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First glioblastoma patient treated with genetically modified poliovirus at UH  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center treated its first patient in a new clinical trial to validate the groundbreaking effects of the poliovirus on glioblastoma, a deadly Grade IV... more
Second person in US hospitalized with new coronavirus. Here's what doctors know.  LIVE SCIENCE · 8 hours
The woman, a 60-year-old Chicago resident, had recently traveled to Wuhan and arrived back on Jan. 13. more
CRNAs offer safe, affordable solution for care as rural hospitals continue to close  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
As the 2020 presidential candidates propose to fix U.S. healthcare, rural hospitals across the country continue to close. Since the 2018 midterms,... more
Study provides insight into short-term outcome of status epilepticus patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
A new study published in Seizure gives insight into the short-term outcome of patients treated for status epilepticus in Kuopio University Hospital in Finland. more
Despite new doubts, ‘hotspotting’ help for heavy health care users marches on  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
A highly publicized approach to lowering health costs failed to pass rigorous study this month, but hospitals, insurers and government health programs don't intend... more
RB1 alterations in cancer cells may lead to treatment resistance  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
The Cancer Genetics Group of the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute, led by Montse Sánchez-Céspedes, together with Luis Montuenga from CIMA, and Enriqueta Felip from Vall d'Hebron Hospital,... more
Healing and hope for families affected by fragile X in Eastern Europe  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Mothers and fathers and their young children crowded into an old, government-run children's hospital in Belgrade, Serbia, colorful, cartoonish drawings covering its hallway walls.... more
Quality of end-of-life care in ICUs higher than other hospital departments  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Family caregivers of the deceased rated the quality of end-of-life care in the intensive care unit (ICU) higher than the end-of-life care in other hospital departments... more
Portable device helps doctors diagnose sepsis faster  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have developed a highly sensitive and portable optical biosensor that stands to accelerate the diagnosis of fatal conditions like sepsis. It could be used by ambulances and hospitals to improve the triage process... more
The Latest: Vietnam sees 1st coronavirus cases from Wuhan  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Vietnam’s Health Ministry says a Chinese father and son, who were hospitalized on Wednesday with fevers, have tested positive with the new coronavirus more
Skin-to-skin contact do not improve interaction between mother and preterm infant  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Following a premature birth it is important that the parents and the infant quickly establish a good relationship. Researchers have studied the relationship between mothers and... more
Portable device helps doctors diagnose sepsis faster  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
EPFL researchers have developed a highly sensitive and portable optical biosensor that stands to accelerate the diagnosis of fatal conditions like sepsis. It could be used by ambulances and hospitals to improve the triage... more
Portable optical biosensor slashes sepsis diagnosis time  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Sepsis claims one life every four seconds. It is the primary cause of death in hospitals, and one of the ten leading causes of death worldwide. more
Many youth found to be living with undiagnosed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Most youth living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) have not been diagnosed, according to a new prevalence study from researchers at DePaul University and Ann... more
Bürkert offer free two-day steam training course  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In addition to an outstanding, proven technical seminar, enjoy Bürkert hospitality with delicious lunches and a Bürkert goodie bag. more
Dementia patients being admitted to hospital for emergencies up by 35 percent  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Dementia, a neurodegenerative and debilitating illness can take a toll on the life of older adults. In a recent report, the number of patients... more
Researcher wins $2.5 million grant to study why therapeutic horseback riding benefits autistic children  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
After showing that a 10-week therapeutic horseback riding intervention reduced irritability and hyperactivity while improving the social communication skills of... more
Researchers confirm safety of cancer-specific PET probe in first-in-human clinical studies  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A group of researchers led by Assistant Professor WATABE Tadashi of the Graduate School of Medicine of Osaka University achieved the stable domestic production of automatic... more
Study shines light on spread of Candida auris  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Candida auris is capable of forming high burden biofilms, which may help explain why this fungal pathogen is spreading in hospitals worldwide, according to a study published this week in mSphere, an... more
Fully vaccinated children reduce risk of hospitalization associated with influenza by 54%  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Fully vaccinating children reduces the risk of hospitalization associated with influenza by 54%, according to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan,... more
How fast can a new internet standard for sharing patient data catch fire?  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Medical professionals have been storing personal health information in electronic form for more than a decade, but it is cumbersome for patients... more
Pain management program uses new approach to reduce narcotic prescriptions after surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Surgeons at Houston Methodist Hospital are stemming the tide of addiction to prescription opioids by managing patients' pain after surgery. more
