Medical News Summary List


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Below is the list of summaries of 1735 medical news items from various news sources. These news items address various aspects of disease symptoms, diagnosis, and misdiagnosis.

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  • $1.2 million awarded over wrongful death suit
  • $2.6 million malpractice verdict challenged
  • $20 million negligence suit launched over misdiagnosed HIV
  • $3 million lawsuit settlement to be decided over twin deaths
  • $3 million won in case against obstetrician/gynecologist and midwife
  • $3.2 million paid by cigarette company to a sufferer of chronic emphysema
  • $393,000 paid to family for medical malpractice
  • $450,000 settlement over spinal surgery complications
  • $675,000 awarded to parents for son's death of septic bowel
  • $790,000 settlement for undiagnosed bowel malfunction
  • $80 million settlement won by consumers for overpriced blood pressure medication
  • $9 million settlement for man who suffered a brain injury at hospital
  • 1 billion people expected to die in 21st century from smoking related diseases.
  • 1 in 10 people suffer from restless leg syndrome
  • 1 in 1000 people believed to be suffering from Coeliac's disese
  • 1.56 hypertension sufferers worldwide predicted by 2025
  • 1/5 of Korean women over 40 are suffering from osteoporosis
  • 10% of COPD patients die within 3 months of being in hospital
  • 10% of hospital patients suffer a preventable medical mistake
  • 12 year old with muscle spasms sent to psychiatric ward
  • 14 years after a boy's death, his parents are still looking for answers
  • 15 patients were wrongly told they didn't have a STD
  • 17 substances added to America's list of carcinogens
  • 18 undiagnosed broken bones identified after man's death
  • 19 doctors fail to diagnose man's oral cancer
  • 2 sisters undergo successful stem cell transplant to treat Lupus
  • 3 million payout for paraplegic woman
  • 3 year old permanently damaged by wrong diagnosis of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • 4,000 diagnosed cases of brittle bone disease in the UK
  • 40 health professionals fail to diagnose brain tumor
  • 40% of city's young children have asthma
  • 40% of UK epilepsy sufferers taking epilepsy drugs unnecessarily
  • 44 men unsure of whether they have prostate cancer due to biopsy problems
  • 5 commonly prescribed drugs face further evaluations following health warnings
  • 5 year old children being treated for depression
  • 52% of British people fear exercise for one reason or another
  • 6 week old infant administered bath wash instead of medicine
  • 60% of Americans at risk of serious health problems due to hypertension
  • 60% of at risk Americans over 50 haven't been screened for colorectal cancer.
  • 70 people per 100,000 population in China have cancer
  • 70% of Maryland's obstetricians and gynecologists sued at least once
  • 70% of people in India may have undiagnosed diabetes
  • 76000 pounds awarded when son dies from misdiagnosis of hypercalcaemia
  • 8 week old accidentally given vaccination normally given to 12 month olds
  • 80% of Down's Syndrome sufferers have undiagnosed hearing problems
  • 82 million yen compensation awarded after Japanese man dies from blood loss
  • 88% of emergency department patients report feeling safe from medical errors
  • 9 year old dies after misdiagnosis of strangulated bowel following appendicectomy
  • 90% of sinusitis cases misdiagnosed
  • 97% of Ohio celiac sufferers are undiagnosed
  • 98,000 people die from medical errors each year

