Northwestern University leaders are defending themselves for the second time this year against claims that they undermined academic freedom after faculty in the Feinberg School of Medicine complained that a risque article was removed for months from a website for the bioethics journal Atrium.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is getting serious with hospitals for the first time about the epidemic of injuries among nurses and nursing assistants required to lift patients simply by using "proper body mechanics"—especially given the ongoing rise in obesity.
A five day diet which mimics fasting could slow down aging, add years to life, boost the immune system and cut the risk of heart disease and cancer, scientists have found.
Heart attacks often occur in the morning. Epileptic seizures peak in the late afternoon. Asthma attacks get worse and more deadly between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. Researchers are finding that circadian rhythms, which cycle every 24 hours or so, drive virtually every system in the human body, from circulation and cognition to metabolism, memory and mood. And they play a big role in determining when we are most vulnerable to disease.
More than 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV – including about 156,300 who don’t realize it, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A greater emphasis on quality of care and public policy recomen-dations are contributing to a rise in the number of registered nurses seeking baccalaureate degrees. Hospital leaders can help knock the barriers out of the way.
The supply of nurses in Canada dropped for the first time in two decades, according to a new report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information — with one of the largest declines in Ontario. The report, released on Tuesday, finds the country’s supply of regulated nurses in 2014 declined by 0.3 per cent over the previous year, raising concern in several national nursing organizations.
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Liz Di Bernardo