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Early follow-up by physician for patients after ED discharge lowers rates of death or re-admissions  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 minutes
For patients who receive emergency department care for heart failure, early follow-up by a physician within 7 days... more
Study finds epigenetic differences in the brains of individuals with schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
A study using a PET scan tracer developed at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital has identified, for the first time, epigenetic... more
Researchers study abnormal blood glucose levels of patients after hospital discharge  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
University of Minnesota Medical School researchers decided to delve into an area where little data currently exists. They wanted to know what happens after these patients... more
Study finds increasing rate of hospitalizations among homeless individuals  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A homeless individual is one who lacks fixed and reliable housing, and it is estimated that 553,000 people fit that description on any given night in the United States. more
WATCH: Murdered mom said daughter suffered from illnesses and needed wheelchair, feeding tub  ABC NEWS · 3 days
In between hospital stays, Gypsy and her mom Dee Dee Blanchard traveled to sporting events, galas and theme parks, and lived in... more
Study sheds new light on disease-spreading mosquitoes  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
When the West Nile virus (WNV) was initially isolated in two patients at a Queens, N.Y., hospital in the summer of 1999, it would have been hard to anticipate how quickly one common species... more
World's largest AI-powered medical research network launched by OWKIN  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
OWKIN today announced the world's largest AI-powered medical research network. The OWKIN Loop Network is comprised of 44 prestigious hospitals and research institutions across the US and Europe, including Cleveland... more
Researchers discover new mechanism behind spread of malignant pleural mesothelioma  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Malignant pleural mesothelioma is divided into three subtypes, one of which is particularly aggressive. Researchers from the Comprehensive Cancer Center of MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital have... more
Researchers shine new light on disease-spreading mosquitoes  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
When the West Nile virus (WNV) was initially isolated in two patients at a Queens, N.Y., hospital in the summer of 1999, it would have been hard to anticipate how quickly one common species... more
New ingestible capsule can be controlled using Bluetooth wireless technology  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers at MIT, Draper, and Brigham and Women's Hospital have designed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled using Bluetooth wireless technology. The capsule, which can be customized... more
Chronic rhinitis associated with hospital readmissions for asthma and COPD patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Patients hospitalized for either asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have a higher risk of being readmitted for a hospital stay within 30 days of release... more
New mouse model shows potential for rapid identification of promising muscular dystrophy therapies  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A Massachusetts General Hospital research team has created a new mouse model of a common form of muscular dystrophy with the potential... more
Blood test helps identify distinct molecular signatures in children with cystic fibrosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers at Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and colleagues, used a blood test and... more
Intellectually active lifestyle confers protection against neurodegeneration in Huntington's patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers from the Cognition and Brain Plasticity research group of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute and the University of Barcelona, in collaboration with several hospitals, have discovered that... more
Cold-stunned turtles flown from New England to Florida Keys  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Officials say 32 cold-stunned Kemp's ridley sea turtles rescued off New England's coast have arrived in the Florida Keys to warm up at the Turtle Hospital. more
Moderate alcohol consumption linked with lower risk of hospitalization  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A study of the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention of I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed, in collaboration with the Department of Nutrition of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, highlights that... more
Brigham researchers develop automated, low-cost tool to predict a woman's ovulation  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital are developing an automated, low-cost tool to predict a woman's ovulation and aid in family planning. more
Innovative care model for children with ASD reduces use of behavioral drugs in ED  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
An innovative care model developed by Nemours Children's Hospital for children with autism spectrum disorders in the emergency department reduces... more
Researchers develop smartphone-based ovulation test  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital are developing an automated, low-cost tool to predict a woman's ovulation and aid in family planning. Capitalizing on advancements in several areas, including microfluidics, artificial intelligence (AI) and the ubiquity of smartphones,... more
Researchers capture high-resolution X-ray and NMR image of key immune regulator  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital provides a biophysical and structural assessment of a critical immune regulating protein called human T-cell immunoglobulin... more
