Almost all surgical residents accidentally stick themselves with needles or other sharp medical instruments but most fail to report the injury.
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A unique study concerning the effects of air pollution on human health shows that respiratory and cardiovascular health are impacted by increased levels of air particulates from pollution.
Patient care benefits offered through new vein-viewing technology reduce the need for multiple needle punctures, along with the stress and discomfort of youngsters who face 'vein-stick' procedures.
ATM kinase protein helps prevent cells with this type of DNA damage from dividing, thereby blocking the passage of persistent DNA damage on to daughter cells.
Scientists have discovered a new type of mouse embryonic stem cell that is the closest counterpart yet to human embryonic stem cells.
Researchers announced the results of work on genome transplantation methods allowing them to transform one type of bacteria into another type dictated by the transplanted chromosome.
Doctors are famous for sloppy scribbling - and handwritten prescriptions lead to thousands of medication errors each year.
For more than 25 years, stem cells have been defined based on what they can become: more of themselves, as well as multiple different specialized cell types.
Hip replacement surgery is no longer just for seniors.
Researchers found that minorities were more likely to receive care from the lower-performing hospitals.
American Medical Association voted to adopt the following new policies calling on all states to enact laws permitting students to carry prescribed epinephrine or other medications for asthma or anaphylaxis.
Globus Medical announced the introduction of the CITADEL Anterior Lumbar Plating System.
A potentially dangerous imbalance in the blood supply could deplete available stock of O-positive blood.
The American Medical Association (AMA) said on Monday that it will ask state and federal authorities to investigate retail health clinics such as those offered in CVS/Caremark stores, Wal-Mart Stores and Walgreen Co. for possible conflicts of interest that put profits ahead of patient health.
New Mexico Department of Health helped the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention test its ability to deliver medical supplies to the state during a public health emergency.
New Mexico is making strides in reducing the rate of people dying from unintentional illicit drug overdoses, a rate that decreased 8 percent from 2005 to 2006.
Investigators have discovered how a single molecular "on switch" triggers gene activity that might cause effects ranging from learning and memory capabilities to glucose production in the liver.
More than half of U.S. heart and lung surgeons plan to retire in the next 10 to 13 years, and about one-third of residency positions for cardiothoracic surgeons have remained unfilled for the last three years.
Genes account for only 2.5 percent of DNA in the human genetic blueprint, yet diseases can result not only from mutant genes, but from mutations of other DNA that controls genes.
CompleWare Corporation, VIDA Diagnostics, University of Iowa plan to collaborate in providing software and services to manage radiological images, such as CT and MRI, for clinical drug trials.
Dallas County to request $500,000 to support local treatment programs to provde a comprehensive, efficent and effective response to the 'cheese' heroin epidemic in Dallas County.
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, local public health agencies and hospitals will participate in Missouri's New Madrid Earthquake Exercise and test their ability to respond in a rapid and coordinated manner.
Around 18,000 UK junior doctors will be disappointed this Friday when the first round of their flawed new application system closes. The BMA on 19 June, 2007 called for a more robust complaints and appeals process, and is advising its junior doctor members on their legal rights.
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