Hospitals
Hospitals put Native Americans at opioid risk, audit says  ABC NEWS · 4 hours
A U.S. government audit that has been made public found that government hospitals placed Native Americans at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses more
How the Eastern Cherokee took control of their health care  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Light pours through large windows and glass ceilings of the Cherokee Indian Hospital onto a fireplace, a waterfall and murals. more
Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will be the first to use helium-free MR technology  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
From July 15th Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will be the first UK hospital to introduce a new kind of... more
Audit: Hospitals put Native Americans at risk with opioids  ABC NEWS · 14 hours
A federal audit released Monday finds that government hospitals placed Native Americans at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses more
Harvesting hidden information in chest X-rays using AI to predict mortality  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
The most frequently performed imaging exam in medicine "the chest X-ray" holds 'hidden' prognostic information that can be harvested with artificial intelligence, according to a study... more
New machine-learning models could improve prediction of surgical-case duration  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Operating rooms are a precious resource. They may account for 50 percent of a hospital's revenues and cost as much as $80 a minute. But figuring out how much time... more
Danbury Hospital launches 'Healing Hugs' for its most vulnerable patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Hugs matter. And for babies in the neonatal intensive care unit, hugs can change their lives. With the goal of delivering the highest quality care to every NICU... more
Cancer stem cells elude the body's immune cells by deactivating danger detector  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Acute myeloid leukemia stem cells elude the body's immune cells by deactivating a danger detector. The underlying mechanisms and the potential new therapeutic approaches... more
Multiple breaches of injection safety practices identified in New Jersey septic arthritis outbreak  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Multiple violations of injection safety and infection prevention practices--from lack of handwashing to inappropriate re-use of medication vials--were identified after an outbreak... more
Rare inherited enzyme disorder offers new clues about fibrotic conditions  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
What can a family of rare inherited disorders teach scientists about more common health problems like fibrosis? Plenty, based on research led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital... more
Home-based support network helps stroke patients adjust after hospital discharge  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Michigan State University researchers have found that many stroke patients feel unprepared when discharged from the hospital. Their caregivers feel the same. more
Study: Surveillance for antibiotic-resistant bacteria continues to be core focus for healthcare facilities  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Below is a summary of a study published online today in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. This article will be freely available... more
Research opens possibility of developing single-dose gene therapy for inherited arrhythmias  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital report creating the first human tissue model of an inherited heart arrhythmia, replicating two patients' abnormal heart rhythms in a dish,... more
Living longer or healthier? Genetic discovery in worms suggests they can be separated  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In a report published today in Nature Communications, a surprising new genetic discovery by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of... more
Empa researchers aim to fight unwanted biofilms  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Some of us who are hospitalized are feeling worse rather than better. On average, seven percent of all patients in industrial countries are affected by "nosocomial" infections. In intensive care units, the risk increases... more
Hospitals' decision to transfer kids with mental health emergencies is based on insurance type  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A national study finds children without insurance who seek treatment for a mental health disorder in the emergency department are... more
U-M partnership paves way for new method to treat acute aortic dissection  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
When a patient comes to the hospital with acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD), a tearing of the inner lining of the aorta, surgeons... more
Dementia And Transitional Care: Gaps In Research And Practice  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Patients with dementia are hospitalized at higher rates and involved in transitional care more frequently than those who are cognitively unimpaired. more
Dementia patients hospitalized and involved in transitional care at higher rates  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Patients with dementia are hospitalized at higher rates and involved in transitional care more frequently than those who are cognitively unimpaired. more
Insurance linked to hospitals' decision to transfer kids with mental health emergencies  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A national study finds differences in the decisions to admit or transfer children with mental health emergencies based on the patients' insurance type. Children... more
First ever state sepsis regulation in US tied to lower death rates  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Death rates from sepsis fell faster in New York than expected -- and faster than in peer states -- following the introduction of the... more
Aavgo security lapse exposed hotel bookings  TechCrunch · 6 days
A security lapse at a hotel management startup has exposed hotel bookings and guests’ personal information. The security lapse was resolved Monday after TechCrunch reached out to Aavgo, a hospitality tech company based in San Francisco,... more
Oyo Buys Co-Working Venture Innov8 for $30 Million  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Oyo said on Tuesday it has bought local co-working venture Innov8, as the SoftBank-backed hospitality chain looks to venture into the commercial real estate business under the brand name Oyo Workspaces. more
MGH researchers identify potential markers of lung cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