Vitamin C-B1-steroid combo associated with lower mortality in children with septic shock  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Treating septic shock in children with a combination of intravenous vitamin C, vitamin B1 and hydrocortisone (a commonly used steroid) is associated with lower... more
Cyberbullying may amplify symptoms of depression and PTSD  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Cyberbullying had the impact of amplifying symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in young people who were inpatients at an adolescent psychiatric hospital, according to a new study published in the... more
Fewer children visiting pediatricians in the US  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new study from researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh shows that the number of visits to pediatricians has gone down compared to 10 years ago. However, the... more
Taking high dose of vitamin D linked lower blood pressure in overweight children  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Overweight and obese vitamin D-deficient children who took a relatively high dose of vitamin D every day for six months had lower... more
Scientists create 3-D printed parts that can kill bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers from the University of Sheffield have, for the first time, manufactured 3-D printed parts that show resistance to common bacteria. This could stop the spread of infections such as... more
Kids spending too much time gaming  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
According to a children’s health poll from the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll, 86 percent parents believe that their adolescent children are spending excessive amount of time playing video games. The poll says that many... more
Researchers find no improvement in ICU death rate at minority-serving hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Racial disparities have previously been identified across a range of health care environments, sometimes extending into the highest levels of care. A new study led by... more
First randomized clinical trial compares targeted therapies for acute lymphoblastic leukemia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Chinese Children's Cancer Group led the first randomized, Phase III clinical trial comparing targeted therapies for acute... more
Lung Rescue Team at MGH reduces mortality risk in obese patients with acute respiratory failure  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A specialized Lung Rescue Team established by clinicians at Massachusetts General Hospital to evaluate and treat patients with... more
Helping patients prep mind and body for surgery pays off  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
An inexpensive program to help surgery patients get physically and mentally ready for their upcoming operation may help reduce overall costs and get them home faster, according to... more
Prehabilitation for surgery patients may help reduce length of hospital stay, overall costs  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
An inexpensive program to help surgery patients get physically and mentally ready for their upcoming operation may help reduce overall costs and... more
New study challenges concerns over readmission reduction initiatives in hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A UT Southwestern study is challenging concerns that a federal health policy enacted in 2012 to reduce hospital readmissions leaves patients more vulnerable. more
Hospital readmission program not associated with increased risk of death in patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The Obamacare program intended to reduce the risk of patients being readmitted after hospitalizations for heart attacks, heart failure, and pneumonia has not caused... more
Gastric bypass more likely to require further treatment than gastric sleeve  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study that analyses the outcomes of many thousands of patients who had bariatric surgery reports that repeat hospitalization is much more likely with those... more
Number of operations performed in a hospital linked to success of cancer surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Tumors of the colon, so-called colorectal carcinomas, are the second to third most frequent tumors in women and men in Germany. The... more
MGH laboratory develops new technology to reduce fat  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
How cool is this: the Massachusetts General Hospital laboratory that invented cryolipolisis or "Coolsculpting," a popular non-surgical method for reducing fat under the skin, is developing a new form of the technology... more
Study reveals how clotting protein and blood platelets promote immune evasion, tumor progression  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard... more
Reducing albuterol use in children with bronchiolitis without compromising care  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Bronchiolitis, a lung infection that is one of the most common reasons for hospitalizations in young children, is most prevalent during the winter months and is usually treated... more
Study shows how treatment resistance develops in patients with bile duct cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove... more
Researchers evaluate epinephrine use for treatment of pediatric OHCA  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A loved one suffering cardiac arrest is an emotionally stressful time for families, but never more so than when the patient is a child. The very real potential for loss... more
Makeshift koala hospital scrambles to save dozens injured in bushfires  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Dozens of injured koalas arrive at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park's makeshift animal hospital each day in cat carriers, washing baskets or clinging to wildlife carers. more
Amid doc's murder case, lawsuits reflect battle over blame  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
This week marks a year since an Ohio hospital system announced a doctor ordered excessive painkillers for dozens of patients who then died more
Critical Care Resuscitation Unit provides faster treatment, decreases patient's risk of death  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Patients with acutely life-threatening health conditions who were treated in the innovative Critical Care Resuscitation Unit received faster treatment and had better health outcomes,... more
