Medical tech in Hepatitis C outbreak challenges sentence
A traveling hospital technician who was sentenced to 39 years in prison for infecting patients in multiple states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes has asked a federal...
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The Latest: Widower stunned by allegations against doctor
An Ohio man says he was stunned to learn of allegations that his wife's hospital death last year was caused by a doctor's order for a fatal dose of pain medication
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Canakinumab not cost-effective to prevent recurrent CV events after MI
The use of canakinumab to prevent recurrent CV events in patients with a prior MI was not cost-effective at current U.S. prices, according to a study published in JAMA...
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Medicaid expansion fails to affect acute MI outcomes
Among low-income patients with acute MI, residing in a state with Medicaid expansion had no effect on quality of care or outcomes, according to new findings. “In this study, we...
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Smoking, obesity, older age predict increased VTE risk
Older age, smoking and obesity were consistently associated with increased risk for venous thromboembolism, according to a study published in JAMA Cardiology. The study...
16 hours ago - Healio - 2 articles
New AI can detect urinary tract infections
New AI could identify and help reduce one of the top causes of hospitalization for people living with dementia: urinary tract infections .
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Boston Children's Hospital Launches Campaign To Promote HelpSteps App
Dr. Eric Fleegler, creator of the HelpSteps app, joined Morning Edition, to discuss how the app bridges the gap between patients and the help they need.
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Richard Litwin, MD, receives Chang Humanitarian Award
Richard L. Litwin, MD, has been selected as the winner of the 2019 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Foundation's Chang Humanitarian Award, according to a...
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2nd suit filed over pain meds given to near-death patients
An attorney says a second wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against an Ohio hospital system and a doctor accused of ordering that near-death patients get potentially fatal...
19 hours ago - ABC News - 2 articles
Consider these questions about mergers before you jump
The shift toward hospital or health system ownership of physician group practice has been on a steady pace of growth for several decades. From July 2012 to July 2016, the...
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Strong Neck Strength may Help Prevent Concussions: Study
Athletes who are at higher risk for sports-related concussions should build neck strength to prevent such injuries, finds a new study.
Farmers Exposed to High Levels of Pesticide More Likely to Have Poor Sense...
High pesticide exposure among farmers can be associated with a poor sense of smell in later life, reveals a new study.
A Quarter of Antibiotics Prescribed for Children and Adults Found Unnecessary
One in seven privately insured children and non-elderly adults among the study cohort received antibiotics for cases that were not justified medically, according to new research.
New Wearable Sensor Can Help Detect Hidden Anxiety, Depression in Kids
Newly developed wearable sensor can help detect hidden anxiety and depression in young children, reveals a new study.
Engineered T Cells Promote Long-term Organ Transplant Acceptance, Says Study
A way to selectively suppress the immune reaction of the body against the donor organ by modulating the protein coronin 1 has been discovered.
Medical Detection Dogs Benefit Diabetes Patients
Alert dogs can help Type 1 patients regulate their blood sugars in a non-invasive way and avoid the risks of hypoglycaemic episodes and hyperglycaemia, found new study.
Overprescription of Opioids for Elbow Fractures in Children: CHOP Surgeons
Patients only took less than 5 percent of the prescribed amount, and one in five did not receive any opioid medication to manage pain which could lead to opioid diversion.
Gay Fathers and Their Children Still Structurally Stigmatized: Study
Gay fathers and their children continue to experience stigma with potentially harmful physical and psychological effects.
Faecal transplants can treat bowel condition, but scientists are making a...
The latest FMT study by researchers at the University of Adelaide focused solely on colitis, when the large bowel becomes inflamed. It affects one in every 420 people.
Keeping active in old age may protect against dementia, study finds
A new study from Rush University Medical Center has found that elderly adults who moved more than average, if with early signs of dementia, had better memory and thinking skills.