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‘It’s a National Problem.’ How Hospitals Are Treating Opioid Addiction’s Youngest Sufferers
(CHICAGO) — Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments.Sarah Sherbert’s first child was whisked away to a hospital special-care nursery for two weeks of treatment for withdrawal from doctor-prescribed methadone that her mother continued to use during her pregnancy. Nurses hesitated to let Sherbert hold the girl and hovered nervously when she visited to breast-feed. Born just 15 months later and 30 miles away at a different South Carolina hospital, Sherbert’s second child was started on medicine even before he showed any withdrawal sy...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Tanner / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH Drugs healthytime onetime Source Type: news

The Coming Era of Precision Medicine for Intensive Care The Coming Era of Precision Medicine for Intensive Care
Personalized medicine is heralded as an exciting new era of individualizing treatment of critically ill patients.Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

U.S. Body Brokers Supply World With Torsos, Limbs and Heads U.S. Body Brokers Supply World With Torsos, Limbs and Heads
On July 20, a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship departed Charleston, South Carolina carrying thousands of containers. One of them held a lucrative commodity: body parts from dozens of dead Americans.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: News Source Type: news

Uganda:Mengo Hospital Cleared Over Patients Deaths
[Monitor] Kampala -Frequent visits by the health workers and visitors to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) could have exposed five patients to infections that caused their death, following a one-week medical camp by Mengo Hospital in Kampala in October last year, investigations have indicated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO calls for sustainable solution to health sector power shortages in Gaza
8 February, 2018, Gaza Strip – Gaza’s health sector was on the verge of collapse due to dwindling fuel supplies until the United Arab Emirates stepped in this week with a US$2 million grant to sustain hospital backup generators for critical health services. The donation will provide enough fuel to keep facilities running for several months.  “The UAE’s timely support will save lives, but a more sustainable solution is required to address the chronic fuel and power shortages in Gaza that leave health facilities consistently on the verge of closure,” says Dr. Gerald Rockenschaub, Head of W...
Source: WHO EMRO News - February 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Involving parents in intensive care helps infants and nurses
Involving parents in the care of premature babies in hospital not only improves their wellbeing but may also reduce conflict with staff and boost nurses ’ job satisfaction, according to a new study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Premature babies healthier when parents help with hospital care, study shows
Babies in trial put on more weight in first three weeks and parents were less stressedPremature babies do better if their parents are allowed to help care for them in hospital alongside the nurses, rather than being treated as visitors and left on the sidelines, a new study shows.Many parents feel acutely anxious, stressed and out of control when their child is in a newborn intensive care unit and there seems to be nothing they can do for her. Inspired by the example of a hospital in Estonia that brings in parents to help with basic care of their baby, doctors in Canada organised a major study in three countries – Ca...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Premature birth Health Medical research World news Science Society Source Type: news

Gaza Health Sector on Verge of Collapse
GAZA, Gaza City. Queuing in hope of fuel. Credit: Mohammed Omer / IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Feb 7 2018 (IPS)UN agencies have sounded the alarm on the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza, pointing to the devastating repercussions of the ongoing fuel shortages. UN agencies have appealed for donor support as emergency fuel for critical facilities in Gaza are due to run out in 10 days.In a meeting, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that Gaza is a “constant humanitarian emergency.”“Gaza remains squeezed by crippling closures…two million Palestinians are struggl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Energy Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Women's Health Source Type: news

Snooping around in hospital pipes, scientists find DNA that fuels the spread of superbugs
The pipes carrying away the effluvia of very sick people are bound to be nasty, dirty places.But just how unwholesome they are is made clear in anew report showing that the pipes beneath a hospital intensive care unit are a throbbing, seething hookup zone for antibiotic-resistant bacteria.Even... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Babies With Opioid Withdrawal Might Do Better Outside the ICU Babies With Opioid Withdrawal Might Do Better Outside the ICU
Newborns suffering from opioid withdrawal might have shorter hospital stays and less need for medications if they stay in a room with their mother instead of being sent to intensive care, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

A Hidden Source of 'Superbugs' in Hospitals?
U.S. National Institutes of Health researchers collected samples from pipes beneath a hospital's intensive care unit and from manholes covering sewers draining hospital wastewater. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wastewater Systems A Hidden Source of'Superbugs' in Hospitals?
TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2018 -- Hospital wastewater systems may play a role in antibiotic resistance, a new study suggests. U.S. National Institutes of Health researchers collected samples from pipes beneath a hospital's intensive care unit and from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Babies with opioid withdrawal might do better outside the ICU
(Reuters Health) - Newborns suffering from opioid withdrawal might have shorter hospital stays and less need for medications if they stay in a room with their mother instead of being sent to intensive care, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Casualties of peace: an analysis of casualties admitted to the intensive care unit during the negotiation of the comprehensive Colombian process of peace - Ord óñez CA, Manzano-Nunez R, Naranjo MP, Foianini E, Cevallos C, Londoño MA, Sanchez Ortiz AI, García AF, Moore EE.
BACKGROUND: After 52  years of war in 2012, the Colombian government began the negotiation of a process of peace, and by November 2012, a truce was agreed. We sought to analyze casualties who were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) before and during... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

