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Study suggests dangers in blood transfusions between men and women

Traditionally the sex of a blood donor has been considered irrelevant when giving a blood transfusion, but a compelling study is raising new concerns suggesting blood transfusions delivered ...

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Gizmag

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Leading medical organizations issue recommendations regarding hepatitis C in pregnancy

Hepatitis C (HCV) during pregnancy is associated with serious, adverse outcomes. Infants born to women with HCV are more likely to experience fetal growth restriction and low birth weight. For ...

20 minutes ago from Medical Xpress

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'Pay for performance' incentives are hurting hospital finances in Mississippi delta

Two Medicare "pay for performance" programs have contributed to declining financial performance by hospitals in the Mississippi Delta region, suggests a study in the November issue of Medical ...

10 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Diabetes foot care services may help avoid lower limb amputations

In a Diabetic Medicine study that compared different regions in England, areas that provided 10 key services for diabetes foot care had lower rates of major diabetes-related lower limb amputations.

16 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Research examines benefits of palliative care in heart failure treatment

Patients living with heart failure receive palliative care significantly less often than patients with other illnesses, including cancer, despite evidence that such care improves symptom management ...

16 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Poll: Despite mobile options and cord-cutting, sports fans still turn on the TV

Despite the growth of mobile technology and viewing options, when sports fans want to watch a game, they turn to traditional live TV, according to results of a UMass Lowell-Washington Post poll ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Newborns with trisomy 13 or 18 benefit from heart surgery, study finds

Heart surgery significantly decreases in-hospital mortality among infants with either of two genetic disorders that cause severe physical and intellectual disabilities, according to a new study ...

Wed 18 Oct 17 from Medical Xpress

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Timing of gallbladder and weight loss surgery may help prevent complications

There is a strong association between obesity and gallstones; however, there is no clear evidence regarding the optimal order of gastric bypass surgery and gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy) ...

Wed 18 Oct 17 from Medical Xpress

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Fighting opioid addiction in primary careŚnew study shows it's possible

For many of the 2 million Americans addicted to opioids, getting good treatment and getting off prescription painkillers or heroin may seem like a far-off dream.

24 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Many women do not follow contraception guidelines after weight-loss surgery, study finds

Many women do not follow the guidelines to prevent pregnancy for an 18-month period following bariatric surgery, University of Pittsburgh researchers examining post-surgery contraceptive practices ...

Wed 18 Oct 17 from Medical Xpress

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