For each adult saved by this machine — dubbed ECMO, for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation — another adult hooked up to the equipment dies in the hospital. For those patients, the intervention is a very expensive, labor-intensive and unsuccessful effort to cheat death

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How prepared is the Trump administration for an influx of unaccompanied minors at the border? A new complaint shows shelters in New Jersey were already failing to respond when kids got hurt or sick

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Death by Diet

April 30, 2019

The race to transform the world’s bad food habits. Jessica Fanzo, a professor at Johns Hopkins University and co-chair of the annual Global Nutrition Report – described as the world’s most comprehensive report on nutrition – said diets were “the number one cause of disease, disability and death”

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Criminal charges for a medical error are unusual, patient safety experts say. Some are voicing concern that the move sets a precedent that may actually make hospitals less safe by making people hesitant to report errors

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For the past 37 years, a small research lab in Beltsville, Maryland, has been the world’s leading hub for scientists working on Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite that infects more than 1 billion people globally, causing death, blindness, and birth defects

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In one of the largest surveys of data on global dietary habits & longevity, researchers found that consuming vegetables, fruit, fish and whole grains was strongly associated with a longer life — & that people who skimped on such healthy foods were more likely to die before their time. Study authors include our Jessica Fanzo

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So why can’t more women get it? We now know there’s a cheap, safe treatment that could save thousands of lives each year. But those who need it can’t always access it.

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Sanofi limited access to vaccine after deaths of children were reported in the Philippines

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