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Medical Research

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  • Travelers from Ebola-hit region must go through five U.S. airports

    Travelers from Ebola-hit region must go through five U.S. airports
    The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus....
  • Medical costs up to 20% higher at hospital-owned physician groups, study finds

    Medical costs up to 20% higher at hospital-owned physician groups, study finds
    Raising fresh questions about healthcare consolidation, a new study shows hospital ownership of physician groups in California led to 10% to 20% higher costs overall for patient care. The UC Berkeley research, published Tuesday in the Journal of the...
  • U.S. tightens travel restrictions from West Africa to curb Ebola

    U.S. tightens travel restrictions from West Africa to curb Ebola
    Ever since an Ebola case from Liberia arrived at a Dallas hospital last month, political pressure has been building on the Obama administration to restrict travel from the three West African countries where the disease has spread with frightening speed....
  • Blood tests in the works for breast cancer

    Blood tests in the works for breast cancer
    After breast cancer tumors are removed, many women undergo chemotherapy to eradicate any remaining cancer cells and reduce the risk that the disease will recur. The drugs can make them nauseous and anxious and lead to hair loss. But a blood test under...
  • Study: Medical conditions don't explain C-section rates

    MINNEAPOLIS Cesarean delivery rates vary significantly from one hospital to another a fact that has many obstetricians on the defensive as the government strives to drive down America's relatively high rate of the costly and risky procedures. Now, the...
  • Parkinson’s drugs linked to impulse control disorders

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Dopamine receptor agonist drugs were linked with higher risks for pathological gambling, hypersexuality and compulsive shopping in a new study. Cases of these severe impulse control disorders linked to the drugs have been...
  • Another Ebola challenge: Disposing of medical waste

    A single Ebola patient treated in a U.S. hospital will generate eight 55-gallon barrels of medical waste each day. Protective gloves, gowns, masks and booties are donned and doffed by all who approach the patient's bedside and then discarded. Disposable...
  • Milk substitutes might not give kids enough vitamin D

    Milk substitutes might not give kids enough vitamin D
    Young children who drank nondairy replacement milks instead of cow's milk were more like to have low levels of vitamin D in their blood, a new study found. Parents often choose non-dairy beverages, such as almond, soy, or rice milk, for kids who have...
  • Giving pricey hepatitis drug to prisoners may be financially wise

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Using expensive new antivirals to treat hepatitis C in prisoners makes fiscal sense, a new paper says. Based on computer models, new pricey drug combinations were more cost-effective than older drug combinations and no...
  • Study: Medical costs up to 20% higher with hospital-owned physician groups

    Study: Medical costs up to 20% higher with hospital-owned physician groups
    Raising fresh questions about healthcare consolidation, a new study shows hospital ownership of physician groups in California led to 10% to 20% higher costs overall. The UC Berkeley research, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical...
  • To fight Ebola, US takes a harder line on travelers

    WASHINGTON Under pressure from lawmakers and the U.S. public to control the spread of the Ebola virus, the Obama administration on Tuesday announced additional restrictions on travelers from three African countries. "We are announcing travel restrictions...