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Format: 2014-09-01
Format: 2014-09-01

Delayed paracentesis increased in-hospital mortality risk among patients with cirrhosis

29 Aug 2014
Hospitalized patients with cirrhosis and ascites had an increased risk for mortality when diagnostic paracentesis was delayed compared with patients who received early paracentesis, according to...

The New Health Care: Baby’s Drug Co-Pay Jumps, and a Health Reporter Is Stumped

29 Aug 2014
Trying to unravel a health plan’s policy on prescription costs offers fresh evidence of just how confusing the American health care system really is.

Study finds plain cigarette pack fears 'unfounded'

29 Aug 2014
"Cigarette plain packaging fear campaign unfounded," reports The Guardian. After Australia introduced plain packaging laws in 2012, opponents of the legislation argued it would lead to a number of...

Northern Ireland Benefit Statistics Summary at May 2014

29 Aug 2014
The Northern Ireland Benefit Statistics Summary is produced each quarter by the Analytical Services Unit (ASU) of the Department for Social Development.

Obesity: priority for Malta and WHO/Europe’s joint work

29 Aug 2014
Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, and Christopher Fearne, Parliamentary Secretary for Health of Malta, signed an agreement on 26 August, establishing priorities for collaboration for...

Workers’ health put at risk by Hampshire firm

29 Aug 2014
A Hampshire manufacturer has appeared in court after allowing the health of employees to be put at risk.

Pensioners practise hip moves at care homes across UK

29 Aug 2014
Classes like chairobics, run by social enterprise Oomph, are seeing a reduction in falls and happy and healthier residents Acting against ageing: the theatre group helping older people stay creative...

NIH to launch human trials of Ebola vaccine

29 Aug 2014
Human testing of an investigational bivalent Ebola vaccine will commence next week, according to the NIH. Its development has been expedited in response to the outbreak currently spreading in West...

Pennsylvania to Purchase Private Care for Its Poor

29 Aug 2014
Pennsylvania will become the 27th state to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, using federal funds to buy private health insurance for some 500,000 low-income residents starting next year.

3 per cent of patients have EPR access

29 Aug 2014
Fewer than 3% of patients have access to their GP medical records online, according to figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre's indicator portal.

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