Archive: 07/19/2011

World's first 'home grown' African first-aid guidelines

A new set of evidence-based guidelines that comprehensively address how basic first responders should be trained to manage emergency situations in an African context has been released, published in this week's PLoS Medicine. The gu ...

Jul 19, 2011
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Relieving the effects of surgery with hypnosis

When Don Gotler was undergoing two procedures preparing him for treatment for his esophageal cancer last year, his doctor asked if he wanted to take part in the hospital's new hypnotherapy program. Combined with anesthesia, ...

Jul 19, 2011
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Gov't advisers: No copays for contraceptives

(AP) -- Millions of women stand to gain free access to a broad menu of birth control methods, thanks to a recommendation issued Tuesday by health experts advising the government.

Jul 19, 2011
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Policy: Sex abuse by doctors 'profound betrayal'

(AP) -- The nation's largest pediatricians' group has issued its first policy on protecting children from sexual abuse by doctors, citing a recent Delaware case and urging medical facilities to screen employees for previous ...

Jul 19, 2011
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