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Medical errors: Are they really the third-leading cause of death?

A 1999 Institute of Medicine report focused national attention on patient safety and preventable medical errors. The report estimated that 44,000 to 98,000 deaths annually were due to medical error. A re-analysis of the same data was...

source: By Christina Thielst
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Researchers say a new test can tell which patients with gonorrhea will benefit from treatment with the antibiotic ciprofloxacin. The low-cost drug has been out of use amid concern that the bacterium that causes gonorrhea was becoming resistant to it. In this study, 106...

source: HealthDay News

New research suggests that although sociodemographic factors have been associated with poor outcomes for patients treated for testicular cancer, guideline-directed, expert care can help to address this issue. The...

source: News-Medical

In a new NYU Grossman School of Medicine-led study, researchers injected adenosine into the joints of rodents whose limbs had been damaged by inflammation resulting from either traumatic injury, such as a torn ligament, or from massive weight gain placing pressure on joints....

source: NYU Langone Health/NYU School of Medicine via EurekAlert!

President Donald Trump signed a new executive order Aug. 3 to expand...

source: By Scott E. Rupp

In a new position paper, the European Association of Preventive Cardiology recommended that due to known CV harms from e-cigarettes, they should not be used for smoking cessation except as a last resort. “E-cigarettes should only...

source: Healio

A new study in Nucleic Acids Research, published by Oxford University Press, suggests a possible effective treatment strategy for patients suffering from prion disease. Researchers here showed that reducing levels of prion protein can triple the survival of prion-infected...

source: Oxford University Press via Medical Xpress

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