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  • A combination of two drugs may improve outcomes for Type 2 Diabetes sufferers
  • A fast food diet is a fast road to poor health
  • A faulty lens caused a woman to believe she was going blind
  • A little girl undergoes great suffering due to a misdiagnosis
  • A radiologist faces malpractice suit after allegedly misreading mammograms and x-rays
  • A range of common medicines may cause a serious reaction
  • A study links female growth rates with breast cancer
  • A vaccine for diabetes is being trialed on children in Australia
  • A woman suffered a vocal cord condition for many years before she finally discovered her condition
  • Abbreviation leads to heparin overdose
  • Abbreviation leads to medication error
  • Abdominal fat related to high blood pressure
  • Abnormal heartbeat linked to obesity
  • Abortion drug implicated in a third US death
  • Abortion pill causes deaths and adverse reactions
  • Abortion practitioner likely to permanently lose his medical licence
  • Abortions due to late diagnosis of fetal abnormality
  • About Blackfan Diamond anemia
  • About metabolic syndrome
  • Abraxan receives FDA approval for breast cancer treatment
  • Acne drug allegedly linked to another suicide
  • Acupuncture can alleviate nasal allergy symptoms in children
  • Acupuncture may alleviate symptoms of some types of asthma
  • Acute myelogenous leukemia more prevalent in obese elderly women
  • Adenocarcinoma incidence is increasing dramatically
  • Adenotonsillectomy can reduce behavioral and emotional problems in children suffering from obstructive sleep apnea
  • ADHD diagnosis in children is not followed by adequate monitoring
  • ADHD drug linked to sudden unexplained deaths in children
  • ADHD medication highlighted heart disorder
  • ADHD medication may be linked to adult depression
  • ADHD overdiagnosed in children by unqualified people
  • Adherence rates for osteoporosis treatment regimens is very poor
  • Adult stomach reflux not influenced by food allergy
  • Adults with a cough should stay away from infants
  • Advances in heart tissue regrowth from stem cells
  • African American woman sues after being impregnated with wrong donor sperm
  • African doctors and nurses trained for cervical cancer
  • After 8 Years of Treatment, Man is Told he Never Had HIV
  • Age is no obstacle to aggressive cervical cancer treatment
  • Aging is controlled by genes and occurs at different rates depending on the activity of the genes.
  • AIDS cure progressing
  • Air in churches exposes churchgoers to risk of lung cancer
  • Air pollution linked to cardiovascular disease
  • Alcohol and smoking a strong risk factors for mouth cancer
  • Alcohol and substance abuse in elderly often diagnosed as dementia
  • Alcohol consumption amplifies allergy reaction
  • Alcohol consumption without food increases risk of hypertension
  • Alcohol promotes growth of blood vessels supplying tumor
  • Alimta approved for use against certain cancers in the European Union
  • All new mothers are at risk of postpartum depression
  • Allergic Rhinitis symptoms alleviated with nasal ointment
  • Allergies not the same as intolerances
  • Allergy risk higher in babies born by cesarean
  • Allergy symptom reduction lasts long after immunotherapy treatment stops
  • Alternative depression treatment can limit the need for therapy or medication
  • Alternative drug for type 2 diabetes awaiting FDA approval
  • Although there has been some progress, Lupus is still a challenge to treat and diagnose
  • Alzheimer's and depression misdiagnosed due to similar symptoms
  • American Cancer Society second vice president has produced a book explaining all aspects of cancer
  • Americans don't yet know the facts about nutrition
  • Anesthetist cleared of baby killing charges
  • Annual mammogram and doctor visits are sufficient follow-ups for breast cancer survivors
  • Anorexics may also suffer from emphysema-like symptoms
  • Another beast diagnosed with BSE
  • Another injured party joins the Ontario Vioxx class action lawsuit
  • Another many sues Vioxx makers over his renal impairment
  • Anti-cancer drug may help acute myeloid leukemia sufferers who can't tolerate chemotherapy
  • Anti-cholesterol drug may be linked to kidney damage
  • Anti-diabetes drugs may be effective against myelomas
  • Anti-epileptic drug causes bone loss
  • Anti-retroviral drug trial may have led to pregnant woman's death
  • Anti-social behavior linked to inadequate childhood diet
  • Anti-viral drugs during pregnancy can prevent spread of HIV/AIDS
  • Antibiotic can switch of cancer causing gene in mice
  • Antibiotic resistance problem exacerbated by illegal sales
  • Antibiotics have hidden dangers claims UK alternative therapy company
  • Antibody treatment proving effective against Crohn's disease
  • Antidepressant combined with smoking patch more effective for those trying to quit smoking
  • Antidepressant ordered to include a black label due to suicide risk
  • Antidepressant prescriptions should not be the first line of defense in treating depression
  • Antidepressant side effects may be greater than first thought
  • Antidepressant use by children can cause bone weakness during adulthood
  • Antidepressants affect tamoxifen activity in some women
  • Antidepressants and gene mutations may reduce breast cancer drug's effectiveness
  • Antidepressants for teenagers - good or bad?
  • Antidepressants ineffective in elderly
  • Antidepressants linked to increased risk of bleeding
  • Antioxidant in cherries and other colored fruit may increase insulin production by pancreatic cells
  • Antioxidants ineffective against cancer
  • Antipsychotic drugs linked to type 2 diabetes
  • Anxious people more likely to notice symptoms of rectal cancer
  • Appeal to decide on medical malpractice case
  • Appendicitis operation uncovers Hodgkin's disease
  • Approval for human testing sought for novel cancer treatment
  • Approval for parents with certain hereditary conditions to choose embryos
  • Arbitration may prevent unnecessary malpractice court cases
  • Arthritis Foundation reports on top 10 arthritis developments in 2004
  • Asbestos causes a range of related diseases
  • Asbestos related death leads to claim for $7.8 million
  • Asbestos use rising in Asia and Russia
  • Asbestosis trust pays out R16 million so far
  • Asians and Pacific Islanders have disproportionate rise in levels of diabetes compared to westerners.
  • Asians have increased risk of osteoporosis
  • Aspirin and Bextra combination may increase heart risk
  • Aspirin may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes in obese people
  • Aspirin shown to prevent heart attacks
  • Asthma attacks controlled better by Seretide than combination treatments
  • Asthma diagnosis by using Aridol awaiting approval in Australia
  • Asthma diagnosis device not being fully utilised
  • Asthma drug shows good results during study
  • Asthma kills 180,000 people a year.
  • Asthma overdiagnosed in Australia
  • Asthma risk factors
  • Asthma risk factors that reduce risk
  • Asthma risk unaffected by early allergen exposure
  • Asthma risks linked to maternal smoking
  • Asthma treatment in granulated form makes treating babies easier
  • Asthma underdiagnosed in the elderly
  • Asthmatics at risk of psychological distress and mental health problems
  • Asthmatics have poor adherence to medication following hospitalisation
  • Asthmatics should be using combination therapies to control their asthma
  • Asymptomatic infection may be the cause of pre-term births
  • Asymptomatic thyroid problems can cause serious problems for pregnant women.
  • Atenolol should not be used as first line of defence against hypertension
  • Atkins diet during pregnancy produces offspring who are less prone to coronary heart disease
  • Atkins diet effective in treating type 2 diabetes
  • Atkins fails the long term test
  • Atkin's diet slims male beer bellies
  • Australian Medical Association wants health warnings placed on alcohol products
  • Australian medical experts want Celebrex to remain on the market
  • Australia's cancer death rate is low but incidence of new cancers is relatively high
  • Authorities mystified by cause of 'sick building syndrome'
  • Autism misdiagnosed as ADHD
  • Autism risk not associated with vaccinations
  • Avandia produces superior insulin response to sugar as well as promoting recovery of insulin-producing cells
  • Aventis presents drug trial results in context of exploding diabetes population
  • Avocado constituents may fight prostate cancer cell growth
  • Avoid peanut allergy recurrence by consuming more peanuts
  • Awareness of bipolar disorder symptoms results in quicker treatment

