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Brazil fills nearly 84 percent of doctor vacancies, as Cubans head home

FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro attends a meeting with governors-elect in Brasilia, Brazil November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – As Cuban doctors in Brazil begin to head home amid a diplomatic spat between Havana and the South American country’s far-right president-elect, Brazil’s health ministry said nearly 84 percent of the… Read More »

Medical News Today: Major depression: Existing drug reduces symptoms by 45 percent

For the first time in decades, researchers have identifed a new medication that can successfully treat major depression. An existing oral drug may relieve major depression. Depression affects about 300 million people across the globe, making the condition the “leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide,” according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In… Read More »

Connected armband detects 85 percent of nighttime epileptic seizures in new trial

A new study in the journal Neurology shows that the NightWatch, a connected armband from Leiden, Netherlands-based LivAssured, detected nighttime epileptic seizures 85 percent of the time. The device has been under development for 20 years by a consortium that includes Kempenhaeghe epilepsy centre, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Foundation for Epilepsy Institutions in the Netherlands (SEIN),… Read More »