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Thursday, September 24, 2015
Most Americans will experience at least one wrong or delayed diagnosis at some point in their lives, a blind spot in modern medicine that can have devastating consequences, says a new U.S. report that calls for urgent changes across health care.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Former peanut exec gets 28 years in prison for outbreak
A former peanut company executive was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak, the stiffest punishment ever handed out to a producer in a foodborne illness case.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Bungling by WHO hurt Ebola response: AP
The chlorine was expired. The protective gear was missing. And the red tape was so thick that responders fighting last year's Ebola outbreak had trouble getting approval for boots and buckets.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
The experimental Ebola drug ZMapp has been granted fast-track status by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which could speed its arrival on the market, the drugmaker said Thursday.
Type 2 diabetes pill cuts risk of death: study
Jardiance sharply reduced chances of dying in diabetic patients at high risk of heart complications, a study shows, making the Type 2 diabetes medication the first shown to lengthen diabetics' lives.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Antibacterial hand soaps containing a chemical flagged as potentially dangerous are not much better at killing germs than regular suds, researchers said Wednesday.
The noise of cars honking and zooming through the streets may shorten the lifespan of sparrows growing up near the clamor, scientists said Wednesday.
Monday, September 14, 2015
The dengue fever epidemic in Taiwan has now climbed to over 7,000 cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Aiming lower saves more lives when it comes to controlling high blood pressure, says a major new U.S. study that could spur doctors to more aggressively treat patients over 50.
Friday, September 11, 2015
People injected with hormones extracted from cadaver brains in a long-abandoned procedure may have received "seeds" of Alzheimer's disease, said a study Wednesday, urging research into possible risks for "accidental" medical transmission.
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