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Study finds most common, costly reasons for mental health hospitalizations for...

Nearly one in 10 children are hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of a mental health condition, and depression alone accounts for $1.33 billion in...

Legionnaires’ outbreak tied to hospital decorative fountain

A 2010 outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Wisconsin has been linked to a decorative fountain in a hospital lobby, according to a study published...

Patient isolation associated with hospital delirium

A new study finds that patients who are moved into isolation during a hospital stay are nearly twice as likely to develop delirium, a potentially dangerous change in mental status that often affects hospital patients. Pat...

Whole fresh blood for transfusions may have a longer shelf life...

In a finding that may potentially improve survival from war injuries and disasters, laboratory researchers report that refrigerated whole blood may have a shelf life well beyond the current standard of 24 to 48 hours. "We have found that whole blo...

Study links long-term use of osteoporosis drugs to unusual fractures

TORONTO, Ont., Feb, 23, 2011 -- Women who take commonly prescribed drugs for osteoporosis known as bisphosphonates for five years or more may be at higher risk of certain kinds of fractures of their thigh bone, a new study has found. However, th...

Higher levels of social activity decrease the risk of developing disability...

CHICAGO -- Afraid of becoming disabled in old age, not being able to dress yourself or walk up and down the stairs? Staying physically active before symptoms set in could help. But so could going out to eat, playing bingo and taking overnight trip...

Scientists discover cell of origin for childhood muscle cancer

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children's Hospital have defined the cell of origin for a kind of cancer called sarcoma. In a study published today as the Featured Article in the journal Cancer Cell,...

Early signs of heart disease in preadolescent children with type 1...

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in patients with diabetes. Patients with type 1diabetes have a 200 percent to 400 percent greater chance of developing cardiovascular disease than those without diabetes. Medical College of Wisc...

New study identifies potential vaccine to prevent gastritis, ulcer disease, gastric...

When delivered intranasally, vaccine was found to be more effective Funding will support future clinical trials to test effectiveness in humans PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A new study led by researchers at Rhode Island Hospital in collaboration with th...

Researchers unlock the potential for exploring kidney regeneration

Boston, MA - It is estimated that up to 10 percent of the U.S. population may have some form of renal disease, with 450,000 patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring hemodialysis. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachuset...

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