Psychology & Psychiatry

Do ER caregivers' on-the-job emotions affect patient care?

Doctors and nurses in emergency departments at four academic centers and four community hospitals in the Northeast reported a wide range of emotions triggered by patients, hospital resources and societal factors, according ...

Medications

FDA warns of defective EpiPen dangers

(HealthDay)—Certain types of EpiPens and their generic counterparts may fail or delay injection of lifesaving epinephrine for severe allergic reactions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Will inequality worsen the toll of the pandemic in the U.S.?

A Harvard public health professor warned Tuesday that the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. could rank among the world's worst if the nation fails to take steps to ease the health and economic impacts on America's poor, who face ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

More Americans recognizing importance of COVID-19 safety measures

(HealthDay)—Americans' understanding of safety measures to protect themselves from COVID-19 is increasing, according to an ongoing survey conducted by researchers at the Center for Economic and Social Research at the University ...

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Safety

Safety is the state of being "safe" (from French sauf), the condition of being protected against physical, social, spiritual, financial, political, emotional, occupational, psychological, educational or other types or consequences of failure, damage, error, accidents, harm or any other event which could be considered non-desirable. This can take the form of being protected from the event or from exposure to something that causes health or economical losses. It can include protection of people or of possessions.

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