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More than 2,000 patients in Oregon may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis

More than 2,000 patients in Oregon may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – More than 2,000 patients from two Portland, Ore.-area hospitals might have been exposed to several types of infections after a physician possibly violated hospital protocols, health officials and Providence and Legacy health systems announced Thursday. In a statement, the Oregon Health Authority said its healthcare-associated infection program is working with Legacy […]

Inquiry after butt lift patients are hospitalised

Inquiry after butt lift patients are hospitalised

Brazilian butt lifts, or BBLs, are procedures designed to make buttocks bigger, more rounded or lifted. Those carrying out the lifts insert silicone-filled implants and/or inject fat transferred from other parts of the body. In 2019, a woman from Norfolk died at a private hospital in Istanbul while undergoing the procedure. The surgery, as with […]

171,300 patients traveled out of state for abortions in 2023

171,300 patients traveled out of state for abortions in 2023

More than 170,000 people have traveled out of state to receive abortion care since January of last year, according to new data from the Guttmacher Institute, a figure underlined by the increasing difficulty to access care in some states. Out-of-state care accounted for more than 15 percent of the estimated 1 million clinician-provided abortion procedures […]

Diet, exercise may slow decline in some Alzheimer's patients: Study

Diet, exercise may slow decline in some Alzheimer's patients: Study

A healthy diet and consistent exercise may slow decline in some early-stage Alzheimer’s disease patients, according to research published Friday.  The study, published in the journal Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy, found that patients in a group who implemented “intensive” lifestyle changes — like eating whole foods, exercising moderately and performing stress management techniques — saw […]

Thousands of cancer patients to trial personalised vaccines

Thousands of cancer patients to trial personalised vaccines

Dr Victoria Kunene, trial principal investigator from Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, told the BBC: “I think this is a new era. The science behind this makes sense. “My hope is this will become the standard of care. It makes sense that we can have something that can help patients reduce their risk of cancer recurrence.” […]

More hospitals leaving patients in corridors to free up ambulances

More hospitals leaving patients in corridors to free up ambulances

Since 2022, hospitals like NNUH have increasingly adopted a new way of working called the Continuous Flow Model, in which patients are sent from A&E to wards and other areas even if they are full. They have done this to address soaring ambulance waits outside A&E as paramedics try to offload patients. In the UK, […]

Test-at-home kit for cancer patients approved for use

Test-at-home kit for cancer patients approved for use

Patients say the device allows them to reduce the number of hospital visits involved in cancer care. Source link You Might Also Like! Give Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients Blood Thinners By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Giving blood thinners to COVID-19 patients soon after ENGAGE+ COVID Vaccine Reaction Can Mimic […]

Medicare ignored expert advice to cut tests for transplant patients: Report

Medicare ignored expert advice to cut tests for transplant patients: Report

Contractors for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) cut access to tests for transplant patients that could show early signs of organ rejection despite expert physicians advising the opposite, a new report has found.  The Health Equity in Transplantation Coalition (HEiTC) announced Friday that a Freedom of Information Act request found that Medicare […]

Diabetes patients offered artificial-pancreas tech

Diabetes patients offered artificial-pancreas tech

The rollout of new devices for thousands in England with type 1 diabetes is hailed as a landmark moment. Source link You Might Also Like! Give Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients Blood Thinners By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Giving blood thinners to COVID-19 patients soon after ENGAGE+ Latest Health News […]

Patients dying needlessly due to A&E delay – study

Patients dying needlessly due to A&E delay – study

Sir David Spiegelhalter, emeritus professor of statistics in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “It sort of seems intuitive that if you wait a long time in a corridor or somewhere else waiting to be admitted, an average of six hours now, that that’s going to harm […]