Sunday, 12 June 2011

Medicine In The News (June 12, 2011)

Bariatric Surgery Does Not Extend Life Expectancy Among Older Obese Males [Link]
Medical News Today
Severely obese older men who undergo bariatric surgery do not have a lower risk of death, researchers from Durham VA Medical Center, NC reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Ducklings Or Chicks, Ohio Investigates [Link]
Medical News Today
Eight cases of salmonellosis have triggered an investigation by Ohio state officials who have linked them to ducklings and/or chicks sourced from an Ohio hatchery and bought at various agricultural outlets across the state.

Lengthy ED Diversion Proves Costly for AMI Patients [Link]
MedPage Today
Explain that diverting an ambulance by at least 12 hours from the nearest emergency department (ED) increased the risk of death in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients by more than 20%.

The McKinsey Health Insurance Study: Democrats Strike Back [Link]
Forbes (blog)
I've written a fair amount about the McKinsey study indicating that 30 percent of employers intend to “definitely or probably” stop offering health insurance to their workers after 2014.

Ovarian Cancer Screenings Raise Risk Of Health Problems And Do Not Reduce ... [Link]
Medical News Today
Transvaginal ultrasound and the CA-125 blood test do not prevent females from dying of ovarian cancer - in fact the invasive medical procedures may be linked to health problems, researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham wrote in the ...

Bill Gates and Baidu to Build Their First Project Against Smokers [Link]
Financial Feed
Bill Gates hopes to see more rich people sign up with the Giving Pledge project as well as other charities. Chairman Bill Gates of Microsoft Corp and Robin Li, CEO of China's giant search engine Baidu, will join forces to form an alliance for public ...

Temple med school to open Pittsburgh campus [Link]
Philadelphia Inquirer
Temple University's School of Medicine announced Friday that it is expanding once again - in Pittsburgh. It is collaborating with West Penn Allegheny Health System to establish a four-year medical campus.

Rudd, Gates back vaccines to save children [Link]
LONDON (Reuters) - Australia will pledge A$200 million ($210 million) at an international donor conference on Monday to support a global vaccines alliance seeking to save the lives of 4 million children ...

The Dukan Diet: French weight loss method examined [Link]
Montreal Gazette
The Dukan Diet has been generating more and more buzz, most probably because its been purported to be the plan followed by Kate Middleton's sister, Pippa (pictured here crossing the finish line during the ...

Rise in obesity sees resurgence in heart attacks [Link]
The Independent
It sits behind the ribs pumping 100000 times a day to carry nourishment to the furthest extremities of the body. But the heart is vulnerable to the excesses of a Western lifestyle.

Research: Low surgical volume hospitals show greater risks [Link]
Private Healthcare UK
Recent research has found that hospitals with low surgical volumes can be riskier for certain procedures. Picking carefully where you want to undergo treatment can be important then, since the report found that patients who had primary total hip ...

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