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BMJ urged to widen its approach to transparency

(Medical Xpress)—A group of University of Otago health policy researchers, based in Dunedin and Christchurch, has called on the leading medical journal BMJ to be much more even handed in scrutinising the transparency of wha ...

Jun 04, 2014
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AmSurg to buy Sheridan Healthcare for about $2.35B

AmSurg says it will spend about $2.35 billion to buy Sheridan Healthcare in a cash and stock deal that adds physician outsourcing services to the ambulatory surgery center operator's portfolio.

May 29, 2014
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Valeant raises cash-stock offer for Allergan (Update)

Valeant Pharmaceuticals has pumped more cash into its bid for Botox maker Allergan, and it also defended its business model on Wednesday, a day after its reluctant acquisition target aired more concerns about ...

May 28, 2014
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Rare Australian conjoined twins die

Australian conjoined twins Hope and Faith, who shared a body and skull but had separate brains and identical faces, have died almost three weeks after they were born in Sydney, medical officials said Tuesday.

May 27, 2014
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New programs aim to forgive student medical loans

(HealthDay)—Changes to the student loan environment will make it possible for a significant amount, if not all, of medical student loans to be forgiven, according to an article published May 8 in Medical Ec ...

May 23, 2014
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Doctor exposes China's medical corruption epidemic

Ordering an unnecessary pacemaker, urging a woman to be hospitalised for a sore throat—a doctor's allegations of corruption spotlight troubles so endemic in China's healthcare system that patients frequently turn violent.

May 23, 2014
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PMS may spell menopause symptoms later—but not hot flashes

Having premenstrual syndrome (PMS) before menopause does not mean women will be troubled by hot flashes afterward. But they may face more menopause complaints other than hot flashes, such as trouble with memory and concentration, ...

May 21, 2014
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