Hospitals
Vaccine-preventable infections in pediatric transplant patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Children who receive solid organ transplants are hospitalized due to vaccine-preventable infections at rates that are significantly higher than the general population. more
The Latest: Doc's alleged misuse of pain meds investigated  ABC NEWS · 8 hours
A criminal prosecutor says an investigation is underway after a hospital system found an Ohio doctor ordered "significantly excessive and potentially fatal" doses of pain medicine for at least 27... more
Hospital replaces leadership after blood transfusion mistake  ABC NEWS · 9 hours
A Houston hospital has removed its president and several other leaders following an unusually high number of patient deaths, including a recent case in which a patient died after receiving a transfusion of the... more
Hospital: Doc gave near-death patients excessive pain meds  ABC NEWS · 10 hours
An Ohio hospital system says an intensive care doctor gave "significantly excessive and potentially fatal" doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients in the past few years after families... more
Virtual video visits may improve patient convenience without sacrificing quality of care  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A team of researchers reports that virtual video visits, one form of telehealth visit used at the hospital, can successfully replace office visits for... more
Single national electronic health record will help improve care in Canadian hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Canada should invest in a single national electronic health record for primary care to improve the health of Canadians, argues an editorial in CMAJ. more
Hospitalizations may be major risk factor for increased cognitive decline in older adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Emergency and urgent hospitalizations are associated with an increased rate of cognitive decline in older adults, report researchers at Rush University Medical... more
New path for treating Latino immigrants with mental health and substance misuse symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A team of researchers at the Disparities Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) - in collaboration with two teams in Spain... more
PSMF supports two federal laws aimed to improve maternal safety in hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The Patient Safety Movement Foundation supports two federal laws aimed to improve the safety of mothers in hospitals across the United States. more
Muslim family: Hospital guard said they looked 'scary'  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A Muslim family says staff at a Virginia hospital told them they looked "scary" and threatened to kick them out when they went to visit a newborn relative in December more
US Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Cyber-Attack on Children’s Hospital  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
A Massachusetts man has been jailed for carrying out a cyber-attack on Boston Children's Hospital on behalf of the hacktivist group Anonymous. more
Study finds specific function of HIV protein that slows down viral spread  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A study from a Massachusetts General Hospital research team has identified the specific function of a protein found in HIV and related viruses that... more
Man gets 10 years for cyberattack on children's hospital  ABC NEWS · 5 days
A man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for attacking the computer network of a renowned hospital in Boston to protest the treatment of a teenager... more
New strategy may prevent spread of drug resistance  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Spotless surfaces in hospitals can hide bacteria that rarely cause problems for healthy people but pose a serious threat to people with weakened immune systems. more
Pharmacists could significantly reduce ED crowdedness  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Incorporating pharmacists with an expanded scope into the community or hospital emergency departments (ED) could significantly reduce ED crowdedness, according to a new study. more
New strategy may curtail spread of antibiotic resistance  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
In studying a bacterium that causes disease in hospitalized people, researchers have figured out a key step in the transmission of antibiotic resistance from one bacterium to another. Their insight suggests a... more
New strategy may curtail spread of antibiotic resistance  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Spotless surfaces in hospitals can hide bacteria that rarely cause problems for healthy people but pose a serious threat to people with weakened immune systems. Acinetobacter baumannii causes life-threatening lung and bloodstream... more
The Latest: Police: Comatose woman hospitalized after birth  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Phoenix police say a woman in a vegetative state who gave birth at a long-term care facility is hospitalized along with her baby more
Comatose woman who had baby is hospitalized, police say  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Authorities say an Arizona woman in a vegetative state who became pregnant and had a baby was the victim of a sexual assault more
Early clinical assessments could reduce end-of-life hospitalizations for seniors  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Better use of standard assessment tools could help long-term care homes identify which new residents are at risk of hospitalization or death in the first 90 days of admission. more
How common pain relievers may promote Clostridium difficile infections  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Clostridium difficile causes the most common and most dangerous hospital-born infections in the United States and around the world. People treated with antibiotics are at heightened risk because those drugs... more
AT&T is creating a 5G hospital - CNET  CNET · 1 week
The next-gen wireless tech is expected to speed up network communications and reduce latency at a Chicago medical center. more
SIESTA project reduces sleep interruptions in hospitalized patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Selective tinkering with the medical center's electronic health records (EHR) system, plus a 20-minute presentation to doctors and nurses on the consequences of in-hospital sleep deprivation, was able to change the behavior... more
Study shows safety of flu vaccination for hospitalized patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Hospitalized patients who received the flu vaccine had no increased risk of outpatient visits or hospital readmission within seven days of discharge, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today... more
MGH-led research team reveals how solid stress impacts tissue surrounding brain tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A Massachusetts General Hospital-led research team has demonstrated, for the first time, how solid stress - the physical forces exerted by the solid components... more
