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Low rates of recommended treatment for tobacco dependence in patients hospitalized with SUDs  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Tobacco dependence is very common in patients hospitalized with substance use disorders (SUDs) – but most don't receive recommended treatment for tobacco... more
Prolonged transmission of a resistant bacterial strain in a Northern California hospital  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Researchers have used whole genome sequencing (WGS) to demonstrate transmission of a single bacterial strain that possessed a carbapenem-resistance gene in a northern California... more
'Michael Jackson drug' still prompts curiosity from patients  ABC NEWS · 2 days
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Dissemination of pathogenic bacteria by university student's cell phones  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New research has demonstrated the presence of S. aureus in 40% of the cell phones of students sampled at a university. S. aureus is a common cause of hospital and... more
Most preferred drug for HIV may not be as safe as suggested  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A study lead by researchers at the Institute of HIV Research, Medical Faculty of UDE and University Hospital Essen, stumbled over a potential toxicity... more
New technology replaces the standard way to repair a hole in the heart  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Rush University Medical Center is the first hospital in Chicago to use a new technology that enables specially trained physicians to use... more
Opioid poisoning rates higher and in a more diverse population, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A cohort study by Stony Brook University researchers of all payer hospital data on Long Island combined with census data indicates that opioid poisoning... more
Anyone can get hernias, especially after abdominal surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Anne Rhodes is back to doing what she loves after being treated for a hernia at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. Frankly, a hernia wasn't even on her radar. more
Flying insects in hospitals harbor pathogenic bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
More than 50% of bacteria recovered from flying insects in a group of English hospitals were resistant to one or more antibiotics, posing a potential infection risk to patients, according to a new study. more
The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust tops targets after adopting new imaging system  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust has been placed among the top six trusts nationwide in a review of radiology reporting standards... more
High postural sway increases postmenopausal women’s fracture risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Postural sway is an independent risk factor for bone fractures in postmenopausal women, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. more
Study reveals potential consequences of limiting ovarian cancer surgery to high-volume hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Limiting ovarian cancer surgery to high-volume hospitals could improve survival but may also reduce access for many rural and underserved patients, a new study... more
1 in 6 ER visits or hospital stays triggers 'surprise' bill  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Study: Roughly 1 in 6 ER visits or hospital stays triggers 'surprise' medical bill more
1 in 6 insured hospital patients get a surprise bill for out-of-network care  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
About 1 in 6 Americans were surprised by a medical bill after treatment in a hospital in 2017 despite having insurance, according... more
MRI imaging could guide treatment decisions for angina patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A 40 minute test for angina could help patients avoid an overnight stay in hospital, according to research funded by the NIHR Guy's and St Thomas' Biomedical Research Centre. more
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It's a new type of medical "epidemic" with serious implications, The Washington Post reports. more
Dietary supplement improves neuronal function of a patient with atypical Rett syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A multicentric translational research study carried out by groups of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, Sant Joan de Déu Hospital, the University of Barcelona,... more
Adequate protein intake linked with reduced risk of frailty  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Adequate intake of protein is associated with a reduced risk of frailty and prefrailty in older women, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio... more
Joint hypermobility related to anxiety, also in animals  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The relation between collagen laxity and anxiety in humans is widely known, but this relation has never been observed before in other species. A team of researchers led by professors Jaume Fatjó... more
Researchers identify genes linked with survival in children with biliary atresia  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have identified an expression pattern of 14 genes at the time of diagnosis that predicts two year, transplant-free survival... more
Revolutionary cancer drugs that target any tumor to be fast-tracked into hospitals by NHS  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Patients in England could be some of the first in the world to be treated with revolutionary cancer drugs that... more
$4.5M in settlements over deaths tied to doc in murder case  ABC NEWS · 5 days
An Ohio hospital system has reached nearly $4.5 million in settlements so far over the deaths of patients who allegedly received excessive painkiller doses ordered by... more
Many healthcare workers often care for patients while sick, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Large numbers of healthcare workers risk transmitting respiratory viruses to patients and co-workers by attending work even when they have symptoms, according to a study published... more
Hospital largely cleared in newborn cut from womb case  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Officials largely cleared a hospital for its handling of a Chicago woman accused of cutting the baby from a mother's womb, despite questions over why the hospital took weeks to... more
Hospital cleared in handling of newborn cut from mom's womb  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Officials have cleared a suburban Chicago hospital for its handling of a baby who was cut from his mother's womb and later died more
