Monthly Archives: January 2006

January 31, 2006

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January 31

Primary Care About to Collapse, Physicians Warn Primary care — the basic medical care that people get when they visit their doctors for routine physicals and minor problems — could fall apart in the United States without immediate reforms, the … Read More

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January 30, 2006

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January 30

Report: 8M With Birth Defects Each Year About 8 million children worldwide are born every year with serious birth defects, many of them dying before age 5 in a toll largely hidden from view, the March of Dimes says.(AP) Laws … Read More

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January 27, 2006

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January 27

Fake Research Puts Medical Journals Under Microscope The recent spate of high-profile scientific shams has left many wondering whether what appears in the world’s most prestigious medical journals can be believed. But despite the considerable embarrassment these deceptions have caused, … Read More

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January 26, 2006

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January 25

U.S. Scientist Entangled in Stem Cell Scam Five months ago, a smiling Dr. Gerald Schatten appeared before reporters alongside South Korean stem cell researcher Dr. Hwang Woo-suk to present a scientific feat – the first cloned dog.(AP) Dextrous Mini-Robots to … Read More

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January 25, 2006

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January 25

Bush Considering Tax Breaks for Health Care President Bush is weighing proposals for new tax breaks for health care costs, which will be a major topic of next week’s State of the Union address, a top economic adviser to the … Read More

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January 24, 2006

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January 24

Hospital Rejected Kidneys Despite Waiting List The University of California, Irvine Medical Center, which was forced to close its liver transplant program, turned down a high number of donated kidneys despite a long patient waiting list, the Los Angeles Times … Read More

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January 23, 2006

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January 23

New at E.R.’s: More Sense of Urgency It had all the markings of a typical emergency department waiting room: magazines scattered on end tables; a wall-mounted television; more than two dozen institutional chairs lining the walls.(New York Times) Medical Journal … Read More

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January 19, 2006

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January 19

In The News — January 19 Cancer Study Was Made Up, Journal Says A large study concluding that anti-inflammatory drugs reduce the risk of oral cancer was based on fabricated data, according to The Lancet, the prominent British medical journal … Read More

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January 18, 2006

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January 18

Face Transplant Doctor Reveals Tissue Rejection French surgeons are declaring the world’s first face transplant a success even as they revealed that the patient battled a serious tissue-rejection episode less than a month after her groundbreaking operation.(AP) Gene Protects Against … Read More

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