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lawsuit: SC failure to test inmates for hepatitis C is "cruel"

by Meg Kinnard | AP by Meg Kinnard | AP 13. March at 3:30 pm COLUMBIA, SC – The South Carolina Prison authorities inflict cruel and unusual punishment on the inmates by not testing for potentially fatal liver disease The federal lawsuit filed by lawyers for Russell Geissler raises to South Carolina Department of Corrections claims to have violated prisoners' …

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Biophysicists discover how small bacterial populations survive treatment

The Journal eLife published the study that a population of bacteria with 100 cells or less reacts statistically to antibiotics – not as homogeneous as a larger population [19659003] "We have shown that bacterial cells that are not killed by drug therapy have nothing special to do – they happen to survive," says lead author Minsu Kim, lecturer at the …

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Empathy may reside in your DNA

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) – Your ability to "feel" others' emotions is partly in your genes, new research suggests. The British study, of nearly 47,000 adults, found these genes seemed to account for 10 percent of the variance in empathy from one person to another. And some of these genes are also associated with the risks of autism, …

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Death cards show where despair kills Americans

Receive breaking news and special reports. The news and stories that are important were delivered on weekdays. SUBSCRIPTION Researchers have found deaths from alcohol, drugs and violence in the US and found disquieting patterns of despair that have worsened in recent years. During the deaths Since alcohol abuse, suicide and violence have subsided, they are more than made up for …

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Drug costs sometimes exceed costs

(Reuters Health) – Insurance companies may demand that more money be spent on drug reimbursement than the drugs actually cost, according to a new study. Generic drug reimbursements in the US exceeded the cost of medication in about 28 percent of cases – or more than one in four prescriptions, researchers found. Branded drug co-payments were higher than drug costs …

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US healthcare spending is twice as high as other high-income countries

. 13 March (UPI) – Americans spend nearly twice as much on healthcare as ten other high-income countries, according to a new study at Harvard, because of the high cost of services. Physician and nurse salaries, medicines, medical devices, and facility management are causing high healthcare costs in the United States Chan School of Public Health, the Harvard Global Health …

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Opioid antidote does not reduce – CNN

However, governmental laws that provide wider access to naloxone under brand names such as Narcan could inadvertently increase opioid abuse, according to a new study published in SSRN. How access to life-saving medicines decreases The risk of overdose death, dangerous drug use – including higher doses – is becoming more attractive, speculated the researchers. Such increased abuse can even lead …

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Premature birth was so underdeveloped that her brain showed through her skin

Baby Hailie Dillon was born so early that her brain was visible through her transparent skin. (© Cheri Price / SWNS.com) A disturbing picture of a too early developed baby from England, so underdeveloped that her brain showed through her transparent red skin told Cheri Price, the now one-year-old's mother, with SWNS Her daughter survived a collapsed lung and lost …

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