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International Patient Safety Day - 09/17/2016

16/09/2016

This year’s International Patient Safety Day takes place under the motto "Medication Safety". It is supposed to raise awareness of medication errors. Members of the health care systems will be able to present new approaches and exchange ideas with each other at events on this day.
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New model improves prediction of outbreaks of Ebola and Lassa fever

06/09/2016

Potential outbreaks of diseases such as Ebola and Lassa fever may be more accurately predicted thanks to a new mathematical model developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge. This could in turn help inform public health messages to prevent outbreaks spreading more widely.
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Number of tuberculosis cases in India is double current estimates

26/08/2016

The number of cases of tuberculosis (TB) in India may be up to two to three times higher than current estimates, suggests a new study.
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Olympic stomach upsets – leaky gut symdrome?

19/08/2016

A number of competitors at the Rio Olympics have reported stomach problems. Team GB officials have denied that athletes have fallen victim to food poisoning at the Olympic athletes' village in Rio, despite a number complaining of upset stomachs.
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Personalized nutrition is better than a 'one size fits all' approach

17/08/2016

People receiving personalised nutrition advice develop healthier eating habits including consuming less red meat and reducing their salt intake, a study has found. A website has also been shown to be effective at helping people make important changes to their eating patterns.
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Americans worried about using gene editing, brain chip implants and synthetic blood

27/07/2016

Many in the general public think scientific and technological innovations bring helpful change to society, but they are more concerned than excited when it comes to the potential use of emerging technologies to make people's minds sharper, their bodies stronger and healthier than ever before, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
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Care in the Shock Room: MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE Offers Internationally-Recognized Course Concept

21/07/2016

One of the many options for doctors from all disciplines is the opportunity to acquire the internationally-recognized Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS®) certificate.
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Walking meetings for healthier lives of office workers

06/07/2016

Changing just one seated meeting per week at work into a walking meeting increased the work-related physical activity levels of white-collar workers by 10 minutes, according to a new study published by public health researchers with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
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