States that give midwives a greater role in patient care achieve better results on key measures of maternal and neonatal health, according to a new study.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 8:46 pm
Scientists say some of the earliest cave art found in Europe was done before humans arrived; thus, Neanderthal art, suggesting that our "brutish" cousins were capable of symbolic thinking.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 7:14 pm
A bedside computer loaded with software that tracks vital signs in the ICU can pick up early warning patterns, specialists say. But it takes a human care provider to sort the signal from the noise.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 5:40 pm
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness globally. But a quick surgery and a $4 plastic lens can restore sight. A group from Vermont is offering free surgery in Africa and Asia.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 4:49 pm
Some Syrians have found that the difficult work of growing fruits and vegetables in refugee camps brings a sense of home, peace, and of course, adds fresh food to the community.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 3:51 pm
A nationwide survey found that most women have experienced some form of sexual harassment, many since their teenage years. The results illustrate why the #MeToo movement was so successful.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 12:43 am
A 51-year-old man nearly died from septic shock, when a crushing injury led to overwhelming infection. After getting an experimental treatment, he's recovering well, but some doctors want more proof.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 5:40 pm
More than a third of patients with cancer of the esophagus responded to experimental treatment in China with the gene-editing technique CRISPR. Several CRISPR studies are underway there.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 10:00 am
In 2017, the disease affected 21,315 people, compared to 5,273 in 2016. Last year, 35 people died in Europe because of measles. The World Health Organization says unvaccinated people are a factor.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 2:08 am
"Don't use condoms because they don't feel good," President Rodrigo Duterte suggested. The country's HIV infection rate has risen dramatically within the last decade.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 8:46 pm
Opioid prescriptions in one of the busiest emergency rooms in the U.S dropped 58 percent in the first year of an unusual program to help stem the opioid epidemic. More hospitals are copying the model.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 6:02 pm
The insurer says it is not usually medically necessary to have an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist on hand most of the time during the common surgery.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 5:03 pm
The Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a rule that would expand short-term policies that don't have to meet the Affordable Care Act's benefit requirements.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 4:48 pm
When parents transition a baby from breast milk or formula to cow's milk, it can seem like a big jump. We talk with a researcher who looked at just what's in the array of toddler drinks on the market.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 1:00 pm
Finally getting out from under the flu? Just because you're feeling better doesn't mean you can't get other people sick. You can spread the flu for longer than you might think.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 10:00 am