The good, bad and unnecessary prescribing of oral vancomycin prophylaxis in immunosuppressed patients
Clostridioides difficile infection, or CDI, continues to be a significant pathogen in both hospitals and community-based settings. The associated morbidity, mortality and...
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Listeria outbreak: More affected hospitals named
Eight hospitals have reported cases of listeria linked to sandwiches and salads eaten by patients.
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Echocardiography use for acute myocardial infarction tied to higher costs, longer hospital stays, no clinical benefits
Higher rates of echocardiography use for patients with acute myocardial infarction were not associated with better outcomes and were tied to longer hospital stays and higher...
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New tool will help implement more precise treatments for patients with cardiogenic shock
A joint research effort by the Hospital and the Instituto de Investigación Germans Trias i Pujol is characterizing and studying a new cohort of cardiogenic shock patients to...
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Model identifies ideal vancomycin concentrations for infants
Researchers have developed a population-based pharmacokinetic model to identify target levels for vancomycin treatment so that infants infected with Staphylococcus aureus...
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Cybercriminals could hack into medical devices used in NHS hospitals
New York cybersecurity firm CyberMDX revealed the flaws in NHS workstations, adding to concerns about the health service's online safety. .
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NHS braces itself for more deaths following listeria outbreak
The NHS is bracing itself for more deaths following an outbreak of listeria due to contaminated pre-packaged sandwiches given to hospital patients.
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Researchers exploit nanoparticles to develop test for early detection of different diseases
Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital are taking advantage of a unique phenomenon of nanoparticles to develop a test for early detection of different types of...
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You've Been Carb-Loading Wrong - Here's How a Dietitian Wants You to Fuel Before a Run
Does carb-loading actually work? It's a fair question when you consider your running diet. Excess carbs can lead to weight gain (especially simple carbs, such as sugar or white...
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Wearable sensors show how antibiotic-resistant bacteria spread through hospital wards
More than just strict hand hygiene practices are needed to control the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, say researchers.
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All Of The CUTEST Father's Day Instagram Posts From Celebs
Celebs went all out with sweet Father's Day Instagram posts including touching messages and adorable photos Yesterday was the day to celebrate all the great dads in our lives...
Lung damage can now be measured with a sensor almost as thin a human HAIR
The probe, which is just 0.2mm in diameter, contains 19 sensors that pick up on abnormal acidity and oxygen levels deep in the lungs. It was created by scientists at the...
A personalized diet can reduce the risk of diabetes
The number of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes each year continues to increase. There can be little doubt that the standard American diet - high in junk food and sugary...
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to file lawsuits against New York State for repealing...
Back in April, the bureaucrats of New York State decided that it's within their jurisdictional purview to eliminate the right of parents to opt their children out of mandatory...
Immune System to Slow Degenerative Retinitis Pigmentosa
Complement system found to play a vital role to slow retinal degeneration in a mouse model of retinitis pigmentosa.
Nanoparticle-based Test for Early Detection of Diseases Identified
Building on new insights about nanoparticles, investigators developed a test for early detection of diseases, including different types of cancer.
Scientists Convert Type A Blood to Type O Blood
Scientists have discovered two enzymes produced by gut bacteria that can convert type A into type O blood (which can be given to persons of all blood types). This finding could...
Blood Pressure Drug Found Useful for Alzheimer's Disease
Hypertension drug may hold promise for Alzheimer's disease, according to Hypertension journal report.
1 Piece of Equipment You Need to Maximize Your Home Workouts
I'm a firm believer that, with the right mindset and an open space, you can accomplish a good workout pretty much anywhere. Do bodyweight HIIT in your bedroom! Pick up some...
Hepatitis C Transmission can be Prevented from Mothers to Babies: Study
Hepatitis C virus transmission can largely be prevented from mothers to babies if screening for HCV in pregnancy is done prior, reveals a new study.