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A survey of general surgeons suggests that the amount of education and training they receive in palliative care is limited.
The more hours of nursing care provided per nursing home patient, the fewer the workplace caregiver injuries.
Emotion induced crying is a distinctly human trait. Adult's tears can be powerful elicitors of concern and sympathy, but can also invite suspicion regarding the crying person's motives.
Invented by a physician at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the device, a wristband that enforces surgical-site marking, should help eliminate wrong site surgeries.
Many of the most important issues in medical ethics today, from genetic testing and stem cell research to the humane treatment of prisoners of war, are directly affected by the experiences of medicine leading up to and during the Holocaust.
Report raises new concerns about the nation's already fragile health care safety net.
The use of general anesthesia for heroin detoxification offers no benefit when compared to two other methods, and is associated with several potentially life threatening adverse events.
Duke University Medical Center neurobiologists have pinpointed circuitry in the brains of monkeys that assesses the level of risk in a given action. Their findings, gained from experiments in which they gave the monkeys a chance to gamble to receive juice rewards, could give insights into why humans compulsively engage in risky behaviors, including gambling, unsafe sex, drug use and overeating.
Gamma radiation can prolong viral infections and even reactivate viruses in mice, demonstrating that the effect of such exposures on the immune system will have important implications for space flight.
A team of systems engineers is developing an intelligent computer system which imitates a doctor's brain to make treatment decisions for intensive care patients.
It is common practice to discharge a patient while some of the test results are still pending, but how this impacts patient safety is not well known.
Two laws recently passed by Congress with strong industry backing have had a chilling effect on government efforts to protect public health.
The first study of physician religious beliefs has found that 76 percent of doctors believe in God and 59 percent believe in some sort of afterlife.
Ultrasound Images Transmitted Over the Phone Allow Radiologists to Diagnose Patients in Poorer Countries in Real Time
Over the phone transmission of diagnostic quality ultrasound images is possible.
Stanford law professor says recommendations could 'minimize ethical risks'
Once U.S. patients visit a doctor for outpatient care, their race and ethnicity make little difference in the quality of care they receive.
While severe burn injuries still require months of healing, many patients with smaller grafts do well when they go home within 24 hours of surgery.
At a time when the Hispanic population in the United States is growing at a rate faster than any other minority group, Hispanics still represent only a small portion of participants in clinical research studies.
The general public bases important health care decisions and lifestyle changes on the research findings. More rigor is needed in clinical research.
Researchers have discovered how the membrane protein that allows us to sense cold works and how this protein becomes desensitized so that one no longer feels the cold.
Americans will be better able to compare the quality of care in nearly all of the nation's hospitals using quality information now available from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Hospital Quality Alliance.
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