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Progesterone only prevents miscarriage in women with history of pregnancy loss

08 May 2019

(Reuters Health) - Giving progesterone to women with bleeding early in pregnancy doesn't prevent pregnancy loss, except among women who have had a previous miscarriage, according to a study of 4,153 women treated at 48 hospitals in the UK.

St. Jude doctors claim cure for 'bubble boy' disease

17 Apr 2019

Relying on the trickery used by the AIDS virus to infect people, doctors at two medical centers say they have cured 10 infants of so-called bubble boy disease, a genetic defect that leaves children, typically boys, without an immune system.

More heart, lung transplants possible with therapy to clear Hep C from donor organs

03 Apr 2019

(Reuters Health) - The presence of hepatitis C in potential organ donors has long prevented hearts and lungs from going to patients who desperately need them, but that prohibition may soon disappear thanks to a technique that attacks the virus before it can gain a foothold in the recipient.

Doctors repeatedly accused of malpractice often quit or start practicing alone

27 Mar 2019

(Reuters Health) - The more malpractice claims a physician accrues, the greater the likelihood that doctor will switch to a smaller practice or stop practicing medicine altogether, a new study suggests.

With ADHD, amphetamine has double the psychosis risk of methylphenidate

20 Mar 2019

(Reuters Health) - Children and young adults with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who are treated with the stimulants amphetamine or methylphenidate face a small but significant risk of developing psychosis, with amphetamine products twice as likely to spark at problem, researchers say.

Cutbacks by some doctors halved new opioid prescriptions over 5 years

13 Mar 2019

(Reuters Health) - The rate of first-time opioid prescriptions declined 54 percent between 2012 and 2017 in the U.S., largely because many doctors stopped prescribing the painkillers, according to a study of more than 86 million people covered by private insurance.

Patients not harmed when trainee doctors work 28-hour shifts

06 Mar 2019

(Reuters Health) - Hospital residents working 80 hours a week get nearly as much sleep and provide comparable patient care whether their schedule is highly-structured or more flexible, according to a study looking at two types of extended shifts.

Doctors confirm new type of twin born from one egg and two sperm

27 Feb 2019

(Reuters Health) - Doctors in Australia say they have identified a second case of twins apparently created from one egg and two sperm, a boy-girl combination in whom the mother's DNA is identical in both babies but the father's DNA varies in each twin.

Aggressive sanitizing at home lowers post-hospital MRSA risk

13 Feb 2019

(Reuters Health) - A six-month program of aggressively washing and sanitizing at home after surgery can lower the risk of developing a potentially-deadly infection for people who harbor the antibiotic-resistant bacterium known as MRSA, a new study suggests.

Separated twins joined at head continue recovery, one lags in development

23 Jan 2019

(Reuters Health) - Twin baby girls joined at the head who were separated on June 6, 2017, are continuing their recovery, with one showing some developmental delays compared with her sister, according to an update of the case that also provides details of the techniques used in the surgery.

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