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    Drug-resistant infections are a ‘global health emergency’: WHO

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Resistance to antibiotic drugs is a “global health emergency” that threatens the progress made by modern medicine, the head of the UN’s health agency warned as a new report was published Wednesday. [...]

    Drills assess ER response to communicable disease

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—A series of mystery patient drills was used to assess the emergency department response to patients with communicable disease of public health concern in New York City; the results were published in the Sept. 15 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. [...]

    People with dementia fail to get specialist care despite great need

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories People suffering in the late stages of dementia receive most of their healthcare from GPs or emergency services rather than from specialist health care professionals, despite them having complex needs, researchers at UCL have found. [...]

    Five African countries approach control of their HIV epidemics

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Data released today from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Lesotho. These results add to prior PEPFAR-supported Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIAs) announced i… [...]

    General emergency departments use CT to diagnose abdominal pain in children more often

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A child with non-traumatic abdominal pain, a common symptom of appendicitis, is more likely to receive a computed tomography (CT) scan in a general emergency department (ED) than if he or she visited a pediatric emergency department, according to a stu… [...]

    General emergency departments use CT to diagnose abdominal pain in children more often

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A child with non-traumatic abdominal pain, a common symptom of appendicitis, is more likely to receive a computed tomography (CT) scan in a general emergency department (ED) than if he or she visited a pediatric emergency department, according to a stu… [...]

    Jim Rossman: Load these five emergency apps before the next disaster strikes

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, I think it’s a good time to recommend some apps for your smartphone that you should have before you need them in an emergency. [...]

    Jim Rossman: Load these five emergency apps before the next disaster strikes

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, I think it’s a good time to recommend some apps for your smartphone that you should have before you need them in an emergency. [...]

    Regions with stricter firearm laws experience fewer pediatric gun-related injuries

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Regions of the United States with stronger firearm legislation had lower rates of Emergency Department (ED) visits for pediatric firearm-related injuries, according to a study led by Children’s National Health System researchers. Compared with the Northeast—which had the lowest overall burden of firearm-related ED visits—injury rates were significantly higher in the West, South and Midwest, according to a study presented during the 2017 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) national conference. [...]

    Pediatric emergency department physicians wary of discussing firearm injury prevention

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Many emergency departments provide education on childhood injury prevention. But new research shows many physicians are leaving out one important topic: firearm injury prevention. [...]