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Frederik Joelving

Many babies exposed to unnecessary pain in research

Oct 09 2015

(Reuters Health) - Babies often suffer unnecessary pain in clinical studies, potentially breaching international standards for ethical research, according to a new review of the medical literature.

Surrogate mothers in India unaware of risks

Mar 02 2015

(Reuters Health) - Renting out their wombs may ease financial problems for poor women in India, but new research suggests surrogate mothers there are unaware of the risks and often left out of key medical decisions about their pregnancy.

Doctors in India profiteering from sick patients: reports

Feb 24 2015

(Reuters Health) - - Fabricating test results after dumping blood samples in the sink. Stitching up the cervix of pregnant women on the pretext of preventing miscarriage. Labeling healthy people as having diabetes.

Cancer docs often delay referrals to hospice care

Oct 30 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Cancer doctors often refer their patients to palliative care very late in the course of disease, according to a new survey from Canada.

Cancer docs often delay referrals to hospice care

Oct 29 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Cancer doctors often refer their patients to palliative care very late in the course of disease, according to a new survey from Canada.

Slimmer future for heavy kids who get help early

Oct 29 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Weight-loss programs can help even very young children slim down, and it appears that acting early may improve the odds of success, according to a pair of new studies.

Did the Neurontin lawsuit fuel health spending?

Oct 26 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In 2004, Pfizer, the world's largest drug company, agreed to plead guilty and pay more than $430 million to settle charges it had illegally marketed the epilepsy drug Neurontin for unapproved uses.

Study suggests lowering cholesterol earlier in life

Oct 25 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Teens and young adults may want to pay attention to their cholesterol levels instead of waiting until later, when there is less room for improvement, according to a new study.

Leg amputations for artery disease on the decline

Oct 25 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Leg amputations in older people whose arteries are clogged by cholesterol buildups have gone down over the past decade, according to a new U.S. study.

Report casts doubt on medical guidelines

Oct 24 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many medical guidelines don't stick to quality standards designed to make them trustworthy, and the situation hasn't improved over the past two decades, researchers have found.

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