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No Smoking Four Weeks Before Operation Cuts Risks: WHO

Image Used for Representational Purpose Only | (Photo Credits: United Health Organisation) Geneva, January 20: Patients who stop smoking at least four weeks before an operation significantly reduce the risk of having postsurgical complications because their blood flow improves, according to a study published Monday. The World Health Organisation (WHO) study argued that minor or… Read More »

Mystery illness that causes fever every few weeks finally identified

By Jessica Hamzelou BSIP SA/Alamy Seven people with a mysterious disorder that triggers a fever every few weeks have finally been given a diagnosis. A genetic analysis has revealed that all of them have a previously unknown disorder now called CRIA syndrome. The individuals, who were aged between 10 and 82 when they were first… Read More »

Google snaps up chief medical officer of health device maker AliveCor, weeks after buying Fitbit

Jacqueline Shreibati is moving to Google Health from AliveCor. screenshot, AliveCor Google is scooping up Dr. Jacqueline Shreibati, the chief medical officer for medical wearables start-up AliveCor. She will join the Google Health team, which is run by former health system executive Dr. David Feinberg and reporting to the chief health officer, Dr. Karen DeSalvo… Read More »