What is the Difference Between an Association and a Syndrome?
Discussion VATER association was first described in the 1970s with additional congenital malformations being added to the association so it is most often called VACTERL association. It is a highly heterogeneous, overlapping condition estimated to occur in ~1/10,000-40,000 births. The cause is unknown. In animal models, some signaling pathway gene mutations have phenotypes of VACTERL association. Experts suggest that patients having at least 2 components should be further evaluated (at least 3 for diagnosis) for VACTERL and other diseases in its differential diagnosis. There are more than 30 syndromes, mutations and diseas...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Zurich ’s Air Medical Program Flies Seven ECMO Missions in Ten Days
In a ten day period in January, Rega aircraft in Zurich, Switzerland transported and cared for a total of seven patients, including a two-year-old child, with the most severe cardiovascular and pulmonary disease. This was made possible by a small, portable heart-lung extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine, which is compatible with both the ambulance jets, and the two types of helicopters used by Rega. Since 2009, Rega has been the only air rescue organization in Switzerland to have its own ECMO equipment. The devices have been instrumental in the care and transport of 25 intensive care patients annually. That&r...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Zurich ’s Air Medical Program Flies Seven ECMO Missions in Ten Days
In a ten day period in January, Rega aircraft in Zurich, Switzerland transported and cared for a total of seven patients, including a two-year-old child, with the most severe cardiovascular and pulmonary disease. This was made possible by a small, portable heart-lung extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine, which is compatible with both the ambulance jets, and the two types of helicopters used by Rega. Since 2009, Rega has been the only air rescue organization in Switzerland to have its own ECMO equipment. The devices have been instrumental in the care and transport of 25 intensive care patients annually. That&r...
Source: JEMS Operations - February 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Dayton-area hospital hiring for more than 150 positions
Mercy Health-Springfield says its Springfield Regional Medical Center is seeking to fill numerous positions. As such, it is hosting hiring events from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2.    Springfield Regional Medical Center, located at 100 Medical Center Drive in Springfield, has 70 positions for registered nurses available in the following departments: Intensive Care Unit, Medical-Surgical, Cardiac, Operating Room and Emergency Department. Applicants should be graduates… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

End-of-life decision-making for patients with geriatric trauma cared for in a trauma intensive care unit - Wooster M, Stassi A, Hill J, Kurtz J, Bonta M, Spalding MC.
BACKGROUND: The geriatric trauma population is growing and fraught with poor physiological response to injury and high mortality rates. Our primary hypothesis analyzed how prehospital and in-hospital characteristics affect decision-making regarding continu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Outcomes and costs of patients admitted to the intensive care unit due to accidental or intentional poisoning - Fernando SM, Reardon PM, Ball IM, van Katwyk S, Thavorn K, Tanuseputro P, Rosenberg E, Kyeremanteng K.
INTRODUCTION: Acute poisoning represents a major cause of morbidity and mortality, and many of these patients are admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). However, little is known regarding ICU costs of acute poisoning. METHODS: This was a retros... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

UK judge rules intensive care for brain-damaged boy can halt
A British judge has ruled that intensive care treatment can be withdrawn for a brain damaged 11-month-old boy despite his parents' wishes for continued intervention (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

High Death, Hospitalization Rates With Chronic Ischemic CV Disease High Death, Hospitalization Rates With Chronic Ischemic CV Disease
Mortality and hospitalization rates at 6 months are high among patients with chronic ischemic cardiovascular disease (CICD), according to initial findings from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) CICD Pilot Registry.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 27, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

This health care facility's new unit will create 20 jobs
Florida Hospital Altamonte will open its first specialty unit for premature babies this month in Seminole County. The 6,208-square-foot Level II neonatal intensive care unit features 10 private rooms and officially will open on Jan. 30 on the hospital's fourth floor. The unit, which is used for premature babies who may be recovering from illnesses or serious conditions, will hire 20 specially trained regist ered nurses, Florida Hospital said. On average, registered nurses earn an annual wage of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 26, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