Researchers compare health outcomes for VA and non-VA hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The Veterans Health Administration is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at 1,243 health care facilities, including 172 VA Medical Centers and 1,062 outpatient... more
Ezogabine treatment reduces motor neuron excitability in ALS patients, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Brian Wainger, MD, PhD, of the Healey Center for ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital presented initial, top-level results of a recently completed phase 2 clinical trial... more
Researchers image atomic structure of important immune regulator  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital provides a biophysical and structural assessment of a critical immune regulating protein called human T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain containing protein-3 (hTIM-3).... more
Romania hospital says 39 babies now diagnosed with superbug  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Romania hospital says 39 babies now diagnosed with drug-resistant superbug, triple last month more
Slovak hospitals hold new Roma mothers against their will  ABC NEWS · 7 days
An AP investigation has found that women and their newborns in Slovakia are often unjustifiably detained in hospitals across the European Union country, breaking its own laws and leaving Roma... more
Roma mothers held in Slovak hospitals against their will  ABC NEWS · 7 days
An AP investigation has found that women and their newborns in Slovakia are often unjustifiably detained in hospitals across the European Union country, breaking its own laws and leaving Roma... more
New mothers and babies often detained in Slovak hospitals  ABC NEWS · 7 days
An AP investigation has found that women and their newborns in Slovakia are often unjustifiably detained in hospitals across the European Union country, breaking its own laws and leaving Roma... more
Asbestos found in most NHS hospitals finds BBC inquiry  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
An inquiry led by the BBC has found that nine out of ten NHS hospitals have asbestos. The inquiry included 211 trust hospitals of which 198 agreed that they used... more
Researchers explore why and how Mediterranean diet may mitigate cardiovascular risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health offers insights from a... more
Medical News Today: Weight may affect the risk of flu hospitalization  MNT · 1 week
Hospitalization due to flu or flu-like viruses is more likely in underweight adults or those with obesity in the morbid range or higher, says a new... more
Chile court declares abortion regulation unconstitutional  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Chile's Constitutional Court has thrown out a regulation that prohibited some private hospitals and clinics from refusing to perform legal abortions more
How molecular partners form dynamic scaffolding for protein machinery  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have mapped key details of how molecular partners regulate assembly of protein-making factories called ribosomes. more
We tested the Apple Watch EKG against a hospital EKG video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
How does the new EKG feature on the Apple Watch work, and what can it tell you about your heart? more
Too few fully trained nurses linked to daily 3 percent rise in patient death risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Admission to a hospital ward with below average numbers of fully trained (registered) nurses to care for patients... more
Two Point Hospital gets Bigfoot DLC on PC  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Two Point Hospital is about to get even better. Recently, Sega and Two Point Studios releases a hilarious Theme Hospital successor called Two Point Hospital. The announcement trailer was quirky and featured... more
Underweight or morbidly obese adults have higher risk of being hospitalized with flu-like illness  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses study found that adults who are underweight or morbidly obese have an elevated... more
CEASE intervention enhances delivery of smoking cessation assistance for breastfeeding mothers  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A study led by MassGeneral Hospital for Children researchers demonstrates that an MGHfC-developed program designed to help the parents of pediatric patients quit smoking can increase... more
Novel approach gives new insights into formation of neurons in mammalian adult brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A team of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, the Texas Heart Institute and Texas Children's Hospital has developed a powerful new... more
Physician-scientists present updated efficacy data on CAR T-cell gene immunotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Physician-scientists from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia presented updated efficacy and safety data on Kymriah--the first-ever U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved personalized CAR T-cell gene immunotherapy for aggressive... more
How body image concerns in young men contribute to increase in hospital cases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
"Recent media reports highlighting NHS statistics which show a rapid increase in the number of boys and young men being admitted to... more
CAR-T cell therapy appears to be promising option for treating large B-cell lymphoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
So-called CAR-T cell therapy is a promising option for treating around a fifth of patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. That is... more
Researchers identify link between obese teens' sleep health and insulin sensitivity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at Children's Hospital Colorado have identified a connection between overweight and obese teens' sleep health and their insulin sensitivity. more
