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Hospital: 5 patients given overdoses may have been treatable  ABC NEWS · 7 hours
The Ohio hospital system investigating a doctor accused of ordering painkiller overdoses for dozens of patients says five who died may have received excessive doses when there still was a... more
Researchers use radio-telemetry to track the habitats of bottlenose dolphins  NEWS MEDICAL · 24 hours
Using telemetry units in hospitals to monitor patient health is standard practice. Now, a similar approach is proving to be invaluable for dolphins, too. more
A simple change can drastically reduce unnecessary tests for urinary tract infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
Tests to detect urinary tract infections (UTI) often are performed routinely in hospitals, even when patients don't have symptoms. more
Sustained smoking cessation can lower risk of seropositive RA  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Smoking is an important risk factor for developing the most common form of rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases, but a critical question remains: Can those who quit smoking delay or prevent RA or... more
Google makes it easier to find prescription drug disposal sites  TechCrunch · 1 day
In an effort to combat the opioid crisis, Google will begin labeling places where people can safely dispose of their prescription drugs. Now, users can find clearly labeled... more
Health-related Google searches doubled in week before ER visits  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Patients are often willing to share their Google search histories with medical researchers, revealing that many people do searches on their condition well before deciding to go to the hospital. more
Radio-tracking dolphins reveals intimate details about their behavior  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Using telemetry units in hospitals to monitor patient health is standard practice. Now, a similar approach is proving to be invaluable for dolphins, too. Researchers from Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic... more
Owlstone Medical and Shanghai Renji Hospital collaborate to initiate breath biopsy lung cancer trial  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Owlstone Medical Ltd., a global diagnostics company developing a breathalyzer for applications in early disease detection and precision medicine, and... more
Yale New Haven Children's Hospital becomes first in Connecticut to perform pediatric heart transplants  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Yale New Haven Children's Hospital (YNHCH) today announced that it has become the first hospital in Connecticut and Rhode Island... more
Acetaminophen significantly reduced in-hospital delirium  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Patients treated with acetaminophen demonstrated a significant reduction in in-hospital delirium. Moreover, those given acetaminophen also were more likely to have shorter stays in the intensive care unit, less breakthrough pain. Those patients who did experience delirium had... more
Shape-changing element holds key to anti-bacterial coating  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A University of Canterbury research team is another step closer to developing germ-proof surface coatings for environments such as hospitals, after an unexpected development in the lab. more
Physicians graduated outside the U.S. offer better care for Medicare patients with complex needs  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A study by a Massachusetts General Hospital research team indicates that internal medicine physicians who are graduates of medical schools... more
Early delivery due to scrapping of ‘baby cheque’ poses risks to babies  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A study by Libertad González, professor with the Department of Economics and Business at UPF and the Barcelona GSE; Cristina Borra and Almudena Sevilla,... more
Anti-cancer immunotherapy could be used to fight HIV  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre have shown that immunotherapy treatments against cancer could reduce the amount of virus that persists in people on triple therapy. more
Hospital, doctor face 3 new lawsuits over drug doses, deaths  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Three more wrongful-death lawsuits have been filed against an Ohio hospital system and a doctor accused of ordering potentially fatal doses of pain medication for dozens of patients more
New protocol could help physicians to rule out bacterial infections in infants  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new protocol could help emergency room physicians to rule out life-threatening bacterial infections among infants up to 2 months of age who have... more
New protocol can help identify febrile infants at low risk for serious bacterial infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A national research team led by UC Davis Health clinicians and researchers from the University of Michigan, Nationwide Children's Hospital... more
Febrile infants may not need painful tests, antibiotics, hospitalizations  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A national research team has derived and validated a new protocol for emergency departments that can determine which infant patients with fevers, age 60 days or younger, are at low... more
Study estimates how common, preventable are sepsis-related deaths in hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
This study estimates how common sepsis-related deaths are in hospitals and how preventable those deaths might be. more
Study reveals increase in readmission rates after introduction of flat-rate payments  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Seven years after the introduction of flat-rate payments at Swiss hospitals, a major study has revealed a slight increase in readmission rates. Researchers from the University... more
Teen sickened after schoolmate gives her marijuana edible  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A 13-year-old girl has been accused of giving edible marijuana gummy bears to some classmates at her school, causing another girl to be hospitalized more
Genetic variations in a fourth gene associated with higher ALL risk in Hispanic children  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have identified genetic variations in a fourth gene that are associated with an increased... more
Decolonization protocol after hospital discharge can prevent dangerous infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Hospital patients who have methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus can prevent future MRSA infections by following a standard bathing protocol after discharge, according to research results published in the February 14 issue... more