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  • B12 deficiency can be serious
  • Babies die after faulty vaccinations
  • Babies exposed to pollution prenatally and after birth are more prone to respiratory problems
  • Babies with large appetite become heavier adults
  • Baby boy dies from bacterial meningitis
  • Baby diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis shows older child's misdiagnosis
  • Baby dies unnecessarily due to poor treatment of dehydration
  • Baby suffers pain of undiagnosed fracture for two weeks
  • Baby's dies of misdiagnosed whooping cough 1 week before vaccinations due
  • Baby's survival rate reduced by late diagnosis of SCID
  • Bacterial meningitis is often fatally misdiagnosed as the flu
  • Bacterial meningitis more deadly than viral meningitis
  • Bakery workers more prone to asthma symptoms
  • Basilar artery migraines can be mistaken for a stroke.
  • Belief in salt vapor therapy for varying ailments
  • Beryllium disease may not become evident for 40 years
  • Beuty and home products have been found to produce health harming chemicals
  • Bextra picks up Vioxx slack but it carries it's own life-threatening risks
  • Biluingist's brains suffer less from aging
  • Bipolar drug receives
  • Bipolar patients are able to work if they receive support
  • Bipolar still a difficult disease to diagnose
  • Birth complications lead to $4million settlement
  • Birth control patches are safe claims medical experts
  • Blacks still face highest prevalence of STD's
  • Blood pressure and cholesterol drugs may greatly benefit some dementia sufferers
  • Blood pressure drugs prevents kidney disease in diabetes patients
  • Blood pressure influenced by home and work relationships
  • Blood pressure lowering drugs may be effective against mental deterioration in Alzheimer's patients
  • Blood pressure often misdiagnosed in young adults
  • Blood protein concentration may determine heart disease risk
  • Blood test may be a diagnostic alternative to liver biopsy
  • Blood transfusions resulting in infections are increasing
  • BMI linked to increased risk of kidney cancer
  • Body dysmorphic disorder can seriously impact on quality of life
  • Bone boosting drugs may be more beneficial for osteoporosis sufferers if given before the disease has set in.
  • Botched hysterectomy causes death
  • Botox proves effective against diabetic gastroparesis
  • Bowel perforated during tubal ligation procedure
  • Boy dies after 4 doctors fail to diagnose his broken cervical vertebra
  • Boy dies after doctors remove his antibiotics
  • Boy dies during tooth extraction
  • Boy dies from misdiagnosis of Addison's disease as gastroenteritis
  • Boy found to be suffering from meningococcal disease after initial chicken pox diagnosis
  • Boy lives with broken neck for 14 years
  • Boy misdiagnosed with asthma spreads tuberculosis for 10 months
  • Boy sent home with broken collar bone
  • Boys mental problems misdiagnosed due to lack of funding
  • Boy's severe hearing impairment undiagnosed until he turned 4
  • Brain cancer drug shows promising preliminary results
  • Brain cancer origin found
  • Brain imaging being used to help diagnose ADHD
  • Brain injury undiagnosed for two years
  • Brain operation can be greatly influenced by the type of foods eaten
  • Brain tumour misdiagnosed as ears wax
  • Brain tumour misdiagnosed as sinus infection
  • Breakthrough with discovery of possible markers for Alzheimer's
  • Breast cancer drug Femara superior to Tamoxifen
  • Breast cancer drug reduces tumor size effectively
  • Breast cancer has best outcome if detected early
  • Breast cancer incidence may be related to milk consumption
  • Breast cancer recurrences and mastectomy
  • Breast Cancer statistics
  • Breast feeding has a protective effect against asthma
  • Breast milk may have potential

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