Health

Make-a-Wish program tied to lower hospital costs for sick kids

Make-a-Wish program tied to lower hospital costs for sick kids

Published 16/11/2018

(Reuters Health) - Kids with life-threatening illnesses who receive a special gift from the Make-a-Wish Foundation may have lower hospital costs than sick children who [more…]

Eleventh child dies from viral outbreak at New Jersey facility

Eleventh child dies from viral outbreak at New Jersey facility

Published 16/11/2018

(Reuters) - An 11th child has died in less than four weeks at a New Jersey rehabilitation center, one of 34 young patients with compromised [more…]

Hygiene standards not up to the mark at farmers’ markets

Hygiene standards not up to the mark at farmers’ markets

Published 16/11/2018

(Reuters Health) - Vendors at farmers’ markets could benefit from lessons in food-safety, according to researchers at Pennsylvania State University. The researchers visited farmers’ markets [more…]

UK health service risks 350,000 staff gap by 2030: thinktanks

UK health service risks 350,000 staff gap by 2030: thinktanks

Published 15/11/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Lack of staff now represents a bigger challenge to Britain’s health service than funding and the system could face a 350,000 personnel [more…]

Low emission zones improve city air, but not enough: study

Low emission zones improve city air, but not enough: study

Published 14/11/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - London’s low emission traffic zone has modestly reduced residents’ exposure to diesel engine pollution, but the better air quality has not brought [more…]

Babies’ brain development may not depend on sleeping through the night

Babies’ brain development may not depend on sleeping through the night

Published 14/11/2018

(Reuters Health) - Infants who don’t sleep through the night don’t seem to be at higher risk for cognitive or motor development problems, a Canadian [more…]

Surgeons design inexpensive headlamp to make operations safer in…

Surgeons design inexpensive headlamp to make operations safer in…

Published 14/11/2018

(Reuters Health) - Surgeries in poorer countries can become dangerous when electrical power goes out, as it often does. That’s why a group of doctors [more…]

Nitroglycerin patches may help ease tendon pain

Nitroglycerin patches may help ease tendon pain

Published 14/11/2018

(Reuters Health) - Patches containing nitroglycerin may help patients with common injuries to tendons, a research review suggests. The study team focused on overuse tendon [more…]

Stricter state gun laws linked to fewer child deaths from gunshot…

Stricter state gun laws linked to fewer child deaths from gunshot…

Published 14/11/2018

(Reuters Health) - Twice as many U.S. children die from gunshot wounds in states with lax gun laws, compared to those with stricter rules, researchers [more…]

Gene study reveals secrets of parasitic worms, possible treatments

Gene study reveals secrets of parasitic worms, possible treatments

Published 05/11/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - The largest study to date of the genetic makeup of parasitic worms has found hundreds of new clues about how they invade [more…]