By examining both blood samples and tumor tissues from patients with non-small-cell lung cancer, investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital have identified markers that can distinguish between major subtypes of lung cancer and... more
Implanted device uses microcurrent to exercise heart muscle in cardiomyopathy patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
In a study conducted by MedUni Vienna/Vienna General Hospital, a new type of device has been successfully used for the very first time to strengthen the... more
Fungal infection study identifies specific genetic vulnerability among Hmong people  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Ten years ago, in Marathon County, Wisconsin, 55 people were sickened by an uncommon fungal infection called blastomycosis. Thirty patients were hospitalized. Two people died. more
Combined breast and gynecologic surgery: Study says not so fast  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A new study argues against combined approach: Patients undergoing coordinated breast and gynecologic procedures had a significantly longer length of hospital stay, and higher complication, readmission, and reoperation... more
Orlando Health ORMC offers new lung valve treatment for patients with severe emphysema  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Difficulty breathing is becoming easier for patients at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center. Orlando HealthORMC is the first hospital in Central... more
Twins conjoined by skulls separated after 50 hours of operations  Sky News · 1 week
Two-year-old twins who were joined by their skulls and blood vessels have been successfully separated after having three major operations at a London hospital. more
Bordeaux University Hospital uses 3D printing to improve kidney tumor removal surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Bordeaux University Hospital in France is leading the charge to improve success rates of complex kidney tumor removal surgery, thanks to unique full-color, multi-material... more
DNA replication machinery captured at atom-level detail  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
July 15, 2019) Life depends on double-stranded DNA unwinding and separating into single strands that can be copied for cell division. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have determined at atomic resolution the structure... more
LexaGene’s beta prototype achieves 98.2% consistency with reference lab data  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
LexaGene Holdings, Inc., a biotechnology company that develops genetic analyzers for rapid pathogen detection and other molecular markers, announced today the test results from its first beta prototype... more
Maternal prepregnancy surgery linked to increased risk of opioid withdrawal in newborns  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Babies whose mothers underwent surgery before pregnancy have an increased risk of opioid withdrawal symptoms at birth, according to a new study done at the University... more
Original Content podcast: Netflix thriller ‘Point Blank’ underwhelms  TechCrunch · 1 week
“Point Blank,” a new Netflix original film, stars Frank Grillo and Anthony Mackie as a criminal and a nurse thrown together by circumstances — Abe (played by Grillo) is struck by a... more
Tailoring care to meet additional needs of hospitalized patients with high social risks  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Nurses play a pivotal role in caring for hospitalized patients with social risk factors and preparing them for discharge. more
Revolutionary gene replacement surgery restores vision in patients with retinal degeneration  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
More than a year after becoming one of the first medical institutions nationally to complete a revolutionary gene replacement surgery to restore vision in patients with... more
Improving care quality for hospitalized socially at-risk patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Nurses play a pivotal role in caring for hospitalized patients with social risk factors and preparing them for discharge. Now, a new study illustrates how certain health system constraints present barriers to... more
C. difficile resists hospital disinfectant, persists on hospital gowns, stainless steel  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Surgical gowns and stainless steel remained contaminated with the pathogen Clostridium difficile even after being treated with the recommended disinfectant, according to new research. more
How good is your hospital?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have proposed a rating system that standardizes and combines data from five leading hospital rating systems into an easy-to-understand composite score of one to 10 that will help guide consumer's hospitals choice. more
Study offers clues about how to prevent brain inflammation in Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study by scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital offers clues about how to prevent inflammation of brain tissue, which promotes Alzheimer's disease more
Official's email tells health plan leaders to 'burn in hell'  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
An executive with a North Carolina hospital has sent a scathing email to the leaders of the State Health Plan describing them as 'sorry SOBs' and telling them... more
Hospitals block ‘surprise billing’ measure in California  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Citing fierce pushback from hospitals, California lawmakers sidelined a bill Wednesday that would have protected some patients from surprise medical bills by limiting how much hospitals could charge them for emergency care. more
Hospital fires 23 workers in case of excessive doses, deaths  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
An Ohio hospital system says it's firing 23 more employees and changing leadership after investigating excessive painkiller doses given to dozens of patients who died more
New sensor could shake up earthquake response efforts  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Last week's massive southern California earthquakes shut down Ridgecrest Regional Hospital throughout the July 4 holiday weekend while the tiny town of Ridgecrest assessed the damages. A new optical sensor developed at... more
'Traffic light' food labels associated with reduction in calories purchased by hospital employees  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators released today in JAMA Network Open, a publication of the Journal of the American... more
Bystander CPR less likely for black kids in poorest neighborhoods  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
African-American kids from the most disadvantaged areas are about half as likely to receive emergency bystander CPR following an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest than white children in disadvantaged or... more
