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    No, You Shouldn’t Buy Anti-Radiation Meds: Alaska Emergency Officials

    Original @ Defensetech PALMER, Alaska — Reports that experts here want residents to purchase anti-radiation medication are completely untrue, officials with Alaska’s emergency management office said Thursday. A… [...]

    A new test to measure the effectiveness of CF drugs

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories UNC School of Medicine researchers have developed a new laboratory model of the infection- and inflammation-plagued airways of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. The model, described in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, includ… [...]

    Applying traffic rule exemptions helps emergency vehicles reach patients faster

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Rapid response (emergency) vehicles can halve the average time it takes to reach a critically injured patient if they apply traffic rule exemptions, which allow them to exceed speed limits, bypass road signs, and pass through red lights, reveals resear… [...]

    AHA: noninvasive testing ups LOS in patients with chest pain

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Noninvasive cardiac testing leads to longer length of stay (LOS) for patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain, according to a study published online Nov. 14 in JAMA Internal Medicine to coincide with the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions, being held Nov. 11 to 15 in Anaheim, California. [...]

    Introduction is different, but top medications for opioid addiction equally effective

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories With opioid addiction officially declared a public health emergency in the U.S., medical intervention to treat the illness is increasingly important in responding to the epidemic. Now, a new study concludes that two of the top medications available for… [...]

    Aggressive testing provides no benefit to patients in ER with chest pain

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Patients who go to the emergency room (ER) with chest pain often receive unnecessary tests to evaluate whether they are having a heart attack, a practice that provides no clinical benefit and adds hundreds of dollars in health-care costs, according to … [...]

    Confusion, different priorities may cause EMTALA violations

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Legislation requires Medicare-participating emergency departments to give emergency care to everyone even if they don’t have insurance, but violations of the law may be underreported, according to researchers. [...]

    Stress faced by emergency call handlers damaging to long term health

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories During this innovative study, researchers from the University of Surrey, University of Dundee, Anglia Ruskin University and Kingston University/St George’s, University of London investigated areas that impacted on the psychological health of call handl… [...]

    Discontinuity of care puts older patients at risk of emergency hospital admission

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Older patients who do not see the same GP over a period of time are at higher risk of emergency hospital admission than those who see the same or a small number of GPs, according to new research. [...]

    ‘Don’t panic’ says Indian minister as smog crisis deepens

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories India’s environment minister has said the country’s filthy air is no cause for alarm, claiming only “routine precautions” were needed to cope with what doctors have called a public health emergency. [...]