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Study: 100k patients injured, die each year after misdiagnosis

Study: 100k patients injured, die each year after misdiagnosis

Health
July 11 (UPI) -- About 100,000 people are disabled or die each year due to a medical misdiagnosis, a study says, with a large proportion of them linked to just three groups of medical condition. Nearly 38 percent of diagnostic errors that result in death or permanent disability are linked to lung cancer and other cancers, according to research published Thursday in Diagnosis. Another 22.8 percent of deaths and serious injuries are associated with strokes and other vascular events, and 13.5 percent come from infections such as sepsis. Together, these "big three" categories are responsible for the majority of misdiagnosed conditions. Researchers in the new study say the large number of diagnostic errors resulting in medical issues or death requires some sort of fix, be it computer-based as...
Phillies place Vince Velasquez on injured list with right forearm strain

Phillies place Vince Velasquez on injured list with right forearm strain

Sports
May 12 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Phillies have placed starting pitcher Vince Velasquez on the 10-day injured list with a right forearm strain. Velasquez, 26, is 1-2 with a 3.87 ERA in seven games (six starts) this season. He has struck out 32 hitters in 30.1 innings. A timetable for his return has not been announced. "This is precautionary, from my standpoint," Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said. "He threw his bullpen at like 90 percent. I stood in for it. ... We just felt like he made all his starts last year and has been very durable for us since I've been here. It made sense to just be a little conservative on this one." Philadelphia started rookie southpaw Cole Irvin Sunday afternoon in Velasquez's place. Irvin allowed one run and five hits in seven innings as the Phillies beat the Ro...
Dozens killed and 400 injured in Nepal rainstorm

Dozens killed and 400 injured in Nepal rainstorm

World
Dozens of people have been killed in a rainstorm that swept through southern Nepal.The country's prime minister Khadga Prasad Oli said 25 people had died and 400 were injured in the storm on Sunday. On Twitter, he offered condolences to those affected.Among the areas hit were villages in the Bara district, which is about 75 miles south of Nepal's capital Kathmandu.Government administrator Rajesh Poudel said that many of the dead were killed by flying objects, falling trees and huts. Advertisement The number of deaths is expected to rise, he added. Rescue helicopters and crews are waiting for the weather to improve before moving the injured from some of the villages, while police and army rescuers are trying...
Explosion at the University of Lyon in France leaves 3 students injured

Explosion at the University of Lyon in France leaves 3 students injured

World
A science building under construction at the University of Lyon in France caught on fire after three gas cylinders on the roof of the building exploded. Three students were slightly injured, French officials told ABC News. The incident is not being treated as terrorism, French officials have confirmed. The school facilities have been evacuated and firefighters are at the scene. Authorities believe an accident set off the explosion as the building was undergoing construction work. Video of the incident shows the building engulfed in flames before the explosion is heard. ABC News' Rym Momtaz contributed reporting for this article.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: International
Prince Philip was in a 'road traffic accident' but was not injured: Buckingham Palace

Prince Philip was in a 'road traffic accident' but was not injured: Buckingham Palace

World
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was "involved in a road traffic accident with another vehicle" on Thursday afternoon, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said. Norfolk Police were called to the scene near the queen's Sandringham Estate, the Norfolk retreat where she and her husband typically spend their winters, around 3 p.m. after a Land Rover and a Kia were involved in a collision, the department said in a statement. Prince Philip was driving the Landrover and has an up-to-date drivers license, Buckingham Palace confirmed. The queen's husband was uninjured in the accident, the palace said. The female driver of the Kia suffered cuts, and a female passenger sustained an injury on her arm, police said. They were both treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn and were dis...