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Helicopter emergency medical services uneven across Europe

(Reuters Health) – The availability of helicopter ambulance service varies widely across different European countries, a recent study suggests. This inconsistency could lead to greater inequity in access to healthcare, the authors write in the Emergency Medicine Journal. “These services are variable in so many ways in terms of geographic ...

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WHO uncovers big national variations in antibiotics consumption

GENEVA (Reuters) – Antibiotics are used far more in some countries than in others, a survey by the World Health Organization showed on Monday, suggesting that urgent action was needed to slash unnecessary consumption of the medicines. Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules are arranged on a table in a photo illustration ...

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New drug options, risk factors added to U.S. heart guidelines

(Reuters) – Updated U.S. guidelines on heart health advise more personalized assessment of risk as well as potent cholesterol-lowering drugs for people at particularly high risk of heart attack or stroke. The recommendations from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, last issued in 2013, continue to ...

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Current Ebola outbreak is worst in Congo’s history: ministry

FILE PHOTO: A Congolese health worker prepares to administer Ebola vaccine, outside the house of a victim who died from Ebola in the village of Mangina in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Olivia Acland/File Photo KINSHASA (Reuters) – The current Ebola outbreak in ...

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Soy baby formula linked to severe menstrual cramps later in life

(Reuters Health) – Feeding infant girls baby formula containing soy may set them up for more painful menstrual periods as young women, a new study suggests. The research, which included information on more than 1,500 African American women, reinforces findings in earlier studies that included mostly Caucasian women. “We observed ...

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