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Transplanted organs gave patients cancer
The family of a man who died after receiving a liver transplant from a donor with undetected cancer has called for more thorough tests.
Patients with cancer face more complications after heart surgery
Patients with cancer who undergo a common heart procedure often face post-surgery complications with deadly consequences, a study said.
Patients, industry fret over drug supplies, if no Brexit deal
Consumers and the pharmaceuticals industry alike are anxious about medicine supplies, if there is no deal on Britain’s departure from the European Union (EU).
Overtreating patients for hypothyroidism could raise their risk of stroke, study finds
For patients who take medication to treat hypothyroidism, being treated with too much medication can lead to an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder associated with stroke, a new study of more than 174,000 patients has found.
Surgery students 'losing dexterity to stitch patients'
A British professor of surgery said students have spent so much time in front of screens and so little time using their hands that they have lost the dexterity for stitching or sewing up patients.
Long-term use of clonidine may not be safe for patients on hemodialysis
Clonidine demonstrated short-term efficacy in lowering blood pressure in patients on hemodialysis; however, there was no evidence to support its long-term use and safety concerns, according to data presented at ANS Kidney Week, here.
Dealing with tuberculosis? This 'game changer' drug can cure 9 in 10 patients
A new treatment for a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis can cure more than 90 percent of sufferers, according to a trial hailed as a ‘game changer’ in the fight against the global killer.
New remote pulse sensors promise a good night's sleep for NHS hospital patients
With the 24-hour bustle of staff going to and fro and the beeping of alarms, hospital wards are notoriously noisy places.
Most breast cancer patients want early cost estimates
The cost of breast cancer treatment rarely comes up in doctor-patient discussions — but most patients wish it would, researchers report.
Well-being for MS patients increases with age
Living with a potentially disabling condition like multiple sclerosis can be difficult, but new research suggested patients get better at dealing with it over time.
Coffee may have another perk for kidney patients
Could that morning cup of joe bring a health boost to people battling kidney disease?
NHS staff who refuse flu vaccine may be banned from treating patients
Doctors and nurses who refuse to have a flu jab this winter could be banned from working with patients, the NHS regulator has warned.
Nurses’ role in educating patients to reduce health risks of sedentary time
Sitting for too many hours per day, or sitting for long periods without a break, is now known to increase a wide range of health risks, even if one engages in recommended amounts of physical activity.
Poor hospital discharge process puts patients 'at risk'
Patients are being put at risk because of a lack of staff awareness about discharging them from hospital, a report has said.
Drop 'cancer' label to protect patients from over-treatment
Australian researchers are calling for a radical overhaul of cancer diagnoses to reduce harmful overtreatment.

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