FRIDAY, May 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Emergency departments aren’t perceived as safe for professionals or their patients, according to an international survey from the European Society of Emergency Medicine (EUSEM). More than 90% of emergency professionals surveyed said they felt at times the number of patients exceeded the capacityContinue Reading

TUESDAY, April 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Patients hospitalized with pneumonia typically stay on IV antibiotics until they’re stable, after about three days, but a new study suggests a different option. Researchers report that more patients who have community-acquired pneumonia could switch sooner to oral antibiotics. Antibiotics given as pillsContinue Reading

THURSDAY, April 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A new Australian study found that children who had COVID-19 during the first couple of years of the pandemic could be safely treated at home, taking the burden off hospitals. Children who had COVID-19 with moderate symptoms or preexisting high-risk conditions could beContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Health care facilities remain one of the last places left in the United States with COVID-era mask requirements still in effect. It’s time for that to end, experts say. A prestigious collection of infection disease experts and epidemiologists say universal masking requirements inContinue Reading

FRIDAY, April 14, 2023 (HealthDay News) — During the pandemic, nearly 100,000 U.S. registered nurses called it quits, a new survey shows. Why? A combination of stress, burnout and retirements created a perfect storm for the exodus. Even worse, another 610,000 registered nurses (RNs) said they had an “intent toContinue Reading

MONDAY, April 3, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Pope Francis was back delivering Mass on Palm Sunday, just one day after he was released from the hospital following a three-day stay for bronchitis. Francis, 86, celebrated in St. Peter’s Square in Rome as about 60,000 people looked on, carrying palm frondsContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Giving patients who have septic shock a combo of two steroids could potentially be a lifesaver, according to a new study. Researchers found that patients receiving a combination of hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone had lower death rates and discharge to hospice compared to thoseContinue Reading

TUESDAY, March 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) — When a child is hospitalized, cost may not be the greatest worry but the out-of-pocket expense can be substantial in the United States, even for those with insurance. A Michigan Medicine study found that U.S. families covered by private insurance spend an averageContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2023 (HealthDay News) — It’s a controversial notion, but couples undergoing fertility treatments may soon be able to select the sex of their baby — with an 80% chance of success, doctors say. Sperm-sorting techniques have been tried and offered before, but the new procedure — whichContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Most people hospitalized for COVID-19 are taking months to bounce back, a new study confirms. More than 70% of patients reported experiencing lingering symptoms, including coughing, rapid or irregular heartbeat and breathlessness. About half had fatigue or physical limitations. All of these symptomsContinue Reading