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    Screening for alcohol misuse at hospital admission identifies patients at risk of developing alcoholic liver disease

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories In a landmark study of over 50,000 hospital admissions, investigators demonstrated the feasibility of introducing universal screening for alcohol misuse to identify patients at risk. They showed that patients can be easily categorized based on a simple… [...]

    When the federal budget funds scientific research, it’s the economy that benefits

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Emergency: You need more disposable diapers, right away. You hop into your car and trust your ride will be a safe one. Thanks to your phone’s GPS and the microchips that run it, you map out how to get to the store fast. Once there, the barcode on the p… [...]

    Zinc link in safer roof catchment rain

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories A new study of Wellington roof catchment rainwater has found that zinc in galvanised steel roofs can kill some bugs. But households concerned about the safety of emergency roof catchment rainwater in the event of an earthquake still need to disinfect i… [...]

    Could spraying particles into marine clouds help cool the planet?

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories The idea of geoengineering, also known as climate engineering, is very controversial. But as greenhouse gases continue to accumulate in our atmosphere, scientists are beginning to look at possible emergency measures. [...]

    Could spraying particles into marine clouds help cool the planet?

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories The idea of geoengineering, also known as climate engineering, is very controversial. But as greenhouse gases continue to accumulate in our atmosphere, scientists are beginning to look at possible emergency measures. [...]

    Does the affordable care act impact patient visits in the emergency department?

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories As the debate surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) looms in the U.S. Congress, Johns Hopkins researchers are weighing in on one aspect of the law. In 2014, as part of the ACA, Maryland was one of the states that expanded eligibility for its Medica… [...]

    Kaiser Permanente emergency department intervention for adult head trauma reduces CT use

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Implementing a decision support tool for the use of computed tomography for adult head injuries resulted in reduced CT use and allowed for better identification of injuries, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published today in the Annals of Em… [...]

    Patients may be at risk after discharge from the ER with acute kidney injury

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A new study indicates that patients discharged from the emergency department with acute kidney injury (AKI) remain at an increased risk of dying within 30 days. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of… [...]

    ‘Social media triangulation’ provides new approach for emergency responders

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories During emergency situations like severe weather or terrorist attacks, local officials and first responders have an urgent need for accessible, reliable and real-time data. Rob Grace, a doctoral student in Penn State’s College of Information Sciences an… [...]

    Many pet owners unable to spot an out of hours vet emergency

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Although the results only reflect behaviour for one out-of-hours service, the authors believe that this tendency could be be replicated across the small animal veterinary sector. [...]