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3 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Experts question value of common superbug control practices

The jury is still out on the effectiveness of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus superbug control policies in hospitals, according to leading infectious disease experts in a Viewpoint published in The Lancet .

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Related Topix: MRSA, Health, Infectious Diseases, Medicine

3 hrs ago | KTVK Phoenix

Group appeals condition for using pot for PTSD

Medical marijuana advocates are appealing conditions set by Arizona health officials for post-traumatic stress sufferers seeking to qualify for treatment.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Arizona, Medicine

5 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

More than 200 layoffs at cash-strapped UMC

University Medical Center has eliminated more than 200 positions in a second round of layoffs at Las Vegas' only public hospital.

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Related Topix: Medicine, University Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Las Vegas, NV, Clark County, NV

8 hrs ago | Andover Advertiser

'Rapid deterioration' of NHS funds

NHS hospitals in England could face a combined deficit of more than A 750 million this year, new figures suggest.

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Related Topix: Medicine

9 hrs ago | KSL-TV

4. New restrictions on hydrocodone to take ...

The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S. The new rules mean that drugs like Vicodin, Lortab and other generic versions will be subject to the same prescribing rules as painkillers like codeine ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Drug Enforcement Administration, Food and Drug Administration

10 hrs ago | Independent.ie

Ebola crisis: This is why '75 per cent' of victims are women

About 75 per cent of people contracting Ebola are women because they are often the primary care-givers, nurses and traders, health officials have said.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Liberia, World News, Africa

14 hrs ago | OUPblog

The real story of allied nursing during the First World War

Although allied nurses were admired in their own time for their altruism and courage, their image was distorted by the lens of popular mythology.

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19 hrs ago | The Tribune

Cadavers, a teen, and a med school dream

A 17-year-old Indiana high school student stands among the group of medical students, doctors and nurses working with a scalpel on a cadaver donor.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Heart Failure, Health

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Business Journal

California hospitals say they are ready for Ebola, if it shows up

While California public health officials scrambled to tell residents Wednesday that Ebola does not currently pose a public health risk in California, hospital staff say they are ready if cases do crop up.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Daily Herald

Grant funds nursing education center

Elmhurst College has received a $1.5 million state grant that will be used to help finance the Elmhurst College Simulation Center at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, a state-of-the-art laboratory and classroom facility set to open later this month.

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Related Topix: Elmhurst College, Medicine, Elmhurst, IL, Pat Quinn, US Governors

Brandon Sun

Made-in-Canada Figure 1 app, an 'Instagram for doctors,'not for the squeamish

The app Figure 1 is shown on an iPhone in Toronto on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Scrolling through the latest made-in-Canada app success story can turn your stomach in seconds.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Instagram, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Twitter

Silicon Alley Insider

The Real Reason This Ebola Outbreak Is So Big

When Daniel Bausch , a doctor and associate professor in the department of tropical medicine at Tulane, got to Sierra Leone in July, things were already falling apart.

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Related Topix: Sierra Leone, Africa, World News, Medicine

Medical News

Researchers examine China's caesarean section rate

Efforts must be made to decrease China's increasing caesarean section rate, suggests a new commentary published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Health

Truro Daily News

Research team evaluating Lyme disease in province

St. FX research assistant Jennifer Dunn, back left, environmental science professor Hugo Beltrami, nursing associate professor Patti Hansen-Ketchum, nursing associate professor Donna MacDougall, front left, and Pictou Centre MLA Pat Dunn gathered at his office to discuss ongoing research into Lyme disease in Nova Scotia and legislation regarding ... (more)

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Related Topix: Lyme Disease, Medicine, Health, Canada, World News,

Medical News

Handwashing with antibacterial soap exposes hospital workers to...

Handwashing with antibacterial soap exposes hospital workers to significant and potentially unsafe levels of triclosan, a widely-used chemical currently under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a study led by researchers from UC San Francisco.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, UC San Francisco, Medicine, Health

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Medical News

Nurses who are motivated primarily by desire to help others are more likely to burn out on job

Nurses who are motivated primarily by the desire to help others, rather than by enjoyment of the work itself or the lifestyle it makes possible, are more likely to burn out on the job, University of Akron researchers say.

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Related Topix: Medicine, University of Akron, Health

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Port Charlotte nursing home on watch list after patient death

Signature Healthcare of Port Charlotte has been placed on the US Nursing Home Watch List.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Florida, Florida Government

Romsey Advertiser

Children's hospital criticised

The Care Quality Commission said that Alder Hey Children's Hospital, which is one of Europe's busiest hospitals for youngsters, was falling down in its care for critically ill youngsters and its outpatient services.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Inside Bay Area

Olivia Wilde breast-feeding photo sparks new round of the Mommy Wars

Like some people across the social media universe, I was thrilled by the recent Glamour magazine photo of actress Olivia Wilde, posed in a diner, right breast partially exposed to feed her 5-month-old son.

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Related Topix: Medicine

KGNS-TV Laredo

LCC graduates vocational nursing students

The local medical community is set to receive a boost in workforce as 30 vocational nursing students graduated from Laredo Community College's one-year vocational nursing program.

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Related Topix: Medicine

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