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Registered nurses (RN) perform physical exams and health histories, promote health, counseling and education, administer medications, wound care, and other interventions, and supervise care delivered by other health care personnel. Midwives are trained pr

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Study describes potential clinical test and treatment for preterm birth

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists identified a molecular driver of inflammation that may finally answer a key question about what causes mild systemic prenatal infections to trigger preterm birth.

"Stepping Up" model of care improves uptake of type 2 diabetes treatment

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The model has important implications across health systems globally, say researchers.

Survival rate may be improving for extremely preterm infants

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Very early preterm infants are more likely to survive than in previous years, and the survivors are less likely to have neurological problems, according to an analysis of records from a National...

Dr. Virginia Apgar: Changing perceptions in medicine

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PDT

In the first of a series on female role models in medicine, we look at the life and legacy of Dr. Virginia Apgar - the creator of the Apgar score.

Hospital-led interventions associated with significant reduction in cesarean rate

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study led by clinician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has found that hospital-led interventions over a seven-year period were associated with a significant...

Can delayed umbilical cord clamping reduce infant anemia at age 8,12 months?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A delay of three minutes or more in umbilical cord clamping after birth reduced the prevalence of anemia in infants at 8 and 12 months of age in a randomized clinical trial in Nepal, according to a...

New guidelines raise upper hypertension limit for 'otherwise healthy' over-60s

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New guidelines say treat otherwise healthy patients aged 60 and older when persistent systolic blood pressure is at or above 150 mm Hg, not 140 mm Hg.

Increased cooperation between preschool and CHC to identify children with mental health

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

It is beneficial to systematise the exchange of information between parents, preschool and child care centres (CHCs) to increase the focus on young children with mental health problems.

Why do older mothers have birth complications? New study investigates

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Some studies have suggested that mothers over the age of 35 are more likely to experience complications at birth. A new study investigates why this is.

Maternal blood pressure before conception predicts sex of baby

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Breaking research carried out in China finds a possible link between a woman's blood pressure before conception and the eventual sex of her child.

New study reveals how nurse staffing levels link to patient outcomes

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PDT

A new study investigating the links between variations in patient wellbeing and how registered nurses deliver care to their patients, has been published in the BMJ Open.

Drug/catheter combo for labor induction could save 2.4 million hours of labor annually, Penn study shows

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Labor induction is one of the most common medical procedures in the world, with nearly one-quarter of women who deliver in the U.S. undergoing the procedure each year (totaling roughly 1 million).

Emergency video telemedicine positively impacts newborn resuscitation

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Approximately 10 percent of newborns require help breathing after birth, and 1 in 1,000 newborns require more intensive resuscitation measures.

Palliative care improves quality of life, lessens symptoms, Pitt study finds

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PDT

People living with serious illness who receive palliative care have better quality of life and fewer symptoms than those who don't receive palliative care, according to a new study by researchers...

Replacing professional nurses with nursing assistants linked to heightened death risk

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Odds rise by 21% for each substitution per 25 patients, large European study reveals.

What is a Multiple Gestation Pregnancy?

Sat, 05 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

What are the symptoms of a multiple gestation pregnancy and what prenatal care is available? Learn about the risks, complications, and delivery options.

Patient safety benefits when hospitals provide feedback to staff who report errors

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Voluntary reporting by hospital staff of errors and patient safety events are a key source of information for improving patient care. A St.

Dose of dextrose gel lowers risk of low blood sugar in newborns

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

A single dose of dextrose gel, rubbed inside a newborn's mouth an hour after birth, can lower their risk of developing neonatal hypoglycaemia, according to a randomized study published in PLOS...

Women who opt for laughing gas during labor, may still get an epidural, study shows

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

The majority of women who chose nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to manage labor pain, ultimately decide to have an epidural, according to new research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2016 annual...

Elder abuse under-identified in US emergency departments

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Elder abuse affects approximately 1 in 10 older adults in the United States and has far-reaching negative effects on physical and mental health.

Zika: Could virus spread via contact with sweat, tears?

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Doctors discuss a rare case of a patient who died from Zika virus and the possibility of transmission to a second patient via contact with sweat and tears.

More adverse events in deliveries led by midwives, New Zealand study finds

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Mothers using autonomously practicing midwives throughout their pregnancy and childbirth are more likely to have adverse outcomes for their newborns than those who use obstetricians, according to a...

A talk with a nurse can persuade hospital patients to quit smoking: Quit rates triple after short consultation, access to quit aids

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A short talk with a knowledgeable nurse could be the difference between a smoker stopping for cigarettes or stopping for nicotine gum on her way home from the hospital.

Placenta plays pivotal "umpire" role to influence pregnancy outcomes

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

New research provides the first clear evidence that the amount of nutrients transported to the foetus by the placenta adjusts according to both the foetal drive for growth, and the mother's...

Sepsis deaths fell dramatically after hospital implemented simple steps

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Hospital cuts sepsis deaths by 40 percent after introducing relatively simple steps such as increased ward nurse training and a special observation chart.