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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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Lawmaker looks outside VA to fill mental care gap

(AP)—The head of the House panel that oversees veterans' issues says patients who have trouble getting timely mental health care from Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics should have another option: access to the thousands ...

Jan 29, 2013
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