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Daily aspirin could save lives of older Americans at risk of heart disease
If more older Americans with higher heart risk took daily low-dose aspirin, more would live longer and fewer would have heart attacks, says study. (Medical News Today)

UNAIDS presents UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with leadership award for his commitment to the response to HIV
UNAIDS has honoured the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, for his unfaltering commitment to ending the AIDS epidemic and for acting as a voice for the voiceless to ensure access to HIV... (Medical News Today)

Fatal opioid overdose could be prevented with new vaccine
Scientists have created a vaccine that they say can stop opioid painkillers from reaching the brain, reducing the risk of death from opioid overdose. (Medical News Today)

Rural, poorer patients with pancreatic cancer fare worse
Older patients with pancreatic cancer, those in rural areas, and those from poorer socio-economic areasfare worse in terms of the quality of their care, according to research published in the... (Medical News Today)

CDC estimates preventable deaths from 5 leading causes
Preventable cancer, stroke, and heart deaths down; preventable injury deaths up. (Medical News Today)

Highly drug-resistant infections rising among American children
Researchers reveal rates of multidrug- and carbapenem-resistant P. aeruginosa are rising among U.S. children and call for aggressive prevention strategies. (Medical News Today)

Replacing professional nurses with nursing assistants linked to heightened death risk
Odds rise by 21% for each substitution per 25 patients, large European study reveals. (Medical News Today)

High blood pressure: Global total almost doubles in 4 decades
The number of people with high blood pressure nearly doubled between 1975-2015, with developing countries seeing the largest rise, a new report reveals. (Medical News Today)

Pesticide exposures can cause changes in oral microbiome
Pesticide exposure in farmworkers from agricultural communities is associated with changes in the oral microbiome. This is the first study to demonstrate such a correlation in humans. (Medical News Today)

How should you introduce peanuts to your child?
Food allergies can be serious and even life-threatening. Introducing peanuts into your child's diet is nerve-wracking. New guidelines offer assistance. (Medical News Today)

Human health risks from hydroelectric projects
In a new study, Harvard University researchers find over 90 percent of potential new Canadian hydroelectric projects are likely to increase concentrations of the neurotoxin methylmercury in food... (Medical News Today)

First cases of Candida auris reported in United States
Drug-resistant fungal infection can spread in healthcare settings.Thirteen cases of Candida auris (C. (Medical News Today)

CHEST experts issue advice for investigating occupational and environmental causes of chronic cough
Although the understanding of cough triggered by occupational and environmental causes has improved, experts say there is still a gap between current guidelines and clinical practice. (Medical News Today)

Not eating enough in hospital: Risk factors are the same all over the world
Inadequate food intake and malnourishment in sick people is an area of concern for health policy and Public Health and one which impacts upon the social economics of countries with both high and... (Medical News Today)

Patient safety benefits when hospitals provide feedback to staff who report errors
Voluntary reporting by hospital staff of errors and patient safety events are a key source of information for improving patient care. A St. (Medical News Today)

Current system unlikely to pick up surgeons with above average patient death rates, UK
Performance within 'expected' range not good enough to detect outliers, say researchers. (Medical News Today)

Prescription opioids blamed for rise in pediatric poisonings
Widespread use of prescription opioids has been linked to a dramatic rise in drug-related emergencies and hospitalization among children and adolescents. (Medical News Today)

Poor work-life balance leads to poor health later in life
A new study shows that working too much and sleeping too little in midlife has far-reaching consequences, causing health problems in older age. (Medical News Today)

Beef vs. bugs: Which is most nutritious?
As the global population skyrockets and the need to provide more food grows, insects may be the solution. But can they provide the same nutrition as meat? (Medical News Today)

Importance of universal sanitation underestimated in efforts to reduce child mortality
The value of sanitation at reducing child mortality in many low income countries has been substantially underestimated according to recent research. (Medical News Today)

Researchers report high burden of infections acquired in hospitals in Europe
More than 2.5 million cases of healthcare-associated infections are estimated to occur in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) each year, according to a study published by... (Medical News Today)

England's national drugs policy is failing, warn experts
They say the situation has become a public health and primary care emergency. (Medical News Today)

New data from National Violent Death Reporting System shed light on law enforcement officer deaths, their use of lethal force
Violence-related deaths, including homicides and suicides, are an urgent public health problem, according to Alex E. Crosby, MD, MPH, James A. (Medical News Today)

Big data analysis is "next frontier" in identifying harmful drug interactions
Coupling data mining of adverse event reports and electronic health records with targeted laboratory experiments, researchers found a way to identify and confirm previously unknown drug... (Medical News Today)

Receptionists could put people off seeing their GP
Forty per cent of people say that having to talk through their symptoms with doctors' receptionists could put them off going to their GP, according to an analysis of the Cancer Awareness Measure... (Medical News Today)

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