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Once again, the media got it wrong when it comes to nurses

A great deal is written about nursing, and the public can hear many mixed messages about nurses. On one hand, Gallup polls show nurses are voted the most trustworthy professionals. On the other hand, the public watches "Nurse Jackie," where nurses are rule-breaking mavericks...

source: By Keith Carlson
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Development of the investigational cathepsin K inhibitor odanacatib for the treatment of osteoporosis has been stopped by study sponsor Merck, after a safety analysis found an increased risk of stroke, researchers reported here.

source: MedPage Today

Researchers found stroke patients living in the Northeast states had more than twice the odds of receiving tPA — a powerful anti-coagulant that can break up the clot causing the stroke — than those living in the Midwest and the South.

source: HealthLeaders Media

A medical device the size of a bar of soap may one day help doctors treat patients suffering from dizziness and vertigo more effectively. Those balance issues, which affect at least 20 percent of the population at some point in their...

source: ZDNet

Researchers have established how a protein called alpha-synuclein, which is closely associated with Parkinson's Disease, functions in healthy human brains. By showing how the protein works in healthy patients, the study offers important...

source: University of Cambridge via Science Daily


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