments. Picture / AP Hollywood A-lister Reese Witherspoon is joining a flock of celebrities lining up to cover their faces in Kiwi sheep placenta. Dermatologist to the stars Dr Harold...
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Source: The Conversation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-23 07:22:13 -0700 | health-news

Guideline for preventing cardiovascular disease A recent paper in the British Medical Journal suggests that evidence based medicine is in crisis. Evidence based medicine is based on the practice of employing treatments that have scientific research that backs up their...
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Source: The Conversation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-23 07:22:10 -0700 | health-news

The complementary medicine industry has been quick to respond to an opinion piece by Cassandra Wilkinson in The Australian newspaper on the lack of evidence for many complementary medicines, and particularly complementary medicines for children. Alan Bensoussan of the National...
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Source: The Conversation

London :: United Kingdom | updated 2014-07-23 07:22:09 -0700 | health-news

The success of medicine over the past decades has led to a sustained rise in the average human life expectancy: a third of children born today will live to be 100 years old ...In fact, the annual number of deaths...
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Source: The Conversation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-23 07:22:06 -0700 | health-news

Associate Professor (Reader) in Biochemical Medicine at University of Warwick Cephalon Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine & Epidemiology at University of Warwick Throughout our lives we experience changes in sleep patterns and in the amount of sleep we need. While babies...
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Source: National Public Radio

New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-07-23 10:07:44 -0700 | health-news

It will be her second child, and she's not looking to have a third anytime soon. She doesn't want to take birth control pills while she's breast-feeding...There are a couple of alternatives that are safe, effective and could work for...
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