While many healthcare professionals believe that hospital acquired infections are a risk of doing business the belief itself may add to the risk and it's actually the process of care that drives the current epidemic.
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FDA announces actions to strengthen its postmarket program for medical devices aiming to improve management of adverse events, enhancing patient safety.
Research examines a possible link between jet lag and mortality.
An effective head lice treatment can be one 30 minute application of hot air that can eradicate head lice infestations.
If you live in a city with adequate water treatment facilities, HAAs are probably within regulation levels and there's no need to subject water to additional treatment.
New model could be used to inform liver transplant candidates and their doctors what post transplant survival would be expected when a given donor is offered and may be particularly helpful in marginal or high risk donors.
Every day, worldwide, around 30,000 people are seriously injured in road traffic crashes. Most of these are in low and middle income countries, and most are pedestrians and cyclists.
In case of pandemic flu many people would face critical work related problems.
Taking medications as directed by doctor matters in lowering health care costs, but it is difficult to improve compliance with medications, study.
The U of A research team has invented a self powered wireless microsensor for monitoring the bone healing process after surgery, it is so tiny it can fit onto the tip of a pen.
Some form of Internet addiction effects the health of a significant number of the population as more than one out of eight Americans exhibit at least one possible sign of problematic Internet use.
Medical device could make it possible for even those with no emergency medical training to perform life saving actions for victims of sudden cardiac arrest.
Driver warning systems are designed to help reduce car crashes by alerting drowsy drivers that the vehicle has wandered out of the lane.
Pressure from hospitals and insurance companies to minimize health care costs can negatively affect the quality of care for some people.
Vehicle owners may not be aware that older but relatively unused tires can fail and cause crashes, thus creating personal health problems and safety issues.
Evidence suggests that lifetime energy expenditure per se does not underlie senescence.
Study shows that SUV air bags are shielding heads, bodies and reduce risk of crash death.
Airbags and antilock braking systems do not reduce the likelihood of accidents or injuries because they may encourage more aggressive driving.
Physicians prescribing new medication often do not communicate to patients important details, such as potential side effects, how long or how often to take the drug or the specific name of the medication.
Given the public's growing use of the Web for health information, it's important that Web-based consumer health content is kept up to date, particularly that involving withdrawal of a potentially harmful medicine.