Important things you need to know about seasonal flu  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Seasonal flu is a serious illness causing approximately 200,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths each year. Federal health officials are reporting that the 2019-2020 flu season could be the worst in... more
Human liver manages to stay alive outside the body for a week  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Scientists from University Hospital Zurich, ETH Zurich, Wyss Zurich and the University of Zurich have managed to keep human livers alive for a week... more
Prolonged ECG monitoring is safe alternative to hospital admission for ED patients with syncope  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Prolonged cardiac rhythm monitoring will improve arrhythmia diagnostic yield among non-low-risk emergency department patients with syncope. more
Device keeps human livers alive for one week outside of the body  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers from the University Hospital Zurich, ETH Zurich, Wyss Zurich and the University of Zurich have developed a machine that repairs injured human livers... more
UVA Health proposal to reduce hospital readmissions selected for national AI competition  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A UVA Health proposal to reduce hospital readmissions was among 25 submissions chosen - from more than 300 applications - for a national competition... more
MGH surgeons perform first-of-its-kind heart transplant in New England  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A team of surgeons and specialists at Massachusetts General Hospital is announcing an achievement in transplant surgery today, having recently performed the largest number of adult heart transplants in the... more
How technology designed for outer space can help detect disease on planet Earth  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Sepsis, a life-threatening condition in which the body is fighting a severe infection that has spread via the bloodstream leading to poor... more
High-deductible plans jeopardize financial health of patients and rural hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Kristie Flowers had been sick with the flu for four or five days in July before the 52-year-old registered nurse from Genoa, Colo., acknowledged she needed to go... more
Study examines within-hospital racial and ethnic disparities in severe maternal morbidity rates  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Mount Sinai researchers find black and Latina mothers experience higher rates of severe maternal morbidity as compared with white mothers within the same hospital,... more
Intervention for patients hospitalized with HIV improved reengagement and outcomes of care  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Providing multidisciplinary team consults for HIV patients while they are hospitalized to help address social and medical barriers reduces future infection rates and boosts... more
First patient recruited for UK-wide Parkinson's disease trial  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The first patient has been recruited for a UK-wide trial into tackling one of the most disabling complications of Parkinson's disease, led by the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and... more
Program meant to curb repeat hospital stays fails big test  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Researchers are reporting disappointing results from a promising program in Camden, New Jersey, to keep hard-to-treat patients from constantly returning to the hospital more
In health care, does “hotspotting” make patients better?  MIT · 2 weeks
Study shows no effect from program intended to reduce repeated hospitalizations by targeting high-cost patients. more
Growing influenza vaccines inside chicken eggs can make them less effective, say some experts  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Flu season is underway in the Northern Hemisphere, sickening millions of people and in rare cases, causing hospitalization or death.... more
Egg-based flu vaccines: Not all they're cracked up to be?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Flu season is underway in the Northern Hemisphere, sickening millions of people and in rare cases, causing hospitalization or death. The best prevention is a flu shot, but... more
Observational study uncovers largest outbreak of neurologic illness to date in the U.S.  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The Lancet Infectious Diseases recently published the results of an observational study led by researchers on Children's Hospital Colorado Infectious Disease and... more
Genetic signature helps distinguish latent autoimmune diabetes in adults from pediatric-onset T1D  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A multi-center team of researchers led by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has discovered a genetic signature that could help distinguish an adult-onset form of... more
Study indicates opportunities to improve quality of in-hospital cardiac arrest care for dialysis patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study indicates that there are opportunities to improve the quality of care for patients on dialysis who experience... more
Intervention for hospitalized HIV patients reduces infection rates and increases engagement in care  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Providing multidisciplinary team consults for HIV patients while they are hospitalized to help address social and medical barriers reduces future infection rates... more
HSS patients with special needs to go on hospital-sponsored ski trip  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
After a terrible motor vehicle accident, 11 year-old Zach and his mom were told his foot would likely need to be amputated, but they refused to... more
Hospitals serving vulnerable communities may be penalized by rating system  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Hospital ratings are intended to help patients decide where to get medical care and encourage hospitals to improve the quality of their services. They also can influence how... more
A new non-surgical approach to lose weight  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Laurie Busa was looking for a new and more successful way to lose weight. As a cardiovascular technologist at Winchester Hospital, she conducts stress tests to measure heart function -; and hoped to serve... more
