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Report Finds Med Schools Must Better Promote Racial Justice

Medical schools must do a better job educating future doctors about racism, promoting diversity and serving patients of color, according to results from a recent survey, reports Reuters. For the 2019 Racial Justice Report Card (RJRC), medical students at 17 institutions gave their schools an A, B or C grade based on 14 criteria. According… Read More »

Statins could protect older patients from severe pneumonia, study finds

Statins could be used to treat older patients admitted to hospital with a severe type of pneumonia, researchers at the University of Birmingham have found. A clinical trial, led by the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, set out to determine if giving a high dose of a statin called simvastatin over a short… Read More »

Hepatitis C-infected kidneys are safe and work as well as uninfected organs, study finds

Hepatitis C-infected kidneys are safe and work as well as uninfected organs, study finds For years, most transplant centers discarded kidneys infected with hepatitis C over fears the recipients would have lower survival rates Since 2015, there are three times as many centers using infected kidneys thanks to new antiviral treatments   Researchers looked at hepatitis C-infected… Read More »

FDA finds impurity in popular heartburn medicine Zantac that could cause cancer – CNBC

Zantac tablets Source: Wikipedia Federal health officials have learned that Sanofi‘s heartburn medication Zantac includes an impurity that could cause cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday. The probe comes after Valisure, an online pharmacy company, said it alerted the FDA that it found NDMA in Zantac. The FDA said it has been… Read More »