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Why Are Asthma Patients Noncompliant With Their Inhalers?
Health & Wellness  (tags: Why Are Asthma, Patients, Noncompliant, With, Their, Inhalers? )

- 2434 days ago -
I distinctly remember being 9 years old, sitting in my doctor's office after a cold left me struggling for breath, doubled over and wheezing, when he told me that I had asthma. At first I didn't believe the diagnosis,
Thousands of Patients Exposed to Infection Risk
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, Thousands, of, patients, exposed, to, infection, risk )

- 2531 days ago -
Thousands of patients have been put at risk of hepatitis or HIV infection by an outpatient facility using dirty lab materials, the city announced Saturday. Ottawa Public Health will be contacting nearly 7,000 people who were treated facility letting
Exercise Should Be 'Standard Part of Cancer Care'
Health & Wellness  (tags: cancer, treatment, care, patients )

- 2600 days ago -
All patients getting cancer treatment should be told to do two and a half hours of physical exercise every week, says a report by Macmillan Cancer Support.
10 Most Famous Medical Mistakes of All Time
Health & Wellness  (tags: Medical Mistakes, Health, Human lives, Patients, Doctors )

- 2754 days ago -
We sometimes forget that doctors and nurses are humans who make mistakes from time to time, but when human lives are at stake, there should be no room for error. Here are the 10 most famous medical mistakes of all time:
Severely Short Ecuadorians Resistant to Diabetes, Cancer, Study Says
Health & Wellness  (tags: Health, short ecuadorians resistant, study, patients )

- 2773 days ago -
For years, Dr. Jaime Guevara-Aguirre of Quito, Ecuador, noticed that his shortest patients never seemed to get the common ailments that befell others.
Patients Miss Operations as Government 'Tosses Grenade' Into NHS
Health & Wellness  (tags: proposals, doctors, Patients, operations )

- 2801 days ago -
The Health Select Committee said that uncertainty surrounding the "surprise" proposals to hand more power to family doctors is increasing costs and leading to poor decisions on care, while expertise is being lost as two tiers of management are scrapped.
NHS Postcode Lottery Exposed: The Shocking Maps That Let YOU Know Where You Will Get Good Treatment and Where to Avoid
Health & Wellness  (tags: NHS, postcode lottery, treatment, hospital, patients )

- 2856 days ago -
Three-quarters of all stroke victims are missing out on treatment which would drastically improve their chances of recovery.A report on the shocking extent of Britain's 'postcode lottery' of NHS care revealed that a majority of patients are simply left on
Alzheimer's Victory: After Three-Year Campaign By the Mail, Sufferers Will Finally Get Vital £2.50 Drugs Banned By NICE
Health & Wellness  (tags: Alzheimer, campaign, drugs, NICE, patients, health )

- 2906 days ago -
Hundreds of thousands of people in the early stages of Alzheimer's will no longer be denied crucial drugs that slow the devastating disease.A three-year campaign by the Daily Mail ended in victory yesterday when the NHS drug rationing body reversed.....
Patients on Statins to Lower Cholesterol 'at Less Risk of Arthritis' Study Finds
Health & Wellness  (tags: Drugs, Patients, cholesterol, arthritis, statins, health )

- 2935 days ago -
Drugs taken by millions of patients to cut cholesterol levels may also keep arthritis at bay.Regular doses of statins reduce the chance of developing the crippling condition by nearly half, a study found.
Lower Blood Pressure May Preserve Kidney Function in Some Patients
Health & Wellness  (tags: renal disease, kidney function, dialysis, blood pressure, patients, medicine, prevention, research, protection, study )

- 2940 days ago -
Intensively treating hypertension in some African Americans with kidney disease by pushing blood pressure well below the current recommended goal may significantly decrease the number who lose kidney function and require dialysis, suggests a Johns Hopkins
Revolutionary New Knee Replacement Could See Patients Walking Just TWO HOURS After Surgery
Health & Wellness  (tags: knee replacement, patients, surgery, health, walking )

- 2984 days ago -
Medics have come up with a new system of knee replacement that could see patients walking just two hours after surgery.
KENYA : Fighting the Misery of Fistula
Health & Wellness  (tags: illness, Kenya, fistula, gender issue, birth, birth canal, delayed, FFFF, Freedom From Fistula Foundation, obsteric, patients )

- 3046 days ago -
According to experts, Kenya records at least 1,000 new fistula cases annually, with thousands of cases pending surgery. Globally, fistula affects at least two million women and girls in developing countries, with 100,000 new cases each year.
Is Your Pharmacist Fobbing You Off With Cheap Copies of Branded Drugs?
Health & Wellness  (tags: pharmacist, drugs, epilepsy, patients )

- 3089 days ago -
Medical professionals have warned that without proper consultation, using generic versions of drugs for epilepsy, brain disorders, asthma, heart disease and skin problems could damage patients..
Disease Cause Is Pinpointed With Genome
Health & Wellness  (tags: research, genome, patients, genetic cause, diseases, Alzheimers Disease, Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, DNA )

- 3107 days ago -
Two research teams have independently decoded the entire genome of patients to find the exact genetic cause of their diseases. The approach may offer a new start in the so far disappointing effort to identify the genetic roots of major killers like heart
10 Scariest Celebrity Malpractice Cases
Health & Wellness  (tags: Celebrities, Medical Mistakes, Malpractice Cases, Patients )

- 3122 days ago -
According to the Institute of Medicine, approximately 1.5 million patients are the victim of some sort of medical mistake. The results lead to an estimated 98,000 deaths a year.

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