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Dutch ex-neurologist jailed for wrong diagnoses

A Dutch ex-neurologist was sentenced to three years in jail on Tuesday for a series of wrong diagnoses that led to the suicide of a patient, in the first case of its kind in the country.

Feb 11, 2014
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Kidney failure risk for organ donors 'extremely low'

The risk of a kidney donor developing kidney failure in the remaining organ is much lower than in the population at large, even when compared with people who have two kidneys, according to results of new Johns Hopkins research.

Feb 11, 2014
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UPS closes on purchase of Polar Speed

UPS said Tuesday that it has completed its acquisition of Polar Speed, a company that helps deliver temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical supplies in the United Kingdom. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Feb 11, 2014
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Conservative, high-precision computed tomography

A new CT scanner from Siemens reduces the radiation dosage for patients by as much as a half, depending on the examination. The machine operates with unprecedented speed and can record image sequences with ...

Feb 06, 2014
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Dr. David Magnus on understanding brain death

When is a person considered dead? Two recent cases have thrust the issue of "brain death" back into the national conversation. In Texas, the brain-dead Marlise Muñoz was connected to machines that kept her other vital organs ...

Feb 06, 2014
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Merck Q4 net drops 14 pct. on generic competition

Merck & Co. reported a 14 percent decline in fourth-quarter profit as generic competition continued to cut into sales of one-time blockbuster medicines, and unfavorable currency exchange rates reduced overseas revenue.

Feb 05, 2014
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