Hospitals
MSU professor receives NSF CAREER grant for biosensor diagnostics  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
One day, a technician in a small, rural hospital may be able to reliably diagnose breast cancer, Alzheimer's disease or traumatic brain injury using a tab of paper that would... more
Repurposing drugs to outsmart cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In an article published today by SAGE Publishing, investigators from The Nagourney Cancer Institute and The Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, announced a new approach to identifying effective treatments for patients with advanced metastatic cancers.... more
Pathogenic, drug-resistant bacteria found in wastewater treatment plants  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria are a global public health threat causing serious illness and even death. Strains of the bacterium Enterococcus faecium (E. faecium) are generally harmless in healthy people, but... more
Butler Hospital receives COBRE grant to enhance research on neuropsychiatric illnesses  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Neuropsychiatric illnesses are common and highly impairing conditions that arise from abnormal functioning of the brain. more
Toilet-seat based cardiovascular monitoring system getting ready to begin commercialization  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
With 1 million new cases of congestive heart failure diagnosed each year, a revolutionary product is making it easier for hospitals to monitor patients with the condition in the comfort... more
Early discharge does not increase readmission risk for patients after lung surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
When hospitals implement programs to optimize patients' recovery from surgery, healthcare costs fall and patients show improved outcomes. more
Stroke risk reduces in both black and white older Medicare beneficiaries, study reports  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Recent reductions in hospitalization and death due to stroke extend to both black and white Medicare beneficiaries, reports a study in the... more
Appropriate doffing of personal protective equipment may reduce healthcare worker contamination  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
More than one-third of healthcare workers were contaminated with multi-drug resistant organisms after caring for patients colonized or infected with the bacteria, according to a study... more
Toilet seat that detects congestive heart failure getting ready to begin commercialization  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
With 1 million new cases of congestive heart failure diagnosed each year, a revolutionary product is making it easier for hospitals to monitor patients... more
Stroke risk drops in both black and white older adults  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Recent reductions in hospitalization and death due to stroke extend to both black and white Medicare beneficiaries, reports a new study. more
Toilet seat that detects congestive heart failure getting ready to begin commercialization  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A toilet-seat based cardiovascular monitoring system aims to lower the hospital readmission rates of patients with congestive heart failure. more
New study aims to reduce online sexual exploitation of children  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
On March 26th, the Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Swedenare launching a new study aimed at reducing online sexual exploitation of children. Recruitment of study participants... more
World's leading source of data on diagnosis, treatments for aortic dissection  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
What began with a modest hospital grant at the University of Michigan in 1996 is now the world's leading source of data on diagnosis, treatments and... more
Deep brain stimulation offers significant relief for patients with treatment-resistant depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Patients suffering from severe, treatment-resistant depression can benefit not only acutely but also the long-term from deep brain stimulation, as researchers from the Medical Center -... more
HP Reverb WMR headset is all about comfort  Windows Central · 5 days
Pushing VR even further, the new Reverb could be the best HMD on the market. HP is still pushing forward with its vision of Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) – specifically virtual reality... more
CDC study shows modest improvement in optimal hospital breastfeeding policy  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new study from the CDC showed modest improvement in optimal hospital breastfeeding policy from 2009 to 2015, with more than 2 times as many hospitals having a... more
Remote monitoring of implanted defibrillators in heart failure patients prevents hospitalizations  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Remote monitoring keeps heart failure patients out of hospital, according to late-breaking findings from the RESULT trial presented today at EHRA 2019, a European Society of... more
CardioMEMS heart failure sensor reliably safe, effectively reduces hospitalizations  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
In the year following placement of a CardioMEMS heart failure sensor—designed to wirelessly measure and monitor pulmonary artery pressures that can signal worsening heart failure—patients experienced a 58 percent reduction... more
Commonly used heart drug associated with increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure and angina (chest pain) is associated with an increased risk of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest,... more
A huge trove of medical records and prescriptions found exposed  TechCrunch · 6 days
A health tech company was leaking thousands of doctor’s notes, medical records, and prescriptions daily after a security lapse left a server without a password. The little-known software company,... more
Hospital work environment associated with all EHR usability outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
In the decade since the federal government's electronic health record (EHR) initiatives first became law, nearly all U.S. hospitals have adopted some form of EHR technology. more
New risk adjustment model could reduce financial penalty for safety net hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
New research shows that U.S. safety net hospitals could benefit substantially from a new model that accounts for social risk factors like poverty and... more
Surgery to remove degenerated discs in the neck can be performed safely in outpatient setting  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Surgery to remove multiple herniated or degenerated discs in the neck, a procedure known as anterior cervical discectomy... more
Millions hit in Manila's 'worst' water shortage  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Manila has been hit by its worst water shortage in years, leaving bucket-bearing families to wait hours to fill up from tanker trucks and some hospitals to turn away less urgent cases. more
