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As Surgery Centers Boom, Patients Are Paying With Their Lives

The surgery went fine. Her doctors left for the day. Four hours later, Paulina Tam started gasping for air. Internal bleeding was cutting off her windpipe, a well-known complication of the spine surgery she had undergone. But a Medicare inspection report describing the event says that nobody who remained on duty that evening at the…

Gastroenterology

Risk of Lung, Colorectal Cancer and Survival Likelihood After Diagnosis

In a recent study, adults who are the most fit had the lowest risk of developing lung and colorectal cancer. Also, among individuals who develop lung or colorectal cancer, those who had high fitness levels before their cancer diagnosis were less likely to die compare with those who had low fitness levels. The findings are…

Health Insurance Plan

Standard Health Insurance Plan Might Help You

After the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) issued draft guidelines; but for a standard health insurance product across all the insurers; it is important for consumers to evaluate and understand how beneficial this step will actually be. As per the draft, the standard health product will cover both pre and post hospitalization expenses…

Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology Specifically Targets Cancer Cells

Synthetic proteins engineered to recognize overly active biological pathways can kill cancer cells; but while sparing their healthy peers, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The customizable approach, which the researchers call RASER, relies on just two proteins; The first is activate in the presence of an “always…

Maternal Mortality

Adolescent Health Improved But Maternal Mortality Worsened

The United States is one of only eight countries in the world where decreases in child and adolescent mortality; over a 27-year period have not also matched by reductions in maternal mortality, according to a new scientific study. This divergent trend also was found. Of these countries, the United States had the largest increase in…

Raw chicken

Warning Against Washing Raw Chicken Before Cooking

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); have issued another warning against washing raw chicken before cooking. They warn of the risk of spreading harmful bacteria to other food or utensils and developing food poisoning at home. The CDC estimates that approximately a million people become ill after eating contaminated poultry. According to the…

Physician Assistants

Generalist Nurse Practitioners And Physician Assistants

In an effort to identify which health care providers may be over prescribing opioids and potentially fueling the opioid epidemic, Johns Hopkins researchers looked at the different type of providers at the front lines of caring for patients—general practitioners. The educational curriculum for nurses is designed to prepare them to work in any health-care setting.…

Children In The US

American Moms Raising Their Children In The US

African-American moms share many traits with helicopter parents; specifically when it comes to being overprotective and hypervigilant about their children’s lives. But their goal is not only to get them into college. It’s survival. Shillingford and UCF colleague Richelle Joe wanted to understand how media exposure to community and state violence connect to the physical…

Cancer Surgery

New Technique For Minimally Invasive Lung Cancer Surgery

According to a new study, an ultrasonic vessel sealing device can improve patient outcomes by reducing the incidence of thoracotomy conversion for VATS/robotic anatomical lung resection. The trial, which include patients in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada, is the first to evaluate the use of ultrasonic sealing for lobectomy, the most common thoracic…

Circulating Proteins

Novel Circulating Proteins Involved In Progression Of DKD To ESRD

In a breakthrough study published today in Nature Medicine, researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have identified; but a group of 17 circulating inflammatory proteins are consistently associating with the development; and progression of diabetic kidney disease. These 17 proteins, called the Kidney Risk Inflammatory Signature (KRIS), could allow doctors to determine the risk of progression to…

Brain before birth

Sense Of Touch Arises In The Brain Before Birth

The brain is an organ that serves as the center of the nervous system in all vertebrate and most invertebrate animals. Is located in the head, usually close to the sensory organs for senses such as vision. The most complex organ in a vertebrate’s body. In a human, the cerebral cortex contains approximately 14–16 billion neurons; the…

Glomerulonephritis

Patrolling Monocytes To Lupus-Related Kidney Disease

A study led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has found evidence suggesting that patrolling monocytes may drive glomerulonephritis; inflammation of the kidneys, in patients with lupus. The findings overturn the previously held notion that lupus is solely the result of B cell dysfunction. The thinking has been that to be lupus, it has to…