Tuesday, July 25, 2017

21-Day Ebola Quarantine Period May Not be Long Enough

As medical personnel and public health officials are responding to the first reported cases of Ebola Virus in the United States, many of the...

Medication Mistakes Affect 1 Child Every 8 Minutes

Every 8 minutes, a child in the United States is affected by a medication error on the part of their parents or caregivers, according...

Study Links Acetaminophen Use in Pregnancy to Developmental Problems in Children

Paracetamol (known as acetaminophen in the USA) is the most commonly used medicine in pregnancy, yet there are very few studies that have investigated...

Study Reveals Best Test for Clostridium Difficile (C. Diff) Diagnosis

The largest study of its kind, carried out by experts at the University of Leeds, has shown the most effective test for the diagnosis...

In Supreme Court Ruling, Drugmakers Win And Consumers Lose

In a narrow decision that hands the pharmaceutical industry a significant victory, the US Supreme Court ruled that state lawsuits claiming drugmakers failed to adequately design...

Supreme Court blocks generic drug liability suits

The 5-4 ruling shields manufacturers from liability for the low-cost versions of brand-name prescription medicines. The nation's most widely used medications, generic drugs, now carry...

Silver Boosts Antibiotic Efficacy

Silver makes bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics by weakening their cell membranes and inducing overproduction of DNA-damaging oxidative radicals. The antimicrobial properties of silver have...

Common Medications Shown to Impair Memory, Cognitive Performance in Elderly

Are you elderly and having memory or concentration problems? They might be caused by common medications used to treat insomnia, anxiety, itching or allergies,...

How to Stop Hospitals From Killing Us

Medical errors kill enough people to fill four jumbo jets a week. A surgeon with five simple ways to make health care safer. When there...