Health

New report reveals hundreds still dying in detention

An ongoing culture of secrecy, poor access to specialist mental health services and a lack of high quality independent investigations has contributed to hundreds of non-natural deaths in detention, according to a new report ...

Health

S.Africa pregnancy deaths 'unacceptably' high: Amnesty

Rights watchdog Amnesty International said Thursday that Africa's most developed country, South Africa, still has "unacceptably" high numbers of women dying from largely avoidable deaths during pregnancy.

Medical research

Tiny sponges could save lives on the battlefield

A simple new method could revolutionize battlefield medicine: a syringe filled with injectable sponges, shot directly into a wound to stop massive bleeding—a major cause of combat fatalities.

Cardiology

CDC: 200,000 avoidable deaths from cardiovascular disease

(HealthDay)—There were about 200,000 avoidable deaths from cardiovascular disease in 2010 in the United States, with deaths occurring disproportionately among those over 65 years old, males, non-Hispanic blacks, and those ...

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