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Listening to music may ease cancer patients’ pain

06 June, 2019 10:02 am 10:02 am

TAIPEI (Reuters ) – Listening to music at home may reduce cancer patients’ pain and fatigue and ease symptoms like loss of appetite and difficulty concentrating, according to research in Taiwan. In the study, breast cancer patients assigned to 30 minutes of music listening five times a week had “noticeably” reduced side effects of cancer … Read More



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WHO issues first advice on dementia: exercise and don’t smoke

05 May, 2019 12:01 am 12:01 am

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization published its first guidelines on the prevention and management of dementia on Tuesday, putting physical activity at the top of its list of recommendations for preventing cognitive decline. Stopping smoking, a healthy diet and avoiding harmful use of alcohol were also among the recommendations of the WHO’s report, … Read More



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Insomnia common among cancer patients

04 April, 2019 11:26 am 11:26 am

BERLIN (Reuters ) – Roughly half of patients with cancer have symptoms of insomnia, and many may have sleep problems that linger for at least a year, a small study suggests. Up to 10 percent of adults in the developed world suffer from chronic insomnia, and cancer patients are particularly prone to it, researchers note … Read More



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Leaving the hospital early can double the odds of going back

02 February, 2019 11:33 am 11:33 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Patients who discharge themselves from the hospital against medical advice are twice as likely to be back within 30 days as those who leave when doctors say they’re ready, a large US study finds. “Discharges against medical advice are a common occurrence among inpatients in the US, affecting 1 to 2 … Read More



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US medic quarantined in Nebraska for possible Ebola exposure

12 December, 2018 8:37 am 8:37 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A US healthcare worker who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus while treating patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo arrived in the United States and was put in quarantine in Nebraska. The medic, who is not exhibiting symptoms of Ebola, will remain under observation for up to two … Read More



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ICU stay can lead to depression

11 November, 2018 11:19 am 11:19 am

LONDON (Reuters ) – Patients who are treated in an intensive care unit (ICU) and survive are at increased risk of depression, a new study suggests. And depression in ICU survivors was linked with a higher risk of death in the next two years, researchers found. More than half of former ICU patients reported symptoms … Read More



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Public seems to know value of clinical trials, but not how they work

10 October, 2018 11:20 am 11:20 am

BOSTON (Reuters ) – Patients, their families and friends may see clinical trial research as important, yet they don’t know much about the research process and see trial participation as burdensome, a new study suggests. About 85 percent of respondents in the new study said clinical research is important to developing new drugs, and 90 … Read More



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Ebola control measures seem to be working in Congo, WHO says

09 September, 2018 9:51 am 9:51 am

GENEVA (Reuters) – Efforts to halt an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo appear to be working, but substantial risks remain, the World Health Organization said . The outbreak has so far killed 77 people in Congo’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces among 116 cases. Fifteen of the cases were … Read More



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Many people take drugs that interfere with their blood pressure pills

08 August, 2018 1:42 pm 1:42 pm

RALEIGH (Reuters ) – People who take pills to lower their blood pressure often take other drugs that reduce the pills’ effectiveness, a recent study suggests. Researchers studied data on 521,028 adults prescribed blood pressure pills for the first time and 131,764 people taking at least four different pills to lower their blood pressure. Roughly … Read More



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