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Health News Archive - May 16, 2009

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Russian President Dmitry Medevdev admitted Saturday that Russian public hospitals offer substandard care and need to be improved with new investments. Speaking to Russia's Vesti television news channel, Medvedev said his government is targeting regional improvements for the healthcare facilities, RIA Novosti reported.

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US researchers have released a study linking a common heart disorder with an elevated risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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British-based pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline announced on Friday that it will be manufacturing large amounts of emergency flu vaccines for a number countries as soon as the World Health Organization discloses the vaccine’s key ingredient.

Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers have identified a genetic marker that is associated with an earlier onset of prostate cancer in Caucasian men who have a family history of prostate cancer.

Pathfinders, a program designed to care for the whole person -- body, mind and spirit -- has been found to help women with terminal cancer cope and improved their quality of life, according to a study led by researchers in the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The research group of Dr. Frédéric Charron, a researcher at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM), has made a discovery which could help treat spinal cord injuries and neurodegenerative diseases.

Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found a high frequency of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative rods (GNRs) in two of the largest neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in the city of Manila

Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers have discovered that low-oxygen regions in prostate tumors can be used to predict a rise in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, a marker of tumor recurrence in prostate cancer.

When a hospital’s emergency department is overcrowded with seriously sick and injured patients, it may “go on diversion,” re-routing ambulances to other emergency departments.

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The recession enabled a trade group to win inclusion of billions of dollars in stimulus money for a U.S.

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