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(Reuters) – Retired subway and bus driver Stanley De Freitas had just celebrated his 70th birthday when he started coughing, tiring easily and feeling short of breath. He was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, a severe scarring of the lungs, and put on the wait list for a transplant. “Life became unbearable. From the time I […]

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(Reuters Health) – Low-risk pregnant women who deliver in a hospital and receive care from midwives have fewer interventions and fewer cesarean sections than similar women who receive care from obstetricians, a U.S. study finds. After analyzing more than 23,000 deliveries in 11 northwestern hospitals by women with no known medical complications or risk factors, […]

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Crowds line up outside the Supreme Court as it resumes oral arguments at the start of its new term in Washington, U.S., October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Acorda Therapeutics Inc’s appeal of a lower court ruling that allowed generic versions of its […]

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Plans to transform mental health services in England will fail if the rise in unfilled NHS psychiatrist posts continues, the profession is warning. The number of vacancies has doubled in six years – and is particularly marked in children’s services, says the Royal College of Psychiatrists. One in 10 consultant posts – 568 out of […]

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A doctor in Virginia was sentenced this week to 40 years in prison for illegally prescribing opioids, a practice that saw him dole out more than 500,000 doses of opioids between 2015 and 2017 to patients from Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio and Tennessee, resulting in at least one death. Dr. Joel Smithers was convicted […]

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The government has pledged £13bn for 40 hospital projects across England in the next decade, on the eve of the Conservative party conference. The plans include a £2.7bn investment for six hospitals over five years. A new approach to NHS mental health treatment is also to be trialled in 12 areas of England – with […]

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World’s leading experts gather in Seville to discuss the fastest growing health epidemic in Europe now affecting 1 in 4 people. 26 September 2019 – Seville, Spain The Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease prevalence in Europe is a preventable epidemic, leading researchers will report at the EASL Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Summit 2019 taking place […]

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Americans are cutting back a bit on carbohydrates like sugary foods, refined grains, and starchy vegetables but these unhealthy options still make up about 42% of U.S. adults’ daily calories, a new study suggests. From 1999 to 2016, the proportion of calories U.S. adults get from carbohydrates declined from 52.5% to 50.5%, researchers found when […]

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(Reuters Health) – For caregivers tending to a seriously ill spouse, quality of life may improve to a greater extent if the partner dies than if the partner recovers, a German study suggests. That paradoxical finding – that life becomes more satisfying when sick partners die than when they recover – may arise from the […]

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LONDON, September 17 – (Reuters) – Despite steady development gains, a child’s birthplace is still the biggest predictor of its future health, and no matter which country you’re born in, life is harder if you’re a girl, a major report said on Tuesday. The analysis by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a leading philanthropic […]

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