How to detect life on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
When MIT research scientist Christopher Carr visited a green sand beach in Hawaii at the age of 9, he probably didn't think that he'd use the little olivine crystals beneath his feet to one day search... more
Government policy and infrastructure have substantial impact on hospitalization of seniors  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Government policy and infrastructure have a substantial impact on hospitalization of older adults, according to a University of Waterloo study. more
Research sheds light on ‘black box’ of inpatient opioid use  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
People who receive opioids for the first time while hospitalized have double the risk of continuing to receive opioids for months after discharge compared with their hospitalized peers... more
Breastmilk antibody necessary to prevent necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new study from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh finds that an antibody in breastmilk is necessary to prevent necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)- an often deadly... more
Ochsner Hospital for Children joins national consortium to provide solutions for hypoplastic left heart syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Mayo Clinic's Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Ochsner Hospital for Children... more
How certain antibiotic combinations could defeat 'superbugs'  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
In hospitalized patients with bacterial infections, heteroresistance is more widespread than previously appreciated. This finding -- alarming on one level -- could also reveal ways to defeat apparently invincible bacteria. more
Shedding light on 'black box' of inpatient opioid use  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
People who receive opioids for the first time while hospitalized have double the risk of continuing to receive opioids for months after discharge compared with their hospitalized peers who are... more
Child death hike halts hospital's complex heart surgeries  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Complex pediatric heart surgeries will not be performed at North Carolina Children's Hospital because of an increase in patient deaths more
New tool will help implement more precise treatments for patients with cardiogenic shock  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
A joint research effort by the Hospital and the Instituto de Investigación Germans Trias i Pujol is characterizing and studying a new... more
NHS braces itself for more deaths following listeria outbreak  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The NHS is bracing itself for more deaths following an outbreak of listeria due to contaminated pre-packaged sandwiches given to hospital patients. more
Combining new tool with existing methods renders precise and patient-specific decision-making possible  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
A joint research effort by the Hospital and the Instituto de Investigación Germans Trias i Pujol is characterizing and studying a new cohort of... more
Innovative technique uses sensory nanoparticles to detect disease  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital are taking advantage of a unique phenomenon of nanoparticles to develop a test for early detection of different types of diseases, including cancer. more
Researchers exploit nanoparticles to develop test for early detection of different diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital are taking advantage of a unique phenomenon of nanoparticles to develop a test for early detection of different... more
Wearable sensors show how antibiotic-resistant bacteria spread through hospital wards  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
More than just strict hand hygiene practices are needed to control the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, say researchers. more
Kenya investigates patient with Ebola symptoms  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A Kenyan official says health experts are investigating a hospital patient who has Ebola-like symptoms more
Human contact responsible for spread of hospital infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
An observational study conducted in a French hospital showed that human contact was responsible for 90 percent of the spread of one species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to new patients, but less than... more
Heat wave hits Iraq—and sparks begin to fly  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Hospital ventilators shut down, football matches with obligatory water breaks and food spoiling in fridges without power: Iraq's notorious summer has arrived. more
Baby socks contain traces of bisphenol A and parabens, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A team of scientists from the University of Granada, the Biohealth Research Institute in Granada, the city's San Cecilio Clinical Hospital, and the Centre for Biomedical... more
New measure identifies patterns of pediatric antibiotic use around the world  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new measure has identified for the first time whether the most suitable antibiotics are being used to treat newborns and children in hospital on a... more
Simple follow-up 'aftercare' could reduce hospital readmissions in geriatric patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Costly hospital readmissions in geriatric patients could be nearly halved if the NHS offered simple follow-up 'aftercare' calls and home visits for patients, according to a new study. more
Study shows marked impairment of moral emotions in patients with frontotemporal dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A study conducted by Marc Teichmann and Carole Azuar at the Brain and Spine Institute in Paris (France) and at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital shows... more
5 die in UK listeria outbreak linked to hospital food  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The British government has ordered a review of hospital food after five patients died in a listeria outbreak linked to sandwiches and salads more
How to handle wildlife in your yard  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
I heard a local story of a man who, in his excitement to kill a rattlesnake, used the only thing he had available—his thermos bottle. The next scene in this drama has the man... more
Outbreak of Legionnaire's blamed on hot water system  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at a newly opened hospital outside Columbus has been traced to its hot water system more
