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The search for ways to protect polymer based medical implants from bacterial infections has led scientists in Mississippi to develop a penicillin coated version of a key polymer biomaterial.
Referral management schemes are springing up across the NHS as a means of reducing primary care trusts' spending on secondary care services.
Individuals who enter treatment programs for drug addiction were more likely to be HIV positive females who use the Baltimore City needle exchange programs.
The majority of fertility clinic Web sites do not adhere to their own association's advertising guidelines.
What is a medicinal product? It is always the result of a marriage between a compound (the active substance which treats a patient) and an appropriate excipient (a neutral substance in which the active substance is incorporated so that it can be absorbed by the body).
Chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and cancer result in more deaths and account for more years of healthy life lost than most communicable diseases.
Switching patients to more cost effective drugs for cholesterol and blood pressure problems could save the UK's National Health Service a billion pounds over the next five years without compromising clinical care.
Document provides practical advice to physicians on the use of drug eluting coronary artery stents.
Less experienced surgeons performing new techniques in coronary surgery on black patients.
Advances in medical technology are a main factor driving the trend of increasing health-care costs.
Young doctors, or interns, were four times more likely to make fatigue related medical errors that contributed to the death of a patient compared to months when they did not work extended duration shifts.
Class action lawsuits can significantly slow or halt science's ability to establish links between neurological illness and environmental factors produced by industry.
Fat zapping to shed excess weight, miniature telescopes to restore vision, and smart nappies to detect common childhood infections: these are some of the new technologies that promise to transform medicine.
Phenotypic differences between male physicians, surgeons and film stars: comparative study.
Most U.S. physicians believe that their responsibilities for matters related to health care extend beyond caring for their individual patients.
Following a good hygiene and basic procedures can cut the rate of Catheter Related Bloodstream Infections in the ICU.
Further improvements are needed before we cane upgrade air quality in commercial jetliner cabins.
Hospital performance measures may not accurately reflect quality of care or predict patient outcomes.
Alternate Treatments Avoid the Side Effects of Long Term Steroid Use.
A major study on the state of air pollution in 20 of Asia's key cities shows that while there have been improvements in achieving better air quality, air pollution still poses a threat to health and quality of life of many people.
US Health system is not ready for disasters and states rank low in Emergency Preparedness report.
Nano and macroporosity gives specially engineered glass the potential to mimic the vital functions of bone.
Minnesota, Vermont and New Hampshire, according to the America's Health Rankings, remain nation's healthiest states; Louisiana and Mississippi rank as least healthy states.
Group Health study shows that computer assisted detection helps, but the doctors' eyes are still essential.
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