Regulator cites failures at hospital where 3 preemies died  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The Pennsylvania Health Department says that a major hospital where three premature infants died in a bacterial outbreak last year routinely failed to sanitize the equipment it used to prepare... more
Study explores the effect of antipsychotics on older hospitalized patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Delirium (sudden confusion or a rapid change in mental state) remains a serious challenge for our health care system. more
New clinical study to test retinal screening processes for early detection of Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The University of Rhode Island, in collaboration with BayCare Health System in Florida and The Memory and Aging Program at... more
Insufficient home care the biggest challenge to overcome after release from hospital  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Ontario patients and caregivers reported not enough home care to meet the need, that home care support was not in place when patients arrived... more
Hospital known for glamorous patients opens new doors to its neediest  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
With its deluxe suites, A-list patients and world-class art collection that includes works by Picasso and Chagall, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's nickname is "hospital to the stars."... more
UK sees sharp rise in hospital admissions for eating disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The number of people being admitted to hospital for eating disorders in the UK has increased by more than one-third (37%) over the last two years. more
Doulas Are Becoming Part Of The End-Of-Life Equation  NPR · 3 weeks
According to The New England Journal of Medicine, more people are choosing to die at home rather than in a hospital. It's a trend that's shifting how we think about care at... more
New agents to fight multidrug-resistant germs  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Resistance to antibiotics is on the rise worldwide. Fraunhofer scientists have joined forces with partners in the Phage4Cure project to explore alternatives to antibiotics. One objective is to vanquish multidrug-resistant pathogens with viruses called bacteriophages. Another... more
Doctors rush to Indian town where children have been dying  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
India’s health ministry is rushing a team of pediatricians and other medical experts to a western Indian town where more than 100 children have reportedly died in a... more
Study reveals new way to predict risk of death for people with stable heart failure  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A UCLA-led study revealed a new way to predict which patients with "stable" heart failure -; those who... more
Residents of Hispanic neighborhoods less likely to receive bystander CPR, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
People living in predominately Hispanic neighborhoods are less likely to receive CPR from a bystander following an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest compared to people living... more
Majority of people do not want religious doctrine dictating healthcare choices, study reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A small minority of Americans surveyed consider the religious affiliation of the hospitals that treat them, but a majority said they didn't... more
Hospital can remove baby from life support: Judge  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
A Texas judge has sided with a Fort Worth hospital that plans to remove an 11-month-old girl from life support against her mother's wishes more
Diabetes is an independent risk factor for development of heart failure, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Heart problems are a common development for people with diabetes. In fact, about 33% of people in the U.S. admitted to the... more
New trial shows how parents can avoid bringing dangerous bacteria into the NICU  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
For sick or prematurely born babies spending their first days of life in a hospital's neonatal intensive care unit, the soothing voice... more
Student creates a spray for flash disinfecting of institutions  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Alexander Buzaev, a young scientist at the TSU Faculty of Chemistry, is developing a photocatalytic coating for disinfecting indoor surfaces in hospitals, schools, kindergartens, and other institutions. The substance, which... more
Closing of local automotive assembly plants may lead to rise in opioid overdose deaths  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Closing of local automotive assembly plants may lead to increases in deaths from opioid overdose, according to a study led... more
Children who drank whole milk had lower odds of being overweight or obese, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A systematic review and meta-analysis led by St. Michael's Hospital of Unity Health Toronto found children who drank... more
Doctor charged in 25 deaths sues hospital for defamation  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
An Ohio doctor accused of ordering drug overdoses in the deaths of 25 hospital patients has sued his former employer for defamation more
Teens with more equitable gender attitudes have lower odds of reporting violent behaviors  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Teenage boys who witness their peers abusing women and girls are much more likely to bully and fight with others, as well... more
Proton therapy reduces the relative risk of side effects for cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Proton therapy leads to significantly lower risk of side effects severe enough to lead to unplanned hospitalizations for cancer patients when compared with traditional... more
Proton therapy lowers risk of side effects in cancer compared to traditional radiation  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Proton therapy leads to significantly lower risk of side effects severe enough to lead to unplanned hospitalizations for cancer patients when compared... more
Coping with loss of hospital, rural town realizes: We don’t need a hospital  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Dr. Max Self grabbed a sanitary wipe and cleaned off the small flashlight in his hands. More than 20 years as a... more
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