A Superior Court judge ruled that a large nurses union must adhere to the vaccination policy set forth by Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. If not for this decision forcing the Massachusetts Nurses Association to comply, the nurses avoiding a flu shot would have posed a potential threat to patients they tend to each day.
Why are there more left-handed table tennis players than tennis players? One researcher believes he has the answer: Time pressure.
Scandals shouldn't eradicate the basic tenets of doctor-patient privilege.
Obesity is known to be a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes, as well as for the insulin resistance that is a hallmark of the disease. Mouse studies suggest that obesity results in the production of microRNAs by adipose tissue that diminish the ability of tissues to respond to insulin.
Critics of the United Kingdom's government health plan, the National Health Service, sit on both sides. Doctors say hospitals are understaffed and they are underpaid, the public gripes about long wait times.
The odd case of a stricken man arriving at a Florida hospital with no ID, no family member – but with a bold tattoo stating that critical, life-saving intervention be withheld – is serving as a bizarre but essential reminder to the rest of us to raise a difficult, yet frequently-skirted, topic.
French President Emmanuel Macron has declared he will ban the American herbicide glyphosate within three years, and sooner if a replacement is ready. Italy has vowed to do the same. Activists have said the replacement is already available, and it has been used in France since 1863 - a fatty acid called pelargonic (a.k.a. nonanoic) acid.
A baby was born from a living-donor’s transplanted uterus for the first time in the United States.
When a drug or treatment is tested for efficacy, there are two groups (at least) of people involved in the experiment. One group receives the actual drug or treatment (the experimental group). The other group receives a treatment or "medication" that appears indistinguishable from the actual drug or treatment, but has no known effect - the placebo or a sham.
The Vast Conservative Conspiracy To Be Pro-Science Spreads, We're In WSJ, And More Media Links Last Week
1. In Wall Street Journal, Dr. Alex Berezow talked about how reliant we are on GPS. Technology is a great thing, of course, and I bet we would adjust pretty rapidly without it, but there would be a lot of tourists in Washington, DC looking for the White House and ending up at the other 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue that is four miles away. That's how goofy the nation's capitol is laid out.
Many animals eat their placenta after birth. Zoologists know this is to ward off predators, but when the "natural" birth movement took off in the 1960s, believers stated that if animals do it, it must be for a health reason and humans should also.
Being an astronaut is a hazardous job. Not only are they exposed to higher levels of radiation and the fury of earth's atmosphere upon re-entry, they must also handle a nearly 2° F increase in core body temperature.
It's an ongoing debate — can breakfast help deter obesity? Some research has found no connection, but a recent study of Spanish adults suggests that breakfast eaters have a lower risk of developing abdominal obesity, the most dangerous kind.
Given microbes' ubiquitous nature, we expect a certain amount of bacteria to be in our kitchens, on items like raw chicken and filthy dish sponges. But, there are certain places where finding bacteria is a bit more surprising, for example, in the freezer.
However, a new paper challenges that assumption and may make us pause before we add that "clink" to our drink.
It would be ridiculous if it weren't so scary. The CDC warned of the possibility that raw milk from the Udder dairy might be contaminated with Brucella bacteria. These bugs can cause miscarriage in pregnant women and illness in everyone. And all this for the unproven and unlikely benefits of raw milk!
Clostridium difficile infections are terrible - both debilitating and costly. A possible tool in preventing these infections is activated charcoal.
Clostridium dificile infections are terrible - both debilitating and costly. A possible tool in preventing these infections is activated charcoal.
Journalism by press release. Why bother reading or reporting the original article when the story elements are laid out in front of you?