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Polish village hasn't seen a boy born in nearly 10 years – here's how that computes

The tiny Polish village of Miejsce Odrzanskie has become the unlikely source of international media attention over the past fortnight as a result of what the New York Times called "a strange population anomaly". It has now ...

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Doctor burnout costs health care system $4.6 billion a year

Burnout among doctors is costing the U.S. health-care system an estimated $4.6 billion a year in billings because of reduced hours, physician turnover, and expenses associated with finding and hiring replacements, according ...

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EU greenlights GSK-Pfizer joint venture

The EU on Wednesday approved the merger of the consumer healthcare activities of pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer that produce over-the-counter medicines.

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AbbVie makes $63B bid for Botox maker Allergan

Facing competition for the world's top-selling drug, AbbVie is jumping on this year's pharmaceutical merger bandwagon with a $63 billion bid for Botox maker Allergan that's meant to spur future growth.

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Frozen sperm retains its viability in outer space conditions

Zillionaires like Amazon founder Jeff Bezos who see the 'colonisation' of space as an answer to the Earth's ever threatened resources will be reassured to learn that human sperm retains its complete viability within the different ...

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Social media can threaten medical experiments

Testing new pharmaceutical treatments is a complicated process. Very often, participants have preferences or hopes, either about what the test should measure or about what the outcome should be. Patients often enrol in the ...

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The 'AI turn' for digital health: A futuristic view

The unprecedented implications of digital health innovations, being co-produced by the mainstreaming and integration of artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and cyber-physical systems (CPS) in healthcare, ...