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Ebola not mutating into "supervirus," study finds

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Some worried the Ebola virus could become even more contagious and deadly; here's what the science shows

Senate tries to score political points on way to budget vote

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By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday launched a marathon session that will end with a vote on a budget plan after lawmakers weigh in on dozens of amendments that are likely to have more effect on campaign ads in 2016 than the final spending plan. Senators are voting on everything from gun control to sick leave to sanctions on Iran. The marathon session is supposed to be part of the Senate's annual budget ritual, but ... more

UK must cut aid for Nepal if 'endemic' corruption persists: report

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By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The British government should make cuts to its 86 million pound aid budget for Nepal unless the country takes action to combat poor governance and "endemic" corruption, a parliamentary committee said on Friday. The Department for International Development (DFID)'s funding has seen Nepal make huge progress in health, water and sanitation, but this spending will only be justified if governance improves, the International Development Committee (IDC) said. DFID should also address the ... more

Dallas Woman Behind Bars for Allegedly Giving Illegal Butt Injections

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Dallas Woman Behind Bars for Allegedly Giving Illegal Butt Injections
A Dallas woman has been arrested for allegedly administering to patients illegal cosmetic procedures -- butt injections -- without a medical license, according to police. Denise Rochelle Ross, known as "Wee Wee," turned herself in to authorities Wednesday because she had been wanted for practicing medicine without a license, according to the Dallas Police Department. Her alleged accomplice, Jimmy Joe Clark, is still at large.

Apple's Tim Cook leads different

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Apple's Tim Cook leads different
Tim Cook reveals to Fortune that he plans to give away his wealth.(fortune.com)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Blocking cellular quality control mechanism gives cancer chemotherapy a boost

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(University of Rochester Medical Center) Scientists have found a new way to make chemotherapy more effective against breast cancer cells. They show that blocking a ... more

Prostate cancer and treatment choices -- a decision shared by doctor and patient?

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(University of Helsinki) Doctors strive to make treatment decisions together with their patients -- but is the decision really shared? According to adjunct professor Kari ... more

Queen's University leads international research program in Precision Cancer Medicine

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(Queen's University Belfast) Queen's University Belfast is leading a major new international initiative into modern cancer care medicine which was announced today in Washington DC. ... more

Newly updated treatment guidelines for medullary thyroid carcinoma

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(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A Task Force convened by the American Thyroid Association released updated guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of medullary ... more

Most women with early-stage breast cancer avoid extensive lymph node removal

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(American College of Surgeons) A new study of women with early-stage breast cancer finds that surgeons no longer universally remove most of the lymph nodes ... more
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Predictors of treatment with antibiotics and systemic corticosteroids for acute exacerbations of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary care

published 2 days ago
Background: Antibiotic and oral corticosteroid prescribing rate in patients suffering from acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma in general practice are ... more

Depression, social support and associated factors among women living in rural china: a cross-sectional study

published Fri, Mar 20 2015 19:00 GMT
Background: Few studies have focused on depression and social support in Eastern populations, especially women in rural China. Our research investigated depression among women in ... more

Efficacy of a cognitive and behavioural psychotherapy applied by primary care psychologists in patients with mixed anxiety-depressive disorder: a research protocol

published Fri, Mar 20 2015 07:00 GMT
Background: In contrast with the recommendations of clinical practice guidelines, the most common treatment for anxiety and depressive disorders in primary care is pharmacological. The ... more

Prevalence of perceived stress and associations to symptoms of exhaustion, depression and anxiety in a working age population seeking primary care - an observational study

published Wed, Mar 18 2015 19:00 GMT
Background: Prolonged stress may lead to mental illness, but the prevalence of stress in a working age population seeking primary health care for whatever reason, ... more

The implementation and sustainability of a combined lifestyle intervention in primary care: mixed method process evaluation

published Tue, Mar 17 2015 07:00 GMT
Background: The impact of physical inactivity and unhealthy diet on health is increasingly profound. Lifestyle interventions targeting both behaviors simultaneously might decrease the prevalence of ... more