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Poor Mental Health Linked to Reduced Life Expectancy

ScienceDaily People with mental health problems have a lower life expectancy, according to a large-scale population based study published July 31 in the British Medical Journal. The findings may prompt further research into the way doctors treat patients with even … Continue reading

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Elderly patients are being ‘deprived of food and drink so they die quicker and free up bed space’, claim doctors

Emily Allen Daily Mail Hospitals may be withholding food and drink from elderly patients so they die quicker to cut costs and save on bad spaces, leading doctors have warned. Thousands of terminally ill people are placed on a ‘care … Continue reading

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OxyContin: Painkillers for Kids

Soren Dreier Zen-Haven The maker of OxyContin is seeking Food and Drug Administration approval to label the controversial painkiller for use by children as young as 6 in a move that could serve to extend the company’s expiring patent on … Continue reading

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Top doctor’s chilling claim: The NHS kills off 130,000 elderly patients every year

Steve Doughty Daily Mail NHS doctors are prematurely ending the lives of thousands of elderly hospital patients because they are difficult to manage or to free up beds, a senior consultant claimed yesterday. Professor Patrick Pullicino said doctors had turned … Continue reading

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GPs sent me away 13 times and dismissed me as neurotic. Now I’ve been told that I am dying of cancer

Source: Daily Mail A mother has been given 18 months to live after  doctors failed to diagnose her cancer more than a dozen times. Ruth McDonagh, 46, pleaded with GPs for two years to test her for the disease but … Continue reading

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Preschool mental health checks

Jill Stark Sydney Morning Herald THREE-YEAR-OLDS will be screened for early signs of mental illness in a new federal government program that will consider behaviour such as sleeping with the light on, temper tantrums or extreme shyness as signs of … Continue reading

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Bioethics: real life or an “esoteric puzzle”?

Micheal Cook BioEdge Corruption is not a chapter heading in most bioethics textbooks. But a passionate article in a recent issue of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine suggests that it is fundamental. “If bioethicists are now the … Continue reading

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15-year-old schoolgirl died after ‘doctor mistook tuberculosis for lovesickness’

Telegraph Alina Sarag was seen by more than five doctors at four different hospitals but medics failed to detect the curable disease. Her distraught parents even called her GP more than 50 times about their daughter’s ailing condition over a … Continue reading

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Judge ordered parents to vaccinate newborn

Christine Flately AAP/Yahoo7 A judge ordered a mother and father take their newborn baby to hospital for urgent hepatitis B injections, despite the parents’ opposition to vaccinations. Brisbane Supreme Court Justice Jean Dalton made the order last year – but … Continue reading

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Killer flu doctors: US censorship is a danger to science

Source: Independent Dutch lab that created deadly bird flu virus attacks America for redacting its research. America should not be allowed to dominate the debate over who controls sensitive scientific information that could be misused in biowarfare terrorism, say the … Continue reading

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