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Full-time workers more likely to get transplants People in end-stage kidney failure in need of a kidney transplant are much less likely to be placed on a waiting list for a new kidney or to actually receive a new kidney once on the list if they are unemployed or work part time, according to new collaborative research from the University of New Hampshire. "There is a strong negative association between a patient's unemployment and the likelihood of being placed on a waiting list for a...
Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online “Is there a doctor on board this plane?” is more than just a phrase quipped in movies. There are times, in fact, when a medical professional could be needed to treat passengers who are in-flight. Ever curious, one University of Pittsburgh professor set out to find how often doctors and air travelers are needed for in-flight emergencies and how well passengers turned patients fare after being treated on board. After...
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