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New Study: Nurses' Insomnia Creates Errors Related To Medication And Charting Practices

MINNEAPOLIS - A new survey of 2,082 nurses found that more than one quarter of nurses (27.23%) suffered from insomnia; 32.10% had difficulty staying asleep, 12.52% had trouble falling asleep, and 55.38% suffered from a combination of both symptoms.

The study revealed that insomnia is attributed to a significant increase in medication dispensing errors, charting deviations from standard practice and falling asleep unintentionally at work. The survey also found that despite the significant impact of their insomnia, only 30% of those surveyed sought professional care to address the problem.

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Medical Error Is The Fifth-Leading Cause Of Death In The U.S.

WALTHAM (ASRN.ORG) - Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence has conducted a detailed and thorough analysis of the acute care clinical information systems (CIS) market and finds that a major driver in the US is the demand for improvement in patient safety.

Medical errors are the fifth-leading cause of deaths in the US, with up to 98,000 deaths annually. According to the new report entitled US Markets for Acute Care Clinical Information Systems, hospitals are adopting CIS to help them provide adequate, timely care and reduce the frequency of preventable errors.

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Rhode Island Crushes Nurses' Overtime Bill

PROVIDENCE (ASRN.ORG) - Rhode Island's Governor Carcieri angered and frustrated Rhode Island's 10,000 registered nurses when he vetoed a bill that would prevent hospitals from forcing nurses to work overtime.

House Representative Raymond E. Gallison Jr., D-Bristol and Sen. John J. Tassoni Jr., D-Smithfield sponsored the Bill.

Gallison said, after learning of the veto, "We do have a severe nursing shortage, and this is one of the reasons.”

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Pediatric Cancer Stem Cell Identified

Zebrafish aid in understanding the origins of rhabdomyosarcoma

BOSTON (ASRN.ORG) - Researchers from Children's Hospital Boston and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have identified the cancer stem cell for rhabdomyosarcoma, the most common soft-tissue sarcoma of childhood. They report their findings in the June 1 issue of Genes & Development.

Cancer stem cells make up only a small fraction of the overall number of cells in a tumor, but are capable of giving rise to other cancer cells, and thereby drive tumor growth and metastasis. The rhabdomyosarcoma stem cell is one of a handful of cancer stem cells identified to date, and the first to be identified by studying zebrafish.

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More Important Than The iPhone

NEW YORK (ASRN.ORG) - A poll recently conducted by a new social network site shows that 32-percent of respondents would rather reach their ideal goal weight compared to 30-percent who said they would most want to get an iPhone.

Only 21-percent wanted to see Osama Bin Laden caught, while a mere seven percent most wanted to have dinner at the White House.

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