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Cancer costs leaving patients in debt


Cancer patients are ending up in debt because they have to cover the costs of treatment as well as other care related expenses, researchers report.
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Lack of sleep costing US economy up to 411 billion dollar per year


A lack of sleep among the U.S. working population is costing the economy up to 411 billion dollar a year, which is 2.28 percent of the country's GDP, a new report finds. According to researchers at the not-for-profit research organisation RAND Europe sleep deprivation leads to a higher mortality risk and lower productivity levels among the workforce.
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Efficient approach for tracking physical activity with wearable health devices


Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed an energy-efficient technique for accurately tracking a user's physical activity based on data from wearable devices.
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Symptom-free Ebola infections detected in West Africa


Researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have discovered individuals in Sierra Leone who showed no signs of the disease but have evidence of prior Ebola infection in their immune systems.
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Pneumonia rates linked to hospital ventilators have not dropped


Contrary to data published by the Centers for Disease Control, ventilator-associated pneumonia rates in hospital intensive care units have not declined significantly since 2005, according to a new study out of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
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World Antibiotic Awareness Week – Antibiotics: Handle with care


Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a great danger and a threat – not only to an individual person, but also to modern healthcare. This year the World Health Organization (WHO) proclaims the World Antibiotic Awareness Week for the second time. With the topic "Antibiotics: Handle with care", the organization wants to call attention to the danger of AMR and to show what everybody can do against it.
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