Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bed nets and vaccines: Some combinations may worsen malaria

Combining insecticide-treated bed nets with vaccines and other control measures may provide the best chance at eliminating malaria, which killed nearly 600,000 people worldwide in 2013, most of them African children.


Preventing sudden infant death from unsafe sleep environments

Pediatricians are advocating for safe infant sleep practices, concerned by too many sudden unexplained infant deaths in recent years and a rise in bed-sharing among families with infants. According to UMass Medical School ...


Robotic hospital beds are the future of patient transportation

A new autonomous hospital bed is set to revolutionise hospital practices and patient transportation. A team from the UTS Centre for Health Technologies in collaboration with KTH Royal Institute of Technology has developed ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Consensus grows that bed rest could hurt pregnant women

For much of his 20-year career as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, Anthony J. Sciscione has been criticizing something obstetricians routinely prescribe to try to prevent premature birth: bed rest.


High frequency of potential entrapment gaps in hospital beds

A survey of beds within a large teaching hospital in Ireland has shown than many of them did not comply with dimensional standards put in place to minimise the risk of entrapment. The report, published online in the journal ...

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