'Traffic light' food labels reduce calories purchased in hospital cafeteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study shows that labeling food choices in a hospital cafeteria with simple 'traffic-light' symbols indicating their relative health value was associated with a reduction in calories... more
Growth problems in preterm infants associated with altered gut bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A team of researchers at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago found that extremely premature babies fail to grow while others develop normally due to... more
Symptom-triggered medication for neonatal opioid withdrawal yields shorter hospital stays  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A study found that symptom-triggered medication dosing for neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome instead of infants receiving a fixed schedule of medication with a long taper reduced the length... more
Pneumonia patients get too many antibiotics -- especially as they leave the hospital  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A million times a year, pneumonia sends American adults to the hospital. And while antibiotics help save lives, a new study shows... more
Flaws in hospital anesthesia and respiratory devices allow remote tampering  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Security researchers have found a vulnerability in a networking protocol used in popular hospital anesthesia and respiratory machines, which they say if exploited could be used to maliciously... more
California takes on surprise bills, over hospital objections  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A proposal in California to limit exorbitant emergency room medical bills for patients with health insurance faces a key committee vote amid strong opposition from hospitals. more
More patients may suffer cardiac arrests than previously estimated  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Significantly more patients suffer cardiac arrests in U.S. hospitals each year than previously estimated, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. more
Study: Two-thirds of pneumonia patients receive more antibiotics than they probably need  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A million times a year, pneumonia sends American adults to the hospital. And while antibiotics help save lives, a new study shows two-thirds receive... more
Antibiotic combination effective against drug-resistant Pseudomonas  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Two well known and used antibiotics when combined have been found to be more effective against a deadly bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a common cause of hospital-based infections. more
Combining antibiotics, researchers deliver one-two punch against ubiquitous bacterium  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
By combining two well-established antibiotics for the first time, a scientific team has delivered a 'double whammy' against the pervasive Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a potentially deadly form of bacteria that is... more
Combining antibiotics, researchers deliver one-two punch against ubiquitous bacterium  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
By combining two well-established antibiotics for the first time, a scientific team led by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center has delivered... more
Raw meat can act as reservoir for bacteria associated with hospital infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Bacteria of the Acinetobacter ACB complex, which are frequently acquired in hospital settings, can also be found in beef meat, according to a study... more
PatientSource’s e-prescribing technology reduces prescription errors at RHN  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability has successfully reduced prescription errors by 83%, from 6 incidents in April 2018 down to 1 during April 2019 following the introduction of PatientSource’s e-prescribing technology on... more
Seattle Children's Hospital cited for deadly mold problems  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Seattle Children's Hospital cited for multiple federal safety violations related to mold that led to patient death and five other infections more
Seattle Children's Hospital cited for safety violations  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Seattle Children's Hospital cited for multiple federal safety violations related to mold that led to patient death and five other infections more
Seattle Children's Hospital cited for problems with mold  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Seattle Children's Hospital cited for multiple federal safety violations related to mold that led to patient death and five other infections more
APPG report highlights need to improve identification and treatment of sepsis  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Today the UK Sepsis Trust announces findings from an APPG report on sepsis, revealing that the overwhelming majority of Trusts and hospitals use clinical tools developed... more
Role of hospital and health-system pharmacists in drug therapy monitoring  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
As hospitals look for ways to stem the opioid crisis, a survey of health-system pharmacy directors released today found that most large health systems have active stewardship programs... more
Study: Patients express higher confidence in orthopedic surgeons wearing white coats  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Hospitalized patients express higher confidence in orthopedic surgeons wearing white coats, suggests a study in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, a publication of The Association of... more
Physicists Use MRI to Scan Individual Atoms  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
A team of experimental physicists from the Institute for Basic Science, the Ewha Womans University and the IBM Almaden Research Center has... more
Targeted treatment offers symptom relief for patients with psychosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Treatment for individuals who experience psychosis, such as hallucinations and delusions as a result of a psychiatric illness, can be targeted to a specific structural mutation, according to a study... more
American medical students less likely to choose to become primary care doctors  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Despite hospital systems and health officials calling out the need for more primary care doctors, graduates of U.S. medical schools are becoming less likely... more
Feeling safe and good sleep at night matter most to sick kids in hospital  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Feeling safe and being able to get to sleep at night are the things that matter most to sick kids... more
What do sick kids really want in hospital?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers developed the 'Needs of Children Questionnaire' (NCQ), the first of its kind to measure children's self-reported psychosocial, physical and emotional needs in pediatric wards. more
