Sunday, September 30, 2018
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Patients who receive care in a for-profit hospital are more likely to be readmitted than those who receive care in nonprofit or public hospitals, according to a new study published by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers.
A Swiss study tracking the health of a group of children conceived via assisted reproductive technology found that a surprising number developed premature aging of their blood vessels. Now in their teens, 15 percent have hypertension.
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Friday, September 14, 2018
No evidence cough medicines work with one in seven patients experiencing negative side effects, study finds
Coughs cost the UK economy nearly £1bn a year in lost productivity and sick days, with a further £100m bill for the NHS in seeing patients who will get better on their own
Friday, September 7, 2018
Changing the terminology used to describe small papillary thyroid cancers may reduce patient anxiety, help them consider nonsurgical options, and curtail overdiagnosis and overtreatment, Australian researchers say.
New cautions ranging from reducing unnecessary ultrasounds of pregnant women to being careful how health professionals talk about statistical risks and benefits have been released by the Choosing Wisely campaign.
The Journal of the American Medicine Association (JAMA) reports a new study finds at least 30 percent of prescribed antibiotics — 47 million prescriptions in the U.S. — are unnecessary.