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About 15,000 strike at University of California hospitals
ABC NEWS Thousands of University of California medical workers began a three-day strike Tuesday against hospitals, clinics and campuses that prompted the rescheduling of thousands of surgeries and outpatient appointments 4 hours
Parent educational tools on pain relief help reduce babies' vaccination distress
SCIENCE DAILY Information provided to new parents in hospital about how to alleviate pain for their babies during vaccination resulted in more frequent use of pain interventions at... 6 hours
Antipsychotic Drugs Don't Ease ICU Delirium
NPR Though widely prescribed in hospital intensive care units to treat hallucinations and other signs of delirium, Haldol and similar drugs are no better than a placebo for such patients, a study finds. 6 hours
Scientists develop new class of compounds for treatment of progressive neurodegenerative disorder
NEWS MEDICAL St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have developed a new class of compounds that extended the lives and eased symptoms of mice with a... 10 hours
Construction is underway for second proton therapy system at Siteman Cancer Center
NEWS MEDICAL Mevion Medical System announces that construction is underway for a second proton therapy system at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University... 14 hours
Volunteering for peer counseling programs benefits people with lupus
NEWS MEDICAL Conventional wisdom has it that volunteering is good for you, and a study at Hospital for Special Surgery shows that to be true for people with lupus volunteering in a... 16 hours
Thousands strike University of California hospitals
ABC NEWS Thousands of University of California medical workers are walking off the job in a contract dispute that has prompted rescheduling of surgeries and thousands of outpatient appointments 16 hours
New topical gel can prevent pesticide-induced toxicity and lethality
NEWS MEDICAL Farmers are exposed to toxic pesticides, through skin contact and inhalation, during the spraying of pesticides. This is a severe health hazard. In the last year, from the Vidharbha region... 18 hours
Researchers develop promising targeted strategy to treat chemo-resistant blood cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa have developed a promising targeted strategy to treat chemotherapy-resistant acute myeloid leukemia and a diagnostic test to determine... 1 day
Antipsychotic Drugs Don't Ease ICU Delirium Or Dementia
NPR Though widely prescribed in hospital intensive care units to treat hallucinations and other signs of delirium, Haldol and similar drugs are no better than a placebo for such patients, a study finds. 1 day
Study reveals connection between two proteins known to be hyperactive in cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A team of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital has revealed a connection between mTORC1 and Src, two proteins known... 3 days
Renowned heart transplant program selects new leadership
ABC NEWS A Houston hospital is replacing the surgical director of its renowned heart transplant programs with two veteran transplant surgeons and a veteran transplant program executive 4 days
Heart transplant program changes chief after patient deaths
ABC NEWS A Houston hospital is replacing the surgical director of its renowned heart transplant programs with two veteran transplant surgeons and a veteran transplant program executive 4 days
Src regulates mTOR, a major player in cancer growth
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Middlemen suppliers can increase drug prices and hospital bills, say Johns Hopkins researchers
NEWS MEDICAL Hospitals should be cautious of group purchasing organizations, or entities that act as middlemen between health care providers and manufacturers, says Martin... 5 days
Targeting immune checkpoints in microglia could reduce out-of-control neuroinflammation
NEWS MEDICAL A group of Massachusetts General Hospital investigators is proposing that targeting immune checkpoints - molecules that regulate the activity of the immune system - in immune cells called microglia could... 6 days
WATCH: Neck collars providing answers to subconcussive impacts
ABC NEWS The specialized collar, developed by researchers at the Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, applies pressure to the back of the neck. 6 days
Could a simple collar help protect soccer player’s brain?
ABC NEWS Team sports build character, teach discipline and keep your kids healthy, but for some sports, like soccer and football, they could also increase their risk of brain injuries. Helping to... 6 days
Melania Trump visits babies, moms affected by opioid crisis
ABC NEWS First lady Melania Trump toured a hospital's neonatal care unit Wednesday to learn about the treatment being given to newborns suffering from opiate withdrawal, after she was initially delayed by... 6 days
New blood test could spare cancer patients from unnecessary chemotherapy
NEWS MEDICAL Cancer patients could be spared unnecessary chemotherapy - and its side effects - by a new blood test that is in clinical trials at more than 40 hospitals... 7 days
New automated model identifies dense breast tissue in mammograms
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed an automated model that assesses dense breast tissue in mammograms -- which is an independent risk factor for breast cancer --... 7 days
Researchers to develop new stem cell-based strategies for treating vision disorders
NEWS MEDICAL A team from the University of Pennsylvania, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and University of Wisconsin--Madison are launching a project to develop new strategies for treating vision... 7 days
Infectious diarrhea spores survive high temperatures of hospital laundering
SCIENCE DAILY Washing contaminated hospital bedsheets in a commercial washing machine with industrial detergent at high disinfecting temperatures failed to remove all traces of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), a bacteria that causes... 1 week
Study findings may explain sporadic outbreaks of C. difficile infections in hospitals
NEWS MEDICAL Washing contaminated hospital bedsheets in a commercial washing machine with industrial detergent at high disinfecting temperatures failed to remove all traces of Clostridium difficile... 1 week
Melania Trump to focus on opioids, newborns in hospital tour
ABC NEWS First lady Melania Trump will travel to Philadelphia to meet with families of children who were affected by exposure to opioids while in the womb 1 week
Influential Leapfrog Group jumps in to rate 5,600 surgery centers
NEWS MEDICAL The influential Leapfrog Group, which grades nearly 2,000 U.S. hospitals, is launching a national survey to evaluate the safety and quality of up to 5,600 surgery centers that... 1 week
Woman's Vomiting Bouts Tied to Mysterious Marijuana Syndrome. And Yes, Hot Showers Helped.
