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Medical Research

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  • GAO Report: VA Provides Inconsistent Treatment To Veterans With Depression

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides inconsistent treatment to veterans with depression and may be underestimating the number of vets who suffer from the condition, according to a government watchdog agency. The VA also needs to do a...
  • Holy Cross Hospital expands with urgent care centers

    Holy Cross Hospital expands with urgent care centers
    Capitalizing on a need for cheaper health care, Fort Lauderdale's Holy Cross Hospital has opened an urgent care and imaging center in Boca Raton after starting its first in Broward. The nonprofit Catholic-run hospital plans to start three more urgent...
  • 'Surveillance' may be safest for low-risk prostate cancer

    By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Among men whose low-risk prostate cancer was managed with so-called active surveillance for up to 15 years, just 1.5 percent died of the cancer, according to new data from a Canadian study. That result is similar to...
  • In overweight kids, some exercises can strain feet

    By Roxanne Nelson (Reuters Health) - In overweight children, exercise can put pressure on their developing feet, say Australian researchers. They point out that overweight children are at risk for foot pain and discomfort because they tend to have...
  • 5 dead in 10-state listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples

    5 dead in 10-state listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples
    Five people have died and 21 others have been hospitalized in a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples, federal health officials said today. A total of 28 people infected with listeria have been reported from 10 states, according to a statement from...
  • Cigarette smoking costs weigh heavily on the healthcare system

    Of every $10 spent on healthcare in the U.S., almost 90 cents is due to smoking, a new analysis says. Using recent health and medical spending surveys, researchers calculated that 8.7 percent of all healthcare spending, or $170 billion a year, is for...
  • Special Report: Opaque middlemen exact high price in Russia's deals with the West

    Russia pays hugely inflated prices for vital medical equipment made by Western companies, in part because some manufacturers channel sales through obscure intermediary companies, a Reuters examination has found. These middlemen firms, which have no...
  • Misidentification, contamination hamper cell-based research

    Cell lines commonly used in medical research are plagued by contamination and misidentification, according to experts, and scientists need to do more to clean up their act. "Since the 1960s, more than 400 widely used cell lines worldwide have been shown...
  • Tracing the roots of teen anxiety

    Tracing the roots of teen anxiety
    The teenage years are awkward for everyone, but some adolescents experience more anxiety than most when it comes to social interactions. Fear and dread over reading aloud in class, playing sports, speaking in public, or attending dances and parties...
  • New GSK shingles vaccine may challenge Merck after strong test data

    An experimental shingles vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline has produced impressive results in a late-stage study, giving the group's expanding vaccine unit a potential $1 billion boost. The data suggests the British company's new shot could be a strong...
  • With stimulant, kids with ADHD less likely to injure themselves

    By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – When kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are taking methylphenidate, a stimulant drug, they are less likely to end up in the emergency room with a trauma injury, a new study finds....