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Junior doctors plan week of all-out strikes

Junior doctors plan week of all-out strikes

Image copyright Reuters Junior doctors in England will take part in five consecutive days of strikes next month as they ramp up their opposition to a new contract. The British…

Alzheimer’s drug study gives ‘tantalising’ results

Alzheimer’s drug study gives ‘tantalising’ results

Image copyright ALFRED PASIEKA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY A drug that destroys the characteristic protein plaques that build up in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s is showing “tantalising” promise, scientists say.…

Ex-Army chief Dannatt refused Lariam drug used by troops

Media captionLord Dannatt: My son became “extremely depressed” after taking Lariam A former Army chief has admitted he has refused to take a controversial anti-malaria drug despite it being offered…

Google DeepMind targets NHS head and neck cancer treatment

Google DeepMind targets NHS head and neck cancer treatment

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption DeepMind will analyse anonymised scans from 700 former cancer patients Anonymised CT and MRI scans from 700 former University College London Hospital radiotherapy patients will…

Singapore raises Zika tally; first pregnant woman diagnosed

SINGAPORE A pregnant woman was among those diagnosed with Zika infections in Singapore, as the number of confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne virus in the city-state rose to 115. The…

Few people of color in ‘artificial pancreas’ tests

(Reuters Health) – For years, doctors and patients have been waiting for the arrival of an “artificial pancreas” to take the guesswork out of life with diabetes by measuring blood…

Theranos voluntarily pulls request for fast clearance of Zika test

Blood-testing firm Theranos Inc said it voluntarily withdrew a request to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency clearance of its Zika-virus blood test. Theranos made the decision after…

What do patients know about generic biotech drugs?

(Reuters Health) – Many patients haven’t heard of “biosimilars,” generic versions of complex biotech drugs, and even some who say they’re familiar with these medicines may still be confused about…

Mediterranean diet associated with lower risk of death in cardiovascular disease patients

The Mediterranean diet is associated with a reduced risk of death in patients with a history of cardiovascular disease, according to results from the observational Moli-sani study presented at…

Study finds flaws in criticism of St. Jude cyber security

University of Michigan researchers on Tuesday said their own experiments undermine recent allegations of security flaws in St. Jude Medical Inc’s pacemakers and other implantable medical devices. Shares of St.…

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