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Brain tumor patients fare better with private insurance

Brain tumor patients who are uninsured or use Medicaid stay hospitalized longer and develop more medical complications than those with private insurance. University of Florida Health researchers have found.The uninsured and Medicaid patients were also at greater risk of developing a new medical condition in the hospital and 25 percent…

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Ebola teaches us public health preparedness

To reach this goal as quickly as possible, resources have shifted from rapidly building infrastructure to finding and managing new cases, ensuring safe burials and engaging communities, says the latest World Health Organization (WHO) situation report on Ebola.WHO are leading case management, case finding, lab and contact tracing, the International…

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Twin study finds new Back Pain and Depression

Twin study lends new insights into link between back pain and depression Genetic factors help to explain the commonly found association between low back pain and depression, suggests a large study of twins in the March issue of PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of…

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Global health experts call into question cancer data

Global health experts believe the current data on cancer prevalence Cancer data compiled by the World Health Organisation's (WHO) GLOBOCAN project has huge global influence and is used by Governments and international NGOs to determine health and funding priorities in sub-Saharan Africa. However, no independent evaluation of the data has…

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Catching the drinking game bug

Why you might get more than you bargained for playing 'beer pong. When the conversation fades and the food runs out, exuberant partygoers might turn to drinking games for their postprandial entertainment. But, be warned the ever-popular sport of "beer pong" could give you a little more than you bargained…

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Significant findings in U.S. national institutes of health’s

Pluristem's PLX-R18 cells for treatment of acute radiation syndrome. Pluristem Therapeutics Inc., a leading developer of placenta-based cell therapy products, has announced the positive results of a recently completed trial conducted by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to evaluate PLX-R18 cells to treat bone marrow damaged by exposure…

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Catching the drinking game bug

Why you might get more than you bargained for playing 'beer pong. When the conversation fades and the food runs out, exuberant partygoers might turn to drinking games for their postprandial entertainment. But, be warned the ever-popular sport of "beer pong" could give you a little more than you bargained…

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Global health experts call into question cancer data

Global health experts believe the current data on cancer prevalence Cancer data compiled by the World Health Organisation's (WHO) GLOBOCAN project has huge global influence and is used by Governments and international NGOs to determine health and funding priorities in sub-Saharan Africa. However, no independent evaluation of the data has…

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Twin study finds new Back Pain and Depression

Twin study lends new insights into link between back pain and depression Genetic factors help to explain the commonly found association between low back pain and depression, suggests a large study of twins in the March issue of PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of…

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Ebola teaches us public health preparedness

To reach this goal as quickly as possible, resources have shifted from rapidly building infrastructure to finding and managing new cases, ensuring safe burials and engaging communities, says the latest World Health Organization (WHO) situation report on Ebola.WHO are leading case management, case finding, lab and contact tracing, the International…

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