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If there is one common thread that binds all non-emergent medical cases together, it is the lack of options when a patient wants treatment. Splitting headaches, sore throats, and low-grade fevers often result in a trip to the emergency room, but sufferers of these ailments need not expend the energy and...
In low and middle-income countries, more people are dying from chronic diseases such as cancer and heart failure, The New York Times reports. In the last 20 years, chronic disease deaths have jumped by over 50 percent in developing countries, a statistic that is likely influenced by the improvements made in...
A healthcare worker who handled a lab specimen of the US Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan is currently being monitored for signs of the infection on board a cruise ship in the Caribbean, CBS News reports. After experiencing symptoms of the disease, the woman self-quarantined, and according to Department of...