Image: Two children sleeping in a hospital room; Copyright: panthermedia.net/zurijeta

MRSA blood infections less fatal in kids, cause significant complications

10/05/2017

Children with bloodstream infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a common antibiotic-resistant bacteria, are less likely to die than adults with this condition and have different risk factors for treatment failure, a new study led by a Children's National Health System clinician indicates.
Read more
Image: A female physician is working with a laptop computer; Copyright: panthermedia.net/danr13

The digitization of medical knowledge

09/05/2017

Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have challenged traditional teaching and learning concepts employed in medical training. A comparison with conventional learning methods led them to conclude that tablet-based, multimedia-enhanced training improves medical examination results.
Read more
Image: Surgeons are cleaning their hands after an operation; Copyright: Panthermedia.net/Wavebrakmedia Premium

"It's in your hands": World Day of Hand Hygiene

05/05/2017

Two hands with five fingers each – they stand for May 5th, the World Day of Hand Hygiene. The Word Health Organization (WHO) has kicked off this day to especially draw the attention of the health care workers to the importance of hand hygiene. The day is accompanied by the campaign "Save Lives – Clean Your Hands".
Read more
Image: newborn baby ; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Uberimages

Alternative treatment approach for neonatal abstinence syndrome may shorten hospital stay

04/05/2017

New research suggests a revamped, "common sense" approach to treating newborns suffering opioid withdrawal--gauging whether the baby can eat, sleep and be consoled within 10 minutes before administering drugs to wean them off exposure--may safely reduce the length of hospitalization they need.
Read more
Image: A doctor's hand holding a sign with the word

Opportunities to overcome cancer treatment resistance

01/05/2017

A collaborative Cleveland Clinic, University of Oxford and Moffitt Cancer Center team of researchers has proven the theory that, while resistance to targeted treatment in cancer is truly a moving target, there are opportunities to overcome the resistance that develops.
Read more
Image: Symbols for swimming, an apple, smoking prohibited and a checklist in a row next to each other; Copyright: Manifest/Michigan Medicine

Training patients for surgery shortens hospital stays

25/04/2017

Just as an athlete might work to build up stamina before a race, a person entering the hospital also can benefit from prepping the mind and body. Even minor adjustments to diet and mental health could help some individuals go home sooner - and, in turn, save hospitals and insurance companies money.
Read more
Image: A female pharmacist is talking to a customer; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Barabasa

Pharmacists: greater role in care prevents repeat hospital visits

24/03/2017

Pharmacists given an expanded role in patient oversight can reduce the likelihood of high-risk patients returning to the hospital, according to a new study that underscores a potential cost-saving solution for a growing physician shortage.
Read more
Image: A woman is using a routing app on her smartphone; Copyright: panthermedia.net/georgejmclittle

'Geofencing' shows promise in tracking chronic care

23/03/2017

Location-tracking apps on smartphones could be used to help track and manage care for thousands of patients who suffer from chronic diseases, and possibly even provide feedback to them on lifestyle changes that could help, according to an initial assessment by researchers at UC San Francisco.
Read more
Image: Computer-generated head with numbers floating around it; Copyright: panthermedia.net/agsandrew

Artificial intelligence virtual consultant helps deliver better patient care

09/03/2017

Interventional radiologists at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) are using technology found in self-driving cars to power a machine learning application that helps guide patients' interventional radiology care, according to research presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting.
Read more
Image: At the front is a thermometer. In the background can be seen a city in heat and the sun shining on it; Copyright: panthermedia.net/tomwang

Overheating in UK homes: a health disaster waiting to happen

03/03/2017

A Loughborough academic has warned the UK is facing a public health disaster if the issue of overheating in homes is not tackled. Professor Lomas, an internationally acclaimed expert in building simulation, says the next heat wave to hit the country could have grave consequences for the most vulnerable in our society, as the country now has a housing stock unable to keep cool in the warmer months.
Read more