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Pitbull Is Flying Cancer Patients From Puerto Rico To Mainland U.S. On His Private Jet

Pitbull sent his private jet to Puerto Rico to transport cancer patients on the hurricane-ravaged island to mainland U.S. for chemotherapy treatment, CNN reports. Puerto Rico Congresswoman Jenniffer González thanked the rapper on Twitter for the kind act on Tuesday. “Thank you @pitbull for lending your private plane to move cancer patients from PR to USA […]

China punishes hospital staff after patients infected with HIV, hepatitis B

Staff at two Chinese hospitals have been punished after their failure to follow proper medical procedures caused 14 patients to be infected with HIV and hepatitis B, state media reported on Friday. The two separate incidents are the latest to shake public trust in China’s healthcare system, the image of which has been hit in […]

Iraqi hospital offers aerobics for female cancer patients

The aim of the sessions is not to lose weight and build stamina, but to reduce the harmful effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy and to ease cancer-related fatigue. The exercises are part of a rehabilitation program for female cancer patients at Hiwa Cancer Hospital, the only specialized cancer facility in northern Iraq’s Kurdistan region. Diseases/Conditions […]

Stimulant boosts function in patients recovering from depression

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) – People recovering from depression but struggling with its effect on memory, concentration and cognitive function may benefit from the stimulant modafinil, according to results of a small study published on Tuesday. Modafinil is a generic drug usually prescribed for sleep disorders such as narcolepsy. Describing the results as promising, […]

Few black diabetes patients in U.S. drug trials

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Even though diabetes rates are almost twice as high in black people as in whites, black patients may be far less likely to be included in drug safety trials, a recent study suggests. Since 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has required that new glucose-lowering medications for diabetes […]

Lilly to offer insulin at discounted prices to certain patients

(Reuters) – Eli Lilly and Co said on Tuesday that certain patients using its insulin products via a partnership with Express Scripts Holding Co could secure a discount of up to 40 percent. The discount – designed for patients who pay full retail prices at the pharmacy, such as those who are uninsured – is […]

Pfizer blood cancer drug tops standard therapy for untreated patients

(Reuters) – Pfizer Inc said on Monday its cancer drug, Bosulif, was found superior to Novartis AG's Gleevec in a late-stage study on untreated patients with a form of blood and bone marrow cancer characterized by abnormal white blood cells production. Most people with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) have a genetic mutation, called the Philadelphia […]

Drug combo may cause bleeding for patients with irregular heartbeat

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – – A blood-thinning medication used by people with a type of irregular heartbeat should not be taken with certain cholesterol-lowering drugs, a study suggests. The blood thinner, Pradaxa (known generically as dabigatran), is often prescribed for patients with an arrhythmia called atrial fibrillation. It helps prevent blood clots and […]

Patients who need pain drugs may want to seek care at night

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Emergency department patients may be more likely to get needed pain medication when they’re younger and don’t show up during the day, a recent Australian study suggests. Compared with patients seen from midnight to 8 o’clock in the morning, those seeking care from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. were […]

FDA approves St. Jude device to prevent recurring strokes in some patients

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved St. Jude Medical Inc’s device to prevent recurrent strokes in certain patients. The device, amplatzer PFO occluder, has been approved for patients who previously had a stroke due to a blood clot that passed through a small hole in the heart and then traveled to […]

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