Expanded use of tele-emergency services can help strengthen rural hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study from the University of Iowa finds rural hospitals that use tele-medicine to back up their emergency room health care providers not only save money, but... more
Study finds women in hospital medicine to face major obstacles during pregnancy and work  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Women in hospital medicine face major obstacles during pregnancy, parental leave and returning to work, prompting a discussion about gender... more
APNewsBreak: Assaults increase at Washington mental hospital  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Interviews and public records obtained by The Associated Press show assaults by patients at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital are on the rise. more
Increasing mental health problems related to drug use in over 55's  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Reports have shown that individuals aged over 45 years are increasingly being admitted to hospitals with mental health problems related to drug use. The number of... more
APNewsBreak: Washington mental hospital sees rise in attacks  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
An Associated Press investigation has found an increase in assaults by patients at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital more
Using nanocarrier-delivered microRNA to target sepsis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
One in three patients who die in the U.S. dies of sepsis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is one of the leading causes of death in intensive care units and, with... more
Medicare cuts payments to nursing homes whose patients keep ending up in hospital  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The federal government has taken a new step to reduce avoidable hospital readmissions of nursing home patients by lowering a year's worth... more
Study provides new insights into how prions enter the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The spread of prions to the brain does not occur by direct transmission across the blood-brain barrier, according to a study published November 29 in the open-access journal... more
APNewsBreak: Assaults surge at Washington mental hospital  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Thousands of nurses, mental health technicians and even security guards have been punched, kicked, knocked unconscious, bitten and suffered other injuries that resulted in medical care and time off work at Washington's largest psychiatric... more
Study reveals significant increase in hospitalization rates among homeless adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Hospitalization rates among homeless adults have increased sharply in recent years, with a very different set of causes from those in non-homeless individuals, reports a study in the... more
China’s Infervision is helping 280 hospitals worldwide detect cancers from images  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Until recently, humans have relied on the trained eyes of doctors to diagnose diseases from medical images. Beijing-based Infervision is among a handful of artificial intelligence startups... more
Romania shuts hospital after babies diagnosed with superbug  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Romanian health authorities temporarily close a maternity hospital in the capital after 13 babies born there were diagnosed with a drug-resistant bug more
Scoring models underestimate risk of hospital readmission in neurocritical care patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Scoring models used to predict 30-day readmission risk in the general hospital population may not accurately predict readmissions for patients in the neurocritical care unit, reports... more
New York hospitals to repay victims charged for rape kits  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Six New York hospitals have agreed to repay sexual assault victims who were illegally charged as much as $3,000 for rape examinations that should've been billed to the... more
With these nanoparticles, a simple urine test could diagnose bacterial pneumonia  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Pneumonia, a respiratory disease that kills about 50,000 people in the United States every year, can be caused by many different microbes, including bacteria and viruses.... more
Increasing staffing levels could reduce cesarean delivery use  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
High staffing levels for obstetricians and midwives at hospital maternal units are associated with lower cesarean rates, according to a new study. more
Iranian hacking spree hit hospitals, other entities in 43 US states  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Two Iranian hackers charged Wednesday in a federal indictment were accused of attacking the computer networks of hospitals and other targets in 43 states, a broad... more
Charity Extra Life hosting livestream with Xbox this weekend (update)  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Be sure to tune in. Updated November 29, 2018: Microsoft revealed images of some of the prizes up for grabs. On November 30, 2018 starting at 12 PM... more
US Indicts Iranian Hackers Responsible for Deploying 'SamSam' Ransomware  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
The 34-month long hacking scheme wreaked havoc on hospitals, schools, companies and government agencies. more
Researchers discover pathway for enhancing the self-repair efforts of injured kidneys  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A team of researchers led by Jonathan Stamler, MD, of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, has discovered a... more
Researchers examine the experiences of veterans receiving both cancer treatment and hospice care  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Veterans Health Administration hospitals offer something Medicare does not: In some cases, treatments meant to alter the course of a disease can... more
