Health

EU top court sees no fault in 'medical tourism'

The EU's top court, ruling on a so-called "medical tourism" case, said patients seeking treatment in another member state should have the cost covered by their home authorities if local care is not available in "good time."

Oct 09, 2014
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Tips provided for maximizing use of patient portals

(HealthDay)—Patient portals should be designed to meet patient priorities and promoted in order to maximize their use and boost practice efficiency, according to an article published Oct. 1 in Medical Ec ...

Oct 08, 2014
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Active aging is much more than exercise

The global population is ageing rapidly, and the growing numbers of elderly people challenge our societal structures, not least the health sector, which is why authorities in most countries encourage elderly ...

Oct 08, 2014
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Nursing home infection rates on the rise, study finds

Nursing home infection rates are on the rise, a study from Columbia University School of Nursing found, suggesting that more must be done to protect residents of these facilities from preventable complications. ...

Oct 08, 2014
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Taiwan probes fresh tainted oil claim

Taiwan on Wednesday pulled several products from shelves over fresh allegations that they were contaminated with oil intended for animal feeds, in another food safety scare after a damaging "gutter oil" scandal.

Oct 08, 2014
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UK smoking rates continue to fall

The UK has seen a fall in the number of adults who smoke in the country, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). ...

Oct 08, 2014
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