New eHealth tool shows potential to improve quality of asthma care  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new electronic decision support tool for managing asthma has the potential to improve the quality of asthma care in primary care settings, suggests a study... more
Hospital heart patients wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Children being treated for heart conditions participated in a Valentine’s Day photo shoot. more
WATCH: Hospital heart patients spread the love  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Children and infants being treated for heart conditions at Advocate Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois, participated in a Valentine's Day photo shoot. more
Quality of patient care does not improve after physician-hospital integration  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
In an age of increased integration between physicians and hospitals, regulators should continue to scrutinize proposed hospital mergers and take steps to maintain competition, according to a new... more
Cheap and easy cleaning routine wards off superbug infection  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A new study finds a way for people to cut their risk of developing a dangerous superbug infection after leaving the hospital more
Cleaning routine shows promise in curbing superbug infection  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A new study finds a way for people to cut their risk of developing a dangerous superbug infection after leaving the hospital more
Cryofixation and electron tomography reveals novel compartment in arbuscular mycorrhiza  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Agricultural productivity depends on supplying crops with adequate nutrients. To that end there is interest in using an ancient plant symbiosis with fungi to improve the ability of... more
Even as hospitals cut risky antibiotic use in-house, patients often go home with them  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Even as hospitals try to cut back on prescribing powerful but risky antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, a new study shows that... more
Apple lets veterans track their health records on the iPhone  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Active members of the military and those who've left the service who receive care through Veteran Health Administration hospitals will be able to view all their personal medical... more
Pregnant women who undergo gallbladder removal surgery experience longer hospital stays  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Pregnant women produce extra progesterone, which puts them at greater risk for gallstones. When the stones become problematic, causing painful attacks, a surgeon may recommend that... more
Relapse dreams more common in people with severe alcohol, drug addiction history  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Vivid dreams involving drinking and drug use are common among individuals in recovery. A study from the Massachusetts General Hospital Recovery Research Institute, published... more
Hospital tightens drug access, rules after excessive dosages  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The Ohio hospital system that found a doctor ordered possibly fatal doses of powerful painkillers for dozens of patients says it has tightened policies and drug access in its pharmaceutical services more
Study examines hospital readmissions for women with postpartum psychiatric diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 15% of women develop postpartum depression. Postpartum psychiatric diseases occur on a continuum and extreme manifestations are life-threatening and... more
Pharmacy officer leaves as hospital reviews excessive dosing  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
An Ohio hospital's chief pharmacy officer has left that job amid allegations that employees there ordered, approved and administered possibly fatal doses of pain medication for dozens of patients more
Researchers engineer more efficient Cas12a variants  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and MIT has engineered Cas12a variants that are able to target a wider range of protospacer adjacent motifs (PAMs). In their paper published in the... more
Research reveals critical immunological axis that triggers cancer-promoting chronic inflammation  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A Massachusetts General Hospital research team has identified interaction between two elements of the immune system as critical for the transformation of a protective immune response into chronic,... more
MGH researchers identify brain cells that modulate behavioral response to threats  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A team of investigators from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Regenerative Medicine has identified a population of brain cells that appears to play a... more
Surgical Skills could be improved with stress-free training  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
University of Houston and Methodist Hospital researchers are reporting in Scientific Reports that the best way to train surgeons is to remove the stress of residency programs and make surgery a hobby. more
Users complain of account hacks, but OkCupid denies a data breach  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
It’s bad enough that dating sites are a pit of exaggerations and inevitable disappointment, they’re also a hot target for hackers. Dating sites aren’t considered the... more
Abortion case shows Roberts firmly at Supreme Court's center  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Chief Justice John Roberts broke with the Supreme Court's other conservative justices and his own voting record on abortion to block a Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to have admitting... more
Does the presence of colleges and hospitals increase home prices?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Whether the presence of a college or hospital increases a home's value has to do with the institution's size and the ZIP code's population, says a new study... more
Suit: Pharmacy officer knew but didn't stop excessive dosing  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A new wrongful-death lawsuit alleges an Ohio hospital's chief pharmacy officer knew about staff prescribing, approving and administering excessive painkiller doses but didn't stop it from recurring more
Alphabet's Health Unit Verily Takes on the US Opioid Epidemic  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Verily plans to partner with hospitals in Ohio on a tech-heavy approach to treating people with substance-abuse disorders. more
Patient at Pennsylvania hospital doesn't have Ebola  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Pennsylvania's health department says Ebola has been ruled out as the cause of a patient's illness at a Philadelphia hospital more
