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Payout after hospital cyst error

Payout after hospital cyst error

29 January 2013 Last updated at 06:46 ET A mother of two has been given a multimillion-pound payout by a Birmingham hospital, after mistakes during an operation left her paralysed. Hazel Spence, 35, from Bilston, went to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for surgery to remove a benign cyst in 2006. The nerves in her spinal cord were damaged by a junior doctor in a follow-up procedure Continue reading

Payout after hospital cyst error

Payout after hospital cyst error

29 January 2013 Last updated at 06:46 ET A mother of two has been given a multimillion-pound payout by a Birmingham hospital, after mistakes during an operation left her paralysed. Hazel Spence, 35, from Bilston, went to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for surgery to remove a benign cyst in 2006. The nerves in her spinal cord were damaged by a junior doctor in a follow-up procedure Continue reading

Early menopause may occur in women with BRCA gene

Early menopause may occur in women with BRCA gene

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Gene mutation immortalizes malignant melanoma

Gene mutation immortalizes malignant melanoma

Jan. 25, 2013 — Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center and from University Duisburg-Essen have discovered a previously unknown genetic cause of malignant melanoma: a gene mutation that leads to overactive telomerase, the so-called ‘immortality enzyme’. The mutated gene region found in familial melanoma is also altered in up to 74 percent of non-inherited cases of melanoma — here as a consequence of sun exposure. Continue reading

Do common painkillers cause kidney failure in children?

Do common painkillers cause kidney failure in children?

Jan. 25, 2013 — Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and naproxen, are commonly used to treat pain and reduce fever in children. However, the use of NSAIDs has been shown to cause acute kidney injury (AKI) in some children. Continue reading

Science needs a second opinion: Researchers find flaws in study of patients in ‘vegetative state’

Science needs a second opinion: Researchers find flaws in study of patients in ‘vegetative state’

Jan. 24, 2013 — A team of researchers led by Weill Cornell Medical College is calling into question the published statistics, methods and findings of a highly publicized research study that claimed bedside electroencephalography (EEG) identified evidence of awareness in three patients diagnosed to be in a vegetative state. The new reanalysis study led by Weill Cornell neurologists Drs Continue reading

Dummy taped to baby in hospital

Dummy taped to baby in hospital

25 January 2013 Last updated at 09:55 ET A member of staff has been suspended after a dummy was found taped to a baby’s face at Stafford Hospital. Continue reading

Low vitamin D levels linked to high risk of premenopausal breast cancer

Low vitamin D levels linked to high risk of premenopausal breast cancer

Jan. 24, 2013 — A prospective study led by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has found that low serum vitamin D levels in the months preceding diagnosis may predict a high risk of premenopausal breast cancer. Continue reading

Blood-based biomarkers may lead to earlier diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease

Blood-based biomarkers may lead to earlier diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease

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Potential to prevent, reverse disabilities in children born prematurely, study suggests

Potential to prevent, reverse disabilities in children born prematurely, study suggests

Jan. 17, 2013 — Physician-scientists at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children’s Hospital are challenging the way pediatric neurologists think about brain injury in the pre-term infant Continue reading