Are we using biologic therapy properly?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The introduction of infliximab (Remicade), the first biologic therapy approved for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), did not result in lower rates of hospitalizations or intestinal surgeries among patients living with IBD in Ontario,... more
A widely used infusion pump can be remotely hijacked, say researchers  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
A hospital infusion pump widely used in hospitals and medical facilities has critical security flaws that allow it to be remotely hijacked and controlled, according to... more
Study: Biologic therapy did not reduce IBD-related hospitalizations and surgeries  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The introduction of infliximab, the first biologic therapy approved for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases, did not result in lower rates of hospitalizations or intestinal surgeries among... more
Lower risk of Type 1 diabetes seen in children vaccinated against 'stomach flu' virus  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Vaccinating babies against a virus that causes childhood 'stomach flu' greatly reduces their chance of getting so sick that they... more
Patient from Norwegian island with contaminated water dies  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Norwegian authorities say a patient from an island with contaminated water has died after being hospitalized with "gastrointestinal symptoms." more
Teen accused of leaving newborn in dumpster cited for abuse  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Authorities say a teenager accused of abandoning her newborn baby in a California dumpster in scorching heat was cited for child abuse and will be released to her... more
'Five star' hospitals often provide fewer services than other hospitals, new data suggests  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
If you're looking for a top-notch hospital with a wide range of services, narrowing your list to hospitals with a five-star patient... more
Electronic consultations in allergy and immunology may reduce need for specialist visits  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A study from Massachusetts General Hospital researchers finds that electronic consultations in allergy and immunology can simplify the process of providing the most appropriate... more
A 'one-two punch' approach to destroy cancerous ovarian cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre have developed a two-step combination therapy to destroy cancer cells. more
The Latest: UCLA did not report sexual assault post on Yelp  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A UCLA Health spokeswoman confirms the hospital system was aware of a Yelp post alleging a sexual assault by a former gynecologist but failed to act more
Norway officials trying to ID water contamination source  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Norwegian authorities say they have not yet identified the source of water contamination in southern Norway that sent dozens of people to the hospital more
Researchers succeed in conquering chronic infection with hepatitis B virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich, working in collaboration with researchers at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf and the University Hospital Heidelberg, have... more
Doctors urge hospitals to reconsider the type of fluids used to treat children with sepsis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Doctors have urged hospitals around the world to reconsider the type of fluids used to treat children gravely... more
Emergency department overcrowding not linked to delayed hospitalization or death in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Visiting a crowded pediatric emergency department in Canada may increase the likelihood of being hospitalized but is not linked to delayed hospitalization or death... more
Cvent acquires mobile event technology provider DoubleDutch  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
There’s some new consolidation in the mobile event technology space this morning, with news that the meetings, events and hospitality technology provider Cvent has acquired San Francisco-based mobile event app maker DoubleDutch. The deal... more
Mini-biographies help clinicians connect with patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Bob Hall was recovering from yet another surgery in March 2014 when a volunteer walked into his hospital room. It had been a rocky recovery since his lung transplant three months earlier at the William S.... more
Doctor killed 25 patients, officials say. Can they prove it?  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Legal experts say prosecutors face a legal hurdle as they pursue 25 murder charges against an Ohio doctor accused of ordering but not directly administering fatal painkiller doses... more
Early plans can improve quality of life for hospice patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Careful documentation of a hospice patient's end-of-life wishes - and prominently noting that information in health records early - could prevent unwanted hospitalizations and medical interventions, a new... more
Just a phage? How bacteria's predators can shape the gut microbiome  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The gut microbiome is a complex, interconnected ecosystem of species. And, like any ecosystem, some organisms are predators and some are prey. A new study led... more
Drugs designed with advanced computing technologies could help tackle hospital superbugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Hospital superbugs such as MRSA or E.coli could soon be under attack from a new generation of drugs designed with the help of advanced computing technologies... more
'Weekend effect' mortality rate in hospitals not a reliable indicator of care quality  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The higher mortality rate for weekend hospital admissions should not be used as an indicator of quality of care due to the... more
Rettsyndrome.org funds research that will benefit boys and girls with MECP2-related disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Rettsyndrome.org announced their funding of two new research projects today. Jeannie T. Lee, MD, Ph.D. of Massachusetts General Hospital is awarded a two-year ANGEL... more
Ohio doctor accused of murder in 25 patient deaths  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
An Ohio critical-care doctor has been arrested and charged with murder in the deaths of 25 hospital patients who authorities say were deliberately given overdoses of painkillers more
