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Lack of protective vaginal bacteria linked to high ovarian cancer risk

Some types of bacteria help keep you healthyGetty Images/iStockphoto By Chelsea Whyte Women who have a mutation in their BRCA1 gene – and are therefore at high risk for ovarian cancer – have been found to have lower levels of a type of vaginal bacteria, similar to the levels seen in women who have been… Read More »

5 quick PR tricks to cover up a lack of real health care news

As all researchers know, science is a grinding parade of failure and dead ends. But as we’ve often written, news release writers sometimes seem hell-bent on making the public believe otherwise. Like expert makeup artists, they can add sparkle to lackluster findings, mask blemishes in study designs, and smooth over unimpressive data. One thing I… Read More »

Hospital execs admit lack of readiness for Ebola in 2014, but defenses improving

Dive Brief: Hospitals were unprepared for the 2014 Ebola outbreak, but have improved preparations for an emerging infections disease outbreak, according to a new report from the HHS Office of Inspector General. However, hospitals administrators remain concerned about “sustaining preparedness over time,” including worries about finances and competing priorities for resources and staff time. In response… Read More »