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Plastic packaging is often pollution for profit
PHYS.ORG You benefit from plastic from the moment you get up and use your toothbrush or kettle. Plastic is embedded in agriculture – and it keeps you alive if you end up in hospital. Even... 19 hours
Walking fast lowers risk of hospitalization in heart patients, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL Faster walking patients with heart disease are hospitalized less, according to research presented today at EuroPrevent 2018, a European Society of Cardiology Congress, and published in... 23 hours
New integrated POC tool detects biomarkers of heart failure rapidly and precisely
NEWS MEDICAL More than 26 million patients worldwide suffer from heart failure every year, according to the European Heart Failure Association. A disorder often associated with... 1 day
Researchers present simulation model to investigate hospital responsiveness to mass casualty incidents
NEWS MEDICAL A community's ability to cope with mass casualty incidents (MCIs) is very dependent on the capacity and capability of its hospitals for handling a... 1 day
New strategies for hospitals during mass casualty incidents
SCIENCE DAILY Using the layout of a typical urban hospital, the authors investigated a hospital's capacity and capability to handle mass casualty incidents of various sizes with various characteristics, and assessed the effectiveness of... 1 day
Researchers present case study of management of rheumatic mitral regurgitation in woman contemplating pregnancy
NEWS MEDICAL In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (Volume 2, Number 4, 2018, pp 439-446(8); DOI:, researchers Yee-Ping... 2 days
HHS secretary back in hospital for bowel condition
ABC NEWS U.S. health secretary Alex Azar is back in the hospital for additional treatment and observation 3 days
Older adults in high-quality nursing homes have lower risks for placement in long-term care facilities
NEWS MEDICAL After being discharged from the hospital, an older person often is admitted directly to a skilled nursing facility... 3 days
Researchers generate stable cartilage tissue from adult mesenchymal stem cells
NEWS MEDICAL Stable joint cartilage can be produced from adult stem cells originating from bone marrow. This is made possible by inducing specific molecular processes occurring during embryonic cartilage formation,... 4 days
Safety violations compound pain of painkiller shortages
NEWS MEDICAL Safety violations at a major compounding pharmacy are exacerbating hospital shortages of key painkillers, particularly in California where health officials have taken the "extraordinary" step of prohibiting sales from one of its plants. 4 days
Sen. McCain has intestinal surgery, is recovering in Phoenix
ABC NEWS U.S. Sen. John McCain's office says he's had intestinal surgery needed to stem an infection and is in stable condition at a Phoenix hospital 4 days
a trauma surgeon explains the bloody reality of keeping gunshot victims alive A trauma surgeon explains the bloody reality of keeping gunshot victims alive
THE VERGE VIDEO This month’s shooting at YouTube’s headquarters, which left four people injured and one person dead, rattled Silicon Valley. But for Dr. Andre Campbell, a... 4 days
Amazon Business might shelve plans to sell drugs to hospitals - CNET
CNET This doesn't necessarily mark the end of retail giant's push into healthcare. 4 days
Fecal microbiota transplantation produces sustained improvements in cognitive and clinical outcomes
SCIENCE DAILY Long-term results of a randomized study demonstrate sustained improvements in hepatic encephalopathy episodes, hospitalizations, and cognitive performance compared with standard-of-care. 6 days
Researchers create biocompatible gels using caffeine as catalyst
NEWS MEDICAL Caffeine is well-known for its ability to help people stay alert, but a team of researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital has now come up with a novel use for... 1 week
For fewer cast-related ailments in dogs, researchers find taller casts a better fit
PHYS.ORG Dogs fitted with longer casts for hind-leg injuries or ailments should see fewer pressure sores and soft tissue complications than dogs with... 1 week
Medical device coated with new bacteria resistant materials approved for use by hospitals
NEWS MEDICAL A medical device coated with new bacteria resistant materials, discovered by a team at the University of Nottingham, has been approved for... 1 week
Using caffeine as a catalyst, researchers create new gels for drug delivery
