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Toxic Sydney bushfire haze a 'public health emergency'  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Australia's biggest city is facing a "public health emergency" over the bushfire smoke that has choked Sydney for weeks, leading doctors warned Monday after hospitals reported a dramatic spike in casualty department... more
Integrated approach needs to be used to address opioid use among psychiatric patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Opioid use among psychiatric hospital patients needs to be addressed through an integrated approach to managing mental illness, pain and substance use,... more
Large hospital system says it was hit by ransomware attack  ABC NEWS · 2 days
New Jersey’s largest hospital system says a ransomware attack that struck last week disrupted its computer network and that it paid a ransom to stop it more
A self-cleaning surface that repels even the deadliest superbugs  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A team of researchers at McMaster University has developed a self-cleaning surface that can repel all forms of bacteria, preventing the transfer of antibiotic-resistant superbugs and other dangerous bacteria in... more
Providers in Catholic health care systems report multiple barriers to contraception provision  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Secular and Protestant hospital providers report fewer limitations on contraceptive care versus providers working in Catholic systems, according to recent research from the University... more
IBM announces collaborations, launches AI Imaging Marketplace and Clinical Review 3.0 at RSNA  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
IBM Watson Health today published its 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals annual study identifying top U.S. hospitals for inpatient cardiovascular services based on... more
Research reveals how skeletal muscle communicates with the brain regarding feeding behavior  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The brain determines when it is time to feed - but how does it know? Findings from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital provide new... more
Out-of-pocket costs for out-of-network, non-emergency hospital care nearly doubled in five years  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The out-of-pocket financial burden for insured working Americans is substantial and growing - especially when it comes to out-of-network, non-emergency hospital care, a new... more
Court won't halt lawsuits against doctor in murder case  ABC NEWS · 4 days
An Ohio hospital doctor who pleaded not guilty to murder charges in 25 patient deaths has been unsuccessful in his latest bid to pause more than a dozen related lawsuits more
To help protect research, experts agree on a definition of predatory publishing  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Leading scholars and publishers from The Ottawa Hospital's Centre for Journalology, the University of Ottawa's Telfer School of Management, and other institutions from around... more
Blood transfusions: Fresh red blood cells no better than older ones  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Findings from the ABC-PICU study on critically ill children may alter policies at hospitals where fresh red cells are preferentially used. more
Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital receives new grant to support "Paws & Play" program  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital announced today that PetSmart Charities has offered a gift of $75,000 to extend the tenure... more
Study looks at flu vaccine requirement for children, caregivers in U.S. child care centers  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Influenza can be especially dangerous for children, who are at greater risk for serious complications from the illness, including hospitalization... more
Battling the bullets from the operating room to the community  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Dr. Laurie Punch plunged her gloved hands into Sidney Taylor's open chest in a hospital’s operating room here, pushing on his heart to make it pump again after... more
Researchers reprogram T cells to improve cancer immunotherapy  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have identified a new therapeutic strategy that enhanced cancer immunotherapy, slowed tumor growth and extended the lives of mice with cancer. The research appears today in... more
More Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals  ABC NEWS · 4 days
For the first time since the early 1900s, more Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals more
Vanderbilt doctors offer tips on when to seek ED treatment for flu-like symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
'Tis the season for colds, flu and upper respiratory illnesses say health care providers at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. more
Study: Nearly 1-in-10 patients admitted to hospital found to be C. diff carriers  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Nearly 1-in-10 patients admitted to a New York hospital with no symptoms of diarrhea were found to be carriers of Clostridioides difficile... more
Jefferson hotspotting program uses team-based model to addresses hospital 'super utilizers'  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The United States faces a crisis in providing complex care for high-need, high-cost individuals--people who often suffer economic, mental and physical challenges. more
Blueprint for nanomaterial development offers hope to newborns, elderly and busy doctors  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Newborn babies, elderly people, sick hospital patients and sports enthusiasts all stand to gain from a breakthrough in the development of wearable technology using... more
Blueprint for nanomaterial development offers hope to newborns, elderly and busy doctors  nanowerk · 5 days
Newborn babies, elderly people, sick hospital patients and sports enthusiasts all stand to gain from a breakthrough in the development of wearable technology using... more
The complex problem of storing health data – the solution is in patients' hands  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The report in BMJ Open and the BBC of research showing that patient safety is risked by hospitals across England... more
Eating ice cream may cause you a headache  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
As opposed to making you happy, eating ice cream may cause you a headache. Cephalalgia, the official journal of the International Headache Society, published the article entitled "Prevalence and characteristics of headache... more
Online decision aid provides more knowledge about the benefits of genomic sequencing  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A decision aid developed to support patients undergoing genomic sequencing can reduce the amount of time patients spend speaking with overburdened genetic counselors while... more
Study provides most detailed classification of acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Results from a study conducted by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Munich Leukemia Laboratory were presented today as a late-breaking abstract at the American... more
