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Mother died after developing sepsis from surgery to remove a BUNION

Mother-of-one died after developing sepsis from surgery to remove a BUNION Pamela Simmons underwent a minor operation to have the bony lump removed Days later, she complained of feeling unwell and collapsed at home Despite being blue-lighted to hospital, Ms Simmons was discharged  e-mail 2 View comments A mother-of-one died after developing sepsis from an […]

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Obesity rates now top 35 percent in 7 states

Americans continue to fatten up, with obesity rates topping 35 percent in seven states, a new report reveals. That’s up from five states two years ago. Moreover, no state had a notable improvement in its obesity rate over the previous year, according to the report from Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson […]

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Dozens of high fever deaths cause panic in northern India

Indian health authorities are rushing medical supplies to north Indian towns and villages where at least 50 people have died from fever over the past two weeks, topping the number of fever-related deaths over a three-month period last year. Patients suffering from fever and bouts of shivering are crowding hospitals in the Rohilkhand region, according […]

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ACA expansion did not improve access to complex surgeries for low-income/minority patients

A first look at the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s Medicaid expansion finds that despite expectations, there was no increased use of complex surgical procedures at high volume hospitals—a proxy for high quality hospitals—among ethnic/racial minorities and low-income populations. The findings came from comparing surgery records from high-volume hospitals in three states that opted in to […]

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Heart attack: Substitute muscle thanks to stem cells

Myocardial infarction — commonly known as a heart attack — is still one of the main causes of death. According to the Federal Statistical Office, more than 49,00 people died of its consequences. And yet the mortality after heart attack has greatly decreased over the past decades: As compared to the early 1990s, it has […]