As childhood obesity rates rise and physical education offerings dwindle, elementary schools keep searching for ways to incorporate the federally mandated half-hour of physical activity into the school day.
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In 2014, Massachusetts lawmakers passed a law requiring a 1:1 or 2:1 patient-to-nurse staffing ratio in intensive care units (ICU) in the state, as guided by a tool that accounts for patient acuity and anticipated care intensity.
The regulations were intended to ensure patient safety in the state's ICUs, but new research led by physician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and published today in Critical Care Medicine found the staffing regulations were not associated with improved patient outcomes.
A multidisciplinary team of researchers has developed a portable, easy-to-use device for quick and accurate screening of diseases. This versatile technology platform called enVision (enzyme-assisted nanocomplexes for visual identification of nucleic acids) can be designed to detect a wide range of diseases – from emerging infectious diseases and high-prevalence infections to various types of cancers and genetic diseases.
Researchers have developed a light-based technique for measuring very weak magnetic fields, such as those produced when neurons fire in the brain. The inexpensive and compact sensors could offer an alternative to the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems currently used to map brain activity.
According to a new study, researchers examine many people associate palliative care with end of life care in a hospice, but it also includes caring for people who have life-limiting conditions like multiple sclerosis or lupus. The condition limits her mobility and ability to work. She has been receiving in-home palliative care for more than 25 years and she says it has changed her life.
A new study has shown that performing high-intensity interval or sprinting exercise for a few minutes may be equally as beneficial as exercising at a moderate-intensity level for longer periods.
Survival of patients with stage 1 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is similar after thermal ablation and stereotactic radiation therapy, respectively, according to data from the U.S. National Cancer Database.
ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients have a higher chance of survival if emergency medical service (EMS) teams notify the cardiac catheterization lab at the hospital where the patient will be transported in advance of the patient's arrival.
The study was published today in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. However, hospital cardiac catheterization labs in the U.S. are only being notified (pre-activated) at least 10 minutes in advance 41% of the time.
A high gluten intake by mothers during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of their child developing type 1 diabetes. The study was published by The BMJ.
Qu Jianguo, 64, had a futuristic medical visit in Shanghai as he put his wrist through an automated pulse-taking machine and received the result within two minutes on a mobile phone—without a doctor present.
Researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences has determined that cannabinoid drugs do not appear to reduce the intensity of experimental pain, but, instead, may make pain feel less unpleasant and more tolerable
United Kingdom has recorded the second cases of Monkeypox within days of the first case. This second case was a patient who tested positive for the virus at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. He has travelled to Nigeria recently from where he could have contracted the infection says the Public Health England. At present, he has been shifted to Liverpool University Hospital for further treatment.