Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PSTHow many patients die in the hospital as a result of preventable medical errors?
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PSTThe criminal justice system should exercise caution in prosecuting for the transmission of HIV by considering the rapidly evolving science of the virus, say a number of leading clinicians and...
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PSTA new study on euthanasia trends in Belgium, which shows an increase in reported cases since legislation was introduced, provides lessons for countries that have legalized assisted dying.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PSTCourt of Appeal rules entitlement to proportional compensation from as low as 2.3%.
Mon, 16 May 2016 09:00:00 PSTThe Canadian government's plan to legalize marijuana contravenes its current legal obligations to the United Nation's international drug-control conventions, states a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian...
Thu, 05 May 2016 02:00:00 PSTA pair of Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientists have discovered that an enzyme previously thought only to be beneficial could, in fact, pose significant danger to developing embryos.
Tue, 12 Apr 2016 03:00:00 PSTDespite having policies in place to prevent infections, staff at outpatient care facilities fail to follow recommendations for hand hygiene 37 percent of the time, and for safe injection practices...
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PSTRead about the signs and symptoms of sepsis - a potentially life-threatening blood poisoning from infection. We cover the causes, symptoms, and treatment.
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:00:00 PSTClub culture' in British medicine must be replaced, argues senior heart doctor.
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PSTA substantial share of all malpractice claims in the United States is attributable to a small number of physicians, according to a study led by researchers at Stanford University and the University...
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 01:00:00 PSTMight it be possible to identify and then reach out to help medical students whose actions may put them at risk of lapses in professionalism in medical school and beyond?
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 06:00:00 PSTHigh Court will hear arguments on Whole Woman's Health v. Cole in March; Decision expected in late June.
Fri, 18 Dec 2015 04:00:00 PSTCompound found to trigger innate immunity against viruses.UW researchers working in collaboration with Kineta Inc.
Wed, 04 Nov 2015 16:00:00 PSTA higher use of resources by US physicians is associated with a reduced risk of malpractice claims, finds a study published by The BMJ this week.
Tue, 03 Nov 2015 05:00:00 PSTFragments of cancer DNA circulating in a patient's bloodstream could help doctors deliver more personalized treatment for liver cancer, Japanese researchers report.
Thu, 22 Oct 2015 00:00:00 PSTToo many unresolved complaints are being taken to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman which could have been resolved by public services locally, meaning that people are left waiting...
Thu, 17 Sep 2015 00:00:00 PSTFrom a reanalysis of original trial data from 2001, researchers find the antidepressant paroxetine and the higher dosage drug imipramine are no better than a placebo.
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 01:00:00 PSTMale doctors are almost 2.5 times more likely to have medico-legal action taken against them than female doctors, according to the findings of a new study.
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 09:00:00 PSTA new study sheds light on the actions of a small pool of expert witnesses testifying against dying cancer patients filing lawsuits against tobacco companies.
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 00:00:00 PSTNYU scientists find that growth factors that build brains also build memoriesA team of New York University neuroscientists has determined how a pair of growth factor molecules contributes to...
Wed, 13 May 2015 02:00:00 PSTA review of medical malpractice claim files at an academic medical center found that while most settlements included nondisclosure clauses there was little standardization or consistency in their...
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 02:00:00 PSTA survey of emergency physicians provides insight into reasons behind the estimated $210 billion spent annually on medically unnecessary tests and procedures.
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PSTA Yale-led team has identified a promising new combination immunotherapy to enhance the body's ability to fight chronic viral infections and possibly cancer.
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PSTIn online psychological tests of automatic responses, clinicians at a hospital showed subconscious race and social class biases, but these did not influence overall care provision.
Mon, 02 Feb 2015 07:00:00 PSTThe results of a new survey find that neurosurgeons operate in a climate of fear from potential malpractice suits, with 80% admitting to practicing defensive medicine