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Even In Nursing, Men Earn More Than Women

Almost all registered nurses are women, but men in the profession are paid more, a study finds. The differences were especially startling in outpatient settings and for nurse anesthetists.
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TB Patients That The World Writes Off Are Getting Cured In Peru

When a person is diagnosed with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, the treatment is so long and painful that some countries decide it's not worth bothering. Partners In Health disagrees.
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How 2 Children With Leukemia Helped Transform Its Treatment

Cancer treatment for kids has changed dramatically since the 1960s. Back then, doctors experimented with approaches that seemed promising but were also potentially toxic. Some survivors look back.
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Many Doctors Who Diagnose Alzheimer's Fail To Tell The Patient

Only about half of Medicare patients are told of the diagnosis by their doctor, a study finds. That compares to 90 percent of patients diagnosed with cancer.
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States That Expand Medicaid Detect More Cases Of Diabetes

Researchers say their study suggests that more diabetes is being detected in particular states because, thanks to Medicaid, more poor people have access to screening and care.
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You're Just A Blob In Layers Of Plastic

Ever wondered what it feels like to get into one of the moon suits that Ebola workers wear for protection? At a TED Talk, Bill Gates gave audience members a chance to climb in and see.
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Why The War On Cancer Hasn't Been Won

Medical researchers have made only modest progress treating the most common cancers since the war on cancer was declared in 1971. The disease has proved far more complicated than doctors had hoped.
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Stats Split On Progress Against Cancer

When you dig into the number on cancer, the results are mixed. Overall, deaths are up. But survival five years after diagnosis has improved for many forms of the disease, including breast cancer.
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If You're Going To Die Soon, Do You Really Need Statins?

Many older people are taking a lot of meds, and some drugs may not be doing them much good. When terminally ill people went off statins, they said they felt better. And it didn't increase their risk.
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As Ebola Crisis Ebbs, Aid Agencies Turn To Building Up Health Systems

The virus is largely contained in Liberia. But an already-fragile health care system has been devastated. Crucially important workers have died. Will the world pay attention — and pitch in?

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