CDC Says Influenza Activity as Widespread as 2009 Pandemic CDC Says Influenza Activity as Widespread as 2009 Pandemic
The agency said baby boomers now have the second-highest hospitalization rate, and the pediatric death rate is especially alarming.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 26, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Oh baby: Mercy plans $3.2M upgrade to labor and delivery
Catholic Health is planning another major upgrade for mother-baby services. The system filed plans for a $3.2 million renovation of the labor and delivery rooms at Mercy Hospital in South Buffalo. The project comes as the system works to complete an $8.8 million expansion of the neonatal intensive care unit at its Sisters of Charity Hospital. Aimee Gomlak, vice presiden t for women’s services at Catholic Health, said both projects come in response to regionwide increases in births in recent years.  “The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 26, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Leaf Healthcare touts reduced pressure injuries in Leaf wearable sensor study
This study is an important step towards redefining the standard of care for pressure injury prevention,” CEO and co-founder Barrett Larson said in a press release. Leaf’s patient monitor system is composed of a wearable wireless sensor designed to track patient movement and notify caregivers to prevent immobility-related health complications, such as pressure ulcers or injuries. Data included information from 1,200 patients over 100,000 hours, with individuals randomized to either a control group or a treatment group in which the Leaf sensor was used to encourage patient repositioning. Primary and secondar...
Source: Mass Device - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Patient Monitoring Leaf Healthcare Source Type: news

St. Mary's Hospital opens $15 million NICU
SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital officially opened its new $15 million neonatal intensive care unit Monday. The new unit on the hospital's sixth floor includes 36 private rooms as well as amenities such as a family lounge, outdoor patio and laundry and showers for families. The rooms are equipped with NicView, a small camera system that allows families to view their infants in real time through a secure online portal. The move into the new NICU began at 7:30 a.m. Monday, and more than 30 babies were… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

St. Mary's Hospital opens $15 million NICU
SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital officially opened its new $15 million neonatal intensive care unit Monday. The new unit on the hospital's sixth floor includes 36 private rooms as well as amenities such as a family lounge, outdoor patio and laundry and showers for families. The rooms are equipped with NicView, a small camera system that allows families to view their infants in real time through a secure online portal. The move into the new NICU began at 7:30 a.m. Monday, and more than 30 babies were… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Steroids Speed Recovery From Septic Shock; No Survival Benefit Steroids Speed Recovery From Septic Shock; No Survival Benefit
A hydrocortisone infusion does not reduce mortality among septic shock patients undergoing mechanical ventilation, but it does speed recovery when the condition is not fatal, according to an international study of 3,658 patients treated over four years.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Intensive care doctor became a patient on her own ward
Dr Rana Awdish is an intensive care doctor in Detroit. When she was seven months pregnant, she lost her baby and became a patient on her own word. She details her extraordinary experience. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At Least 30 Children Have Died From This Season ’s Flu. Some of Them Were Perfectly Healthy
Thirty children have died from confirmed influenza-related causes so far this flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) most recent weekly report, released last Friday. The total includes deaths between Oct. 16 and Jan. 13. CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald has described the 2017-2018 flu season as “very active,” and has said that much of the country is experiencing “widespread and intense flu activity.” During a Jan. 12 press update, Fitzgerald said that influenza A, H3N2, has been the most common strain of flu virus reported this year. “These ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Sick baby's condition 'will not improve', High Court told
Doctors tell the High Court intensive care treatment for Isaiah Haastrup is not in his interests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thromboembolic Events in PICU: A Descriptive Study Thromboembolic Events in PICU: A Descriptive Study
How is deep vein thrombosis best prevented in the pediatric intensive care unit?Pediatric Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Surgery to remove blood clot saves London ’s kidneys
Todd and Lindsey Taylor had barely settled in at home in Syracuse, New York with their new baby, London, when their world turned upside down. London, who had seemed perfectly healthy at birth, woke up nine days later vomiting and struggling to breathe. They rushed her to their local children’s hospital. “The doctors did an ultrasound and found a large blood clot in her aorta that was blocking the flow of blood to her kidneys,” says Todd. “They said she was in near fatal condition when we arrived, but they put her on dialysis and were able to stabilize her.” Desperate for options The doctors in...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories blood clot Dr. Anne Hansen Dr. Heung-Bae Kim Midaortic Syndrome and Renovascular Hypertension (MAS/RVH) Program neonatal intensive care unit Source Type: news

