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How does human behavior lead to surgical errors?

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Photo: Surgical team in the operation theater [02/06/2015] Why are major surgical errors called "never events"? Because they should not happen - but do. Mayo Clinic researchers identified 69 never events among 1.5 million invasive procedures performed over five years and detailed why each occurred.How does human behavior lead to surgical errors? - Read more

Gel filled with nanosponges cleans up MRSA infections

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Photo: Nanospongegel [18/05/2015] Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego developed a gel filled with toxin-absorbing nanosponges that could lead to an effective treatment for skin and wound infections caused by MRSA.Gel filled with nanosponges cleans up MRSA infections - Read more

Testosterone: More isn't always better

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Photo: Men running [18/05/2015] A study by UCSB anthropologists connects increased diabetes risk and higher levels of testosterone to prostate enlargement.Testosterone: More isn't always better - Read more

Dementia: Screening older adults by telephone

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Photo: An older man talking on a mobile phone [04/05/2015] Nearly two-thirds of older adults were willing to undergo telephone screening for dementia, according to a new study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute. Willingness to be screened by phone did not differ by sex, age or race.Dementia: Screening older adults by telephone - Read more

Gastric band and weight management therapies offer similar benefits

Photo: Overweight family [29/04/2015] Clinical trial highlights effectiveness and tradeoffs of intensive treatments for people with type 2 diabetes who invest sufficient time and energy.Gastric band and weight management therapies offer similar benefits - Read more

How to short circuit hunger

Photo: Person with measuring tape [28/04/2015] Anyone who has ever tried to lose weight knows that it's no fun to feel hungry. In fact, the drive to tame gnawing hunger pangs can sabotage even the best-intentioned dieter. But how exactly is it that fasting creates these uncomfortable feelings - and consuming food takes them away? How to short circuit hunger - Read more

Team discovers new mechanism behind malaria progression

Graphic: Electron microscope image [28/04/2015] A team of researchers from four universities has pinpointed one of the mechanisms responsible for the progression of malaria, providing a new target for possible treatments.Team discovers new mechanism behind malaria progression - Read more

Medical Devices Directive: Inspected and still not safe

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Foto: Stamp with TTIP sign on it [22/04/2015] The Medical Devices Directive defines what constitutes a medical device. At the same time, it inspects and monitors. However, scandals in the medical technology industry keep causing uncertainty. They rekindled debate over the safety and transparency of medical devices and also triggered changes on an international level. As a result, new laws are needed more than ever.Medical Devices Directive: Inspected and still not safe - Read more

No benefit through health information exchange?

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Photo: Tablet showing the word [31/03/2015] Health information exchanges are supposed to improve the speed, quality, safety and cost of patient care, but there is little evidence of that in existing health information exchange benefit studies.No benefit through health information exchange? - Read more

Causes of hospital readmissions after joint replacements

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Photo: X-ray image of a knee joint [30/03/2015] A new study from researchers at NYU Langone's Hospital for Joint Diseases identifies common causes of hospital readmissions following total hip and knee arthoplasty procedures. By finding these common causes, researchers believe quality can be increased and hospital costs decreased.Causes of hospital readmissions after joint replacements - Read more

 
 

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