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Emotional motivators might improve hand hygiene among healthcare workers

– bmj.com

Something about articles on hand hygiene in healthcare tempts us to turn the page. Hand hygiene: that bastion of infection control, inspiration for a thousand dog-eared posters proclaiming the…

Don’t Let ‘Hacktivists’ Steal Your Data

– medscape.com

The theft of electronic data has reached epidemic proportions. Nowhere is the danger more real than in healthcare, where patients’ records have become the crème de la crème among modern hackers. Medscape Business of Medicine

Medical News Today: Rise in newborns being admitted to intensive care

– medicalnewstoday.com

Newborn babies – including those who are born at full term and normal weight – are increasingly being admitted to neonatal intensive care units, reveals an analysis of the figures.

India unlikely to meet goal of eliminating kala-azar by 2015, say experts

– bmj.com

Experts have cast doubt on whether India can reach its goal of eliminating kala-azar (visceral leishmaniasis) by the end of 2015 and have called for better surveillance.In 2005 India signed a…

COI and Guidelines: Is Bias a Worry?

– medscape.com

Do financial conflicts of interest on the part of guidelines authors raise a serious concern of bias? Medscape Family Medicine

Improving hand hygiene in hospitals–more is better

– bmj.com

Hand hygiene, performed appropriately by healthcare workers, protects patients and providers from infections acquired in hospital; ultimately, good hand hygiene saves lives. Despite this, adherence…

Medical News Today: Patients with depression, personality disorders most likely to make euthanasia requests

– medicalnewstoday.com

A new study of 100 mentally ill patients in Belgium who made euthanasia requests reveals the majority had depression and/or personality disorders.

Medical News Today: 20% of new mothers are not receiving advice on how to place their baby to sleep

– medicalnewstoday.com

A new study has revealed almost 20% of mothers fail to receive advice about their newborn’s sleeping position, increasing the risk for sudden infant death syndrome.

Let’s raise a glass to the ordinary sensible patient

– bmj.com

bmj;351/jul28_1/h3956/FIG1F1fig1Horace Rumpole, the fictional barrister, would often raise a glass to the criminals of England. They kept him busy and paid the bills. Were Rumpole a clinical…

Comparative efficacy of interventions to promote hand hygiene in hospital: systematic review and network meta-analysis

– bmj.com

Objective To evaluate the relative efficacy of the World Health Organization 2005 campaign (WHO-5) and other interventions to promote hand hygiene among healthcare workers in hospital settings and to…

Medical News Today: CDC warn of edible marijuana dangers following death of 19-year-old student

– medicalnewstoday.com

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention examines the case of a student who fell to his death following the consumption of recreational edible marijuana.

Heroin: The Epidemic That Knows No Boundaries

– medscape.com

CDC director Tom Frieden reports that heroin is cheap, potent, and available, all of the prerequisites for a widespread epidemic of abuse. CDC Expert Commentary

Medical News Today: Risk of death from shaken baby syndrome could be identified with new tool

– medicalnewstoday.com

Researchers have created a tool that they say could help doctors identify children who are at risk of death from abusive head trauma, or shaken baby syndrome.

Medical News Today: Premature birth associated with introversion in adulthood

– medicalnewstoday.com

Researchers have developed a personality profile for individuals born very prematurely or with a very low birth weight by assessing the personalities of adults.

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Emotional motivators might improve hand hygiene among healthcare workersbmj.com
Don’t Let ‘Hacktivists’ Steal Your Datamedscape.com
Medical News Today: Rise in newborns being admitted to intensive caremedicalnewstoday.com
India unlikely to meet goal of eliminating kala-azar by 2015, say expertsbmj.com
COI and Guidelines: Is Bias a Worry?medscape.com
Improving hand hygiene in hospitals–more is betterbmj.com
Medical News Today: Patients with depression, personality disorders most likely to make euthanasia requestsmedicalnewstoday.com
Medical News Today: 20% of new mothers are not receiving advice on how to place their baby to sleepmedicalnewstoday.com
Let’s raise a glass to the ordinary sensible patientbmj.com
Comparative efficacy of interventions to promote hand hygiene in hospital: systematic review and network meta-analysisbmj.com
Medical News Today: CDC warn of edible marijuana dangers following death of 19-year-old studentmedicalnewstoday.com
Heroin: The Epidemic That Knows No Boundariesmedscape.com
Medical News Today: Risk of death from shaken baby syndrome could be identified with new toolmedicalnewstoday.com
Medical News Today: Premature birth associated with introversion in adulthoodmedicalnewstoday.com