Researchers identify first genetic risk variants for ADHD  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A major international collaboration headed by researchers from the Danish iPSYCH project, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium has... more
Bay Area's Zuckerberg Hospital may be getting a name change - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
A San Francisco politician wants the Facebook CEO's name removed from the hospital following recent scandals. more
Charity Extra Life hosting livestream with Xbox this weekend  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Be sure to tune in. On November 30, 2018 starting at 12 PM ET, the charity Extra Life will stream a show on Mixer with Team Xbox. The show will... more
Electric scooters are sending scores of people to the hospital video - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Emergency room doctors see an uptick of injuries happening with this new form of transportation. more
MGH researchers use advanced imaging technology to measure magnetite levels in the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Investigators at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital have used magnetoencephalography - a technology that measures brain activity... more
Study: Intermittent fasting not superior to conventional calorie restriction diets  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Intermittent fasting helps lose weight and promotes health. However, it is not superior to conventional calorie restriction diets, scientists from the German Cancer Research Center and Heidelberg University... more
Trial results show minimally invasive retinal detachment improves outcomes in patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A minimally invasive treatment for retinal detachment gives patients sharper vision, less distortion and reduced side-effects, according to the findings of a randomized controlled trial performed... more
Researchers identify sepsis symptoms that contribute to patient mortality  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Using patient records from 210,289 hospital visits between 2013 and 2016, Drexel University researchers have identified the specific symptoms that put patients at the greatest risk of dying from sepsis... more
Hospital in China denies links to world’s first gene-edited babies  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
News of the world’s first ever gene-edited human babies being born in China caused a huge stir on Monday after the MIT Technology Review and the Associated Press brought the project to light.... more
ISS microbes should be monitored to avoid threat to astronaut health  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Strains of the bacterium Enterobacter, similar to newly found opportunistic infectious organisms seen in a few hospital settings, have been identified on the International Space Station... more
ISS microbes should be monitored to avoid threat to astronaut health  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Strains of the bacterium Enterobacter, similar to newly found opportunistic infectious organisms seen in a few hospital settings, have been identified on the International Space Station... more
Anabolic steroids linked to higher rates of premature death in men  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Men who use androgenic anabolic steroids -- such as testosterone -- may face a higher risk of early death and of experiencing more hospital admissions, according... more
Anabolic steroids may increase risk of early death in men  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Men who use androgenic anabolic steroids—such as testosterone—may face a higher risk of early death and of experiencing more hospital admissions, according to a new Journal of Internal Medicine study. more
Study highlights need for better screening tools to detect maternal sepsis  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A woman lies in her hospital bed. Her heart rate is elevated, she has a slight fever and an elevated white blood cell count. more
NTU and TTSH join forces to improve doctor-patient communication  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A joint study by researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and clinicians at Tan Tock Seng Hospital has yielded insights into how doctors can better communicate the value of clinical... more
A/B testing: how offline businesses are learning from Google to improve profits  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The market testing that helped give us the Google search we know today is being emulated by industries from hospitality to manufacturing to help... more
Self-care program for COPD patients reduces emergency room visits and burdensome symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that a program designed to enhance self-care and lead to more seamless management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in adults successfully... more
Survey: Misconceptions about opioid use undermine pain control among Asian cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Misconceptions about the use of strong opioids showed to undermine optimal pain control among Asian cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy according to a... more
Gut protein mutations protect against spikes in blood glucose levels  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Why is it that, despite consuming the same number of calories, sodium and sugar, some people face little risk of diabetes or obesity while others are at higher... more
Noise pollution in hospitals: A rising problem  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Noise in hospitals is a common concern among patients, families and staff. In the UK, 40 percent of hospital patients are bothered by noise at night. more
First modeling system developed for testing age-specific human immune responses to vaccines  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A team of scientists at Boston Children's Hospital has developed the first modeling system for testing age-specific human immune responses to vaccines -- outside... more
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