No increased risk of complications for ambulatory total joint replacements  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The typical length of stay in hospital after hip replacement and knee replacement procedures has decreased over the last decade from about four days to under two days. more
Long-awaited structure offers new insights into rejection of transplanted organs  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Rejection of any kind is always hard to deal with, but when one's body rejects a precious organ transplant, the consequences can be devastating. Professor A. Vathsala, Co-director... more
IVF babies have increased in birthweight over the past 25 years, study reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study led by University of Manchester scientists has revealed that babies born by In Vitro Fertilisation at St Mary's Hospital... more
25 nurses cited over high doses for patients who died  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Ohio officials are pursuing potential discipline against 25 nurses accused of failing to question an intensive-care doctor's orders for excessive doses of painkillers given to dozens of hospital... more
Blood test to diagnose heart attacks is flawed, warn researchers  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The blood test used to diagnose a heart attack (acute myocardial infarction) in patients admitted to hospital can be misleading, warn researchers in a new study. more
Researchers develop method to dramatically reduce error rate in next-generation sequencing  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have developed software to shrink the error rate in next-generation sequencing data by as much as 100-fold, which would likely... more
Antibody-drug conjugate effectively targets surface protein in childhood neuroblastomas  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Physician-scientists in the Cancer Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have developed a preclinical, potent therapy attached to an antibody that targets a surface protein expressed in most childhood neuroblastomas,... more
Increased stress hormones accelerate breast cancer metastasis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
It has long been thought that stress contributes to cancer progression. Scientists from the University of Basel and the University Hospital of Basel have deciphered the molecular mechanisms linking breast cancer metastasis with increased... more
Interdisciplinary medication education improves patient outcomes, reduces hospital readmissions  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Patients understanding their medications and taking them as instructed are important parts of improving the care and outcomes of heart attack patients, as well as potentially reducing avoidable readmissions, according... more
Study: Low-risk hip replacement patients can skip standard hip precautions  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Low-risk patients undergoing a total hip replacement with a posterior approach can skip the standard hip precautions currently recommended for post-surgical recovery, according to a new study conducted... more
Rise of MRSA in hospitals linked to common disinfectant  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study has found a possible link between the use of disinfectants in hospitals and the rise of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on patient wards. more
Pet Dog with Plague Exposed More Than 100 Veterinary Workers to the Disease  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
A sick dog in Colorado caused alarm at a veterinary hospital when doctors realized the animal was infected with a rare and... more
Simple urine test can rapidly detect preeclampsia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers with The Ohio State University College of Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital have found that a simple urine test can rapidly detect one of the world's deadliest pregnancy-related... more
Hospital reviews 48 nurses, pharmacists over dosages, deaths  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The Ohio hospital system where an intensive-care doctor is accused of ordering painkiller overdoses for dozens of patients says it has put more employees on leave and changed key leaders at the... more
Researchers unravel mysteries of Earth's inner core  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) are unlocking some of the secrets of the Earth's inner core by adapting and further developing a technique used in hospitals around the world. more
New method to assess platelet health could help ER doctors  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have created a novel system that can measure platelet function within two minutes and can help doctors determine which trauma patients might need a blood transfusion upon... more
Excessive hygiene promotes resistance to antibiotics  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In Nature Communications, researchers from Graz in Austria have presented initial approaches to preventing the spread of antibiotic resistance in hospitals. more
Neurobiology of functional neurological disorder revealed using brain scans  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
An investigation led by a team of researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital departments of Neurology, Psychiatry and Radiology has found altered connectivity among brain regions that handle sensorimotor, emotional... more
New findings about efficient use of resources after orthopedic surgeries  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Patients who live close to the hospital at which they have undergone total hip or total knee replacement are much more likely to visit the emergency room for... more
Trump's cuts to Medicare hospital payments trigger an outcry  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Candidate Trump promised not to cut Medicare but his payment cuts to hospitals prompt an outcry more
Excessive hygiene promotes resistance to antibiotics  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers present initial approaches to how the spread of antibiotic resistances can be prevented in hospitals. more
Medical News Today: How preventable is sepsis-related death?  MNT · 2 weeks
New research investigates the prevalence of sepsis-related deaths and how many such fatal cases could have been prevented with better hospital care. more
Outcry over Trump's cuts to Medicare hospital payments  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Candidate Trump promised not to cut Medicare but his payment cuts to hospitals prompt an outcry more
Lower costs associated with late-preterm steroid therapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
An analysis of a previous study has found more evidence to support giving the steroid betamethasone to pregnant women at risk of late-preterm delivery (between 34 and 36 weeks of gestation), according to new... more
