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Format: 2014-11-24
Format: 2014-11-24

VIDEO: Satellite-based ECG system may improve outcomes for patients with STEMI

21 Nov 2014
CHICAGO — Srihari S. Naidu, MD, director of the cardiac catheterization lab at Winthrow University Hospital in Mineola, New York, provides perspective on results of a study presented at the American...

VIDEO: Bid to 'remove worst bits' of Health Act

21 Nov 2014
Liz Kendall says a Labour private member's bill would remove the worst bits of the huge Health and Social Care Act.

Endoscopists regularly overuse colonoscopy screenings for colorectal cancer

21 Nov 2014
Endoscopists commonly recommended more frequent colonoscopy screenings and surveillance for colorectal cancer than current recommended guidelines, according to study findings.“Our study shows that a...

Mobile telehealth program helped shift behavior in patients with diabetes

21 Nov 2014
Behaviorally driven telephone health interventions can be used to address several pathways associated with sustained lifestyle change in patients with diabetes, according to research published in The...

HIV, STIs prevalent among male sex workers in Mexico City

21 Nov 2014
HIV and other sexually transmitted infections were common among Mexican male sex workers, according to recent data. Omar Galárraga, PhD, of Brown University School of Public Health, and colleagues...

Need to 'build-up' school mental health services

21 Nov 2014
Minister for Education Jan O'Sullivan has said there is a need to strengthen the mental health services in schools.

33% of world's women suffer domestic abuse - WHO

21 Nov 2014
One third of women worldwide are physically abused, according to a series of studies by the World Health Organization published today.

American Indians, Alaskan Natives experienced shorter cancer survival, even with equal access to care

21 Nov 2014
Cancer survivors of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent demonstrated poorer rates of 5- and 10-year cancer survival than non-Hispanic whites even when they had equal access to health care,...

Lottery incentive improved fecal occult blood test completion rates

21 Nov 2014
Among several different financial incentives tested, a lottery-style cash reward increased rates of completion of fecal occult blood tests for colon cancer screening among veterans, according to new...

Vector-borne, zoonotic diseases pose threat to soldiers in Afghanistan

21 Nov 2014
Southern Afghanistan faces a potential reemergence of vector-borne and zoonotic diseases endemic to the region, possibly posing public health threats to military personnel stationed in the area,...

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