Doctor accused of murder in 25 patient overdose deaths  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
An Ohio critical care doctor has been arrested and charged with murder in the deaths of 25 hospital patients authorities say were deliberately given overdoses of painkillers more
The Latest: Lawyer says doc didn't try to euthanize people  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
An Ohio hospital system is pledging continued cooperation with authorities after a doctor was charged with 25 counts of murders in overdose deaths of patients more
The Latest: Doctor pleads not guilty in overdose deaths  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
An Ohio hospital system is pledging continued cooperation with authorities after a doctor was charged with 25 counts of murders in overdose deaths of patients more
The Latest: Hospital offers cooperation after doctor charged  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
An Ohio hospital system is pledging continued cooperation with authorities after a doctor was charged with 25 counts of murders in overdose deaths of patients more
Doctor charged with murder in painkiller overdose deaths  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Authorities are set to give an update on the criminal investigation of an intensive care doctor accused of ordering possibly fatal painkillers for dozens of Ohio hospital patients more
Prosecutor to discuss doctor accused of ordering fatal doses  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Authorities are set to give an update on the criminal investigation of an intensive care doctor accused of ordering possibly fatal painkillers for dozens of Ohio hospital patients more
Young children with community-acquired pneumonia receive unnecessary tests, antibiotics  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Preschool children with community-acquired pneumonia often receive unnecessary tests and treatment at outpatient clinics and emergency departments, according to a nationally representative study led by Todd Florin, MD, MSCE, from... more
More patients diagnosed amid Legionnaires' outbreak  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Health officials in Ohio say 10 people have now been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease amid an outbreak at a recently opened hospital near Columbus more
No tea or coffee, Indians warned, as heatwave continues  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Hospitals across the desert state of Rajasthan reported a surge in heatstroke cases Tuesday as fierce temperatures kept up for a fourth day across northern India. more
Hospital reports patient death amid Legionnaires outbreak  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Authorities say a patient has died amid an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in a recently opened central Ohio hospital more
Sweet! How C. difficile toxin A enters intestinal cells  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Clostridiodes difficile infection has become a leading cause of severe, sometimes fatal diarrheal illness. It flourishes best in hospitals and long-term care facilities where people are on long-term antibiotic treatment,... more
Robin Hood to rescue of rural hospitals? New math promised on Medicare payments  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
As rural hospital closures roil the country, some states are banking on a Trump administration proposal to change the way hospital payments... more
Laundry packet exposures increase in older children and adults, despite safety standards  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital... more
Countries' essential medicines lists differ from one another and WHO's model list, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Countries' essential medicines lists vary from one another and from the World Health Organization's model list, pointing to a potential... more
Study finds no increase in deaths from cardiac arrests at the weekend  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
People admitted to NHS hospitals with a cardiac arrest over the weekend do not face a higher risk of dying compared to those admitted... more
7 patients at new Ohio hospital diagnosed with Legionnaires'  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Ohio's health authority has ordered a newly opened hospital outside Columbus where seven patients have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease to immediately flush and disinfect its water lines and take... more
Human contact plays major role in the spread of some hospital-acquired infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
An observational study conducted in a French hospital showed that human contact was responsible for 90 percent of the spread of one species of... more
Human contact plays big role in spread of some hospital infections, but not others  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
An observational study conducted in a French hospital showed that human contact was responsible for 90 percent of the spread... more
Medivis gets FDA approval for its augmented reality surgical planning toolkit  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Augmented reality is coming to the operating room theater sooner than anyone may have predicted. Medivis, which launched its product suite earlier this year, has now... more
Advanced testing does not help predict major cardiac events, research shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Most patients seen in a hospital emergency department for chest pain did not experience major cardiac events within six months following discharge, new research from UC... more
Study identifies patterns of chronic lymphocytic leukemia growth  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
In patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, the rate of disease growth is apt to follow one of three trajectories: relentlessly upward, steadily level, or something in between, scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,... more
San Diego hospital reveals world's tiniest surviving baby  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
A San Diego hospital has announced the birth of an 8.6-ounce girl believed to be the world's tiniest surviving baby and says she has been discharged as a healthy infant more
Nanoscale bioabsorbable wound dressing  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Scientists are harnessing the combined power of organic nanomaterials-based chemistry and a natural product found in crustacean exoskeletons to help bring emergency medicine one step closer to a viable solution for mitigating blood loss, from the hospital to the battlefield. more
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