Category Archives: Health

01Apr/15

Twenty-three people charged in New York Medicaid fraud ring

(Next Media Online) – Twenty-three people have been indicted for being part of an alleged Medicaid fraud ring that took advantage of thousands of homeless people in New York to claim millions of dollars from Medicaid.
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31Mar/15

UK scientists use medieval remedy to kill superbug MRSA

UK (Next Media) – UK Scientists successfully recreated and used a thousand-year-old Anglo Saxon remedy to kill hospital superbug MRSA.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, otherwise known as the superbug MRSA, is a bacteria resistant to many antibiotics. It can cause skin infections and more severe problems such as bloodstream infections and pneumonia in patients in hospitals or nursing homes, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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25Mar/15

Smartphone use changing our brain and thumb interaction, say researchers

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND / LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (REUTERS) – Constant smartphone typing has become part of our daily lives.

And it’s changing our brains, say European researchers.
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25Mar/15

New Liberian ebola case may have been contracted via intercourse

(Next Media) – Health authorities in Liberia believe a woman who last week tested positive for Ebola in the first new case for weeks may have been infected through sexual intercourse with an Ebola survivor, dashing the government’s hopes of declaring the country Ebola-free.
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23Mar/15

One year on, Ebola still claws at West African nations despite progress

Complacency and traditional beliefs sap fight to eradicate Ebola, warn health officials, as West Africa marks one year anniversary of outbreak that has killed over 10,200 people and infected twice as many.

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22Mar/15

A mother’s quest to cure her son

Researchers have discovered a link between circadian rhythms and Angelman syndrome, a genetic disorder which inhibits brain development leaving its victims unable to speak while suffering from seizures and sleep problems. The link between the biological clock and Angelman’s could prove to be a powerful tool in the search for treatments and a possible cure for the disease. Its discovery was made in part by a mother who has sacrificed everything in order to try and help her son. Ben Gruber has more.
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09Mar/15

France debates ‘deep sleep’ option at end of life, no euthanasia

Some say it’s euthanasia, others say it’s not enough, French legislators are to start examining a draft law which would give the right to “deep and ongoing sedation” until death for terminally ill patients.

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27Feb/15

Chilean girl with cystic fibrosis tells president: Let me die

A fourteen-year-old girl suffering from cystic fibrosis asks Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet to authorize her euthanasia.

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