Research reveals high prevalence of sepsis-related mortality in hospital settings  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Sepsis is a major contributor to disability, death and health care costs in the United States and worldwide. A growing recognition of the high burden of sepsis as... more
Fear of psychiatric hospitalization prevents men from talking about suicide  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Fear of psychiatric hospitalization is one of the primary reasons that older men -- an age and gender group at high risk for suicide -- don't talk about... more
Major trial of hospital cleaning practices reduces infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A major trial of a bundle of hospital cleaning practices in 11 Australian hospitals has made significant reductions in healthcare-associated infections and demonstrated cost-benefits. more
Sepsis a leading cause of death in US hospitals but many deaths may not be preventable  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A research team has comprehensively reviewed the characteristics and clinical management of patients who died with... more
Why hospitals shouldn’t use telepresence robots to deliver devastating news  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
A doctor speaking through a telepresence robot in California gave a dying patient and his family... more
Tunisia: 12 infants die of hospital-acquired infection  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Tunisia's interim health minister says 12 newborn babies have died while receiving care at a public maternity hospital more
Study warns of disinfectant use in hospitals  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The use of disinfectants to clean and control infections in hospitals should be regulated in the same way that prescribing antibiotics is, according to researchers from the University of Aberdeen. more
Hospital cleaning trial cuts infections  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have led a major trial of boosted hospital cleaning practices across 11 Australian hospitals that focused on 'touch points' in wards, and found significant reductions in healthcare-associated infections, with associated cost benefits. more
Researchers Identify New Gene Regions Associated with Insomnia  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Insomnia is a common disorder linked with adverse long-term medical and psychiatric outcomes. It affects 10-20% of adults, and several... more
Study on families of children with pediatric-onset MS examines baffling, often-overlooked disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Seemingly overnight, healthy children develop mysterious, potentially disabling symptoms. When children finally receive a diagnosis, often after weeks of tests and office and hospital... more
The Latest: Unvaccinated Oregon boy had 'severe' tetanus  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
An unvaccinated 6-year-old boy in Oregon was hospitalized for eight weeks and almost died of tetanus after getting cut while playing on a farm more
A new way to calculate global intensive care unit mortality risk  MIT · 2 weeks
The GOSSIS algorithm was developed using data from hospitals around the world to spur greater multi-center collaboration and improved benchmarking. more
CDC: Unvaccinated Oregon boy almost dies of tetanus  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
An unvaccinated 6-year-old boy in Oregon was hospitalized for eight weeks and almost died of tetanus after getting cut while playing on a farm more
Study: Mid-Day Sleep Can Lower High Blood Pressure  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Mid-day sleep significantly decreases systolic and diastolic blood pressure in people with arterial hypertension, according to new research. “Mid-day sleep... more
New gene regions associated with sleep duration identified  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A study led by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Exeter Medical School has identified 76 new gene regions associated with sleep duration. more
Antibiotics and PPIs may increase risk of infectious diarrhea in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Prior antibiotic exposure and use of acid suppressing medications known as proton pump inhibitors may increase the risk for hospitalized children to contract dangerous Clostridioides difficile... more
New antibacterial coating for intravascular catheters could help prevent infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Brown University researchers have developed a new antibacterial coating for intravascular catheters that could one day help to prevent catheter-related bloodstream infections, the most common type of hospital-acquired... more
Mother's treatment for infection during pregnancy increases child's risk for autism and depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Risks for autism and depression are higher if one's mother was in hospital with an infection during pregnancy. This is shown by... more
Germ-fighting catheter coating may help prevent infections  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Brown University researchers have developed a new antibacterial coating for intravascular catheters that could one day help to prevent catheter-related bloodstream infections, the most common type of hospital-acquired infection. more
Child's elevated mental ill-health risk if mother treated for infection during pregnancy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Risks for autism and depression are higher if one's mother was in hospital with an infection during pregnancy. This is shown by a major... more
Antibiotics and PPIs linked to increased risk of infectious diarrhea in children  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Prior antibiotic exposure and use of acid suppressing medications known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may increase the risk for hospitalized children to contract... more
Falling rates of patient satisfaction with the NHS demonstrate enormous pressure on hospital doctors  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Responding to the release of the British Social Attitudes survey by the King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust which shows falling... more
Cancer patients with mental health history have greater risk of death  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Cancer patients who have been hospitalized for mental health problems prior to their cancer diagnosis were 73% more likely to die from their cancer compared to... more
Intravenous drug use related to dramatic increase in dangerous heart infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Hospital admissions for a dangerous heart infection related to intravenous drug use increased by 436 percent from 2012-2017 at a medical center in a region hit... more
ECG rhythm and airway management make all the difference during a heart attack  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research examined a large-scale national registry of cardiac arrest cases to measure the effects of advanced airway management (AAM) on one-month... more
