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Flu vaccine prevents hospitalization in children, study shows
SCIENCE DAILY Children vaccinated against influenza are significantly less likely to experience serious complications from the virus that could land them in hospital, new research has found. 24 hours
Asthma attacks reduced in tree-lined urban neighborhoods
SCIENCE DAILY People living in polluted urban areas are far less likely to be admitted to hospital with asthma when there are lots of trees in their neighborhood, a new study has found. 1 day
Midwifery care at hospitals is associated with fewer medical interventions
SCIENCE DAILY Women who gave birth at hospitals with a larger percentage of midwife-attended births were less likely to have two specific medical interventions, cesarean delivery and episiotomy, a new,... 1 day
Tree cover linked to fewer asthma cases in polluted urban neighborhoods
NEWS MEDICAL People living in polluted urban areas are far less likely to be admitted to hospital with asthma when there are lots of trees in their neighborhood,... 1 day
Heart failure patients with type 2 diabetes have higher hospitalization, death rates
NEWS MEDICAL A new study has found that heart failure patients with pre-existing type 2 diabetes have higher hospitalization and death rates, but that keeping blood... 1 day
Escaped hospital patient aimed to show he could be outside
ABC NEWS A Hawaii psychiatric patient who acknowledges killing a woman nearly four decades ago said he escaped from his hospital and flew to California to prove he could live... 2 days
The Latest: Escaped patient says he needed to prove himself
ABC NEWS A man who escaped from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital nearly four decades after he told police he shot and stabbed a woman in a shopping mall parking lot... 2 days
AP Exclusive: Hawaii psychiatric hospital had 17 escapes
ABC NEWS AP Exclusive: More than a dozen escapes have occurred over the past eight years at a Hawaii psychiatric hospital where a dangerous patient walked off the grounds and made it to California... 2 days
Discontinuity of care puts older patients at higher risk of emergency hospitalization
SCIENCE DAILY Discontinuity of care puts older patients at higher risk of emergency hospitalization. 2 days
AP Exclusive: 17 escapes from Hawaii hospital since 2010
ABC NEWS AP Exclusive: More than a dozen escapes have occurred over the past eight years at a Hawaii psychiatric hospital where a patient described as dangerous walked off the grounds and... 3 days
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CBC Make no mistake: what's happening in the cases of Taquisha McKitty and Shalom Ouanounou is that... 3 days
New study identifies chemical receptors in cells to reduce drug resistance
NEWS MEDICAL The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the leading cause of hospital-acquired infections. The pathogen is resistant to many antibiotics so treating those infections, particularly in patients with... 3 days
Study identifies molecular pathway critical to development of fibrosis
NEWS MEDICAL A study led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital and University Health Network in Toronto has identified a molecular pathway that appears to be critical to the development of fibrosis... 3 days
Discontinuity of care for older patients increases risk of emergency hospital admissions
NEWS MEDICAL Older patients who experience more discontinuity of care in general practice are at higher risk of emergency hospital admissions. 3 days
Potential cell receptors to reduce antibiotic resistance identified
SCIENCE DAILY The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the leading cause of hospital-acquired infections. The pathogen is resistant to many antibiotics so treating those infections, particularly in patients with compromised immune systems, is difficult. A... 3 days
Study finds lack of follow-up care for more than two-thirds of children with concussion
NEWS MEDICAL In a study that looked at data over a 10-year period, York University researchers, in collaboration with Children's Hospital of... 3 days
Study finds potential cell receptors to reduce antibiotic resistance
PHYS.ORG The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the leading cause of hospital-acquired infections. The pathogen is resistant to many antibiotics so treating those infections, particularly in patients with compromised immune systems, is... 3 days
MGH researchers develop potential alternative to gadolinium-based MRI contrast agents
NEWS MEDICAL A team of Massachusetts General Hospital researchers has developed a potential alternative to gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) for magnetic resonance imaging. 3 days
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Hope for dogs with most common cardiorespiratory disease
PHYS.ORG Open-heart surgery to address the most common cardiorespiratory disease in dogs has been performed for the first time in Australia, at the University of Sydney's Veterinary Teaching Hospital.  3 days
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CBC For the first time in Canada, a team of surgeons... 4 days
Labor induction at 40 weeks associated with lower risk of perinatal mortality
