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News Summary: FDA to track most medical implants – Businessweek

September 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

DEVICE CODE: The Food and Drug Administration will use new identifying codes to track most medical devices used in the U.S., hoping to protect patients from faulty implants. HISTORY OF RECALLS: The FDA tracking system follows years of highly-publicized recalls involving heart-zapping defibrillators, artificial hips and drug pumps, which have been plagued by manufacturing flaws. […]

Georgia autism project looks to early detection – Fox News

September 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

ATLANTA –  In a small room similar to a doctor’s office, Marlaina Dreher broke into applause as her 5-year-old son, Brandon, grabbed a red plastic spoon filled with pureed lasagna and fed himself. “Good job taking a bite, buddy,” she said, joining in as her son banged his hands on a nearby table. “Good job […]

Case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease confirmed in New Hampshire – CNN

September 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

(CNN) — Health officials have confirmed that a patient who underwent neurosurgery at a New Hampshire hospital earlier this year had Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease. The death, and suspicions that the patient may have had the devastating brain ailment, prompted authorities in two states to warn that as many as 13 patients may have been exposed to […]

Obese cancer patients often shorted on chemo doses – USA TODAY

September 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Obese people are less likely to survive cancer, and one reason may be a surprising inequality: The overweight are undertreated. Doctors often short them on chemotherapy by not basing the dose on size, as they should. They use ideal weight or cap the dose out of fear about how much treatment an obese patient can […]

Nuclear plants ‘do not raise child cancer risk’ – BBC News

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13 September 2013 Last updated at 00:11 ET Leukaemia accounts for around a third of childhood cancers Children living near nuclear power plants do not have an increased risk of developing leukaemia, a study says. Experts looked at data on 10,000 children […]

Nuclear plants ‘do not raise child cancer risk’ – BBC News

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13 September 2013 Last updated at 00:11 ET Leukaemia accounts for around a third of childhood cancers Children living near nuclear power plants do not have an increased risk of developing leukaemia, a study says. Experts looked at data on 10,000 children […]

Nuclear plants ‘do not raise child cancer risk’ – BBC News

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13 September 2013 Last updated at 00:11 ET Leukaemia accounts for around a third of childhood cancers Children living near nuclear power plants do not have an increased risk of developing leukaemia, a study says. Experts looked at data on 10,000 children […]

Nuclear plants ‘do not raise child cancer risk’ – BBC News

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13 September 2013 Last updated at 00:11 ET Leukaemia accounts for around a third of childhood cancers Children living near nuclear power plants do not have an increased risk of developing leukaemia, a study says. Experts looked at data on 10,000 children […]

Nuclear plants ‘do not raise child cancer risk’ – BBC News

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13 September 2013 Last updated at 00:11 ET Leukaemia accounts for around a third of childhood cancers Children living near nuclear power plants do not have an increased risk of developing leukaemia, a study says. Experts looked at data on 10,000 children […]

Nuclear plants ‘do not raise child cancer risk’ – BBC News

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13 September 2013 Last updated at 00:11 ET Leukaemia accounts for around a third of childhood cancers Children living near nuclear power plants do not have an increased risk of developing leukaemia, a study says. Experts looked at data on 10,000 children […]

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