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Source: NBC News

For nurses, sexual harassment from patients is 'par for the course'

Today 13:39 GMT

Sexual harassment has "been going on for decades" in nursing, said Dr. Seun Ross, the director of nursing practice and work environment at the American Nurses Association, which represents more than 3 million nurses.

"I think sexual harassment in general is probably one of the most persistent problems in the workplace, but in terms of nursing, the lines are blurred because we see patients in their most vulnerable state, some that require patients to get naked, and unfortunately, people take certain liberties that they wouldn't have had they been fully clothed," she said.

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Source: Common Domain

Biogen’s key Alzheimer’s disease drug is facing potential signs of trouble

Today 13:39 GMT

Biogen Inc.’s crucial Alzheimer’s disease drug aducanumab is still a year or two from releasing key clinical trial results, but the company’s latest news may leave some investors feeling more circumspect.

Read: Biogen in promising but risky limelight after Eli Lilly’s Alzheimer’s drug fails. “We don’t know the treatment effect and we don’t believe this changes our assumptions about efficacy,” he said, adding that such changes in sample size “are pretty standard practice these days,” noting that it did so with its multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera, according to a FactSet transcript of his comments.

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Source: CBS News

Patients, doctors turn to acupuncture amid America's opioid crisis

Today 16:23 GMT

Although long derided as pseudoscience and still questioned by many medical experts, acupuncture is increasingly being embraced by patients and doctors, sometimes as an alternative to the powerful painkillers behind the nation's opioid crisis.

Many opioid addictions begin with patients in pain seeking help, and acupuncture is increasingly seen as a way to help keep some patients from ever having to go on opioids in the first place.

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Source: The Guradian

The town that’s found a potent cure for illness – community

Today 16:25 GMT

So, with the help of the NHS group Health Connections Mendip and the town council, her practice set up a directory of agencies and community groups.

The point was to break a familiar cycle of misery: illness reduces people’s ability to socialise, which leads in turn to isolation and loneliness, which then exacerbates illness. This cycle is explained by some fascinating science, summarised in a recent paper in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. Chemicals called cytokines, which function as messengers in the immune system and cause inflammation, also change our behaviour, encouraging us to withdraw from general social contact.

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Source: DW

German doctor wins right to remove name from rating website

Today 14:33 GMT

Germany's highest civil court says that an online portal for ranking doctors must remove the name of a disgruntled physician.

Germany's Federal Court of Justice (BGH) has ordered an online medical portal to delete information about a doctor published against her will.

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Source: New York Times

Doctors Said Immunotherapy Would Not Cure Her Cancer. They Were Wrong.

Tuesday 18:14 GMT

The women, strangers to one another living in different countries, asked their doctors to try new immunotherapy drugs that had revolutionized treatment of cancer.

Lung cancer, a genetic type of colorectal cancer and melanoma have huge numbers of mutations, and immunotherapy drugs often are successful in treating them.

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Source: Washington Post

Can gratitude help you recover from a heart attack?

Tuesday 14:32 GMT

We found that in-the-moment gratitude specifically for one’s health had even stronger associations with beneficial outcomes, and this form of gratitude was an independent predictor of heart attack patients becoming more physically active six months later.

I see a lot of patients in the hospital who have had heart problems, and I generally have a good sense about who will recover successfully and who will not.

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Source: New York Times

Driven From Island Homes by Storms, Dialysis Patients Can Do Little but Wait

Sunday 19:05 GMT

On Puerto Rico, which has more than 6,000 kidney failure patients, employees of the dialysis companies Fresenius and Atlantis worked with government officials to secure generators, fuel, water and supplies, restoring and maintaining services at most clinics throughout months of power failures across the island.

The dialysis patients in Atlanta, currently numbering 138, came as part of a larger federal program of medical evacuations that transported 531 patients from the Virgin Islands to the mainland for treatment, about half of them with an accompanying family member.

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