Researchers design new questionnaire to improve knowledge of impact of menopause on women  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new questionnaire being developed through a collaboration between the Massachusetts General Hospital Midlife Women's Health Center and the North American Menopause... more
Electronics giant Philips invests in monitoring and information platform for expecting mothers  TechCrunch · 1 week
The international electronics and medical device giant Philips is pushing further into pregnancy and childcare services by leading a $6 million early stage investment... more
Medicaid plans cover doctors’ visits, hospital care — and now your GED  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Emilia Ford became pregnant at 15 and, after her daughter was born, dropped out of high school. more
King's researcher and team set up 'Harmonies of Hope' choir for kidney transplant children  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A research fellow from King's College London and transplant surgeon in training from Guy's and Evelina Children's Hospital, Mr Pankaj... more
Study finds significant predictors for successfully quitting smoking  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
In the current issue of Family Medicine and Community Health (Volume 6,Number 4, 2018; DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/FMCH.2018.0123, Nur Izzati Mohammad, Selasawati Ghazali and Mohd Nazri Shafei of the Department of Community Medicine, School... more
Sweden: No Ebola virus detected in hospital patient  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Swedish health officials say a suspected Ebola case reported by a hospital has turned out to be a false alarm with tests carried out on the unidentified patient showing no signs of... more
Swedish hospital isolates patient amid Ebola suspicion  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Officials in Sweden say a Swedish hospital north of Stockholm has reported a suspected case of the deadly Ebola virus, adding the patient has been isolated more
FORTE study offers new and revealing window into outcomes of trauma patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Trauma is a leading cause of disability in the world, resulting in more disability-adjusted life years than any other disease. While in-hospital, trauma-related mortality... more
WATCH: New drug could hold promise for alopecia  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The medication is helping patients like Jason Lipkin, a dad and attorney, in an early stage clinical trial at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital. more
Researchers evaluate digital medicine tool to treat children with autism and co-occurring ADHD  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia evaluated a digital medicine tool designed as an investigational treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder... more
New, more effective method to prevent spread of MRSA infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A research team led by scientists at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health report on a new method to help health officials control outbreaks of methicillin-resistant... more
Study: Low wages, poor benefits leave many female health care workers below poverty line  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A study carried out by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University... more
Court decision to stop further cuts in 340B reimbursements protects patient care  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The Dec. 27 federal court injunction stopping further cuts in 340B reimbursements for Medicare Part B drugs to some participating hospitals is a critical... more
Netflix pleads with people to stop doing the ‘Bird Box’ challenge  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Netflix has issued a warning to its customers thanks to a meme challenge that has gone viral in which people are choosing to put blindfolds on... more
Computer model shows how to better control MRSA outbreaks  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A research team reports on a new method to help health officials control outbreaks of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, a life-threatening antibiotic-resistant infection often seen in hospitals. The researchers... more
Researchers compile atlas of genetic influences on osteoporosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A ground-breaking new study led by researchers from the Lady Davis Institute (LDI) at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) has succeeded in compiling an atlas of genetic factors associated with estimated bone... more
Nancy Grace Roman, Astronomer Celebrated as 'Mother' of Hubble, Dies at 93  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Roman, who was celebrated as a trailblazer for female scientists and a driving force behind advances including the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope,... more
FCC investigating major CenturyLink outage and 911 disruptions  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
A nationwide CenturyLink outage has knocked out 911 voice calls in parts of the US and affected everything from Verizon... more
Medical News Today: Moderate drinking tied to lower risk of hospitalization  MNT · 3 weeks
A new study finds that moderate drinking has associations with a lower risk of hospitalization. The results also confirm the health risks of heavy drinking. more
New research tests Co-enzyme Q10 as potential treatment for Chronic Kidney disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Chronic Kidney disease is highly associated with all-cause mortality, Diabetic Nephropathy, cardiovascular events and hospitalization whether the patient has an existing risk or current... more
Multicenter study demonstrates effectiveness, safety of topical antibiotics in NICU babies  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A team of doctors led by Karen L. Kotloff, M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health, has performed a... more
Trial supports use of topical antibiotics in NICU babies  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A team of doctors has performed a clinical trial involving multiple hospitals that tested the effectiveness of applying a topical antibiotic known as mupirocin for prevention of Staphylococcus aureus (SA)... more
Digitally enhanced: Estonia plots the end of bureaucracy  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In the Estonian capital of Tallinn, three-day-old Oskar Lunde sleeps soundly in his hospital cot, snuggled into a lime green blanket decorated with red butterflies. Across the room, his father turns on... more
Implementation of HRRP program associated with increased mortality after discharge  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) was created under the Affordable Care Act and hospitals face financial penalties for higher-than-expected 30-day readmission rates for patients with heart failure,... more
