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US probes link between vaping, lung disease as patient dies
A patient who had recently been vaping has died in the US after developing severe lung disease, officials said, as authorities scrambled to find the cause behind almost 200 more potential cases.
Second Ebola patient dies in Uganda: health ministry official
A Congolese woman has become the second patient in Uganda to die of the deadly Ebola virus in the latest outbreak of the disease, a health ministry official said on Thursday.
Quality improvement in emergency surgery shows no difference in patient survival
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London studied the effectiveness of one of the largest ever national quality improvement programs in the National Health Service (NHS) and found no improvement in patient survival.
UK's longest waiting patient for heart transplant pleads for more organ donors
The UK’s longest waiting patient for a heart transplant has appealed for potential donors to ‘be a hero’, as organ donation week begins.
Cancer: If exercise was a pill it would be prescribed to every patient
Exercise should be prescribed to all cancer patients, and not to do so would be harmful, some of Australia’s leading experts on cancer have warned.
Patient safety getting worse, say two-thirds of NHS doctors
Nearly two-thirds of doctors believe patient safety has deteriorated over the past year and nine out of 10 have experienced staff shortages, a survey of 1,500 NHS consultant physicians in England, Wales and Northern Ireland has revealed.
Vegetative-state patient responds to therapy
A man in France has regained some degree of consciousness after being in a vegetative state for 15 years.
Patient's own brainwaves may help treat PTSD
Technology using a patient's own brainwaves might offer hope against tough-to-treat PTSD, new research suggested.
Patient brain activity continues for 10 minutes after death
A team of doctors affiliated with the University of Western Ontario in Canada has documented a case in which a terminal patient removed from life support continued to experience brain wave activity for approximately 10 minutes after they had been pronounced clinically dead.
Cutting salt intake may improve kidney patients' condition
Encouraging people with kidney disease to reduce their salt intake may help improve blood pressure and cut excess fluid retention, at least for a while, a new study suggests.
UK’s NHS blunders kill one patient a week
One national health service ( NHS) patient dies in the UK each week after being given the wrong medication or an incorrect dose of drugs, new figures show.
Los Angeles hospital pays $450,000 after dumping homeless patient
A Los Angeles hospital will pay $450,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that it dumped a mentally ill homeless lady in the street.
Hospice care improves patient experience
A new study adds to evidence that hospice care during the last six months of life is associated with better overall experiences for patients and a lower likelihood of dying in a hospital.
Coma patient's brain appears to have been 'jump-started' by ultrasound
A 25-year-old man who had barely emerged from a coma after a severe brain injury regained full consciousness after doctors used a pioneering ultrasound technique to ‘jump-start’ his brain, scientists have revealed.
Study of South Korean MERS outbreak finds 'super-spreader' patient
A single super-spreader patient in a busy hospital emergency department spread Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) to 82 people in just three days during a big outbreak of the virus in South Korea, scientists say.

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