Obstetrics & gynaecology

More support needed for mums after perinatal loss

More support services for pregnant women who have previously suffered miscarriage, stillbirth or the loss of a newborn are needed, according to University of Queensland researchers.

Health

Report: Rural hospitals get billions in extra Medicare funds

A law that allows rural hospitals to bill Medicare for rehabilitation services for seniors at higher rates than nursing homes and other facilities has led to billions of dollars in extra government spending, federal investigators ...

Cardiology

Depressed patients less likely to complete cardiac rehab

(HealthDay)—Depressed patients are less likely to complete exercise-based, cardiac rehabilitation programs, regardless of whether they are taking antidepressants, according to a study published in the Feb. 1 issue of The ...

Other

Disabled patients to benefit from Medicare change

(AP)—Lawyers for Medicare patients say the Obama administration has agreed to a change that would help people with severe chronic illnesses like Alzheimer's keep receiving rehabilitation services, even if they're not getting ...

Health

Higher doses of vitamin D prevent fractures in older women

(HealthDay) -- In the latest study to look at the effect of vitamin D on fracture risk, Swiss researchers found that taking more than 800 international units (IU) of vitamin D daily could reduce the risk of hip fractures ...

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