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    Vaccine for E. Coli Developed

    Vaccine for E. Coli Developed
    ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 16 (UPI) -- A U.S. researcher has developed a working vaccine for a strain of E. coli that kills 2 million to 3 million children annually in the developing world. Mahdi Saeed of Michigan State University's colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Human Medicine said that enterotoxigenic E. Coli is responsible for 60 percent to 70 percent of ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Studies: Surgeons Could Save Lives, $20B By Using Checklist

    Studies: Surgeons Could Save Lives, $20B By Using Checklist
    Eight hospitals reduced the number of deaths from surgery by more than 40% by using a checklist that helps doctors and nurses avoid errors, according to a report released online today in the New England Journal of Medicine. If all hospitals used the same checklist, they could save tens of thousands of lives and $20 billion in medical costs each year, ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Cancer To Be World's Top Killer by 2010, WHO Says

    Cancer To Be World's Top Killer by 2010, WHO Says
    ATLANTA – Cancer will overtake heart disease as the world's top killer by 2010, part of a trend that should more than double global cancer cases and deaths by 2030, international health experts reported Tuesday. Rising tobacco use in developing countries is believed to be a huge reason for the shift, particularly in China and India, where 40 percent of the ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Bedbug Boom at Ontario Nursing Home

    Bedbug Boom at Ontario Nursing Home
    WINDSOR, Ontario - Managers of an Ontario nursing home say they are bringing in exterminators to snuff out an infestation of bedbugs. The Windsor Star said Tuesday that the bugs forced residents out of five rooms on three different floors at the Windsor Place Vera-Care facility downtown. "Just the idea makes your skin crawl," said a spokeswoman for parent company Revera ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Texas Nurses Ask Lawmakers to Mandate Lower Patient Ratios

    AUSTIN - A group of Texas nurses said Wednesday that lawmakers should mandate lower ratios of nurses to patients in state hospitals. Heather Fowler, a registered nurse at Providence Hospital in El Paso, said her mother retired early from nursing because of unsafe working conditions. "We can't wait another day. We can't go another two years and not have this legislation ...
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    Smoking Ban Leads to Major Drop in Heart Attacks

    Smoking Ban Leads to Major Drop in Heart Attacks
    ATLANTA – A smoking ban in one Colorado city led to a dramatic drop in heart attack hospitalizations, according to a new study that is considered the best and longest-term research to show such a link. The rate of hospitalized cases dropped 41 percent three years after the ban of workplace smoking in Pueblo, Colo., took effect. There was no such ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Congress To Hold Hearing on Peanut Butter Recall

    Congress To Hold Hearing on Peanut Butter Recall
    WASHINGTON – A congressman has announced the first public hearing on the salmonella outbreak that's being blamed on tainted peanut butter. California Democrat Henry Waxman says he wants to focus on the Georgia peanut processing plant at the center of the investigation, which has led to a massive recall. More than 500 people have gotten sick in the outbreak, and at ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    PA Secretary of Health 'Walks the Walk' to Kick Off National Public Health Week

    PA Secretary of Health 'Walks the Walk' to Kick Off National Public Health Week
    Department of Health Secretary Everette James today kicked off National Public Health Week by leading a lunchtime fitness walk around the Capitol complex to bring awareness to the need for all Pennsylvanians to take control of their own health. "As the state agency with the mission to promote healthy lifestyles, we realize that we cannot just talk about the health of ...
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    Doctors Say More Ovary Transplants Possible

    LONDON – Two new techniques to preserve and transplant ovaries might give women a better chance to fight their biological clocks and have children when they are older, doctors announced Monday. In the past, scientists have performed ovarian transplants in women with cancer, since chemotherapy often causes infertility. Doctors typically take out patients' ovaries before the toxic treatment begins and then ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Ala. Nurse Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A former health care consultant will serve 18 months in federal prison for defrauding the Medicare Program. 62-year-old Marie Weller King was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Birmingham. U.S. Attorney Alice Martin said from Jan. 2002 until approximately Dec. 2006, King admitted creating documents which falsely indicated physicians had approved services provided by her company, King ...
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    Swine Flu Vaccine Efforts Accelerated

