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  • Male mortality rate increased when they get blood from woman who had been pregnant

    October 19, 2017 5:19 PM 4

    Female red blood donations linked with higher mortality among men Researchers aren’t sure why it happens, but they’ve found “statistically significant increased” mortality rates for men who received red blood cell transfusions from women who had ever been pregnant. The Journal of the American Medical Association published a study of more than 31,000 people

  • New H7N9 bird flu strain in China has pandemic potential: Study

    October 19, 2017 4:15 PM 4

    CHICAGO: Lab experiments on a new strain of the H7N9 bird flu circulating in China suggest the virus can transmit easily among animals and can cause lethal disease, raising alarms that the virus has the potential for triggering a global human pandemic, researchers reported on Thursday. The H7N9 virus has been circulating in China since 2013, causing

  • 2017 Smile Stroke Conference and the 10th Sino-U.S. Cerebrovascular Disease Forum Held in Tianjin

    October 19, 2017 9:34 AM 6

    HONG KONG, Oct 19, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - Universal Medical Financial & Technical Advisory Services Company Limited ("Universal Medical", Stock Code: 2666.HK) held 2017 Smile Stroke Conference and the 10th Sino-U.S. Cerebrovascular Disease Forum in Tianjin during Oct 18-20, 2017. Supported by Stroke Management and Guidance Committee under NHFPC, the conference

  • Dentist in Tampines fined S$15,000, suspended for professional misconduct

    October 19, 2017 4:31 AM 4

    SINGAPORE: A dentist has been fined S$15,000 and suspended for three months for professional misconduct, the Singapore Dental Council said in a press release on Thursday (Oct 19). Dr Chua Chew Kiat Simon Jude, who practises at Advanced Dental Surgery in Tampines, pleaded guilty last Thursday to recommending and carrying out an orthodontic treatment plan when he did not have the appropriate

  • Draft Of Health Care Bill Addresses Trump Concerns About 'Bailouts' For Insurers

    October 18, 2017 4:48 PM 3

    Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., leaders of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, meet before the start of a hearing on Capitol Hill. A proposal in the Senate to help stabilize Affordable Care Act marketplaces would ensure that subsidies paid to insurance companies benefit consumers rather than padding

  • Insurers say Trump is spiking premiums. Republicans want a second opinion

    October 18, 2017 4:33 PM 4

    Since last week, when President Trump snuffed out cost-sharing subsidies for millions of Affordable Care Act health plans, insurers and Democrats have warned that massive rate increases are looming — premium spikes that didn’t need to happen. “It is the reality that state regulators must face and the reason rate increases will be higher than they should

  • White House says Trump opposes bipartisan Senate deal on Obamacare

    October 18, 2017 1:47 PM 4

    WASHINGTON: A bipartisan deal from two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers ran into trouble on Wednesday with the White House saying President Donald Trump now opposes it and a senior Senate Republican saying it has stalled. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan also signaled opposition to the deal announced

  • Trump backs away from Senate deal on stabilizing Obamacare

    October 18, 2017 10:11 AM 3

    WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Wednesday backed away from a bipartisan deal from two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers, one day after signaling his support for the plan. The agreement reached by Republican Senator Lamar Alexander and Democratic Senator Patty Murray would continue billions of dollars

  • Madagascar plague death toll climbs to 74

    October 18, 2017 8:34 AM 4

    ANTANANARIVO (AFP) - An outbreak of highly contagious plague has claimed 74 lives in Madagascar over the past two months with the capital particularly affected, according to a new official toll published Tuesday (Oct 17). A total of 805 cases have been reported on the poor Indian Ocean island nation since August, the health ministry said in a statement

  • Novartis says ‍revolade shows long-term disease control for chronic/persistent immune thrombocytopenia​

    October 18, 2017 6:02 AM 6

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis said on Wednesday a long term study of ‍its Revolade drug showed good results in treating chronic and persistent immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) - a condition where patients' blood does not clot normally. Patients with ITP, which is caused by a low number of platelets, suffer bruising, bleeding and in some cases can even bleed