Botswana:Marina Hospital Records Four Cases of Klebsiella
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Princess Marina Hospital has recorded four neonates who tested positive of Klebsiella where three of them are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) while one is in isolation cubicle. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Repeated attempted homicide by administration of drugs documented by hair analysis - Baillif-Couniou V, Bartoli C, Sastre C, Cheze M, Deveaux M, L éonetti G, Pélissier-Alicot AL.
Attempted murder by repeated poisoning is quite rare. The authors describe the case of a 62-year-old man who was admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) for neurological disturbances complicated by inhalation pneumopathy. He presented a loss of consciousn... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Natural medicine even improves surgical outcomes: Aromatherapy massage found to decrease stress and improve sleep in ICU patients
(Natural News) Patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) of any medical facility are often subject to various severe and life-threatening illnesses. Aside from the severity of their conditions, these patients must also deal with the surgical pain caused by “clinical, disease-related concerns, unknown encounters after surgery, quality of sleep, [and] restrictions in position after.”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blackpool Victoria Hospital patient ignored by NHS nurses
EXCLUSIVE: Alan Ford, who spent 15 days in intensive care at Blackpool Victoria Hospital fighting for his life, recorded the horrific clip from his bed. He described it as 'out of order'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father calls for help - but nurses are too busy
EXCLUSIVE: Alan Ford, who spent 15 days in intensive care at Blackpool Victoria Hospital fighting for his life, recorded the horrific clip from his bed. He described it as 'out of order'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency in Critically Ill Children Vitamin D Deficiency in Critically Ill Children
How prevalent is vitamin D deficiency among pediatric ICU patients -- and in what ways might it impact outcomes among these patients?Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Cardiac, Pulmonary Vascular Disease in Liver Transplantation Cardiac, Pulmonary Vascular Disease in Liver Transplantation
This article provides recommendations for the diagnosis and management of cardiac and pulmonary vascular disease in liver transplant candidates.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Risk of VTE in Patients by Albuminuria and Estimated GFR Risk of VTE in Patients by Albuminuria and Estimated GFR
What role could albuminuria and eGFR play in assessing for the risk for venous thromboembolism?American Journal of Kidney Diseases (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Welsh father lost his arm due to deadly flesh-eating bug
Luke Dobson, 42, from Undy, near Chepstow, South Wales, initially just had pain in his elbow but was rushed to hospital when his condition took a turn for the worse. He is still in intensive care. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father lost his arm due to a deadly flesh-eating bug
Luke Dobson, 42, from Undy, near Chepstow, South Wales, initially just had pain in his elbow but was rushed to hospital when his condition took a turn for the worse. He is still in intensive care. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical epidemiology of acute burn injuries at Nepal Cleft and Burn Centre, Kathmandu, Nepal - Karki B, Rai SM, Nakarmi KK, Basnet SJ, Magar MG, Nagarkoti KK, Thapa S.
BACKGROUND: Burn injury is a global health problem mainly occurring in developing countries. The Nepal Cleft and Burn Centre at Kirtipur Hospital, Kathmandu, has been providing the acute burn care since 2013 with 7 intensive care unit beds, 30 general beds... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

How preterm birth may impact language development
(Society for Neuroscience) Altered development of a part of the auditory cortex in preterm infants is associated with poorer language skills in early childhood, finds a brain imaging study of very early-born babies in a neonatal intensive care unit. The research, published in eNeuro, suggests that developmental disturbances to this brain region may underlie speech and language difficulties observed in this population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Newborns with opioid withdrawal do better cared for by mom, versus stay in intensive care
With the opioid crisis leading to a rising number of babies suffering withdrawal symptoms from exposure to the drugs while in the womb, the Canadian Paediatric Society is issuing recommendations to doctors and hospitals on how to better care for these vulnerable newborns and their mothers. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Repeat Flu Vaccinations Can Help Protect Seniors
BOSTON (CBS) — While flu cases continue to spike nationwide, health officials are still urging the public to get their annual flu shot. And a new study suggests that older people, in particular, should make sure they get a flu shot year after year after year. Researchers in Spain found that people over 65 who get a flu shot every year are 74% less likely to require intensive care and are 70% less likely to die from influenza. While the flu vaccine varies in its effectiveness from year to year, any protection is better than no protection, and this study shows that the flu vaccine can have a cumulative effect over year...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Elderly Flu Shot Flu Vaccine HealthWatch Local TV Source Type: news

Younger patients constitute half of hospital-acquired pneumonia cases, most of which originate outside of the ICU, study finds
(Elsevier) Hospital-acquired pneumonia has long been associated with the elderly and intensive care units (ICU). But according to a new multicenter nationwide study, nonventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia (NV-HAP) occurs across all units in all types and sizes of US hospitals, putting every patient--the young included--at higher risk for developing the infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

MSF Builds New Hospital for Rohingya Refugees
VideoMSF Builds New Hospital for Rohingya RefugeesJanuary 08, 2018In three weeks, MSF constructed a new hospital in Tasnimarkhola camp, Bangladesh, with an emergency room, an intensive care unit, a pharmacy and sterilization unit. In it's first month of operation, MSF staff admitted 220 patients, more than half of them suffering from measles. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - January 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news