Health News

Britain’s record heatwave triggered surge in hospital admissions

Britain’s record heatwave triggered 4 TIMES as many hospital admissions for sunstroke and heat-related issues in July than expected as temperatures reached 95°F 259 hospital admissions in England in July were because of the heatwave In contrast, just 59 were recorded in the same month in 2017, figures show This summer was the UK’s longest […]

Health Problems

New test procedure accelerates the diagnosis of multi-resistant hospital pathogens

A team of researchers at the University of Cologne’s Faculty of Medicine and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) has achieved a scientific breakthrough in the accelerated diagnosis of multi-resistant hospital pathogens. Using a novel immunochromatographic method, the researchers detected bacteria that are resistant to the antibiotic group carbapenemes within 20 to 45 minutes […]

Health News

No Clear Benefit for Rivaroxaban After Hospital Discharge

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 — Rivaroxaban does not lower risk of symptomatic venous thromboembolism and related death in medical patients after hospital discharge, compared to placebo, according to a study published in the Sept. 20 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Alex C. Spyropoulos, M.D., from Northwell Health at Lenox Hill Hospital in […]

Personal Health

Preparing for Outpatient or “Day” Surgery

Preparing for surgery can feel overwhelming or scary if you don’t know what to expect. You may have some unanswered questions and worries that make you feel this way. Knowing what to expect will help you feel less nervous and more in control. Be sure to get specific questions answered by your health care provider(s). […]