Tag: protect

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is increasingly being performed on babies and infants in the UK, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has been told. FGM expert and barrister Dr Charlotte Proudman said it was “almost impossible to detect” as the girls were not in school or old enough to report it. In one report, in Yorkshire, a […]

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LONDON – A vaccine given to girls to protect them against a virus that causes cervical cancer is a “critical” health tool and access to it should be scaled up as swiftly as possible, especially in poorer countries, cancer experts said on Monday. Figures from the World health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer […]

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Two patients have died after contracting a fungal infection caused by pigeon droppings at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said an elderly patient died but from an unrelated cause. Another infected patient has also died but the factors contributing to the death are still being investigated. A non-public room, thought […]

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LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) – At least $14 billion is needed to accelerate the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and quell stubborn epidemics that still kill millions, the head of a global health fund said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A nurse holds a glass containing a cocktail of HIV/AIDS drugs for a patient at […]

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ASHTEAD, UK – 08 January 2019 – BridgeHead Software, a leading provider of healthcare data management solutions, has today announced its partnership with The health CIO Network, hosted by Digital health. The partnership comes as BridgeHead prepares to celebrate twenty-five years supporting global healthcare organisations with data management solutions in 2019, and success in opening […]

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Data from six acquired EHRs consolidated into a single, accessible repository and made part of the longitudinal patient record Woburn, MA – 18 December 2018 – Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH), a provider of health and care services in Kentucky, recently completed a significant project to consolidate patient data from six acquired primary physician practices by […]

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(Reuters health) – Non-smokers who live where smoking is banned in public places may have lower blood pressure than non-smokers who aren’t protected by these types of laws, a U.S. study suggests. While smoke-free policies have been associated with fewer hospitalizations for heart disease and a lower risk of heart attacks, less is known about […]

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Urgent and drastic changes to the rules around medical devices, such as pacemakers, are needed to protect patients, according to the Royal College of Surgeons. It wants a register of every device in every patient set up so doctors know if new innovations are causing harm. An investigation by 58 media organisations has uncovered patients […]

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LONDON (Reuters) – Pfizer (PFE.N) lost the final round in a long-running patent battle in Britain on Wednesday after the country’s highest court ruled against it in a case involving its $5 billion-a-year pain drug Lyrica. FILE PHOTO: A logo of American Pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer Inc., is pictured in Toluca, Mexico October 1, 2018. REUTERS/Edgard […]

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(Reuters health) – The vast majority of violent injuries seen by doctors in emergency rooms are not reported to police, a new report suggests. Researchers looking at violent injuries treated in emergency rooms in the metropolitan Atlanta area found that fewer than two in 10 were reported to law enforcement, according to the study in […]

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