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US hospital firm: Chinese hackers stole patient data
US hospital firm: Chinese hackers stole patient data

Community Health Systems said that hackers likely from China broke into its systems and stole identification data for 4.5 million patients.

US hospital firm: Chinese hackers stole patient data
Immunotherapy is new revolution in cancer fight
Immunotherapy is new revolution in cancer fight

Immunotherapy has made great strides against cancers like melanoma that were once believed incurable, though scientists still do not understand why it works well in some cases but not others.

Immunotherapy is new revolution in cancer fight
©Reuters/Truth Leem
S. Korea hospice fire kills 21, patient detained

A fire swept through a South Korean hospice for elderly, infirm patients early Wednesday, killing 21 people in what police said appeared to be an act of arson by an 81-year-old Alzheimer's sufferer.

S. Korea hospice fire kills 21, patient detained
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Aspirin halves colon cancer risk -- if you have certain gene

Aspirin can reduce the risk of colon cancer by half, but only in people who carry high levels of a specific type of gene, a study found.

Aspirin halves colon cancer risk -- if you have certain gene
©Reuters/Stringer
Italy IVF patient pregnant with wrong embryos

A woman who underwent fertility treatment at a clinic in Rome became pregnant with the twins of another couple after their embryos were mixed up, press reports said.

Italy IVF patient pregnant with wrong embryos
Victorino Chua. Photo courtesy of manchestereveningnews.co.uk
Nurse charged over UK hospital poisoning deaths

A male nurse has been charged with the murder of three patients who were poisoned with contaminated medical products at a British hospital, police said.

Nurse charged over UK hospital poisoning deaths
Igor Samusenko. Photo a KTK screenshot
One more Kalachi native falls asleep to wake up in Kokshetau

While the team or doctors and scientist is working in Kalachi village to determine what is causing the mysterious sleep syndrome, one more patient has fallen asleep.

One more Kalachi native falls asleep to wake up in Kokshetau
Photo courtesy of  doctorshangout.com
TV's 'Dr House' helps solve real-life medical mystery

For a year, the patient suffered from a range of worsening symptoms that left doctors stumped.

TV's 'Dr House' helps solve real-life medical mystery
©Marat Abilov
New cancer research center in Astana: Cancer early detection

A new cancer center in Astana will provide diagnose of cancer at early stages.

New cancer research center in Astana: Cancer early detection
Music helps elderly remember: movie at Sundance
Music helps elderly remember: movie at Sundance

It won't cure dementia or Alzheimer's disease, but music can nevertheless help sufferers "wake up" their memories, reveals a moving documentary presented at the Sundance Film Festival.

Music helps elderly remember: movie at Sundance
©Reuters/Stefan Wermuth
Cancer drug Xeloda linked to severe skin reactions: official

A drug used to treat advanced breast and colorectal cancers has been linked to sometimes fatal skin reactions in patients, its Swiss manufacturer and Canadian health officials said Wednesday.

Cancer drug Xeloda linked to severe skin reactions: official
Photo courtesy of thedigeratilife.com
Frenchman in Australian hospital after prank goes awry

A French tourist was in an Australian hospital Monday with burns after a fellow traveller allegedly set fire to his fancy dress costume which was made of toilet paper.

Frenchman in Australian hospital after prank goes awry

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