As threats proliferate, so do new tools for protecting medical devices and hospitals  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Six months after an episode of “Homeland” showed hackers exploiting security vulnerabilities in the (fictional) Vice President’s pacemaker, Mike Kijewski, the founder... more
Patient at Pennsylvania hospital is being tested for Ebola  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A patient is being tested for Ebola at a hospital in Pennsylvania, although officials don't believe the person has the potentially deadly illness more
Government payment policies tied to hospital performance fail to improve patient safety, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Value-based incentive programs (VBIPs) aim to drive improvements in quality and reduce costs by linking financial incentives or penalties to... more
A reservoir of bacteria: Sink drains next to toilets in patient rooms may harbor dangerous organisms  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Sinks situated next to patient toilets in hospital rooms may be reservoirs for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase... more
Deadly vape explosion highlights safety gaps  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
An exploding vape killed a 24-year-old man named William Brown in Texas last week, CBS DFW reports — highlighting the ongoing lack of safety... more
MedStar experts collaborate with AMA to address patient safety, clinician burnout issues  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Marking the 10th anniversary of the landmark federal act that encouraged hospitals, clinics, and physician offices to adopt electronic health record systems, MedStar Health... more
Sinks next to toilets in hospital may be reservoirs for Klebsiella pneumonia carbapenemase  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Sinks situated next to patient toilets in hospital rooms may be reservoirs for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase, increasing the risk of dangerous germ... more
Researchers identify treatable mechanism in patients with schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
For reasons that are unclear, schizophrenia patients have fewer connections between the neurons in the brain. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, and Massachusetts General Hospital, USA, have now succeeded in creating human... more
Transparent hospital pricing exposes wild fluctuation, even within miles  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The federal government's new rule requiring hospitals to post prices for their services is intended to allow patients to shop around and compare prices, a step toward price transparency that... more
Opioid overdose epidemic likely to increase in the U.S in coming years  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A study from investigators at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Technology Assessment projects that the opioid overdose epidemic in the U.S. is likely... more
Medical News Today: UV light could reduce hospital-acquired infections  MNT · 3 weeks
Around 1 in 25 inpatients develop an infection while in the hospital. Using UV light to destroy microbes may help reduce this number significantly. more
Firearm injury survivors more likely to be readmitted to hospital for further treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Ten percent of firearm injury survivors will be readmitted to the hospital for further treatment within 90 days of their original injuries. more
New understanding could help improve prediction and prevention of depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In a new study, researchers from the Danish iPSYCH project demonstrate that people with the highest genetic propensity are over two and a half times as likely to... more
Hurricane Katrina's aftermath included increase in CVD hospitalization rates  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornados, and hurricanes are generally described in terms of wind speed, land area, and inches of rain. They're also described in terms of human costs,... more
Hurricane Katrina's aftermath included spike in heart disease hospitalizations  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Hospitalizations for cardiovascular disease rose precipitously in Orleans and Jefferson parishes after Hurricane Katrina. The increase in rates lasted for more than one month after landfall and rates were higher... more
New knowledge could help predict and prevent depression  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have demonstrated that people with the highest genetic propensity are over two and a half times as likely to be treated in a psychiatric hospital for depression compared to people with... more
Hospitals filling up in Europe's most polluted capital  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Children are missing school and hospitals are running out of beds as a noxious smog smothers Skopje, earning the small Macedonian city the grim distinction of being Europe's most polluted capital. more
Study reveals how glioblastomas resist the effects of antiangiogenic drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A study led by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the University of Cyprus reveals details of a way the dangerous brain tumors called glioblastomas resist the... more
The Latest: Brown U responds to criticism over use of pigs  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital say they abide by all federal regulations and follow strict protocols when using animals for training in emergency medicine more
Research finds steep rise in infection-related stroke due to opioid epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The opioid epidemic is fueling a steep rise in infection-related stroke hospitalizations, according to preliminary research to be presented in Honolulu at the American Stroke Association's... more
Hospitalized women with stroke less likely to get specialized medical evaluations  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Hospitalized women with ischemic stroke were less likely than men to be evaluated by stroke specialists and get specialized diagnostic tests, according to preliminary research to... more
Innovate UK awards major grant to develop Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare Profiler  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A partnership between the healthtech company Living With, the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, and the University of Bath has been awarded a major... more
Hospital charges thousands to man who fainted  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The biggest part of Matt Gleason's bill was the general ER fee. more
CHOP physician-researchers analyze opioid prescription patterns in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
As the opioid epidemic continues to plague the United States, physician-researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia analyzed prescription patterns in children. more
