Another nurse subjected to violence in the workplace. The response? A "root cause analysis."
New research has found that fasting triggers a molecule that can delay the aging of our arteries. The findings could help prevent age-related chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and Alzheimer's.
Scientists have developed a new vaccine that — in conjunction with existing therapies — can not only treat aggressive melanoma, but also prevent its recurrence.
A new study showed that a change in the type of breathing tube paramedics use to resuscitate patients with sudden cardiac arrest can significantly improve the odds of survival and save thousands of lives. More than 90 percent of Americans who experience sudden cardiac arrest die before, or soon after, reaching a hospital.
by Mike Bassett
As costs for cancer therapy routinely reach into seven figures, and patients demand access to investigational medicines knowing they'll have to pay out of pocket, results of a new survey will surprise no one.
When 300 cancer patients were asked what sacrifices they would make to obtain treatment, many said they would sell their homes and declare bankruptcy if necessary.
In fact, these patients were willing to make such sacrifices even though three-quarters of survey participants had stage IV disease.
Two weeks ago, the European Society of Cardiology held its annual meeting in Munich. Attended by more than 33,000 physicians from more than 100 countries, the ESC Congress is widely recognized as the international congress for cardiovascular science.
Chronic pain was present in just under 10% of recent suicide deaths in a large retrospective analysis using death certificates and related records as a data source on contributing factors.
All children ages 6 months and older should receive the flu shot to protect against influenza, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said.
Elevated levels of a dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) metabolite in pregnant women provide the first biomarker evidence that the banned insecticide is implicated in autism in children, new research shows.
Becoming a physician is one of the most demanding and costly professions to go into. After 4 years of college, another 4 years of medical school, and then anything up to 7 years of residency training -- this path is not for the fainthearted. Average debt upon finishing school is around $200,000, so it's no surprise that doctors want a good salary when they are done with residency. Most of them first went into medical school with very altruistic intentions. Studies show that more than three-quarters chose medicine with the simple desire to "help people." Most new graduates after residency still have those very altruistic intentions and high ideals, yet after a couple of years in practice -- something seems to change.