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More than 350 disabled people have been detained in hospitals for more than 10 years - with female patients less likely to be discharged, new analysis has revealed. Despite promises to get patients out of hospital, a leading national charity has…
FibroFluttersEXCERPT: Patients with learning disabilities and autism have been detained for more than a decade while the number of children kept in hospitals is rising. Female patients are less likely to be discharged, the study found.
Science X staff
– Dec 6, 12:41 AM
A common first-line treatment approach for cryptococcal meningitis in low-income countries is being compromised by the emergence of drug resistance, new University of Liverpool research warns. Published in the journal mBio, the findings highlight…
FibroFluttersBy University of Liverpool | Published in the journal mBio, the findings highlight the need to develop new drugs and treatment regimens for the lethal brain infection, which kills around 180,000 people each year.
About 1.6 million people in the US alone currently have lifelong and incurable Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and 70,000 new cases are diagnosed in the USA each year. IBD patients suffer from…
FibroFluttersBy Harvard University | Anti-inflammatory drugs can have severe side effects and antibiotics can disrupt the beneficial parts of the microbiome on which we depend for many of our body's functions
Science X staff
– Dec 6, 12:08 AM
The first analysis of WHO-recommended policies to prevent and control non-communicable diseases (NCDs) finds that implementation is slowly improving, but on average just over half get no further than being endorsed, according to results from 151…
FibroFluttersProvided by Lancet | For their analysis, the authors used progress reports released by the WHO in 2015 and 2017, which monitored the extent to which 18 NCD policies were implemented in 151 countries.
A major survey of medical record keeping in the NHS has revealed critical deficiencies that could risk patients' safety. Researchers at the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI) at Imperial College London, found NHS Trusts were using at…
FibroFluttersMmmmm there's that notion of #inconsistency again! | by Imperial College London
Government: End reassessments for those with irreversible disabilities or progressive conditions Emma Terranova Davis United Kingdom My Mum has Huntington's Disease. I t is a fatal, genetic, progressive disorder which cannot be cured. Over time, it…
FibroFluttersOver the years we have had to continually prove this, fight it, argue it to get the most basic of support.
FDA has granted breakthrough device status to Vicarious Surgical's robotic surgical system, the company said Wednesday. The status, which Vicarious says is the first awarded to a surgical robot, covers technology designed to 'shrink the surgeon and…
FibroFluttersThe company's goal is to enable surgeons to perform surgery through 'a single micro-incision.' Vicarious is trying to achieve this through the use of miniaturized robotics.
DHI News Team
– Dec 5, 12:30 AM
Following on from reports US healthcare provider Ascension, the largest non-profit system in the US, was providing Google with access to 50 million private medical records, Finn Raben, director general at ESOMAR, a membership organisation which…
FibroFluttersEXCERPT: Our own data shows that 74% of the UK public are concerned with sharing their personal data, while only 28% agree that current laws and regulations ensure that no misuse of personal data occurs.
Juan Pablo Segura
– Dec 3, 5:00 PM
At first glance, the healthcare field seems to be a goldmine for digital innovation. An overextended workforce, outdated protocols, hundreds of wasted hours in administrative tasks, a patient population that is wide open to digital solutions, a…
FibroFluttersThe majority of providers are already at capacity — eighty percent have no time to see more patients or take on more duties. Thus what seems like an unwillingness to change is often an inability to find the time to change.