Yeasts derived from food can reduce multi-drug resistant fungal infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A study by researchers in the United States and India has shown that probiotic yeasts derived from food are able to reduce the virulence of, and even prevent... more
New grant to improve wellbeing of health professionals and patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The largest initiative to improve hospital work environments to date has officially begun, with an award of 4 million Euros from the European Union's Horizon 2020 program. The... more
Researchers show how opportunistic bacterium defeats competitors  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil have described a system present in a species of opportunistic bacterium found in hospital environments that injects a cocktail of toxins into competing bacteria... more
New strategies needed to manage ibrutinib-related toxicities in CLL patients, study suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
New findings by Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital researchers show that as the use of the drug ibrutinib climbs in patients with... more
Why White Island Volcano Erupted Without Warning  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
Five people have been confirmed dead, 31 remain in hospital with injuries and eight are still missing after sudden volcanic eruptions on White Island off New Zealand. more
Venetoclax in combination with azacytidine aids therapy for myelodysplastic syndromes  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
A new study by Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital researchers suggests that the drug venetoclax aids therapy for relapsed/refractory myelodysplastic syndromes, especially when paired with azacytidine. more
New York's landmark bill guarantees healthful plant-based meals to hospital patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
The Physicians Committee--a nonprofit with more than 12,000 doctor members--applauds New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signing into law on Dec. 6 a landmark bill that... more
Low prevalence of clinical decision support systems used to calculate nutritional intake for premature infants  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Most neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) participating in the Children's Hospitals Neonatal Consortium are unable to reliably and... more
Inpatient psychiatric hospitalization is associated with reduced suicidality, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
When an adolescent is acutely suicidal and cannot safely remain in the community, inpatient psychiatric hospitalization is the traditional intervention. more
New partnership enables launch of POCare cell therapy platform within HYGEIA Group’s hospital network  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Orgenesis Inc., a leading cell and gene therapy enabling company providing centralized CDMO manufacturing and development services through its subsidiary... more
Identifying the type of pain in adults with sickle cell disease may help improve treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Identifying the type of pain an adult with sickle cell disease experiences may be useful in improving treatment,... more
Variability in function after lower spinal fusion reflects patient characteristics  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Patient-reported functional outcomes vary considerably after lower (lumbar) spinal fusion surgery. But the variability mainly reflects patient characteristics, rather than differences in care provided by surgeons or hospitals,... more
Officials list pot vape brands reported in US outbreak  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Health officials investigating a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses have listed, for the first time, the vape brands that are most commonly linked to hospitalizations more
Genetic typing of a bacterium with biotechnological potential  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Pseudomonas putida is a bacterium occuring in soil, aquatic environments and plants. Although the virulence of Pseudomonas p.—the ability of the bacterium to infect its host and inflict a disease—is considered to... more
Kanazawa University researchers describe genetic typing of Pseudomonas putida  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Pseudomonas putida is a bacterium occuring in soil, aquatic environments and plants. Although the virulence of Pseudomonas p. -- the ability of the bacterium to infect its host and inflict... more
Patient-induced trauma: Hospitals learn to defuse violence  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
When Mary Prehoden gets dressed for work every morning, her eyes lock on the bite-shaped scar on her chest. more
Preoperative rehabilitation program for older adults leads to better outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Older adults who "train" for a major operation by exercising, eating a healthy diet, and practicing stress reduction techniques preoperatively have shorter hospital stays and are more likely... more
Young patients with IBD have increased risk of severe viral infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Young patients with inflammatory bowel disease are five times more likely than the general population to develop viral infections that can lead to hospitalization or permanent... more
New study examines link between sugars and cardiovascular disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The impact of sugars on heart health depends on the dose and type of sugar consumed, suggests a new study led by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital. more
Early emergency care by bystanders can save lives of cardiac arrest victims  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Only 8% of Americans survive cardiac arrest outside a hospital, but that percentage could increase significantly if bystanders recognize cardiac arrest and perform simple... more
New Swiss initiative aims to widen access to groundbreaking neurotechnology  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
NeuroRestore is a new Center set up by the Defitech Foundation, Lausanne University Hospital, the University of Lausanne's Faculty of Biology and Medicine, and EPFL to harness expertise... more
New technology developed for treatment of children suffering from respiratory diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new technology to unblock and remove secretions from the respiratory tract of children has been developed as part of a collaboration between researchers at Ben-Gurion... more
New indoor software tracking system for use in hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new indoor software tracking system conceived at the Henry Ford Innovations in Detroit for use in hospitals is being compared to GPS for its functionality. more
Researchers uncover early adherence step in intestinal transit of Shigella  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The bacterial pathogen Shigella, often spread through contaminated food or water, is a leading cause of mortality in both children and older adults in the developing world. Although... more
