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As Accusations Against Nassar Continue, a First

The over 300 women who've accused Larry Nassar of sexual abuse have been joined by the first man, the New York Daily News reports. Jacob Moore's name appeared in an amended complaint filed against the former doctor Wednesday in federal court. The complaint states Moore was 15 in 2016 when...

The Best Way to Monitor Your Blood Pressure? Do It Yourself

People who monitor their own blood pressure tended to get better control than those who relied on their doctor.

New Doctor Who Gallifrey: Time War

If you like Dr Who and full cast audio dramas, check out the all new Doctor Who Gallifrey: Time War. These 4 brand new chapters in the Gallifrey saga include: Celestial Intervention by David Llewellyn, Soldier Obscura by Tim Foley, The Devil You Know by [...]

This is why we need experts

I am very grateful to the doctors and nurses at Warwick Hospital (and the ambulance crew who arrived in three minutes) who intervened effectively to save my life when I contracted sepsis recently. After three weeks in hospital, and a spell in intensive care, I am now being treated at home each day by the hospital's dedicated SWAT team. Show More Summary

NHS intensive care units sending patients elsewhere due to lack of beds

Exclusive: Doctors say 80% of units sending patients to other hospitals amid chronic shortages Patients whose lives are at risk are being turned away from their local hospitals because of a lack of intensive care beds, doctors who work in those units have revealed. Show More Summary

British police hunt culprit in Russian ex-spy's poisoning

British detectives were scrambling Thursday to uncover who poisoned a Russian former double-agent and his daughter with a nerve agent, as doctors battled to save their lives and that of a policeman who also fell ill after coming to their aid. Show More Summary

Do doctors see patients as machines?

An excerpt from Physician: How Science Transformed the Art of Medicine. While working at a community hospital in the Midwest in the early 2000s, I came to know Walter Stephenson (name changed), who was under my medical care during a lengthy recovery from multiple complications related to Diabetes. 40-year-old Walter was going through a stressful phase […]

Larry Nassar’s First Male Accuser is Speaking Out: WATCH

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The first male accuser has come out with claims against Larry Nassar, the former Michigan State and USA Gymnastics doctor in prison for life for the sexual abuse of more than 200 women who said he sexually assaulted them under the guise of medical tr… Read The post Larry Nassar’s First Male Accuser is Speaking Out: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

Doctors Performed Brain Surgery On The Wrong Patient, Staff Suspended

Doctors conducted a brain operation on a man who only required non-invasive treatment for swelling in a hospital in Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. The brain surgery was meant for a patient suffering from a blood clot,Show More Summary

Familial breast cancer not only inherited genetically, finds new study

Doctors will be better able to predict breast cancer risk thanks to pioneering work by researchers, who have identified heritable but non-genetic markers for breast cancer susceptibility.

0°N 0°W is a psychedelic stroll that meanders through space-time

0°N 0°W is a psychedelic voyage between worlds, simulating what it’d be like if you had a TARDIS (Doctor Who’s time-traveling ship that looks like a phone booth) and a couple tabs of potent LSD. Indie developer Colorfiction has been working on this interdimensional roadtrip for four years, and it’s out now on PC. It starts […]

Uber and Lyft think they can solve one of medicine’s biggest problems

2 weeks agoTechnology : Post Tech

Ride-sharing companies have plunged into the health-care business, seeing a big opportunity in ferrying the 3.6 million people who miss medical appointments each year to their doctors' offices. On Thursday, Uber announced the public launch of Uber Health, a dashboard that will allow health-care providers to schedule rides for patients. Show More Summary

What to Do About This Odd Breastfeeding Problem First-Time Moms Experience

2 weeks agoHealth / Pregnancy : Belly Itch

If you are a first time brand new mom who is breastfeeding and might have noticed the breast milk taking on a pinkish or brownish hue, you should watch today’s episode of  The Doctors – what does it mean During the show, co-host and board-certified OB/GYN Dr. Nita Landry explains. When a new mom starts to... Read More »

Parents talk about 'miracle' of daughter they thought had died in Florida shooting

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

Doctors and first responders who treated a student initially thought to have died in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school massacre have spoken of their battle to save the teenager’s life, and her incredible recovery from multiple gunshot wounds. Show More Summary

Fifth of prescribed antibiotics are unnecessary, study finds

Family doctors accused of ‘substantial inappropriate antibiotic prescribing’ GPs are fuelling the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance by wrongly giving antibiotics to one in five patients who has a cough or sore throat, a government-funded study has found. Show More Summary

Radical realism: A hospice doctor prepares for death

Bruce Wilson, MD, is a hospice doctor and former cardiologist who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February of 2017. In the months that followed, he publicly discussed events as they unfolded on a CaringBridge blog. The irony of the situation was profound: a hospice doctor being handed what some consider a death sentence. A […]

US Education Department to investigate school handling of Larry Nassar case

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The US Department of Education announced Monday it was opening an investigation into Michigan State University’s handling of reports of sexual abuse by disgraced former school doctor Larry Nassar. Nassar, 54, who was the doctor for the US women’s gymnastics team in addition to MSU, is...

Doctors credit split-second decision for saving shooting survivor

2 weeks agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Maddy Wilford thanks doctors, first responders who helped her after Florida school shooting

Frailty screening predicts risk of poor outcomes after surgery

2 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters Health) - A checklist to screen for frailty before surgery could help doctors identify patients who are most likely to have poor outcomes and repeat hospitalizations, researchers say.

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 26 February 2018

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Interesting - 19th century Hungarian doctor Ignaz Semmelweis was institutionalized for promoting handwashing. Read about it here. Well, at least he got his picture on a stamp! Do you know of a colleague and/or student who would be interested in receiving these Bulletin Board listings? Please forward this to them....

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