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Outliers: Black Death victims yield their secrets
By Modern Healthcare | April 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
You can learn a lot from a tooth. Molars taken from skeletons unearthed by work on a new London railway line are revealing secrets of the medieval Black Death—and of its victims. And researchers hope further testing will help in the fight against future pandemics.
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HCA required to divest two London facilities amid scrutiny of private hospital market
By Beth Kutscher | April 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Antitrust regulators in the U.K. will require HCA to divest two of its hospitals in central London. The recommendation follows a two-year investigation of the private hospital market by the Competition and Markets Authority.
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Data Points
By Modern Healthcare | March 29, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
How many people have signed up for coverage on the exchanges? Read Data Points and find out.
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Unease grows among U.S. doctors over Indian drug quality
By Reuters | March 18, 2014
Some U.S. doctors are becoming concerned about the quality of generic drugs supplied by Indian manufacturers following a flurry of recalls and import bans by the Food and Drug Administration.
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Vital Signs
Many parents of overweight children don't see them as such, survey finds
By Steven Ross Johnson | March 17, 2014
Two-thirds of parents in Europe do not see their overweight child as such, while some even view them as being underweight, a new study found.A survey of more than 16,000 children conducted by researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden found that 63% of parents of overweight children considered their child to be at a proper weight, highlighting concerns that parents' perceptions may be a contributing factor to the global rise in childhood obesity seen over the past two decades.
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HIMSS acquires British events company, opens U.K. branch
By Joseph Conn | March 13, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Chicago-based Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society has taken another international expansion step by completing the acquisition of a British events management company, Citadel Events, specializing in healthcare information technology.
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The new health IT arms race between the U.S. and Europe
By Forbes | March 11, 2014
While differences in healthcare exist, in recent years, four major trends in digital health have taken center stage on either side of the Atlantic: wearable technologies, self-monitoring systems, technology to support greater health access and electronic health-record systems.
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U.K. patients' data uploaded to Google servers, triggering privacy concerns
By Engadget | March 04, 2014
The National Health Service of England has come under fire lately amid plans to share patient data with researchers and private companies. A recent revelation that extensive patient information has been uploaded to Google servers by a hired management consulting firm has piled on the privacy concerns.
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Outliers: Zappa lives on—in a microbe's name.
By Modern Healthcare | March 01, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The late Frank Zappa blazed a lot of trails in his day. But now the rock star who experimented with jazz, classical music and performance art has a new accolade. And it seems only fitting that the namesake is a bit off-beat, like the iconoclastic musician himself.
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McKesson makes takeover bid for remaining Celesio shares
By Rachel Landen | February 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
McKesson Corp. announced Friday that it has launched a voluntary public takeover offer for the remaining shares it does not yet own of German drug distributor Celesio.
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The best care money can buy? | The U.S. delights in its medical technology, and pays a premium for it, but studies show other countries beat us in outcomes, value
By Cinda Becker | August 09, 2004 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
No other country in the world can beat the U.S. in medical technology. No other country spends as much for it either.The mantra "Americans have the best medical care in the world" is frequently recited by U.S. policymakers and clinicians, according to a study published in the May/June issue of the journal Health Affairs that compares the quality of care in five English-speaking countries. But international data--limited though it is--places the U.S. in the bottom quartile of industrialized countries in terms of life expectancy and infant mortality, according to the report.The best...
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