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September 6, 2012

Ontario Woman Starring in U.S. Election Ad Warning of Dangers in Canadian-Style Health Care

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A Canadian woman (Shona Holmes) with a tale of dangerously delayed brain surgery is back in the fray of U.S. politics, starring in a $6.3-million, anti-Democrat ad campaign that aims to show the perils of government involvement in health care just weeks before the American election… The resident of Waterdown, Ont., west of Toronto, sought […]

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Tags: ad campaign, Canadian health care, National Post, Shona Holmes


August 7, 2012

Opinion: Gov’t Rethinks State Funding for Sciences

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New hope for science and research in the Czech Republic with the new appointment of Professor Haňka. Some Czech researchers complain about the lack of access to state funds.  The recently appointed new head adviser for science and research, Professor Haňka has a very important role to play…The International Clinical Research Centre (ICRC) of St. […]

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Tags: funding, International Clinical Research Center, Professor Hanka, The Prague Post


June 4, 2012

President of Cancer Center in China Visits The Hormel Institute

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Dr. Zigang Dong, executive director of The Hormel Institute, hosted Thursday the president of the Cancer Institute & Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. Dr. Jie He traveled to The Hormel Institute to learn more about its world-renowned cancer research in partnership with the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic.   Austin Daily […]

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Tags: Austin Daily Herald, Cancer Institute & Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Dr. Jie He, Dr. Zigang Dong, The Hormel Institute


May 1, 2012

As waistlines expand, costs soar

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The incidence of obesity in the United States has soared from 13 per cent to 34 per cent over the last 50 years, while the percentage of Americans who are extremely or “morbidly” obese has rocketed from 0.9 per cent to 6 per cent…$1,850 more per year in medical costs for an overweight person than […]

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Tags: body mass index (BMI)


April 26, 2012

Bringing Health Care to Rural Honduras

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The more than two dozen St. Olaf College students who traveled to Honduras this January as part of the first Ole Global Medical Brigade helped provide health care to hundreds of patients with a wide range of aches and illnesses…The St. Olaf chapter is one of just two Global Brigades programs in Minnesota, with the […]

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Tags: Honduras, Mayo Medical School, Ole Global Medical Brigade, St. Olaf


April 1, 2012

Czechs Note European Union’s $200 Million Donation to Mayo Clinic

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The Czech Republic minister of health visited Mayo Clinic this week to see with his own eyes what a $10 million European Union investment is bringing. The EU, in the largest such grant ever, gave $200 million toward creation of a new International Clinical Research Center in Brno, Czech Republic. Czech Minister of Health Dr. […]

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Tags: Czech Republic, Dr. Leos Heger, International Clinical Research Center


February 29, 2012

UK Medical Students Turning to Sex Work, BMJ Articles Claim

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The lurid press release headline “Worrying Rise in Number of Medical Students in Prostitution Over Last Ten Years” touted 2 articles published this week in the student edition of the British Medical Journal, but close examination of the reports suggests that there may be far less there than meets the eye…That concern would be even […]

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Tags: British Medical Journal, chair of rheumatology, Eric Matteson


February 22, 2012

Il gattino illuminato

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Un gatto bioluminescente?  Non è una nuova specie, bensì il risultato di un metodo che aiuta i ricercatori a capire se è stata sviluppata resistenza alla FIV, o immunodeficienza virale felina, e che potrebbe contribuire a proteggere gli esseri umani dall’HIV/AIDS. Come l’HIV per gli umani, la FIV provoca l’AIDS nei gatti decimando i linfociti […]

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Tags: AIDS, Eric Poeschla, HIV, Italian


February 17, 2012

Situation critical — one patient’s story

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Laurie Anderson is a 33-year-old mother of two young boys. Laurie’s been patiently waiting for years for the care she needs. And she’s fed up. She recently started a Facebook page titled: “This is what it is like to be a patient in Saskatchewan.”… Do you think the Mayo Clinic would have made her wait […]

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Tags: "This is what it is like to be a patient in Saskatchewan", Facebook, Laurie Andersen


February 17, 2012

Kindstar’s Lab Work in China Carries Challenges

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Wuhan Kindstar Diagnostics does lab work for more than 2,000 hospitals in 320 cities across China … The Chinese government prohibits blood samples from leaving the country, which means even Chinese who can afford to use world-class testing centers such as the Mayo Clinic are forbidden from doing so…Franklin Cockerill III, CEO of Mayo Medical […]

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Tags: blood samples, China, Franklin Cockerill III, Kindstar Diagnostics, Mayo Medical Laboratories


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