Patient Empowerment Can Reduce Antibiotic Use

Vox's Julia Belluz wrote a nice article explaining why doctors overprescribe antibiotics. She essentially gives two reasons: doctors unsure of the diagnosis want to be "safe," and patient demand.

But there's a third reason that's an extension of demand: patient satisfaction.

More patients have to take time off work to see their clinician, only to spend a few minutes …

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Baby becomes UK’s youngest organ donor

Newmarket baby becomes UK's youngest organ donor

Hope and Josh LeeImage copyright Andrew Lee
Image caption Hope Lee (left) died 74 minutes after being born and left behind her younger twin brother Josh

A baby that died 74 minutes after birth has become the UK's youngest organ donor.

The parents of Hope Lee had known for

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Clinical workstations: An overlooked reservoir for deadly bacteria?

Clinical workstations within hospital intensive care units (ICUs) may get overlooked during routine cleanings and could therefore harbor more dangerous bacteria than regularly cleaned objects in patient areas, according to a pilot study published in the December issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).


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Antibody for severe hemophilia a may reduce injections needed to prevent bleeding

An antibody engineered to prevent excessive bleeding in patients with severe hemophilia A may be safe and effective, and require fewer injections than existing options, according to a first-in-human study of the treatment published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH).

Hemophilia A is an inherited bleeding disorder caused by a deficiency of

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Decline in cognitive ability leads to fear of upfront costs

In 2014, 75.4 million Baby Boomers lived in the United States, according to Pew Research. As this generation continues to age, dialogue will increase on how to manage concerns associated with aging, such as the decline in cognitive ability and retirement decisions. Now, a researcher at the University of Missouri has found that older individuals with lower cognitive abilities are …