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Driving Accidents

Later School Start Times Significantly Reduce Teen Driving Accidents

A new study to be presented at CHEST Congress 2019 Thailand in Bangkok shows a significant decrease in teen driving accidents when school start is delayed. Researchers from Farwaniya Hospital in Kuwait and Boston Children’s Hospital study the impact of a 50-minute delay in high school start times in one of the largest school districts…

Heal Damage

Exploring New Ways To Heal Damage After A Heart Attack

For people who survive a heart attack, the days immediately following the event are critical for their longevity and long-term healing of the heart’s tissue. Now researchers at Northwestern University and University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) have design a minimally invasive platform to deliver a nanomaterial that turns the body’s inflammatory response…

Blood Test

Predicting Heart Disease, Stroke Could Be As Easy As Blood Test

Imagine getting a simple blood test to help doctors predict your risk for having a heart attack or stroke. That test exists, and that scenario could become reality, according to a new study. The test often is use now to help hospital medical staff diagnose heart attacks in people who come in with chest pain…

Drones to Deliver

Drones to Deliver Vaccines, Blood And Drugs Across Ghana

Hundreds of drones will begin delivering life-saving vaccines, blood and medicines to patients in Ghana this week in the largest scheme of its kind, the global vaccine alliance GAVI said on Wednesday. Medics will place orders by text message when supplies run dry, said GAVI chief executive Seth Berkley. Using drones to deliver vaccines in…

Pill For HIV

EU Panel Backs Dolutegravir Lamivudine Combo Pill For HIV

The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended approval of the fixed-dose combination of dolutegravir and lamivudine (Dovato, ViiV Healthcare) for HIV-1 infection. Dovato contains 50 mg dolutegravir, an integrase inhibitor, and 300 mg lamivudine, a nucleoside analogue. One of the biggest recent advances in HIV treatment has been the development of a single-dose…

Medical Emergencies

Fatal Medical Emergencies Rise Worldwide

Injuries, heart attacks, lung infections, strokes and other medical emergencies caused about half of the world’s 28 million deaths in 2015, a new study reports. Such deaths are on the rise; also rates are much higher in poor countries than wealthy ones, the researchers said. Medical emergency is an acute injury or illness that poses an immediate risk…

Cancer Patient

Cancer Patients Requiring Emergency Department Care

Patients with cancer requiring emergency department care had better outcomes at their original hospital or a cancer center hospital than at alternative general hospitals, found research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Having a potentially life-threatening disease like cancer often leads people to examine their lives and look for meaning. In fact, this search for meaning…

Human Deaths

Study Highlights Lethal Impact Of Medical Emergencies Worldwide

In 2015, about half of the world’s 28 million human deaths were the result of medical emergencies, with the bulk of the burden borne by poorer nations, according to a statistical analysis of information from nearly 200 countries by a Johns Hopkins Medicine researcher. The analysis, describe in April in the journal BMJ Global Health,…

Australian Space Agency

Study Highlights Global Burden Of Emergency Diseases And Conditions

In terms of global health, most of the research has traditionally focus on primary care and disease prevention, and emergency care has not been a priority. They believe our study is among the first to identify the scope of the burden emergency medical conditions combining injuries; also strokes, heart attacks and lung infections impose overall…

Gun Violence

Funding To Research That Will Identify Ways To Prevent Gun Violence

The need for funding to support research that will identify ways to prevent gun violence and close loopholes that allow some domestic-violence perpetrators to purchase guns and ultimately reduce firearm-related injuries and deaths tops the list of lobbying efforts by the American College of Physicians (ACP), leaders report. They need data to move forward with…

Homeland Security

DHS Advisory Council Recommends 'Emergency' Steps For Family

The Homeland Security Advisory Council announced emergency actions on Tuesday that the Department of Homeland Security take to address the surge of migrant families and children, primarily from Central America, arriving at the US-Mexico border. The first recommendation is for CBP to establish three or four regional processing centers along the border to shelter all…

Emergency Kits

Emergency Kits For Kids For Keeping Students Safe

The Cannon Beach Academy received a special delivery last week that marks an important step in the school’s effort to be prepared for keeping students safe during an emergency or natural disaster. Jason Johnson, with Tonquin Trading Company, on Tuesday dropped off several dozen emergency survival kits purchase with funds from a Cannon Beach Community…