Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Ken Burns New Documentary on Cancer Released

A documentary film titled "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" produced by documentarian Ken Burns and directed by Barak Goodman is a six hour documentary featuring about the history and science of cancer. The film also features the stories of cancer patients as they endure treatments to fight cancer. The film follows the story of the very first child ever to receive a new treatment to attack cancer cells. Ken Burns said, "We're not really honest with each other. ...

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Teens with HIV fare worse when parents don't come to clinic appointments

(Reuters Health) - Teens with HIV do better at keeping the virus in check when their parents or guardians come with them for clinic visits, a study from Botswana suggests.

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Guinea finds three Ebola cases in the alumina hub of Fria

CONAKRY (Reuters) - Guinea has detected at least three new cases of Ebola in the alumina hub of Fria, according to the national coordination of the fight against the disease, as authorities blamed popular resistance for hampering the battle against the virus.

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Morning Break: Ebola Patient Improves, Feraheme Warning

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New cancer drugs 'vastly overestimated', says contrarian analyst

LONDON (Reuters) - A hot new class of drugs designed to help the body's own immune system fend off cancer by blocking a protein called PD-1 is going to be big - but not nearly as big as investors think, according to a new analysis.

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Ob-Gyns: Use Ultrasound to Assess Pelvic Symptoms

It's safer, cheaper than other types of imaging, doctors say via Resurrection Health Care - Daily News More READ

E-Cigs Tied to Drinking, Other Risky Teen Behaviors

Strong relationship to alcohol use, study finds via Resurrection Health Care - Daily News More READ

Face Scans Show How Fast a Person Is Aging

Study says images more reliable than blood tests in determining the toll of time, lifestyle via Resurrection Health Care - Daily News More READ

Lungs of Brain Dead Patient from Visakhapatnam Sent to Chennai

Lungs harvested from a brain dead person in Visakhapatnam was sent to Chennai by a commercial flight on March 30. Through a green corridor the lungs was rushed from Chennai airport to Global Hospitals in less than 20 minutes. Allapati Suryanarayana (29), a school teacher from Visakhapatnam, met with a road accident on March 28. He was shifted to Care Hospital in Maharanipeta, the next day. On March 29, around 7.30 p.m. he was declared brain dead. After the consent ...

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Hospital Blood Banks in Mumbai Fail to Explain Overcharging

Ten major private hospitals in Mumbai failed to provide a valid explanation for overpricing blood and its components when the State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) has fixed standard rates. Most of the hospitals are set to lose their no objection certificates and license for a short period. A survey conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in last November, found that 19 out of 59 blood banks in Mumbai were overcharging patients. The amount of Rs. 50 to ...

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