PHYS.ORG Caffeine is well-known for its ability to help people stay alert, but a team of researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital has... 1 week
Study: One-third of bacterial infections in patients with cirrhosis induced by MDR bacteria
NEWS MEDICAL A worldwide study initiated to investigate the epidemiology and outcomes of bacterial infections in hospitalized patients with liver cirrhosis has reported a... 1 week
'Robotic' surgeon at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford
BBC The technology means patients' stays are shorter due to the precision of the surgery. 1 week
Mediterranean-style diet linked to greater gut microbial diversity, lower risk of hospitalization
NEWS MEDICAL A diet that is Mediterranean style, and rich in vegetables and fermented milk products such as yoghurt, along with coffee, tea and chocolate, is... 1 week
Fujitsu introduces 'Heart Explorer' to enable efficient study of the heart
NEWS MEDICAL Fujitsu today announced the Japan launch of Fujitsu Healthcare Solution Heart Explorer, a software for medical and nursing schools, including university medical hospitals. 1 week
Surgeons identify rates of C. difficile infection in patients undergoing common colon operations
NEWS MEDICAL Clostridium difficile infection is the most common hospital-acquired infection and a significant cause of increased hospital stay and cost for patients and... 1 week
Turning injectable medicines into inhalable treatments with the help of smart phone components
PHYS.ORG Imagine if all childhood vaccines could get delivered with an inhaler rather than shots; or wiping away tuberculosis bacteria in a patient's... 1 week
Researchers find manganese oxide-coated filters remove contaminants from hospital wastewater
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Penn State have developed a water filtration system that removes contaminants and reduces toxicity in hospital wastewater. 1 week
Sex and racial gaps for cardiac rehabilitation referral could be reduced
NEWS MEDICAL Substantial sex and racial gaps exist for cardiac rehabilitation referral at hospital discharge, especially among females, African-Americans, Hispanic and Asian patients leading to less favorable outcomes... 1 week
Low and high HDL cholesterol linked to higher risk of infectious disease
NEWS MEDICAL Most people recognize that there is a relationship between cholesterol levels and risk of heart disease. But new research from Copenhagen University Hospital and... 2 weeks
Women most at risk for heart failure weeks after giving birth
SCIENCE DAILY Heart failure is a leading cause of maternal morbidity and death in the US -- with the rate of pregnancy-related deaths more than doubling between 1987... 2 weeks
Women at highest risk for heart failure during postpartum period, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Heart failure is a leading cause of maternal morbidity and death in the U.S. -- with the rate of pregnancy-related deaths more than doubling... 2 weeks
This material uses energy from ambient light to kill hospital superbugs
SCIENCE-NEWS A quantum dot–powered material could help reduce the number of hospital-acquired infections, including those with drug-resistant bacteria. 2 weeks
WATCH: Hot off the press: Can peppers cause headaches?
ABC NEWS A man rushed to the hospital after participating in a chili-pepper-eating contest may have triggered a hot medical discovery. 2 weeks
Breast cancer therapy: All clear for the heart
SCIENCE DAILY Many breast cancer therapies cause damage to the heart. However, in the largest study of its kind so far, scientists have now shown that the risk of death from heart disease in... 2 weeks
Depression negatively impacts heart and stroke patients
SCIENCE DAILY People with cardiovascular disease who haven't been diagnosed with depression but are at high-risk for it are more likely to report worse healthcare experiences and use emergency room services more often than those diagnosed... 2 weeks
Dubai splashes billions on mega projects ahead of Expo
PHYS.ORG Dubai is splashing tens of billions of dollars on infrastructure and hospitality projects related to the international trade fair Expo 2020, Dubai-based BNC Network said in a report published Sunday. 2 weeks
Using the Microbiome to Predict the Risk of Cirrhosis-Associated Hospitalization
NEWS MEDICAL The microbiome is the collection of microorganisms that colonize the human body. Dr. Jasmohan Bajaj discusses the relationship between the microorganisms in the gut and cirrhosis, and how... 2 weeks
A trauma surgeon explains the bloody reality of keeping gunshot victims alive