LIVE SCIENCE A woman who frequently ended up in the hospital with intense bouts of vomiting turned out to have a mysterious syndrome tied... 1 week
Notable improvement in brain cancer survival among younger patients but not much for elderly
NEWS MEDICAL A new study from Helsinki University Hospital, University of Helsinki and the Finnish Cancer Registry shows that survival after glioblastoma... 1 week
New blood test for pediatric brain tumor patients offers safer approach than surgical biopsies
NEWS MEDICAL A new blood test for children with brain tumors offers a safer approach than surgical biopsies and may allow doctors... 1 week
‘EinsteinVision’ that improves hand-eye coordination of surgeons introduced at Harefield Hospital
NEWS MEDICAL Patients in London are benefiting from ‘quicker, more accurate’ surgical procedures following the introduction of a ‘pioneering’ and ‘progressive’ 3D camera system which improves the hand-eye... 1 week
Rhode Island Hospital, Brown receive $800,000 grant to keep up fight against opioid epidemic
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital have been at the forefront of battling the opioid epidemic in Rhode... 1 week
Widower takes ban on military injury claims to Supreme Court
ABC NEWS Navy Lt. Rebekah Daniel bled to death within hours of childbirth at a Washington state military hospital, but her husband still doesn’t know exactly what happened. 2 weeks
Study: Affordable housing with supportive social services for senior citizens can reduce hospital use
NEWS MEDICAL Investing in affordable housing that offers supportive social services to senior citizens on Medicare has the potential to reduce hospital... 2 weeks
Researchers identify effective ketamine dosage levels for patients with treatment-resistant depression
NEWS MEDICAL A study led by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators identifies two subanesthetic dosage levels of the anesthetic drug ketamine that appear to provide significant symptom relief to... 2 weeks
Soyuz crew will spend one night in hospital for medical checks - Interfax
REUTERS The two-man U.S.-Russian crew of a Soyuz spacecraft, U.S. astronaut... 2 weeks
‘Grossly unfair’? Widower takes ban on military injury claims to Supreme Court
NEWS MEDICAL More than four years after Navy Lt. Rebekah Daniel bled to death within hours of childbirth at a Washington state military hospital, her husband... 2 weeks
Day of discharge after heart surgery does not affect hospital readmissions
NEWS MEDICAL Despite a common belief that weekend and holiday discharge after major heart surgery may impact hospital readmissions, research published online today in The Annals of Thoracic... 2 weeks
Columbia scientist and collaborators receive $11.3 million to find new targets against brain disease
NEWS MEDICAL Anthony Fitzpatrick, PhD, a Principal Investigator at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute and Columbia University Irving Medical Center, together with scientists from... 2 weeks
How To Prevent Brain-Sapping Delirium In The ICU
NPR People who suffer from prolonged delirium in the hospital are likely to develop long-term mental problems like dementia. Doctors have come up with techniques they say can reduce delirium in the ICU. 2 weeks
Finding answers for patients with rarest of rare diseases
ABC NEWS Some patients with mysterious symptoms get answers through a network of hospitals that tackle the rarest of rare diseases 2 weeks
Prevalence of virulent K. pneumoniae strains among neonates is higher than was previously thought
NEWS MEDICAL The research was conducted by Kazan Federal University, Kazan State Medical University, City Clinical Children's Hospital N 1, and Republican... 2 weeks
Ideal protein to help seniors rebuild lost muscle
SCIENCE DAILY While exercise buffs have long used protein supplements to gain muscle, new research suggests one protein source in particular, whey protein, is most effective for seniors struggling to rebuild muscle lost from... 2 weeks
Infective endocarditis increases tenfold in North Carolina
SCIENCE DAILY A side effect of opioid use is an infection of the heart valves called drug-associated infective endocarditis. Researchers have found a tenfold increase in the number of hospitalizations and surgeries for endocarditis in the... 2 weeks
WATCH: What to know about rare disease causing partial paralysis in children
ABC NEWS The UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh has confirmed three children are receiving treatment for a rare neurological disease that can lead to partial paralysis. 2 weeks
Study shows people died from body fluid vaporization due to pyroclastic flows from Vesuvius
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers at the Federico II University Hospital in Italy has found evidence that suggests many people living... 2 weeks
Whey protein found to be most effective for seniors struggling to rebuild lost muscle
NEWS MEDICAL While exercise buffs have long used protein supplements to gain muscle, new research from McMaster University suggests one protein source... 2 weeks
Researchers implement automated program to screen for malnutrition in hospitalized children
NEWS MEDICAL A team of clinicians, dietitians and researchers has created an automated program to screen for malnutrition in hospitalized children, providing daily alerts to healthcare providers so... 2 weeks
Research explores whether increasing Medicare payments can improve nursing facility care
NEWS MEDICAL Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University Center for Aging Research investigators are testing whether providing nursing homes and the doctors and nurse practitioners who care for their... 2 weeks
New project aims to improve long-term patient monitoring through remote assessment
NEWS MEDICAL Under conventional medical practice, monitoring long-term patients is done in the clinic or hospital, assessing such things as treatment effects, adverse events and disease course. 2 weeks
King's College researchers awarded £2.3 million for new trial to treat liver disease
NEWS MEDICAL Dr Mark McPhail from the Department of Inflammation Biology, School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences and Dr Vishal Patel from the Institute... 2 weeks
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