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Why healthcare workers must follow universal precautions

Before we start to discuss this topic, let's understand that basic precautions are meant to reduce the risk of transmission of blood-borne and other pathogens from different sources. They are the basic level of infection control precautions that are to be used while taking...

source: By Liz Ryan
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A pessimistic attitude increases the risk for death from heart disease, a new study reports, while an optimistic outlook may have no effect at all. Finnish researchers followed 2,267 men and women 52 to 76 years old. At the start of the study participants were presented...

source: The New York Times

People with a type of heart failure for which there are no treatments saw their symptoms improve using a heart device to improve blood flow to the body, a new study suggests. About half of heart failure patients have a type called heart failure with preserved ejection fraction,...

source: American Heart Association

Science could soon quell a divisive and emotional debate about whether all Texas high school students need heart tests before participating in athletics and other extracurricular activities. This fall, researchers from the University...

source: The Dallas Morning News

A next-generation heart pump outperformed an older version in advanced heart failure patients, early results from a new study found. The pumps, called left ventricular assist devices, or LVADs, take on the function of pumping blood to the body. For some of the thousands...

source: American Heart Association

The prevalence of dementia has fallen sharply in recent years, most likely because Americans' rising educational levels and better heart health have boosted brain health, a new study finds. Dementia rates in people over age 65 fell from 11.6 percent in 2000 to 8.8 percent...

source: USA Today

Children who suffer cardiac arrest outside a hospital setting are more likely to survive, and to have better neurological outcomes, when they receive bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Researchers studying a large U.S. registry...

source: Science Daily


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