Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Younger gout patients have higher odds for blood clots

Older age raises the odds of many ills, but for adults with gout, it's the younger ones who have the highest risk for developing a serious blood clot, new research indicates.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hospital cleaning trial cuts infections

A major trial of a bundle of hospital cleaning practices in 11 Australian hospitals has made significant reductions in healthcare associated infections and demonstrated cost-benefits.

Addiction

Treating newborns exposed to opioids during pregnancy

There's a term used to describe the constellation of symptoms that can arise in newborns exposed to opioids during gestation: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). And incidents of NAS, which can include jitteriness and diarrhea, ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Call the midwife if the doctor doesn't object

Every morning at Watsonville Community Hospital in Northern California, the labor and delivery team divvies up its patients—low-risk ones go to the midwives and high-risk ones to the physicians. Then, throughout the day, ...

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