SCIENCE DAILY Induction of labor at 40 weeks in nulliparous women aged 35 and older is associated with reduced risk of in-hospital perinatal death, according to... 4 days
ACA program to reduce hospital readmissions not all it's cracked up to be
SCIENCE DAILY A federal program that has been shown to reduce hospital readmissions may not have been as successful as it appears, researchers report. 4 days
CHLA receives more than $1 million from St. Baldrick's Foundation for cancer research
NEWS MEDICAL Three physician-researchers with the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have been awarded more than $1... 4 days
surgeons repair spina bifida in fetus for first time in canada hospitals say Surgeons repair spina bifida in fetus for first time in Canada, hospitals say
CBC For the first time in Canada, a team of surgeons... 4 days
Evidence-based approach to treating post-delivery pain in new moms during opioid crisis
SCIENCE DAILY Women who undergo vaginal delivery often do not require opioids to manage pain after hospital discharge, concludes a study. In addition, the quantity of... 4 days
Heart's pumping function is not an indicator of heart failure survival rates
SCIENCE DAILY Contrary to popular practice, a measure of the heart's pumping function known as 'left ventricular ejection fraction' is not associated with the long-term outcomes... 4 days
Some states roll back ‘retroactive Medicaid,’ a buffer for the poor — and for hospitals
NEWS MEDICAL If you're poor, uninsured and fall seriously ill, in most states if you qualify for Medicaid — but... 5 days
Man: Psychiatric hospital staff tormented, kicked brother
ABC NEWS A man says his brother was abused repeatedly by staff at Connecticut's only maximum-security psychiatric hospital and has urged lawmakers to look more deeply into the case and make changes 5 days
Police: Man shoots doctor outside hospital, kills himself
ABC NEWS Police say a man shot a doctor in an Ohio hospital parking lot before killing himself 5 days
Shooting in hospital parking lot leaves 1 dead, 1 injured
ABC NEWS A shooting in an Ohio hospital parking lot has left one person dead and another injured and has caused the hospital and nearby schools to go into lockdown 5 days
Reduction in common heart hormone associated with improved outcomes and lower mortality
SCIENCE DAILY Heart failure patients discharged from the hospital with a reduced level of a common hormone produced by the heart had significantly lower rates of... 5 days
Heart attack and stroke patients prescribed statin medication upon discharge have better outcomes
SCIENCE DAILY Patients with a prior history of heart attacks or stroke have better outcomes when cholesterol-lowering medications are used after they're discharged from... 5 days
Program to reduce hospital readmissions linked with increased risk of death among HF patients
SCIENCE DAILY Implementation of a program designed to reduce hospital readmissions was associated with a reduction in the rate of readmissions, but... 5 days
Is your own MD best in the hospital? Study eyes hospitalists
ABC NEWS Study suggests old-fashioned family doctor style of medicine could be lifesaving for elderly hospital patients 5 days
Federal policy to reduce re-hospitalizations is linked to increased mortality rates
SCIENCE DAILY Federal policymakers five years ago introduced the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program to spur hospitals to reduce Medicare readmission rates by penalizing them if they didn't. A... 5 days
Reduced level of common heart hormone linked to lower readmission and death rates
NEWS MEDICAL Heart failure patients discharged from the hospital with a reduced level of a common hormone produced by the heart had significantly lower... 6 days
Heart attack, stroke patients have improved outcomes when statins are prescribed after discharge
NEWS MEDICAL Patients with a prior history of heart attacks or stroke have better outcomes when cholesterol-lowering medications are used after they're discharged from... 6 days
Hospital Readmission Reduction Program linked to increase in death rates, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Federal policymakers five years ago introduced the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program to spur hospitals to reduce Medicare readmission rates by penalizing them if they... 6 days
Delhi smog shortening lives, say doctors as hospitals fill up
PHYS.ORG In the emergency ward of a Delhi hospital, men and women gasp for breath as they wait to be treated for symptoms triggered by the choking blanket of... 6 days
Paramedic driving patient requires overdose rescue
ABC NEWS An Ohio firefighter-paramedic driving an overdose patient to the hospital needed rescue himself 1 week
Recommendations to prevent heart failure hospitalizations
NEWS MEDICAL Heart failure (HF) affects approximately 5.7 million adults in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If not properly managed, HF can lead to frequent hospitalizations. 1 week
Digital 3-D-fabrication technology for nursing and healthcare
PHYS.ORG 3-D printing technology has important medical applications, such as manufacturing prosthetic parts, implants, and models of human organs. Here, researchers at Keio University in Tokyo, describe the potentially important role of 3-D printing in... 1 week
HELP program for older adults reduces hospital readmissions rates