How we can recycle more buildings  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
More than 35 billion tonnes of non-metallic minerals are extracted from the Earth every year. These materials mainly end up being used to build homes, schools, offices and hospitals. It's a staggering amount of resources, and... more
Mobile stroke units provide lifesaving care to patients in urban areas  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Mobile Stroke Units, vehicles equipped to provide stroke treatment before reaching a hospital, provided lifesaving care to stroke patients in Manhattan approximately 30 minutes faster, compared... more
Less access to specialists associated with higher death, hospitalization rates among rural patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Residents of rural areas are more likely to be hospitalized and to die than those who live in cities primarily because they... more
Siting cell towers needs careful planning  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The health impacts of radio-frequency radiation (RFR) are still inconclusive, but the data to date warrants more caution in placing cell towers. An engineering team considers the current understanding of health impacts and possible solutions, which... more
Receiving housing voucher during childhood linked to fewer hospital admissions over time  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Young children whose household received a housing voucher were admitted to the hospital fewer times and incurred lower hospital costs in the subsequent two... more
Siting cell towers needs careful planning: Health impacts?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The health impacts of radio-frequency radiation (RFR) are still inconclusive, but the data to date warrants more caution in placing cell towers. An engineering team considers the current understanding of health impacts... more
Lack of specialists doom rural sick patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Residents of rural areas are more likely to be hospitalized and to die than those who live in cities primarily because they lack access to specialists, according to new research. more
Prevalence of cannabis dependence or abuse increases significantly among surgical patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Patients with active cannabis dependence and abuse were nearly twice as likely to suffer a heart attack after surgery, according to a study led by researchers... more
Common clinical indicators of immune status and inflammation can predict mortality  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new collaborative study led by Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals has found that commonly used clinical indicators of immune status and inflammation can predict mortality... more
Cardiac imaging with 3-D cellular resolution using few-mode interferometry to diagnose coronary artery disease  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new imaging technique developed by Biwei Yin and interdisciplinary researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School... more
‘I feel like I’m in jail’: Hospital alarms torment patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
When Kea Turner’s 74-year-old grandmother checked into Virginia’s Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital with advanced lung cancer, she landed in the oncology unit where every patient was monitored... more
Patients sue Indiana hospital over possible disease exposure  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the more than 1,000 surgical patients who may have been exposed to deadly infections at a northern Indiana hospital more
Young-onset drinking predicts hospitalization for alcohol intoxication among adolescents  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In studies, younger age at first alcohol use has been associated with later alcohol problems in adult life, including heavy drinking and alcohol use disorder. more
Uber driver says S. Carolina hospital dumped patient on him  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
An Uber driver says a South Carolina hospital dumped a patient on him, saying where she ended up was his responsibility more
Study reveals exposure of new-born babies in NICU environment to harmful chemicals  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A multidisciplinary team of scientists from Granada has warned for the first time of the presence of bisphenol A (BPA) and parabens (PBs) in... more
Simple urine test at home could revolutionize diagnosis of prostate cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A simple urine test under development for prostate cancer detection can now use urine samples collected at home - according to new research from University of... more
Home urine testing kit for prostate cancer could come soon  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study from the University of East Anglia and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital may lead to people being able to test for prostate cancer from... more
Study finds increase in pediatric palliative care involvement for children with VADs  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
At the study hospital, pediatric palliative care (PPC) involvement for children with VADs has sharply increased in recent years, according to the new research... more
Breast milk could play vital role in preventing heart disease in premature infants  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Early use of breast milk could play a vital role in preventing heart disease in prematurely born infants, according to a paper... more
Researchers reveal ineffectiveness of some treatments in tackling early-stage lung cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers from Tohoku University and Tohoku University Hospital have revealed why some existing cancer treatments are ineffective in tackling the early-stages of lung cancer. A team... more
Jimmy Carter out of hospital after treatment for brain bleed  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after recovering from surgery to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding from... more
Coping with (power) loss: California’s hospitals, clinics, patients face new reality  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
We all know that when the power goes out, refrigerators, heaters and air conditioners stop running. Homes go dark, and desktop computers shut down. more
Research could help design better flu vaccines  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Each year millions of Americans become sick with the flu, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized and tens of thousands die. Getting the flu shot can reduce the chances of infection. But, at best, the... more
Sanitization error might possibly have exposed hundreds to HIV at Indiana hospital  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
An Indiana hospital is in the news for all the wrong reasons. An accidental failure by one of the seven sterilization technicians working at... more
