Oncology & Cancer

Cancer diagnoses rates fell by half during US lockdown

The number of cancers diagnosed weekly in the United States fell by almost fifty percent during March and April compared to the recent average, a study said Tuesday, the latest to examine the impacts of COVID-19 lockdowns.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychiatric visits to the emergency room rise despite the ACA

Emergency room visits in the US for mental health increased every year from 2007 to 2016 despite the expansion of health coverage over that time, researchers report on July 28 in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. The numbers ...

Cardiology

Holograms help physicians during cardiac procedure

Bringing a little bit of science fiction into an operating room, a team of engineers and physicians at Washington University in St. Louis has shown for the first time that using a holographic display improves physician accuracy ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Spread of flu virus in hospital environment common

One in four inpatients with influenza in a given season showed signs of having become infected during care. This is clear from a University of Gothenburg thesis about the spread of influenza in hospitals and how this problem ...

Health

Domestic violence increased in the great recession

Emergency room visits for domestic violence incidents in California more than tripled during the Great Recession compared to the years before, signaling a need to prepare for similar and more prolonged effects during the ...

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