Tag: health

(Reuters Health) – Even though American veterans are at high risk for the type of hearing loss that may be improved with cochlear implants, many of them live hours from a VA facility that provides cochlear implant services, a U.S. study suggests. Cochlear implants are the best treatment available for moderate to severe sensorineural hearing […]

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London, Reuters – Eradicating malaria is biologically feasible and a lofty aim, the World Health Organization said on Friday, but the focus for now should be getting the funds, tools and political will to control it. FILE PHOTO: A worker sprays insecticide for mosquitos at a village in Bangkok, Thailand, December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File […]

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(Reuters) – The U.S. health regulator on Thursday categorized the recall of Edwards Lifesciences Corp’s Sapien 3 Ultra delivery system as extremely serious, highlighting health risks associated with its use, but the products will remain on the market. The system is used to deliver and deploy a transcatheter heart valve to replace a diseased aortic […]

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(Reuters Health) – Nearly one third of migrants traveling through Mexico to the U.S. experience physical, psychological and/or sexual violence during their journey, a new study finds. Especially at risk are women and those who are transgender, transvestite and transsexual, according to the report published in the journal PLoS ONE. “Migrants are subjected to a […]

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.) FILE PHOTO: Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules are arranged in the shape of a U.S. dollar sign on a table in this picture illustration taken in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Aug. 20, 2014. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic/File Photo Medicare experts often advise enrollees to […]

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Microplastics in drinking water do not appear to pose a health risk at current levels, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In its first report on the issue, the WHO found that larger particles, and most smaller ones, pass through the body without being absorbed. But it said the findings were based on “limited […]

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FILE PHOTO: Bottles of drugs sit on the shelf at the Rock Canyon Pharmacy, in Provo, Utah, U.S., May 9, 2019. REUTERS/GEORGE FREY (Reuters) – The Trump administration is appealing a court ruling that struck down its plan to compel pharmaceutical companies to disclose wholesale prices of their drugs in televisions advertisements. The Department of […]

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When nerve surgeon Dr Susan Mackinnon needed help to finish an operation, she reached, as she often does, for a mid-20th Century book of anatomy. Thanks to the complex hand-drawn illustrations – showing the human body peeled back layer by layer – Dr Mackinnon, from Washington University in St Louis, was able to complete the […]

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The son of the UK’s first “successful” heart transplant patient 40 years ago has spoken about how his father “became a celebrity overnight”. Keith Castle, then aged 52, lived for more than five years after surgery at Papworth Hospital, Cambridgeshire in August 1979. His son, Keith Jnr, is meeting the surgeon Sir Terence English, 86, […]

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Millions of Americans live with the potentially dangerous condition calledatrial fibrillation (AFib), but many may never get diagnosed. Dr. Vinay Mehta, medical director of cardiac electrophysiology atAurora BayCare Medical Centerin Green Bay, Wisconsin, said someone with atrial fibrillation can experience symptoms of the condition at irregular times. It could happen at night one day and […]

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