A new study shows that Black individuals with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer are less likely to receive chemotherapy for their disease compared to white and other racial groups. Led by researchers at Boston Medical Center, the results indicate that individuals who are Black, elderly, uninsured, or have non-private health insurance and lower education levels, were less likely to be treated with chemotherapy for this type of lung cancer.
Roughly half of US dentists experienced verbal or reputational aggression by patients in the past year, and nearly one in four endured physical aggression, according to a new study led by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry.
The 8th International Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention Conference: Demystifying Wound Infection: Improving Patient Outcomes was redesigned into an online Wounds Week and has proved to be so successful it will most certainly happen again.
Findings from a new study conducted by a team of researchers at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine and published in the journal Preventive Medicine Reports, show that involving pediatric practices in the promotion of private well water testing can influence parental compliance.
Scientists have used genome sequencing to reveal the extent to which a drug-resistant gastrointestinal bacterium can spread within a hospital, highlighting the challenge hospitals face in controlling infections.
Men in jobs with hard physical work have a higher risk of developing dementia compared to men doing sedentary work, new research from the University of Copenhagen reveals. The researchers therefore urge the health authorities to make their recommendations concerning physical activity more specific.
Researchers looked at the frequency of hospitalization for all non-COVID-19-related conditions in a New York health system during the COVID-19 pandemic.
An agent-based computer model shows that delayed implementation of, low adherence to, and premature easing of social distancing measures generally resulted in increased cases of COVID-19 in urban areas of the United States. These findings highlight the importance of enacting region-specific guidelines for social distancing and show the value of using the COVID-specific model to guide policy. The findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
Not all pregnant women are universally screened for hepatitis B virus (HBV) in Ontario, even though this screening is recommended, and the majority of those who test positive do not receive follow-up testing or interventions, leading to infections of newborns, found new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
The National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) has awarded the contract to publish Journal of Correctional Health Care to Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers, effective January 2021.