Safety incidents at hospital, mental health and ambulance trusts were linked to more than 4,600 patient deaths in the last year, data showed.
Deaths of 4,600 NHS patients linked to safety incidents
For older patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the prospects for success of a stem cell transplant can often be predicted based on the particular set of genetic mutations within the tumor cells, investigators at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and other research centers will report today at the 61st American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting.
Genomic features of AML in patients over age 60  can predict success of stem cell transplant
The government of American Samoa declared that the US territory has an outbreak of measles, a move that will lead to the closure of public schools starting on Monday and a ban on gatherings in parks.
American Samoa declares measles outbreak, closes schools
Long life expectancy is found in certain parts of the world, according to the National Geographic Fellow and New York Times bestselling author, and a big part of these people’s secret is the food they eat.
A ‘blue zones’ diet could increase life expectancy
Delivery by caesarean section does not increase the chance of a baby ending up overweight or obese as a young adult, researchers have found, contrary to previous research.
No link between caesarean delivery and obesity, research finds
When does something healthy, such as exercise, become an unhealthy obsession? And can apps make things worse?
What is exercise addiction?
For pediatric patients with multiple sclerosis, there are more admissions among girls and among white children, according to a research letter published in the February 2020 issue of Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders.
More girls admitted with pediatric multiple sclerosis
UT Health San Antonio researchers, working with collaborators at the University of Florida, have discovered a safe and potent next generation of drugs to fight multiple types of leukemia and lymphoma in adults and children. The journal Nature Medicine reported the findings.
Leukemia, lymphoma squarely in sights of new class of drugs
Fight for Sight, a UK charity, is funding scientists from the University of Aberdeen to test two repurposed drugs for the treatment of the rare eye condition aniridia, which causes blindness.
Scientists test repurposed drugs for treatment of rare eye condition
The first analysis of World Health Organization-recommended policies to prevent and control non-communicable diseases (NCDs) finds that implementation is slowly improving, but on average just over half get no further than being endorsed, according to results from 151 countries published in The Lancet Global Health journal. The current study is the first to analyses what progress was made in putting 18 policies into practice worldwide between 2015 and 2017.
Half of WHO-recommended policies to reduce chronic diseases are not put into practice

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