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Panel Urges Overhauling Health Care at End of Life

Panel Urges Overhauling Health Care at End of Life - “The bottom line is the health care system is poorly designed to meet the needs of patients near the end of life,” said David M. Walker, a Republican and a former United States comptroller general, who was a chairman of the panel. “The current system is geared towards doing more, more, more, and that system by definition is not necessarily consistent with what patients want, and is also more costly.”

from Reuters

U.S. hospitals unprepared to handle Ebola waste

U.S. hospitals may be unprepared to safely dispose of the infectious waste generated by any Ebola virus disease patient to arrive unannounced in the country, potentially putting the wider community at risk, biosafety experts said.-REUTERS

from BBC News

Blood group 'link to memory loss'

Can your blood group affect your memory? - People with AB blood, found in 4% of the population, appear more likely to develop thinking and memory problems than those with other blood groups. - BBC news 9/10/14