NEWS MEDICAL The Hospital Elder Life Program, or HELP, is an evidence-based treatment plan developed in the 1990s to prevent hospitalized older adults from developing delirium (the medical term for sudden confusion). 1 week
Increasing hydroxyurea dose linked to reduction in hospitalization for young sickle cell anemia patients
NEWS MEDICAL St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have shown that using the drug hydroxyurea to boost average fetal hemoglobin levels above... 1 week
Parity laws may not fully address affordability for patients needing cancer drugs
NEWS MEDICAL State laws designed to ensure that the pill form of cancer drugs is not more costly than treatments given through an infusion in a... 1 week
New PEth test could accurately identify alcohol misuse in critically ill patients
NEWS MEDICAL A simple blood test for a compound called PEth can accurately identify critically ill hospital patients who misuse alcohol, a study has found. 1 week
Standards to iron out 'weekend effect' in English hospitals don't make any difference
SCIENCE DAILY The introduction of four priority standards for emergency care in hospitals in England has not made any difference to curbing excess deaths... 1 week
Autoimmunity may underlie newly discovered painful nerve-damage disorder
SCIENCE DAILY An analysis of the medical records of patients treated at Massachusetts General Hospital for an often-mysterious condition involving damage to small nerve fibers supports the hypothesis that some cases are caused by... 1 week
MGH researchers identify first effective treatment option for autoimmune small-fiber polyneuropathy
NEWS MEDICAL An analysis of the medical records of patients treated at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) for an often-mysterious condition involving damage to small nerve fibers supports the... 1 week
New gene therapy trial for X-linked myotubular myopathy offers hope to children
NEWS MEDICAL Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago is one of the few centers participating in ASPIRO, an international Phase 1/2 clinical trial of a... 1 week
New inpatient program can be powerful tool to close gap in addiction treatment
NEWS MEDICAL A new program at Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction is showing that connecting patients to addiction treatment when they are... 1 week
Doctors tell their stories about the effects of mass shootings
ABC NEWS The trauma of mass shooting on hospitals and doctors is significant. 1 week
New care model closes significant gap in addiction treatment
SCIENCE DAILY A new program is showing that connecting patients to addiction treatment when they are hospitalized for other conditions can be a powerful tool in closing a gap in addiction treatment. 1 week
Endurance training can be helpful in dealing with muscle inflammation
NEWS MEDICAL Endurance training can actually be helpful in dealing with muscle inflammation, according to a new paper co-written by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York, and... 1 week
Experts call for routine screening of babies across Europe for heart defects
NEWS MEDICAL All babies across Europe should be routinely screened for critical congenital heart defects (CCHD) within 24 hours of their birth, say a group of... 2 weeks
Study examines use of virtual reality to manage pain at pediatric hospital
NEWS MEDICAL Virtual reality has emerged into popular culture with an ever-widening array of applications including clinical use in a pediatric healthcare center. 2 weeks
Can virtual reality be used to manage pain at a pediatric hospital?
SCIENCE DAILY In a study conducted to determine if virtual reality (VR) can be effectively used for pain management during medical procedures such as blood draw,... 2 weeks
Research examines trend in hospitalizations from opioid poisonings
NEWS MEDICAL Preliminary research presented today at APHA's 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo examined the trend in hospitalizations from opioid poisonings in West Virginia, a state heavily impacted by the current opioid overdose crisis. 2 weeks
Novel nano-CT device creates high-resolution 3-D X-rays of tiny velvet worm legs
PHYS.ORG Computer tomography (CT) is a standard procedure in hospitals, but so far, the technology has not been suitable for imaging extremely small objects. In... 2 weeks
Study shows lupus support line as valuable resource to help patients cope with disease
NEWS MEDICAL A free telephone support and education program for people with lupus is a valuable resource to help them cope with... 2 weeks
Researchers receive $2 million NIH grant to find if face masks protect against air pollution
NEWS MEDICAL Many people around the world, especially in Asia, wear face masks to protect against air pollution. Do they... 2 weeks
Researchers to test use of ‘viral specific’ T-cells to target toxic viruses in children
NEWS MEDICAL Michael Pulsipher, MD, of the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, along with Michael... 2 weeks
Study: Racial and socioeconomic factors play role in hip replacement outcomes
NEWS MEDICAL A combination of race and socioeconomic factors play a role in hip replacement outcomes, according to a study at Hospital for Special Surgery. 2 weeks
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