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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    'Right of Conscience' Move Criticized

    'Right of Conscience' Move Criticized
    Repealing a U.S. rule that expanded healthcare workers' right to withhold services they find morally objectionable would be discriminatory, critics say. The Bush administration rule, enacted the day before President Barack Obama took office, expanded the existing "right of conscience" law, under which doctors and other healthcare workers who didn't want to perform abortions could legally refuse to do so. Under ...
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    Man Charged with Attempted Murder of Nurse

    LONDON - Scottish police have charged a 35-year-old man with attempting to murder a nurse who was found locked in the trunk of her car. Police say it's possible she'd been there for up to 10 days. Police describe the victim as "severely traumatized" and said she was suffering from dehydration and hypothermia. The suspect didn't enter a plea and will ...
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    US Swine Flu Cases May Have Hit 1 Million

    US Swine Flu Cases May Have Hit 1 Million
    ATLANTA — Swine flu has infected as many as 1 million Americans, U.S. health officials said Thursday, adding that 6 percent or more of some urban populations are infected. The estimate voiced by a government flu scientist Thursday was no surprise to the experts who have been closely watching the virus. "We knew diagnosed cases were just the tip of the ...
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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 almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Fumes Force Evacuation of 500 From Denver Hospital

    Fumes Force Evacuation of 500 From Denver Hospital
    DENVER — About 500 people have been evacuated from a hospital campus in Denver because of fumes from a mixture of hazardous chemicals. National Jewish Health spokesman William Allstetter says most of those evacuated Monday were staff members. About 35 people were taken to other hospitals for treatment, mostly for nausea and respiratory irritation. The evacuations included about 90 children who ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Atlanta Hospital Checking Legionnaire's Cases

    Atlanta Hospital Checking Legionnaire's Cases
    ATLANTA — Atlanta's largest hospital is investigating an unusual number of Legionnaire's disease cases after four patients were diagnosed with the infection since January 1, officials said Friday. Grady Memorial Hospital officials were looking at the possibility that the disease spread through the hospital's water or air. Hospital spokeswoman Denise Simpson said preliminary test results should come back Monday. Legionnaires' disease ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Family History can Trump Breast Cancer Gene Test

    Family History can Trump Breast Cancer Gene Test
    WASHINGTON – If breast cancer runs in the family, women can be at high risk even if they test free of the disease's most common gene mutations, sobering new research shows. The genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 are linked with particularly aggressive hereditary breast cancer, and an increased risk of ovarian cancer, too. When a breast cancer patient is found to carry ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Help Wanted: 300 Certified Nursing Assistants

    Help Wanted: 300 Certified Nursing Assistants
    SALEM - In these times any announcement that includes new jobs merits celebration. That's why, on Friday, House Speaker Dave Hunt and Senate President Peter Courtney joined Oregon Human Services director Dr. Bruce Goldberg at Oregon's Capitol to announce 300 new certified nursing assistants will be hired to work in nursing homes and long term care facilities throughout the state. The ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Stay Healthy While You Search for a New Job

    Stay Healthy While You Search for a New Job
    After "find a job," put "stay healthy" on your to-do list if you're one of the hundreds of thousands who have lost a job in the past month or if you fear a layoff coming on. Here are key healthcare steps you should take if a pink slip looms, recommended by those who have been there and started their own websites ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    H1N1 Cases Near 10,000 Worldwide

    H1N1 Cases Near 10,000 Worldwide
    Forty countries have officially reported 9,830 cases of H1N1 flu, including 79 deaths, the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, said Tuesday. The H1N1 flu, formerly known as swine flu, presented mainly mild cases outside the outbreak in Mexico, said Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO director general when addressing the 62nd World Health Assembly in Geneva last week. Mexican health officials blamed ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Combo Treatment for Prostate Cancer Cuts Deaths

    Combo Treatment for Prostate Cancer Cuts Deaths
    LONDON – Treating advanced prostate cancer with radiation and hormone-blocking drugs cut the death rate in half in a study of Scandinavian men, researchers report. In the United States, the combination has been standard care since the 1990s. But in Europe, many doctors have avoided the combo treatment and used hormone drugs alone, thinking the pair would be too harsh for ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Boston Hospital Performs 2nd US Face Transplant

    A Boston hospital has performed the nation's second face transplant on a man who suffered traumatic facial injuries from a fall. Hospital spokesman Kevin Myron said the 17-hour operation took place Thursday at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital. A team led by plastic surgeon Dr. Bohdan Pomahac (Bow-DAWN POE-mahawk) replaced the man's nose, palate, upper lip, and some skin, muscles and ...
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    More Than 3,700 Job-Seekers Look For Work at Fair

    NEW YORK—A 22-year-old barely three months out of school was on the hunt for his first real job, while a 68-year-old former vice president of a chemicals company sought contract work with anyone hiring. They were just two hopefuls out of 3,720 people, many of whom stood in line for hours in the cold on 45th Street, converging on a midtown ...
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    EDITORIAL: Governor Right to Act Quickly: Our View: New Board Should Speed Up Review and Discipline for Nurses Who Endanger Patients.

    EDITORIAL: Governor Right to Act Quickly: Our View: New Board Should Speed Up Review and Discipline for Nurses Who Endanger Patients.
    Gov. Schwarzenegger didn't waste any time firing most members of the state Board of Registered Nursing after an L.A. Times report Sunday described in frightening detail how the board failed to discipline scores of nurses who endangered patients in their care. The Times and the nonprofit ProPublica news organization found that, on average, "it took more than three years to investigate ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Obama Calls For Generic Biotech Drugs

    Obama Calls For Generic Biotech Drugs
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's budget aims to foster generic competition for costly biotech drugs used to treat cancer and other intractable ailments. With Americans now spending more than $40 billion a year on such medications, the budget calls on Congress to set up a framework for regulators to approve generic versions, cutting costs for government programs, employers and patients. Biologic ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Minn. Surgeon Needs Two Tries to Remove Appendix

    Minn. Surgeon Needs Two Tries to Remove Appendix
    SHAKOPEE, Minn. - A state investigative report said a surgeon performed an appendectomy on the same patient twice after he mistakenly removed a piece of fatty tissue instead the first time. The Star Tribune reported that the surgeon realized his mistake two days after the first operation after a hospital pathologist reported what was removed was "not an appendix." [widget:newsarticleoffbeat] The ...
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    British Couple Has 'Black-And-White Twins' Twice

    A mixed-race British couple has defied the odds — twice — by producing two sets of twins in which one sibling appears to be black and the other white. Dean Durrant's newborn daughter Miya has dark skin like him. Twin sister Leah has fair skin like her blue-eyed, red-haired mother, Alison Spooner. Their older siblings Lauren and Hayleigh, born in 2001, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    One in 4 Americans Lack Timely ER Care

    One in 4 Americans Lack Timely ER Care
    Twenty-five percent of Americans are more than one hour from a U.S. hospital that's most prepared for a time-sensitive medical emergency, U.S. researchers say. The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study said that if bleeding to death from an injury, having a heart attack, or having a stroke, the common denominator is time. Since little is known about which U.S. ...
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    Ga. Lawmakers Look at Cutting School Nurse Funding

    Ga. Lawmakers Look at Cutting School Nurse Funding
    ATLANTA - A battle over state funding for school nurses is brewing as Georgia lawmakers begin the process of slashing $2 billion from the budget. Schools are facing losing the $30 million the state spends on school nurses each year, a cut that means already cash-strapped districts would have to find money elsewhere or be forced to lay off nurses. State ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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