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Blacks Less Likely to Receive Kidney Transplant Early On, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Jan. 31 — Black people and those without private health insurance are less likely than others to receive a kidney transplant before their condition deteriorates to the point that they need dialysis, according to researchers from Johns… Read more…

January 31st, 2013

Triaminic, Theraflu Recalled

Triaminic,Theraflu recalled after not-so-child-proof caps prompted accidental exposures. Read More..

January 31st, 2013

Boeing engineers’ union puts strike authorization on ballot

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Union leaders representing about 23,000 Boeing Co engineers voted on Thursday to put a strike authorization question on a ballot that will go to members next week. Strike authorization by members of the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) does not by itself declare a strike, but it would give union negotiating teams power to call one at any time. An engineers’ strike could cripple production of all Boeing airplanes and would complicate a wide-ranging review of the 787 Dreamliner by the Federal Aviation Administration. … Read More..

January 31st, 2013

Study: lumpectomy survival rates good for early breast cancer

(Reuters) – A new U.S. study examining survival rates for women with early stage breast cancer found that surgery such as lumpectomy that preserves the rest of the breast may offer survival odds as good as, or even better than, mastectomies.

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January 31st, 2013

Time to kidney transplant varies by race, insurance

(NEW YORK) Reuters Health – Kidney disease patients who are black or lack private health insurance are less likely to get matched up with a donor organ before needing to go on dialysis, a new study suggests.

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January 31st, 2013
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