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March 13th, 2019 Women who give birth in non-hospital settings are three times more likely to encounter complications and perinatal mortality compared with hospital births, according to a study presented by researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU)...

March 6th, 2019 A massive 13-year followup study of more than 650,000 children strongly supports previous findings that MMR vaccination does not increase the risk for autism, does not trigger autism in susceptible children, and is not associated with clustering of...

March 6th, 2019 The spread of antimicrobial resistance in hospitals can be limited by sanitation methods that re-modulate the hospital microbiota, according to a multi-centre trial conducted in Italy. The new sanitation system was associated with a 83% decrease of...

February 27th, 2019 Among critically ill adults undergoing tracheal intubation, patients receiving bag-mask ventilation had higher oxygen saturations and a lower incidence of severe hypoxaemia, found the multi-centre PreVent trials. The authors believe the results have...

February 27th, 2019 New questions have been raised by Business Day about the Council for Medical Schemes' decision in 2018 inexplicably to terminate a two-year investigation into allegations of trustee election fraud, improper contracts and conflicts of interest at...
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