Catheters: Big source of infection, but often overlooked  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Indwelling devices like catheters cause roughly 25% of hospital infections, but ongoing efforts to reduce catheter use and misuse haven't succeeded as much as health care workers would like. more
Most problems with catheter use stem from poor physician-nurse communication  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Indwelling devices like catheters cause roughly 25% of hospital infections, but ongoing efforts to reduce catheter use and misuse haven't succeeded as much as health care workers would... more
Gene mutation discovery leads to novel treatment for patient with severe lymphatic condition  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Faced with a preteen boy in pain and struggling to breathe from a severe, deteriorating rare condition, researchers at Children's Hospital of... more
Blood pressure self-monitoring can help patients with hypertension to stick with exercise program  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Using blood pressure self-monitoring is an effective way to empower patients with hypertension to stick with an exercise program, according to a... more
Concurrent use of benzodiazepine and opioids complicates neonatal abstinence syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Babies born after being exposed to both opioids and benzodiazepines before birth are more likely to have severe drug withdrawal, requiring medications like morphine for treatment, compared to... more
Have cancer, must travel: Patients left in lurch after hospital closes  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
One Monday in February, 65-year-old Karen Endicott-Coyan gripped the wheel of her black 2014 Ford Taurus with both hands as she made the hour-long drive from... more
Children's Colorado granted IAC's Cardiovascular Catheterization accreditation  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The Heart Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado has been granted the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission's Cardiovascular Catheterization accreditation for Pediatric Cardiovascular Catheterization, Complex Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Valve Interventions, and Structural Heart Interventions. more
New solution makes fall recovery safer and easier  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Each year, somewhere between 700,000 and 1,000,000 people in the United States fall in the hospital.1 With this prevalence of patient, staff and visitor falls, healthcare facilities require fall recovery solutions that... more
How a martial arts gym trained me to build an inclusive culture  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
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Hospital Insects Harbor Potentially Harmful Bacteria, Finds New Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
In a new study published this month in the Journal of Medical Entomology, researchers from Aston University collected... more
Medical News Today: Hospital flies carry enough 'bugs' of their own to cause infection  MNT · 3 weeks
New research reveals that flying insects that make their way into hospitals can carry many harmful bacteria able to cause... more
Scientists discover pathway that prevents buildup of Alzheimer's protein  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have discovered a pathway that functions like a car wash to prevent the buildup of a toxic protein associated with Alzheimer's disease. The report... more
Delaney’s debate claim that ‘Medicare for All’ will shutter hospitals goes overboard  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
At the first Democratic presidential primary debate, former Rep. John Delaney (Md.) outlined his opposition to "Medicare for All" and focused on one potential... more
Court won't halt suits against doctor over drug dose deaths  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
A court declined to pause proceedings in wrongful-death lawsuits against a doctor charged with 25 counts of murder and the Ohio hospital system where he worked more
Low maternal education linked to high risk of infant mortality  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Infants of women with a short-term education are more likely to die within the first year of life. In more than half of cases, the cause of death... more
New Navajo Nation cancer center cuts patients' travel time  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
A hospital on the Navajo Nation that serves Navajo, Hopi and San Juan Southern Paiute tribal members has started offering cancer treatment center more
Coral found to prefer eating microplastic to natural food  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A team of researchers from Boston University, Roger Williams University, the New England Aquarium, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School and UMass Boston, reports that one type of coral... more
Google accused of inappropriate access to medical data in potential class-action lawsuit  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Google is being sued in a potential class-action lawsuit which accuses the tech giant of inappropriately accessing sensitive medical records belonging to hundreds of... more
Child physical abuse more likely to increase when the caregiver was male  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Over 1,700 children die from child abuse each year in the U.S., and far more sustain injuries that result in hospitalization. more
Long delays in prescribing new antibiotics may threaten development of needed drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
U.S. hospitals wait over a year on average to begin prescribing newly developed antibiotics, a delay that might threaten the supply or discourage future... more
LSU veterinarians get Pedro the turtle moving  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Pedro the turtle has learned to roll with it, thanks to the zoological medicine service at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine's Veterinary Teaching Hospital. When Pedro, an adult male box turtle, was adopted... more
Navajo cancer center will cut tribal members' travel time  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
A hospital on the Navajo Nation has started offering cancer treatment to patients who previously had to travel long distances for care more
New female external catheter technology halves the number of CAUTIs  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Hospital-wide introduction of new female external catheter technology halved the number of catheter-associated urinary tract infections according to new research presented last week in Philadelphia at the 46th... more
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