Report: Hospital fire in Slovenia kills 2, injures 1  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Slovenian media say a hospital fire in a northern town has killed two people more
Hospital patients' poor food intake is putting their health and lives at risk, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
For the 36 million Americans hospitalized each year, adequate nutrition plays a critical role in their health and... more
Community hospitals link arms with prestigious facilities to raise their profiles  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
After seven years of a vigorous fight, Jim Hart worried he was running out of options. Diagnosed with prostate cancer at age 60, Hart had undergone... more
Study adds more evidence to the link between hearing loss and cognitive decline  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Hearing loss affects tens of millions of Americans and its global prevalence is expected to grow as the world's population ages. A... more
German governing parties compromise in abortion dispute  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Germany's governing coalition has agreed to let doctors and hospitals state that they perform abortions, despite a long-running ban on advertising the procedure more
Study: Sleep Deprivation May Damage Your DNA  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
A new observational study by researchers from Hong Kong demonstrates that disrupted sleep is associated with DNA damage. The findings appear in... more
Effective support network can help create health centaurs, half professionals, and half managers  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
If hospital doctors around the world often struggle to become those health centaurs, half professionals and half managers, that modern healthcare organizations... more
Study shows why America needs more primary care doctors  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The United States health care system is generally centered around hospitals and specialty care. The value of primary care, however, has remained unclear and debated, in part due to limited... more
Fibrosis-targeting drugs may benefit patients with late-stage, metastatic breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team has found that the overgrowth of connective called fibrosis may block the effectiveness of immunotherapies against metastatic breast cancer. more
WATCH: Health emergency in Pacific Northwest involving measles outbreak  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The outbreak near Portland has affected 35 people in Oregon and Washington since Jan. 1, with 11 more cases suspected. Most of those infected are children under 10, and 1... more
NIAID-funded clinical trial of Ebola vaccines is underway at Cincinnati Children's  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A Phase 1 clinical trial of investigational vaccines intended to protect against Zaire ebolavirus (Ebola) is underway at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in the United... more
Researchers develop app to improve accessibility  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe have developed a new application, currently in beta, to facilitate the movement of people around the city of Valencia (Spain),... more
How to create health care centaurs, half doctors and half managers  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
If hospital doctors around the world often struggle to become those health centaurs, half professionals and half managers, that modern healthcare organizations need, the main responsibility... more
New app to improve accessibility developed  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers of the Universitat Politècnica de València and the Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe have developed a new application, currently in beta phase, to facilitate the movement of people around the city of Valencia (Spain),... more
Timeline shows investigation of alleged pain meds overdosing  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Investigations are underway into allegations that a doctor working for an Ohio hospital system ordered inappropriately high doses of pain medication to dozens of patients more
Ohio doc's license suspended amid review of hospital deaths  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Ohio's medical board has suspended the license of a doctor accused of ordering excessive and possibly fatal pain medicine for dozens of hospital patients without their families' knowledge more
The Latest: Doctor's license suspended after hospital deaths  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Ohio's medical board has suspended the license of a doctor accused of ordering excessive and possibly fatal pain medicine for dozens of hospital patients without their families' knowledge more
2 more lawsuits say doctor ordered lethal meds for patients  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Two new lawsuits allege hospital patients were negligently or intentionally given lethal doses of pain medicine ordered by an Ohio doctor without the families' knowledge more
Effective method for reducing hospital stay after 'whipple' operation  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Implementing a new recovery pathway speeds time to next treatment for pancreatic cancer patients by 15 days, without increasing complication rates. more
Doctor who ordered outsize pain meds kept working for weeks  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
An Ohio hospital says a doctor who ordered excessive and possibly fatal doses of pain medicine for dozens of patients kept working for weeks after a concern was... more
Low-cost changes could have significant effect on improving health of workforce of the NHS  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Making healthy food easier to access in hospital canteens and food outlets, as well as increasing healthy options and reducing... more
Evidence of atherosclerosis found in 16th-century mummies from Greenland  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
What secrets lie in the hearts of our ancestors? Signs of cardiovascular disease, for one, as a team of cardiovascular-imaging experts from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) recently helped discover. more
Study demonstrates beneficial effects of influenza vaccination on COPD patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study published in the January issue of CHEST establishes that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease face heightened risks of death, critical illness, and hospitalization if... more
Telephone follow-up by pharmacists benefits patients after hospital discharge  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study illustrates the benefits of having clinical pharmacists follow up, by telephone, with patients at risk of having medication-related issues after hospital discharge.... more
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