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Format: 2014-08-21
Format: 2014-08-21

Vitamin A supplementation had no overall effect on child mortality

20 Aug 2014
High-dose vitamin A supplementation given to children between the ages of 6 to 23 months at routine vaccination contacts in Guinea-Bissau had no overall effect on mortality, according to recent data...

ThyPRO showed good responsiveness for QoL, treatment detection

20 Aug 2014
The ThyPRO quality of life measure had good responsiveness and was able to detect treatment for benign thyroid diseases, according to recent study findings published in The Journal of Clinical...

Spine surgeon Vaccaro elected president of Rothman Institute

20 Aug 2014
Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, has been elected the new president of Rothman Institute and appointed Chairman of Orthopaedics at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, in...

Hospital hack 'exploited Heartbleed'

20 Aug 2014
A leading security expert alleges that hackers made use of the Heartbleed flaw to steal the personal details of 4.5 million healthcare patients.

Study: Ultrashort echo-time MRI helps to find changes in deep tissue health

20 Aug 2014
Recently published data found that ultrashort echo-time MRI has the ability to better diagnose changes in cartilage deep tissue health, which could help delay or prevent the onset of osteoarthritis....

Blood transfusion linked to lower risk for in-hospital mortality in patients with acute MI

20 Aug 2014
Blood transfusion was associated with lower risk for in-hospital mortality among anemic patients with acute MI, according to a new report.“These findings suggest that previous observational reports...

Why you should leave the car at home

20 Aug 2014
People who commute to work by walking or cycling and public transport tend to have lower body weight and fat composition compared to those using private transport, according to a new study. The...

New advance in fight against superbugs

20 Aug 2014
Irish scientists have made an advance in the fight against resistant hospital superbugs. The team from the School of Pharmacy at Queen's University Belfast has developed the first innovative...

Dept of Health chief steps down

20 Aug 2014
The chief civil servant in the Department of Health has stepped down after just over two years in the post and is moving a new job. Health Minister Leo Varadkar has announced that Ambrose McLoughlin...

Mental health care 'in dark ages'

20 Aug 2014
Mental health services for young people in England are "stuck in the dark ages" and "not fit for purpose", according to a government minister.

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