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Big Breakthrough in Heart Treatment Research
October 11, 2017

In a breakthrough hailed as the most significant since the introduction of statins, researchers announce the use of anti-inflammatory drugs for heart attack victims.  Let’s take a closer look.


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The Surprising Link Between Medical School Rankings and Opioid Prescriptions
October 4, 2017
With drug overdoses involving opioids on the rise over the past two decades and the clinical use of opioids associated with spikes across everything from emergency room visits, to admissions for drug treatments to deaths, increasing attention is focused on addressing the issue. Now comes research in...

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Will Australia Face A Medical Student Shortage?
September 27, 2017
The number of medical school graduates is expected to plateau next year, causing experts to worry about a potential medical student shortage. Let’s take a closer look.

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South Africa Wants Med Students to Specialize
September 20, 2017
South African students completing their studies in Cuba are encouraged to specialize when they return to South Africa, according to latest reports.  Let’s take a closer look at this unique program, and the demand for specialists.

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Japan Sees Spike in International Students Studying Certified Care
September 14, 2017
A rapidly aging population combined with fewer children has led Japan to expand the role of international students in the certified care field.  Let’s take a look at a new measure enacted at the beginning of September that will encourage growth in this field in Japan.

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UK to Increase Medical School Places
September 6, 2017
In an effort to boost numbers of UK-trained doctors, the Department of Health announced that it will add more than 1,500 student doctor places annually toward an overall increase of 25 percent between now and 2020. Here’s a closer look at the plan, along with the important role it’s proj...

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Medical School Placements to Rise to 500 in Singapore
September 2, 2017
The Ministry of Health and the Education Ministry will work together to increase the number of medical places at Singapore’s medical schools to 500 next year.  Let’s take a close look at what this means for Singapore’s aspiring medical students.

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Boosting Drug Development with AI in Japan?
August 31, 2017
In an effort to spur more effective drug development, Japanese pharmaceutical companies are looking to artificial intelligence (AI) and data analysis. However, one major obstacle is standing in the way: a dearth of specialists in these areas. But not for long. The country’s drugmakers are team...

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British Medical Students Take Studies Seriously
August 28, 2017
Work hard, play hard?  Not so fast, at least for medical students in the UK.  A new survey shows that British medical students generally don’t exceed the government’s guidelines.  Let’s take a closer look.

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US Hospitals Face New “Potentially Concerning” Trend
August 23, 2017
The US is facing a potential shortfall of community hospitals offering pediatric care, reveals a recent report from Reuters based on a newly published article in JAMA Pediatrics. To what can this shift be attributed, and what do healthcare experts have to say about it? Here’s a closer look.

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October 11, 2017

In a breakthrough hailed as the most significant since the introduction of statins, researchers announce the use of anti-inflammatory drugs for heart ...


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October 4, 2017

With drug overdoses involving opioids on the rise over the past two decades and the clinical use of opioids associated with spikes across everything f...


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September 27, 2017

The number of medical school graduates is expected to plateau next year, causing experts to worry about a potential medical student shortage. Let&rsqu...