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iPods Save 750 Lives During Hospital Trials
iPods Save 750 Lives During Hospital TrialsiPods Save 750 Lives During Hospital Trials

The lives of more than 750 patients have been saved at two hospitals after nurses started using iPods instead of paper charts to record patients’ vital signs. Research published in the British Medical Journal found that in one year the number of deaths at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth fell by 397 following the introduction of the new system. At University Hospital Coventry 372 fewer …

Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov
Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.govGovernment hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s own watchdogs tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability — but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site’s security features. Those are among the conclusions of a report released Tuesday by the Health and Human Services Department inspector general, who focuses on health care …

Del. authorities: Bus overturns, 1 dead, injuries
Del. authorities: Bus overturns, 1 dead, injuriesDel. authorities: Bus overturns, 1 dead, injuries

BEAR, Del. (AP) — A bus carrying dozens of people crashed and overturned in Delaware, leaving one woman dead and several other people injured, authorities said. Officials said the accident did not involve other vehicles and happened around 4:20 p.m. Sunday in the community of Bear in the northern part of the state. Delaware State Police spokesman Sgt. Paul Shavack said there were 50 passengers …

For victims, settlement marks a step in recovery
For victims, settlement marks a step in recoveryFor victims, settlement marks a step in recovery

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maria Lennon said she felt some relief when she heard the news Friday afternoon: A judge had finalized a $190 million settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls during examinations. Lennon had visited that gynecologist, Dr. Nikita Levy, for 15 years, and could receive …

Neptune hires sales director
Neptune hires sales directorNeptune hires sales director

Neptune Technologies and Bioressources is proud to announce the hiring of Jacqueline Khayat, an international sales and health sciences expert, who will lead Neptune’s global sales expansion. Ms. Khayat brings more than a decade of sales experience and nutrition expertise to the firm best known for discovering and patenting the extraction process for its proprietary Neptune Krill Oil (NKO®). …

Doctors expect Nebraska Ebola patient to recover
Doctors expect Nebraska Ebola patient to recoverDoctors expect Nebraska Ebola patient to recover

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American aid worker infected with Ebola who’s being treated in Nebraska is now expected to make a full recovery, his doctors said Wednesday. The medical team treating Rick Sacra also said it’s optimistic that the 51-year-old from Worcester, Massachusetts, will soon be able to leave the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. “However, we are still somewhat cautious because of …

Ebola Survivors' Blood Could Be Used In Fight
Ebola Survivors’ Blood Could Be Used In FightEbola Survivors’ Blood Could Be Used In Fight

Experts have been looking into whether the blood of survivors can be used in treating Ebola patients. The possible treatment would look at using infection-fighting antibodies from survivors’ blood. It one of the experimental treatments under discussion at a two-day meeting that began on Thursday in Geneva. “This is something that’s fairly simple to do,” Dr Peter Piot, director of London’s …

Family's Campaign For Mediation Over Treatment
Family’s Campaign For Mediation Over TreatmentFamily’s Campaign For Mediation Over Treatment

Doctors and nurses at a London children’s hospital are being trained to spot signs that communication is breaking down with parents over what is best for their child. The pilot project at the Evelina Hospital in central London was conceived after consultant paediatrician Dr Esse Menson decided to contact a mediator when conflict developed with the family of one of her patients. “I really felt …

Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia
Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasiaBelgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn’t have the death penalty. Confused? Authorities have granted a request for assisted suicide by the man, who says he’s a menace to society and can’t live knowing that. Even in Belgium, which has one of the broadest euthanasia laws in the world, the decision is raising eyebrows, with some …

 

 

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