Infants with bronchiolitis are at increased risk of hospitalization for asthma in preschool years  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Infants who are admitted to hospital with the common infection bronchiolitis are at increased risk of further emergency hospital admissions... more
MSF-run hospital develops 3D printed prosthetics for war victims  REUTERS · 3 weeks
A hospital in Jordan has given a victim of Yemen's war new hope for the future, thanks to... more
Bacteria-killing glass offers hope to combat deadliest hospital infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Scientists at Aston University have discovered a technique similar to medieval stained glass-making that can completely eradicate the deadliest hospital infections within hours. more
Life-threatening birth complication rate increasing across US racial, ethnic groups  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Racial and ethnic disparities in severe maternal morbidity -- life-threatening maternal complications associated with childbirth -- have persisted and increased at high rates among U.S. women, according to... more
Bacteria-killing glass offers hope in fight against hospital infections  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists at Aston University have discovered a technique similar to medieval stained glass-making that can completely eradicate the deadliest hospital infections within hours. more
Amazon Gives AI to Harvard-Affiliated Hospital in Tech's Latest Health Push  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Alexa won't be replacing doctors anytime soon, but Amazon says artificial intelligence can help hospitals become more efficient. more
This time when my water breaks, take me to a hospital without surprise bills  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
When it comes to having a baby, that bundle of joy may bring an unexpected price tag that can affect... more
Childbirth in non-hospital settings is far more dangerous than hospital deliveries  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Women who give birth in non-hospital settings are three times more likely to encounter complications and perinatal mortality compared with hospital births, according to a new... more
Bringing more human intelligence to AI, data science and digital automation  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The advent of data science, wireless connectivity and sensors, artificial intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT) has raised the prospects for digital automation, smart... more
Home births are three times more dangerous than hospital deliveries  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
When accounting for variables including the mother's existing health, age, health habits such as smoking, and ethnic background, the occurrence of a still-born infant was significant, with a... more
EMA recognizes the value of EBMT patient registry for novel CAR T-cell therapies  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
CAR T-cell immunotherapies are advanced therapy medicinal products manufactured from human primary living cells procured by hospitals or blood banks. more
Heart attack patients taken directly to heart centers have better long-term survival  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Heart attack patients taken directly to heart centers for lifesaving treatment have better long-term survival than those transferred from another hospital.Directly admitted patients were... more
Flaws and limitations in cardiovascular risk prediction and stratification in women  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (Special Issue on Women's Cardiovascular Health, Volume 3, Number 4, 2019, Guest Editor Gladys P. Velarde) pp.... more
Tristan O’Tierney, who helped develop Square’s original payment app, has passed away  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Tristan O’Tierney, a cofounder of the payments company Stripe has passed away at age 35. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, O’Tierney died last... more
Spill at a nuclear facility shows potential burn risks from a household chemical  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Three people were taken to hospital following a chemical spill at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation facility at Lucas Heights... more
Medicare trims payments to 800 hospitals, citing patient safety incidents  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Eight hundred hospitals will be paid less by Medicare this year because of high rates of infections and patient injuries, federal records show. more
Noninvasive imaging tools to detect stable ischemic heart disease in women  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (Special Issue on Women's Cardiovascular Health, Volume 3, Number 4, 2019, Guest Editor Gladys P. Velarde) pp.... more
CHLA awarded $1.36 million grant to adapt patient-driven model of diabetes care  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Children's Hospital Los Angeles has been awarded a $1.36M grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to adapt a patient-driven... more
New multi-year affiliation announced to establish global center for rare diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The University of Oxford and University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, today announced a multi-year affiliation to establish a global center for rare diseases. more
U.S.-funded initiative associated with reductions in maternal and newborn mortality in Indonesia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A U.S.-funded initiative to improve quality of care and referrals during pregnancy and childbirth in Indonesia resulted in significant reductions in maternal and newborn... more
Police pledge 'thorough investigation' of patient deaths  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Law enforcement authorities are pledging a thorough investigation into allegations against an intensive-care doctor accused of ordering painkiller overdoses for dozens of Ohio hospital patients more
New sanitation system halves healthcare associated infections and cuts costs by 75 percent  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The spread of antimicrobial resistance in hospitals can be limited by sanitation methods that remodulate the hospital microbiota, leading to lower antimicrobial... more
No wires, more cuddles: Sensors are first to monitor babies in the NICU without wires  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
An interdisciplinary team has developed a pair of soft, flexible wireless sensors that replace the tangle of wire-based... more
Higher hospital readmission rates for cardiac patients in Northern vs. Southern Ontario: Importance  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Patients hospitalized with heart attacks, heart failure, atrial fibrillation or stroke in Northern Ontario, Canada, were more likely to be readmitted to... more
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