    Swine Flu Vaccine Efforts Accelerated
    Scientists worldwide are accelerating their efforts to develop a vaccine against the H1N1 influenza virus, a U.S. trade publication in biotechnology. "It can take five or six months to come up with an entirely novel influenza vaccine," John Sterling, editor in chief of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, said in a statement. "There is a great deal of hope that biotech ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Biden Unveils Child Care, Vaccines Funding

    Biden Unveils Child Care, Vaccines Funding
    Programs that provide care for children and vaccines will receive $2.3 billion in stimulus funds, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday. The $2 billion in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds will allow states to support childcare services for more working parents, Biden said in a news release. "Parents are worried about finding a job or keeping the job they ...
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    Researchers Find Synthetic Protein Which May Help Prevent Spread of Cancer

    Where it concerns medical research in the scope of battling one of humanity's most pervasive and deadly diseases like cancer, new nano and macroparticle treatments have been seeing the lion's share of spotlight. DailyTech has reported on several of these advances and inventions, from the tiny cell-exploding carbon nanotube to advanced lipid-based drug and imaging delivery systems. However, while these are ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Ohio Nurse Ready to Talk Healthcare with Obama

    Ohio Nurse Ready to Talk Healthcare with Obama
    MINGO JUNCTION, Ohio - An Ohio nurse says she's looking forward to giving President Barack Obama her perspective on health care reform. Cathy Stoddart of Mingo Junction in eastern Ohio works at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, 35 miles away. She says she's among a group of nurses from across the U.S. invited to the White House on Thursday. About 100 ...
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    UK Nurse Accused of Killing Care Home Residents

    LONDON: A nurse who ran a care home for the elderly has appeared in court charged with murdering three residents whose medication had been removed. Prosecutors say 43-year-old Rachel Baker killed three women aged 79, 85 and 97 as a result of her dependency on prescription drugs. She also is charged with 11 counts of drug possession. Baker ran the Parkfields ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Flowers Banned in Scottish Hospitals

    Flowers Banned in Scottish Hospitals
    EDINBURGH, Scotland - Flowers are being banned from an increasing number of hospitals in Scotland amid fears the traditional get-well gift is a health hazard, officials say. National Health Service officials say the ban makes sense because vase water may harbor dangerous bugs, bouquets can trigger allergies and spilled water can damage equipment, Scotland on Sunday reported. A spokeswoman for Shetland ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    16 Patients Have Hepatitis in Army Needle Scare

    EL PASO, Texas — Army officials say 16 patients exposed to a mismanaged insulin needle program at a military hospital in Texas have tested positive for hepatitis B or C. The patients at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center were among more than 2,000 diabetics who may have been exposed to blood-borne illnesses because multiple patients were given injections from the ...
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    Man Accused of Punching ER Nurse

    Man Accused of Punching ER Nurse
    LEOMINSTER — A Townsend man accused of punching an emergency department nurse in the face because he thought he waited too long before he received medical attention has pleaded not guilty. Joseph D. Murphy was ordered at his arraignment on Tuesday in Fitchburg District Court to undergo a mental evaluation and held on $2,500 bail. He faces a variety of charges ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Stimulus Funds for Rural Clinics Available

    Stimulus Funds for Rural Clinics Available
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden toured a health clinic in rural North Carolina to show how stimulus funds benefit the facility, the White House said Wednesday. Biden and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited Goshen Medical Center in Faison, one of the community health centers across America that will receive a total of $2 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, ...
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    Air Force Nurse Charged in 3 Patients' Drug Deaths

    Air Force Nurse Charged in 3 Patients' Drug Deaths
    SAN ANTONIO – An Air Force nurse has been charged with giving lethal amounts of medication to three terminally ill patients in his care, military officials said Tuesday. Capt. Michael Fontana, 35, was formally charged in military court with deliberately giving three Wilford Hall Medical Center patients lethal amounts of medication, and with conduct unbecoming an officer for allegedly changing a ...
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