Health

Bigger is cheaper when it comes to intensive care

Intensive care units cost the Australian healthcare system $2.1 billion annually, with larger units with increased occupancy associated with lower costs, according to the authors of a research letter published online today ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Some pregnant women are exposed to gadolinium in early pregnancy

A small but concerning number of women are exposed to a commonly used MRI contrast agent early in their pregnancy, likely before many of them are aware that they're pregnant, according to a study published in the journal ...

Genetics

Scientists discover new antibiotic resistance gene

While sifting through the bacterial genome of salmonella, Cornell food scientists discovered mcr-9, a new, stealthy jumping gene so diabolical and robust that it resists one of the world's few last-resort antibiotics.

Medical economics

J&J buys medical robotics company for $3.4 bn

US healthcare and consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson announced Wednesday it will acquire medical robotics company Auris Health for $3.4 billion, arguing the technology will become more central to surgery.

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