Archive: 10/31/2013

Mid-level health workers as effective as physicians

Countries facing severe shortages and poor distribution of health workers could benefit from training and deploying more mid-level health workers, such as midwives, nurses, medical assistants and surgical clinicians, according ...

Oct 31, 2013
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Oracle helping to fix Obama's healthcare site

The Obama administration has recruited engineers from several prominent technology companies to help fix the technological problems preventing people from signing up for government-mandated health insurance.

Oct 31, 2013
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Mexico nears junk food tax, sets anti-obesity plan

Mexico's congress approved a new tax on junk food Thursday as the government announced a campaign to fight obesity in a country with one of the world's highest rates of overweight people. The move came a ...

Oct 31, 2013
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Results of the TRANSLATE-POPS trial presented

According to a new study of heart attack patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), free access to platelet function testing had only a modest impact on anti-clotting drug selection and dosing. Findings ...

Oct 31, 2013
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Results of the HYBRID trial presented

A hybrid approach to treating coronary artery disease that involves a "hybrid procedure" combining a minimally invasive bypass surgery with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was found to be feasible and safe in a clinical ...

Oct 31, 2013
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