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Computerized order entry systems can increase risk of medication errors

...inventory displays mistaken for dosage guidelines, ignored antibiotic renewal notices placed on paper charts rather than in the CPOE system, separation of functions that facilitate double dosing and incompatible orders, and inflexible ordering formats generating wrong orders. Three-quarters of the house staf...

Three out of the four million newborn babies who die each year could be saved

...eaths of 10,000 newborn children everyday, largely ignored in global policy, demands immediate and sustained action from international agencies, professional organisations and national governments of both rich and poor countries. WHEN, WHERE AND WHY ARE FOUR MILLION NEWBORN BABIES DYING EACH YEAR? The firs...

Medical technologies may hinder rather than help newborn survival

...es show, the risks of medicalisation should not be ignored because they might offset the gains resulting from improved maternal health and survival of newborns."...

'Smart' immune cells kill more cancer

...ecognize and kill cancer cells that the system has ignored for a long time," says Ivan Borrello, M.D., assistant professor of oncology and director of the research, which is published in the March 1 issue of Cancer Research . "Now, we have evidence that 'educating' T-cells in the bone marrow may be the mos...

Scientific evidence for diets: don't believe everything you read

...les missed it out. The subject's health status was ignored by 34% of the studies. Ethnicity was not indicated in 86% of the studies, and the subject's age was not reported in 11% of the studies. 8% of the studies failed to report the postmenopausal status of their participants, and 4% did not indicate gender...

Burning anxiety: New treatment targets smokers with panic disorder

...eves that mental health professionals have largely ignored cigarette smoking. Little is understood of how smoking relates to anxiety disorders other than panic disorder, but studies indicate that a history of heavy smoking may increase the chance of developing a variety of emotional disorders. As a resul...

Health issues may affect grandmothers who are primary caregivers

... planned approach fared much better than those who ignored problems or just reacted to them. "My hope is that this study will outline the need for additional services, financial assistance and health-related support for grandmothers, which would be tailored to the role they play in the lives of their grandc...

Errors in medicine: The patient's perspective

...mmunication, rude behavior Patient opinion ignored Patient preferences not respected The study found there was no apparent pattern with respect to the sex or specialty of the doctor, duration of physician-patient relationship, community type, state, form of health insurance, or the age, sex...

Licensed alcohol establishments continue to sell to intoxicated patrons

... presentation to show that the law is being widely ignored despite its importance in protecting the health an...ohol-related trauma, that they have been so widely ignored in the research literature." Toomey is currently evaluating a training program that targets owners a...

Environmental inequities cluster to harm poor children

...is such a powerful influence that it should not be ignored -- it's a dynamic part of the system." Public policy also tends to consider just one "magic bullet" at a time, Evans says. Although the health consequences of exposure to one environmental risk factor, such as poor air, water or crowding, are typical...

90 million Americans are burdened with inadequate health literacy

...ormed decisions about their health is a frequently ignored problem that can have a profound impact on individuals' health and the health care system. Most professionals and policy-makers have little understanding of the extent and effects of this problem." A concerted effort by the public health and health...

Study finds nerve damage can affect opposite side of body

...evidence means that these reports can no longer be ignored and gives us a new direction for research." It has been known for more than 100 years that, when a nerve is cut, skin nerve endings in the area supplied by that nerve quickly disappear. This is because nerve cell bodies are actually located near the...

Long term risks of medical radiation often ignored

...iological imaging, while long term risks are often ignored in cost effectiveness analysis of medical imaging. According to the author, up to a third of radiological examinations are totally or partially inappropriate. To avoid this misuse, he believes that doctors should be required to have a radiological "d...

UK Teenage Cancer Trust demands government action to aid young cancer patients

...K: Teenagers and young adults have been neglected, ignored and 'defined out of existence' by the government and the NHS, the head of a UK cancer charity said today (1 March). They suffer from late diagnosis, they are denied the chance to take part in clinical trials and they get shuttled between the vastly d...

Funding and distribution of inappropriate drugs add to rising global childhood malaria deaths

...mmendations for improvement that to date have been ignored by WHO and GFATM. They warn that "a risk exists that if WHO and GFATM do not act with celerity, the reputations of both will be tainted to a degree that rich governments lose confidence and cease funding them". Amir Attaran comments: "The fact both a...

Helping teachers use keys to vocabulary building

...pment, said elementary-grade teachers have largely ignored vocabulary building and their students are, literally, at a loss for words. "We need to rethink the way we teach vocabulary," said Bromley, a former third-grade teacher and K-6 reading specialist, who conducts research on how children acquire and ex...

Unusual fatigue may be warning symptom of heart attack in women

...mptoms occurring before their heart attacks either ignored the signs or were misdiagnosed when they sought medical assistance. McSweeney emphasized the importance of health care providers being aware of the symptoms women experience. While these early symptoms may not be specific in predicting an imminen...

Pain is America's number-one public health problem

... Americans, making it the nation's most urgent and ignored health issue. Today, many suffer in silence from untreated or undertreated pain because they don't have access to appropriate care or feel stigmatized about getting treatment. Rep. Mike Rogers (R. Mich.) has introduced long-awaited legislation, HR ...

Sage improves memory, study shows

...old herbalists is, and that they shouldn't just be ignored because they were writing centuries ago. She added that people who were taking exams should not get too excited by the findings: "Test would need to be carried on people over a longer period of time to prove that sage improves exam performance but we...

Rutgers scientists pinpoint brain cells involved in drug addiction relapse

...ocaine was returned to the cage but was virtually ignored by the animals until the tone was again sounded. "When we started to play the tone that had been paired with cocaine, the animals began to press the lever at a fairly high rate," said West. "It indicated that the animals had a persistent memory ...

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