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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
By United Press International UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

WHO warns of "shadow zones" and unreported Ebola cases

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WHO warns of "shadow zones" and unreported Ebola cases
By Stephanie Nebehay and Clair MacDougall GENEVA/MONROVIA (Reuters) - Families hiding infected loved ones and the existence of "shadow zones" where medics cannot go mean the West African Ebola epidemic is even bigger than thought, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Some 1,427 people have died among 2,615 known cases of the deadly virus in West Africa since the outbreak was first identified in March, according to new figures released by the WHO on Friday. Independent experts raised similar ... more

Cholera outbreak in Ghana kills at least 67 since June -health authorities

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By Kwasi Kpodo ACCRA (Reuters) - Cholera has killed at least 67 people in Ghana since June and infected more than 5,000 others in an outbreak that highlights the health and sanitation challenges facing one of Africa's fastest-growing economies. The Ghana Health Service (GHS) said the outbreak was centred on impoverished communities in urban areas in the south that lack adequate toilets, though there were also a few cases in rural parts of the north of the West African state. ... more

ProMedica participates in innovative research into development of non-invasive treatment for BPH

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ProMedica is participating in innovative research into the development of a safe, non-invasive treatment for BPH or enlarged prostate. BPH can block the flow of urine out of the bladder and cause bladder, urinary tract or kidney problems.

Patient deaths raise questions about lethal doses in hospice

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The Washington Post examines the deaths of some hospice patients who were not close to death but who received large doses of powerful pain-killers.


Genetics and lifestyle have a strong impact on biomarkers for inflammation and cancer

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(Uppsala University) In a new study published in Nature Communications, research scientists from Uppsala University present for the first time a large-scale study of the ... more

Smokers consume same amount of cigarettes regardless of nicotine levels

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(University of Waterloo) Cigarettes with very low levels of nicotine may reduce addiction without increasing exposure to toxic chemicals, according to a new study from ... more

Women with severe, chronic health issues are screened for breast cancer less often

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(St. Michael's Hospital) Women with severe disabilities and multiple chronic conditions are screened for breast cancer less often than women with no disabilities or no ... more

ESMO honors outstanding oncology professionals

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(European Society for Medical Oncology) The European Society for Medical Oncology announced today the names of three outstanding individuals receiving the Society's esteemed annual awards. ... more

Scientists map risk of premature menopause after cancer treatment

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(Institute of Cancer Research) Women treated for the cancer Hodgkin lymphoma will be able to better understand their risks of future infertility after researchers estimated ... more
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Engaging GPs in insulin therapy initiation: a qualitative study evaluating a support program in the Belgian context

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Background: A program supporting the initiation of insulin therapy in primary care was introduced in Belgium, as part of a larger quality improvement project on ... more

What core primary health care services should be available to Australians living in rural and remote communities?

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Background: Australians living in rural and remote areas experience poorer access to primary health care (PHC) and poorer health outcomes compared to metropolitan populations. Current ... more

Practice guidelines in the context of primary care, learning and usability in the physicians' decision-making process - a qualitative study

published Tue, Aug 19 2014 19:00 GMT
Background: Decision-making is central for general practitioners (GP). Practice guidelines are important tools in this process but implementation of them in the complex context of ... more

Drug prescription by telephone consultation in Danish out-of-hours primary care: a population-based study of frequency and associations with clinical severity and diagnosis

published Tue, Aug 19 2014 19:00 GMT
Background: Danish general practitioners (GPs) answer all calls to the out-of-hours primary care service. About 60% of the calls are terminated on the telephone through ... more

Lippes Loop intrauterine device left in the uterus for 50 years: case report

published Thu, Aug 14 2014 19:00 GMT
Background: The first Lippes Loop intrauterine device (IUD) was introduced in 1962. It was a plastic double "S" loop, a trapezoid shaped IUD that closely ... more