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Nurse work environment affects patient outcome

(HealthDay)—Surgical patients in hospitals with good nurse work environments have lower odds of intensive care unit admission and mortality, according to a study published online Dec. 15 in AACN Advanced Critical Care.

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Italian hospitals under strain as Covid hits new highs

"We are inundated," Antonino Marchese says wearily as his Rome COVID hospital fills up with patients, most of them unvaccinated despite tougher restrictions for Italians who are not jabbed.

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Data indicate omicron is milder, better at evading vaccines

The omicron variant is offering more hints about what it may have in store as it spreads around the globe: A highly transmissible virus that may cause less severe disease, and one that can be slowed—but not stopped—by ...

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Dutch extend COVID lockdown; school holidays to start early

The Dutch government on Tuesday ordered elementary schools to close a week early for Christmas holidays as authorities battle to rein in coronavirus infections amid concerns about the swift spread of the new omicron variant.

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Norway tightens COVID curbs amid Omicron surge

Norway on Monday announced new COVID curbs less than a week after tightening restrictions amid the spread of the Omicron variant and soaring case numbers and hospital admissions.

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