Contaminated medical instruments are to blame for infecting seven patients, including two who died, with a potentially deadly superbug at a Los Angeles hospital, officials said. A total of 179 patients have been exposed to the antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
The number of U.S. measles cases this year has risen to 141, with most of the new illnesses tied to outbreaks at Disneyland in California and an Illinois day care center.
Geriatric trauma patients benefit from quality-of-care consultations that determine their risk of cognitive and physical decline.
New diagnostic approach can readily be adapted to other institutions’ practice settings according to new Journal of American College of Surgeons study.
A growing group of neurosurgeons are providing brain tumor and stroke patients with a national search tool that helps them find surgeons trained in new surgical approaches focused on identifying, mapping and often accessing and removing challenging deep-seated tumors or certain strokes that may have once been considered inoperable.
Henry Ford Hospital surgeons successfully suctioned a cancerous tumor from a major vein in a patient with metastatic kidney cancer, clearing the way for him to undergo a minimally-invasive kidney removal. This allowed him to participate in a clinical trial using genetic material from his tumor to produce a vaccine.
More than 11 million people signed up for subsidized private health insurance under President Barack Obama's law this year, but that preliminary estimate comes with a couple of legal and procedural asterisks.
Personal or philosophical opposition to vaccines would not be an authorized exemption for the parents of school-age children under a measure that received a public hearing before a Washington state house committee, drawing at least two dozen opponents to the proposed change.
"We have to admit we're not winning the war against emerging diseases. We're not anticipating them. We're not paying attention to their basic biology, where they might come from and the potential for new pathogens to be introduced."
Caylyn Otto bought a bracelet for her unborn son, but not for his baptism. "I pictured it being on an urn or being buried with him," Otto said. "I never thought he'd get to wear it."
After a computer glitch got patched up, supporters of President Obama's healthcare law were out in force trying to get uninsured people signed up by the official deadline. Early estimates point to over 12 million enrollees in "Obamacare".
This year is the first time many Americans will experience the complicated interactions between the new healthcare law and taxes. Based on congressional analysis, tax preparation giant H&R Block says roughly four million uninsured people will pay penalties.
The hand-held Raman spectroscopy probe enables surgeons, for the first time, to accurately detect virtually all invasive brain cancer cells in real time during surgery.
Stroke experts are reporting a major advance: Stents similar to the ones used to open clogged heart arteries also can be used to clear a blood clot in the brain, greatly lowering the risk a patient will end up disabled.
The biopsy of the first lymph node to which a cancer spreads has lead to more accurate diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Now a team of researchers has been able to identify the sentinel node in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma using a novel tracer. It's a challenging task because there are up to 150 different lymph nodes in the neck.