01/12/2016A lack of sleep among the U.S. working population is costing the economy up to 411 billion dollar a year, which is 2.28 percent of the country's GDP, a new report finds. According to researchers at the not-for-profit research organisation RAND Europe sleep deprivation leads to a higher mortality risk and lower productivity levels among the workforce.
18/11/2016Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed an energy-efficient technique for accurately tracking a user's physical activity based on data from wearable devices.
17/11/2016Researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have discovered individuals in Sierra Leone who showed no signs of the disease but have evidence of prior Ebola infection in their immune systems.
16/11/2016Contrary to data published by the Centers for Disease Control, ventilator-associated pneumonia rates in hospital intensive care units have not declined significantly since 2005, according to a new study out of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
10/11/2016Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a great danger and a threat – not only to an individual person, but also to modern healthcare. This year the World Health Organization (WHO) proclaims the World Antibiotic Awareness Week for the second time. With the topic "Antibiotics: Handle with care", the organization wants to call attention to the danger of AMR and to show what everybody can do against it.
12/10/2016An International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) report issued for World Osteoporosis Day identifies 10 major care gaps and solutions to the global healthcare crisis arising from fragility fractures.
10/10/2016Over 5000 patients with metastatic melanoma in Europe are denied access to new, life saving drugs every year, according to a survey presented at the ESMO 2016 Congress in Copenhagen.
16/09/2016This year’s International Patient Safety Day takes place under the motto "Medication Safety". It is supposed to raise awareness of medication errors. Members of the health care systems will be able to present new approaches and exchange ideas with each other at events on this day.