CWRU researcher receives nearly $1 million to study drug resistance mechanisms in prostate cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Sanjay Gupta, PhD, of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center will receive $962,000... more
Researchers develop artificial intelligence system to diagnose, classify brain hemorrhages  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A team of investigators from the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Radiology has developed a system using artificial intelligence to quickly diagnose and classify brain hemorrhages and to... more
Study explores causes for rising rate of hospitalizations among homeless individuals  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A homeless individual is one who lacks fixed and reliable housing, and approximately 553,000 people fit that description on any given night in the United States. more
Refund on the way to latest ‘Bill of the Month’ patient  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Sarah Witter had to pay for a second surgery to repair her broken leg after a metal plate installed during the first surgery broke. On Friday,... more
Hospital readmission reduction program associated with increase in post-discharge mortality  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A policy designed to reduce hospital readmissions through financial penalties was associated with a significant increase in post-discharge mortality for patients with heart failure and pneumonia, according to... more
CHLA researcher reveals how leukemia burrows within the bone marrow  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Actually, cancer can hide. A researcher at Children's Hospital Los Angeles tells us exactly how leukemia burrows within bone marrow, where it is shielded from chemotherapy treatments. more
Study examines performance of skilled nursing care residents with cognitive difficulties  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
After a hospital stay, many older adults will be discharged to a skilled nursing facility to recover. The goal of this type of short-term nursing care... more
Three studies examine readiness of U.S. emergency departments to care for children  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Three papers from research teams led by a Massachusetts General Hospital physician examine the current readiness of U.S. emergency departments to care for children... more
Science News » New Pathways for Implementing Universal Suicide Risk Screening in Healthcare Settings  NIMH · 4 weeks
A new report provides guidance on how to implement universal suicide risk screening of youth in medical settings. The report... more
Using mobile phone-based intervention to encourage Chinese smokers to quit the habit  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Among smokers receiving a 12-week-long mobile phone-based intervention encouraging them to quit, up to 6.5% of participants stopped smoking by the end of the... more
Tau protein reduces neural activity in Alzheimer's mouse models  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A study from Massachusetts General Hospital investigators sheds new light on how the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease - amyloid-beta (A-beta) plaques and neurofibrillary tangles containing the protein tau - produce... more
Better security achieved with randomly generating biological encryption keys  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Data breaches, hacked systems and hostage malware are frequently topics of evening news casts—including stories of department store, hospital, government and bank data leaking into unsavory hands—but now a team... more
Better security achieved with randomly generating biological encryption keys  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Data breaches, hacked systems and hostage malware are frequently topics of evening news casts -- including stories of department store, hospital, government and bank data leaking into unsavory hands --... more
Flu is serious for pregnant women and others at high risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Those at high-risk for flu complications such as hospitalization and death -- including pregnant women -- should be tested and treated as soon as possible, suggest... more
Pregnant women and extremely obese people at high risk of flu complications  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Pregnant women and the extremely obese are among those at high risk for complications from the flu - including death - and should be... more
Romania maternity hospital hit by superbug to reopen  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Romania's health minister says a maternity hospital in the capital where 45 babies were diagnosed with a drug-resistant superbug has been given the all-clear to reopen more
High negative pressure limits dispersion of airborne contaminants in hospitals and renovation sites  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Maintaining a high negative pressure in airborne infection isolation rooms of hospitals (over -10 Pa) and in renovation sites (over -5 Pa)... more
Augmented reality project now used in hospitals to address heart problems  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
An augmented reality project, created by a Manchester start-up is being used in hospitals to help with heart problems. more
End of life care is best in hospitals characterized by effective nurse-physician teamwork, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Everyone wants a dignified death - yet few actually experience one. Despite preferring to remain at home, most... more
New study reveals best assessment tools to establish delirium severity  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine reveals the best assessment tools available to establish the severity of diagnosed delirium in hospitalized patients. Delirium is a common,... more
Simple technique to effectively treat underdiagnosed cause of debilitating chest pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Patients who arrive at the hospital with heart-attack-like symptoms have had little recourse for their chest pain if scans came back clear, with no signs of... more
High negative pressure controls dispersal of airborne dust in hospitals, renovation sites  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Maintaining a high negative pressure in airborne infection isolation rooms of hospitals (over -10 Pa) and in renovation sites (over -5 Pa) effectively limits... more
Early follow-up by physician for patients after ED discharge lowers rates of death or re-admissions  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
For patients who receive emergency department care for heart failure, early follow-up by a physician within 7 days... more
Study finds epigenetic differences in the brains of individuals with schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A study using a PET scan tracer developed at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital has identified, for the first time, epigenetic... more
Augmented reality project now used in hospitals to address heart problems
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