How Do You Die From Leukemia?

Q. How does one typically die from cancer of the bone marrow, such as leukemia or multiple myeloma? A. People diagnosed with leukemia and multiple myeloma, both cancers originating in the bone marrow, are living much longer than they did just a few decades ago. In 1975, somebody diagnosed with leukemia in the United States […]

After Argentina, other Latin American and Caribbean countries should not be afraid to debate abortion legalisation

After Argentina, other Latin American and Caribbean countries should not be afraid to debate abortion legalisation Author :  Madeleine Elder Madeleine Elder is a political and regulatory risk specialist at Cefeidas Group, an international advisory firm based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her focus is on healthcare. All views expressed are her own. On August 8, Argentina’s […]

A Retirement Community Turned Away These Married Women

Often, though, discrimination takes subtler forms. In 2013, for example, the Equal Rights Center conducted 200 matched-pair tests in 10 states (including Missouri) to ascertain whether senior housing facilities were more apt to discriminate against same-sex than opposite-sex married couples. In about half the tests, the facilities were more likely to discriminate. The testers posing […]

Sick babies at risk from lack of breathing tube monitoring

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption About 120,000 babies and children are admitted to paediatric or neonatal intensive care units each year Some intensive care units may be putting sick babies at risk by not monitoring breathing tubes correctly, according to a study which interviewed staff at hospitals across the country. This could lead […]

Opt-out donation plan ‘will not increase donors’

Image copyright NHSBT Image caption More than 5,000 people are currently on the waiting list for a transplant in England An opt-out organ donation register in England may not increase the number of organs because grieving relatives could be less sure what their loved ones had wanted, a study suggests. Under the opt-out system, planned […]

Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some low-carb diets are rich in animal fats and proteins A low-carb diet could shorten life expectancy by up to four years, a study suggests. Low-carb diets, such as Atkins, have become increasingly popular for weight loss and have shown promise for lowering the risk of some illnesses. But […]