News tagged with health experts

National bowel screen program saves lives

(Medical Xpress)—Flinders University health experts are calling on the Federal Government to accelerate the roll out of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP), following a landmark report which ...

Apr 02, 2013
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NYC cigarette plan gets praise, criticism (Update)

(AP)—Anti-smoking advocates and health experts hailed proposals from Mayor Michael Bloomberg that would keep cigarettes out of sight in New York City stores, while tobacco companies and smokers called it ...

Mar 19, 2013
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US panel sees risk in long-used osteoporosis drug

A panel of U.S. government health experts says a long-established bone strengthening drug should no longer be used by women because there is little evidence it works and it may actually increase the risk of cancer.

Mar 05, 2013
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Panel recommends 10 patient safety strategies

(HealthDay)—Experts estimate that many tens of thousands of people in the United States die each year from medical errors, unproven treatments, bad diagnoses and preventable problems such as bedsores. Now, ...

Mar 05, 2013
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UN rejects Haiti cholera damages claim

The United Nations on Thursday formally rejected a multi-billion-dollar damages claim for a cholera epidemic in Haiti that has been widely blamed on UN peacekeepers.

Feb 21, 2013
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Indian women dumped in field after sterilisations

Scores of women were dumped unconscious in a field after a mass sterilisation in eastern India because there was no room in hospital for them to recuperate, medical officials said Thursday.

Feb 07, 2013
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