Researchers discover cellular origins of pediatric brain tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A research team led by Dr. Claudia Kleinman, an investigator at the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital, together with Dr. Nada Jabado, of the Research Institute of the McGill... more
New hospital technology disrupts working practices, forces improvisation to deliver safe patient care  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Doctors and nurses must adapt their routines and improvise their actions to ensure continued patient safety, and for their roles to be... more
Improved optical imaging technique can help identify patients at risk of future heart attacks  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Doctors need better ways to detect and monitor heart disease, the leading cause of death in industrialized countries. A team... more
People with salmonella infection more likely to be hospitalized longer  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Salmonella is acting up in Michigan, and it could be a model for what's happening in other states, according to a new Michigan State University study. more
Over 1,000 Patients Possibly Exposed to HIV After Hospital's Sanitation Mistake  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
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Dreams can help us react better to frightening situations  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Do bad dreams serve a real purpose? To answer this question, researchers from the University of Geneva and University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland, - working in collaboration with the University... more
Study provides insights into cardiovascular health and related care of First Nations people with diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study provides insight into the cardiovascular health and health care services accessed by First Nations people... more
Parents using marijuana could raise risk of addictions among offspring  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers from Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital at Belmont, MA have found that parents using marijuana could be raising the risk of their children picking up addictions such... more
UVA doctors decry aggressive billing practices by their own hospital  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Prominent doctors at UVA Health System are expressing public outrage at their employer’s practices to collect unpaid medical debt from its patients. more
Mayo Clinic, Abu Dhabi Health Services open hospital in UAE  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Mayo Clinic and Abu Dhabi Health Services Company has opened a hospital for complex care in the United Arab Emirates more
Higher antibiotic exposure linked to increased risk of Parkinson's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Higher exposure to commonly used oral antibiotics is linked to an increased risk of Parkinson's disease according to a recently published study by researchers form the Helsinki University... more
Turning to old remedies for new health challenges: Super-bugs  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The last thing anyone wants during a stay in the hospital is a hospital-acquired infection. Nosocomial infections, as they are called, are on the rise as more pathogens become resistant... more
Milan hospital displays X-rays of women attacked by men  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
A Milan hospital is exhibiting X-rays of women beaten or stabbed by men to highlight gender violence more
Frailty: An important predictor of worse outcome after traumatic spinal cord injury  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study has shown that frailty is an important predictor of worse outcome after traumatic spinal cord injury in patients less than 75... more
Researchers discover new active substance effective against gram negative bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
More and more bacterial pathogens of infectious diseases become resistant to customary antibiotics. Typical hospital germs such as Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae have become resistant to the... more
Researchers investigate a hospital outbreak in real time using high-resolution technique  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
On the European Antibiotic Awareness Day, researchers announce the results of a pilot study completed in record time. The initiative opens new perspectives for the control... more
First time-motion study assesses the impact of geographic cohorting of hospitalists  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine have conducted the first time-motion study in more than a decade to assess the impact of... more
Researchers turn to older treatment methods for new health challenges  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The last thing anyone wants during a stay in the hospital is a hospital-acquired infection. Nosocomial infections, as they are called, are on the rise as more pathogens... more
The antibiotic arms race moves at high speed  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Acinetobacter baumannii is a pathogen that creates serious problems in hospitals throughout the world. It causes opportunistic infections in the bloodstream, urinary tract, and other soft tissues, accounting for as much as... more
'Self-cleaning' concrete could keep buildings looking new  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Building materials that clean themselves could save immense time and labor in homes and businesses, as well as reduce disease risk in settings such as hospitals. Now, researchers have made a new type of... more
Be aware of potential complications following tongue-tie surgery in babies  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Complications following a procedure to treat tongue-tie in babies are occurring that can result in admission to hospital, something a paediatrician says needs to be better understood by... more
Washington state hospital addresses mold infections, deaths  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Executives at Washington state children’s hospital found additional patient deaths from mold infection after taking closer look at their records more
French government to boost funding for public hospitals  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The French government says it will boost funding for the country’s public hospitals over the next three years by 1.5 billion euros ($1.6 billion), after years of cost cuts more
Carbon monoxide has a beneficial side at low concentrations  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Most people think of carbon monoxide as harmful, and with good reason -- the colorless, odorless gas sends 50,000 people in the U.S. to hospitals each year when their furnaces... more
French government to boost funding in public hospitals  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The French government is to boost funding into the country’s public hospitals over the next three years by 1.5 billion euros ($1.6 billion) after years of cost cuts more
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