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Liver transplant 'game changing' treatment approved It's hoped perfusion machines that "warm livers" will increase the number of viable donated organs.
BBC News | 12 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Clean air: Do low emission schemes improve childrens lungs? Children in London and Luton are taking part in a study to measure how their lungs are affected by air pollution.
BBC News | 13 hours, 7 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
It's never too late to quit smoking before lung surgery (Reuters Health) - Smokers who'll be having surgery for lung cancer should quit smoking before the operation, and the sooner the better, a new study shows.
Reuters | 13 hours, 42 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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HPV vaccine, regular screening can prevent cervical cancer deaths About 4,000 women in the United States die from cervical cancer each year -- even though there's a preventive vaccine and screening to catch the disease early.
United Press International | 13 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Family behind Purdue Pharma pushed opioid marketing, Massachusetts says Members of the wealthy Sackler family behind Purdue Pharma LP pushed it to boost sales of OxyContin and other opioids even as questions emerged about the extent its painkillers were being abused, Massachusetts' attorney general alleged on Tuesday.
Reuters | 14 hours, 3 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
U.S. attorney general nominee open to reconsidering healthcare position President Donald Trump's pick to be the next U.S. Attorney General, William Barr, told a Senate panel on Tuesday he is willing to reconsider the Justice Department's current position of not defending the country's healthcare law, commonly called Obamacare
Reuters | 14 hours, 7 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
One in five U.S. women delay birth control, increasing unwanted pregnancies (Reuters Health) - One in five American women don't start using birth control when they first start having sex, increasing their risk of unwanted pregnancies, a U.S. study suggests.
Reuters | 14 hours, 9 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Monday is no longer the most dangerous day for cardiac arrest, study finds A new study from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has found that Sunday was the least common day for heart attacks to be reported, with just 11 percent of cases reported.
Mail Online | 14 hours, 16 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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US lawmaker launches investigation into Big Pharma pricing as companies raise costs for 250 drugs On Tuesday, Representative Elijah Cummings sent letters to 12 major companies demanding information on how they calculated and justified price hikes on drugs for the elderly.
Mail Online | 15 hours, 4 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Popular 'immune support' tablets are loaded with vitamins - but they probably prevent a cold Immune system boosting tablets like the Emergen-C contain nutrients like Vitamin C, magnesium and calcium that help to maintain the immune system, but not to stop a viral infection altogether.
Mail Online | 15 hours, 27 minutes ago | comment? | recommend