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Hospitals can reduce deaths by reducing medication

At their best, hospitals are places where doctors bring babies safely into the world and bring gravely ill people back from the brink of death. But at their worst, they are dangerous places where patients are vulnerable to hospital-acquired infections and a host of harmful medical errors.<p>A recent …

From Obesity to Epilepsy, One Nerve May Lead to Many Cures

You've probably never heard of the vagus nerve before. But you really should. The longest of the twelve cranial nerves in the human body, the vagus …

Mallinckrodt Sues FDA After Agency Downgrades Therapeutic Equivalence Rating for Generic CONCERTA

Earlier this week, Mallinckrodt Inc. (“Mallinckrodt”) filed a Complaint and Motion for Temporary Restraining Order (later supplemented) in the U.S. …

Ebola Outbreak in United States Sees Another Diagnosis, Another Big Snafu

A newly diagnosed nurse flew on a commercial airliner on Monday.<p>DALLAS—The Ebola crisis in the United States escalated Wednesday, as a second nurse here was diagnosed with the disease, concerns rose over whether more health care workers at a Dallas hospital might be infected, and President Obama …

An Evolving Approach To Collaborations Among Health And Other Sectors

Much evidence exists on the potential for prevention and health promotion to decrease the burden of chronic diseases. The Institute of Medicine …

Google has open sourced a tool for inferring cause from correlations

Google announced on Tuesday a new open source tool that can help data analysts decide if changes to products or policies resulted in measurable …

Scientists Have Recorded the Sound of a Single Atom

What's the sound of one atom moving? That might sound a bit like a silly philosophical question, but actually it's a scientific puzzle that's now …

Physicists Are Making Solid Light

A team of researchers from Princeton University has started doing some very strange things with light. Instead of letting it zip by at incredibly …