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What happens when Medications go wrong?

...f medication errors that result in a patient being harmed are initiated or perpetuated by healthcare workers who aren't being told of their involvement in those mishaps. This opens up a Pandora’s box on medical ethics and the matter assumes monstrous proportions if the unwitting error happens to be a fatal ...

When Celebrities Die

...r of people in England and Wales who intentionally harmed themselves increased by almost 45%. And during the month after her funeral, suicides rose by nearly 20%. The authors believe Diana's death added to existing feelings of sadness and distress in these people. For them, this public tragedy was a final, ...

Low cholestrol,low behaviour

...sterol levels in the patients who had deliberately harmed themselves were significantly low when comapred to the other patients. Cholesterol levels were also low in all patients who were rated as being impulsive. Lead researcher Dr Malcolm Garland said cholesterol was linked to the transmission of seroto...

Sepsis treatment functions best in difficult cases

...sk of death was low, the patient could actually be harmed by anti-inflammatory agents. The researchers then confirmed their findings with tests involving 1,125 rats, exposed to varying doses of anti-inflammatory agents....

Autopsy reports could be valuable and informative

...o 8 per cent of cases, the patient might have been harmed by the misdiagnosis. The researchers pointed out that there are many reasons why discrepancies can occur between clinical examination and autopsy findings which could be as varied as the patient having presented with atypical symptoms of a disease, ...

Selective eating just an evolutionary trait?

...thousands of years ago toxins in plants could have harmed children, and meat carried a high risk of food poisoning.So it makes sense that humans may have evolved to be highly suspicious of certain food types as youngsters. Researchers questioned 564 mothers of young children about their eating habits. The ...

Scientists use plant hormones to fight cancer

...illing only cancer cells and healthy cells are not harmed in anyway. In laboratory studies if cell cultures Wardman and his colleagues used an enzyme called peroxidase, to trigger the release of the toxic-by-products of IAA to destroy tumours. Early results show that the treatment, which has been ...

Frustrations Lead To self-harm

...ys and girls, while 20% of the girls have actually harmed themselves. The Priory survey called Adolescent Angst studied 1,000 youngsters aged between 12 years and 19 years. This translates to over 800,000 youngsters in the country actually harming themselves, while another 1 million have thought of harmin...

Sleep Apnea Can Be Treated With Oral Devices

...ccidents. The cardiovascular system can also be harmed due to oxygen deprivation, which also contributes towards chances of a stroke, blood pressure, and heart diseases. Snoring can also lead to matrimonial problems, as the snoring of one person may disturb the sleep of another. This condition is more pr...

A Cicero Woman held accountable in baby kidnapping

...uke's Medical Center. Thankfully, the baby was not harmed or injured. "She was looking strange, so security confronted her," said Don Rashid, a Stroger Hospital spokesman. "She ran again, then ran into a physician, and then was arrested. The child is back with the parents," Rashid said. ...

Protection Measures against Elder Abuse

...older people are being subjected to attacks or are harmed as a result of neglect. But only a few people are being brought to justice for it. The government plans a committee of dignity guardian agencies and charities to advise on how best to protect the dignity of vulnerable people. He said that there will ...

Bush Unveils Latest Blueprint for Handling Bird Flu Pandemic

...9 billion U.S. industry. Compensation for people harmed by experimental flu vaccines would increase under an amendment to a government spending bill proposed by Senator Edward Kennedy, a Massachusetts Democrat. ‘These funds would give the assurance needed to health professionals, first responders, and o...

Breakthrough In Parkinson's research

...l, that would alert them about how alpha-synuclein harmed a cell. . Most of the genes they identified were involved in the production of cellular proteins and its folding into the appropriate shape. Working with researchers at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, they demonstrated that a mutated form o...

Self-Harm Very Common In Teenage Girls

...g health issue for teenagers". Around 3% of boys harmed themselves last year as compared to 11% girls. The universities of Bath and Oxford conducted the research. They added that only 13 percent of the cases went to the hospital for treatment. "Deliberate self-harm is common amongst teenagers in England...

Allergy Drugs More Harmful Than Helpful for Chronic Ear Inflammation

... otitis media with effusion, are more likely to be harmed than helped by antihistamines and decongestants, a...ne children treated with these drugs, one would be harmed while none would benefit. The results of this review came as no surprise to Richard Rosenfeld, M.D...

Mammograms Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths, But Increase Overdiagnosis

...ve some lives but will cause even more women to be harmed through the unnecessary diagnosis and treatment of cancers that would never have affected their health, were it not for screening.” Many of those cancers are of a type called ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS. DCIS is too small to be felt as a lump...

Patient Safety Not Addressed by NHS

... have a clearer idea of how many people die or are harmed in hospitals when this could have been avoided. "We should all be troubled when the National Audit Office states that estimates of death as a result of patient safety incidents range from 840 to 34,000, but in reality the NHS simply does not know....

Industrial Chemicals Are Impairing the Brain Development of Children Worldwide

...and they conclude that chemical pollution may have harmed the brains of millions of children worldwide. The authors conclude further that the toxic effects of industrial chemicals on children have generally been overlooked. To protect children against industrial chemicals that can injure the developing b...

Overworked Doctors May Put Patients At Risk

...ter chance of making fatigue-related mistakes that harmed patients and a 300 percent greater chance of mistakes that resulted in a patient's death. The researchers said about 100,000 medical residents in the country work extended shifts on a regular basis. 'These data suggest there are tens of thousands o...

Never-Betrayed Men Less Likely to Indulge in Child Sex Abuse

...the Holocaust occurred. A second is that no one is harmed – that kids are sexual beings who sometimes experiment with grownups, which feeds into widely held mythology, Freyd said. 'There may be legitimate debates on the prevalence of child sexual abuse and how it is measured,' she said, 'but this study in...

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