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Happy hour linked to pub violence

A Cardiff University study has established a link between pub violence and happy hour-style drinking promotions. The findings also show that pub staff themselves need to do more to stop heavily intoxicated customers from continuing to drink. T...

Experts call for greater pain assessment in hospitals as 65 percent...

Nearly two-thirds of the hospital in-patients who took part in a survey had experienced pain in the last 24 hours and 42% of those rated their pain as more than seven out of ten, where ten was the worst pain imaginable, according to the March issue ...

Study finds nearly half of school social workers feel unequipped to...

Instances of cyber bullying continue to make news nearly every day, and while it's recognized as a problem among most school-aged children, a new study published this month in Children & Schools and coauthored by Temple University social work profes...

ICU communication study reveals complexities of family decision-making

While a much hailed communication intervention works for families making decisions for chronically-ill loved ones in medical intensive care units, Case Western Reserve University researchers found the intervention was less effective for surgical and...

First come, first served?

Emergency department overcrowding can result in long waiting times for seriously ill patients. They then compete with patients with less severe illnesses for the next available treatment. In this edition of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (Dtsch...

Buprenorphine is better than methadone for opioid dependence in pregnant women,...

Using buprenorphine instead of methadone -- the current standard of care -- to treat opioid-dependent pregnant women may result in healthier babies, suggests new findings from an international team led by Johns Hopkins researchers and publish...

Developing robots for the hospital emergency room

Are you ready for robots in the ER? A group of computer engineers at Vanderbilt University is convinced that the basic technology is now available to create robot assistants that can perform effectively in the often-chaotic environment of the emer...

Set of specific interventions rapidly improves hospital safety ‘culture’

A prescribed set of hospital-wide patient-safety programs can lead to rapid improvements in the "culture of safety" even in a large, complex, academic medical center, according to a new study by safety experts at Johns Hopkins. "It doesn't take de...

Depression and distress not detected in majority of patients seen by...

New research from the University of Leicester reveals that nursing staff have 'considerable difficulty' detecting depression and distress in patients. Two new research studies led by Dr Alex Mitchell, consultant in psycho-oncology at Leicestershir...

Welsh scientists ‘clone’ human virus

A team of Welsh scientists have successfully cloned a human virus offering new hope for the treatment of potentially life-threatening diseases. Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a major infectious cause of congenital malformations worldwide. The vi...

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