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Doctors being pressured by parents to postpone vaccinations

More parents are asking for vaccines to be delayed and pressuring doctors to amend vaccine schedules for kids. CBS medical contributor Dr. Holly Phillips joins Vladimir Duthiers and Anne-Marie Greene with the latest on the vaccine debate and whether or not they can actually cause harm.

Nottingham researchers developing mobile phone app that could help identify premature babies

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A mobile phone app that will identify babies born prematurely in the developing world is being developed by researchers at The University of Nottingham.

Why 1 billion could be at risk for hearing loss

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New World Health Organization report sounds the alarm about loud noises

Prime Healthcare acquires two hospitals from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems

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Prime Healthcare announced today that it has completed its acquisition of two hospitals from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems: Dallas Regional Medical Center in Mesquite, Texas and Riverview Regional Medical Center in Gadsden, Alabama, as well as related outpatient services.

What Does It Mean to 'Be a Man'?

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What Does It Mean to 'Be a Man'?
It's a hard time to be a boy, and the facts are something that should give us all pause.

3-D printing offers innovative method to deliver medication

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(Society of Interventional Radiology) 3-D printing could become a powerful tool in customizing interventional radiology treatments to individual patient needs, with clinicians having the ability ... more

ASHG and ReachMD launch educational series on genetics and genomics

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(American Society of Human Genetics) ASHG and ReachMD announced today the launch of 'Genetically Speaking', a series of audio interviews designed to educate healthcare professionals ... more

Use of new systemic adjuvant therapy in gastrointestinal tumors increasing

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(American Cancer Society) A new study finds that the use of adjuvant systemic therapy for localized gastrointestinal stromal tumors has significantly increased over time and ... more

Preventing the spread of cancer with copper molecules

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(Bielefeld University) Chemists at Bielefeld University have developed a molecule containing copper that binds specifically with DNA and prevents the spread of cancer. First results ... more

New data on the regulation of the genetic activity that protects against lung cancer

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(University of Granada) Scientists at the University of Granada, in collaboration with the universities of Harvard and Yale have provided new data for a better ... more
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Decreasing cholesterol levels in the community ¿ lifestyle change with statin?

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Background: The Lapinlahti 2005–2010 study was carried out to explore cardiovascular disease risk factors and changes in lifestyle in Lapinlahti residents in eastern Finland. Our ... more

Unmasking quality: exploring meanings of health by doing art

published Fri, Feb 27 2015 06:00 GMT
Background: Quality in healthcare has many potential meanings and interpretations. The case has been made for conceptualisations of quality that place more emphasis on describing ... more

Factors associated with grade 1 hypertension: implications for hypertension care based on the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) in primary care settings

published Thu, Feb 26 2015 18:00 GMT
Background: A Reference Framework for Hypertension Care was recently developed by Hong Kong government to emphasise the importance of primary care for subjects with high ... more

Shared decision making in type 2 diabetes with a support decision tool that takes into account clinical factors, the intensity of treatment and patient preferences: design of a cluster randomised (OPTIMAL) trial

published Thu, Feb 26 2015 18:00 GMT
Background: No more than 10-15% of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients achieve all treatment goals regarding glycaemic control, lipids and blood pressure. Shared decision ... more

Ultrasound guided aspiration of hydrosalpinx fluid versus salpingectomy in the management of patients with ultrasound visible hydrosalpinx undergoing IVF-ET: a randomized controlled trial

published Thu, Feb 26 2015 18:00 GMT
Background: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of ultrasound guided aspiration of hydrosalpinx fluid at the time of oocyte retrieval with ... more