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    Study: Clozapine May Have Saved Schizophrenics

    Study: Clozapine May Have Saved Schizophrenics
    LONDON – Thousands of people with schizophrenia worldwide could have been saved if doctors had prescribed them the anti-psychotic drug clozapine, a new study says. Clozapine was introduced in the 1970s, but was banned for about a decade because of a rare but potentially deadly side effect: up to 2 percent of patients lose their white blood cells while taking the ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Octuplets Mom Calls Fired Nurses Unprofessional

    Octuplets Mom Calls Fired Nurses Unprofessional
    LOS ANGELES—Octuplets mother Nadya Suleman says she fired volunteer nurses working in her home because they were unprofessional and invasive. In a video posted Tuesday to RadarOnline.com, Suleman alleges that Angels in Waiting founder Linda West-Conforti made repeated and unprofessional threats that her children were going to be abducted. Suleman says she was also uncomfortable with what she called constant interrogations ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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    1st US Case of Marburg Fever, Type of Ebola Virus, Confirmed in Colo.

    1st US Case of Marburg Fever, Type of Ebola Virus, Confirmed in Colo.
    WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — The first U.S. case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever has been confirmed in Colorado, and authorities say the patient — who contracted the rare illness while traveling in Uganda — has since recovered. The disease, caused by a virus indigenous to Africa, spreads through contact with infected animals or the bodily fluids of infected humans. Centers for Disease ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Octuplets Born in California Doing 'Very Well'

    Octuplets Born in California Doing 'Very Well'
    BELLFLOWER, Calif. – The octuplets born to a mother in Southern California are doing "very, very well" and breathing on their own, one of their doctors said Tuesday. Dr. Mandhir Gupta, a neonatologist at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center, told ABC's "Good Morning America" the eight babies were in stable condition. Two of the newborns — the second live octuplets born ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Man Says Through Aide Leaving Coma Like Rebirth

    Man Says Through Aide Leaving Coma Like Rebirth
    BRUSSELS (AP) — With a caretaker holding his hand, a Belgian man who was diagnosed as comatose for 23 years typed out a message Tuesday that he felt reborn after decades of loneliness and frustration. A leading bioethicist, however, expressed skepticism that the man was truly communicating on his own. Car-crash victim Rom Houben was diagnosed as being in a vegetative ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurses Caring For Patients Behind Bars

    Nurses Caring For Patients Behind Bars
    The number of older prisoners in Virginia has more than doubled in the past 10 years, creating new issues for the state's prison system. CAPRON Winter sunshine slices through a narrow security window and falls on Aloysius Joseph Beyrer's white hair, slight shoulders and the linen covering his fractured hip. Like the rest of the country, Virginia is coping with a ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Woman Blames Hospital For Tube Birth

    Woman Blames Hospital For Tube Birth
    LONDON - A Polish woman who gave birth on the London Underground says she was turned away from a hospital less than an hour before going into labor on the train. The Mail on Sunday reported Julita Kowalska, 26, became the first woman in 84 years to give birth on the subway system when her daughter Jennifer was born at Kingsbury ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Professor Dies of Plague-Related Infection

    Professor Dies of Plague-Related Infection
    A University of Chicago molecular genetics professor studying the origins of harmful bacteria died last weekend after contracting an infection linked to the plague, officials said Saturday. University hospital officials said there "does not appear to be a threat to the public" following the death of Malcolm J. Casadaban, 60, at the campus' Bernard Mitchell Hospital on Sept. 13. None of ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nurse Accused of Siphoning Dying Woman's Morphine

    Nurse Accused of Siphoning Dying Woman's Morphine
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Prosecutors have charged a nurse with stealing morphine by siphoning it from a dying woman's bedside at the University of Michigan hospital. Washtenaw County authorities say 48-year-old Esther Najer used a syringe to steal the morphine four times Sept. 6 from the room of meningitis patient LaKrisha Dobbins. Dobbins' mother, Janette Birton, says Najer entered her daughter's ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Nation's First Face Transplant Patient Shows Face

    Nation's First Face Transplant Patient Shows Face
    CLEVELAND - Five years ago, a shotgun blast left a ghastly hole where the middle of her face had been. Five months ago, she received a new face from a dead woman. Connie Culp stepped forward Tuesday to show off the results of the nation's first face transplant, and her new look was a far cry from the puckered, noseless sight ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurse’s Advice Couldn’t Save Baby

    Nurse’s Advice Couldn’t Save Baby
    Police have charged Andrew Whitmire with the death of Izayah Denison, alleging Whitmire shook the infant in a fit of frustration because he wouldn’t stop crying. It’s a story too often told. In Spokane County one to two babies die each year from being shaken. Yet Whitmire and his girlfriend, Izayah’s mother Jenuah (pronounced Gina) Denison, knew better: The couple were ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Mom Takes Tale of Daughter's Death to Hospitals

    Mom Takes Tale of Daughter's Death to Hospitals
    Sorrel King's daughter, 18-month-old Josie King, died in 2001 at Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore. The child had been severely burned after accidentally stepping into a hot bath. She spent 10 days in the pediatric intensive care unit and was healing well. Then the child was sent to an intermediate care unit, and her family was told she would be ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    N.C. Board of Nursing Investigating 4 Mental Health Nurses

    N.C. Board of Nursing Investigating 4 Mental Health Nurses
    RALEIGH - The N.C. Board of Nursing is investigating at least four Cherry Hospital nurses who neglected a patient who died after being left in a chair without food, water or adequate medical attention for nearly a day. The licensing board launched its inquiry into the actions of the nurses from the troubled mental hospital in Goldsboro in August, but the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Nurse May Have Encouraged Student's Suicide in Canada

    Nurse May Have Encouraged Student's Suicide in Canada
    A Minnesota task force on Internet crimes is investigating a nurse here in connection with a college student's suicide in Canada, according to a Canadian newspaper. Nadia Kajouji, 18, disappeared in Ottawa last March after telling her roommate that she was going skating, according to a report in the Ottawa Citizen today. For weeks, police and community members searched for her, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Report Finds Irregular Sleep Leads to Nursing Errors

    Report Finds Irregular Sleep Leads to Nursing Errors
    U.S. researchers say they found nurses who worked in hospital intensive care units may get less regular sleep than other nurses and may commit more errors. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston assessed the overall sleep quality and vigilance among intensive care unit nurses at the beginning and end of their shift. They compared their findings with similar measurements ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Researchers Reach First Automated Surgery Milestones

    ‘Rudimentary robot was able to perform simple surgical procedures without human assistance.’ - Doctors and surgeons already make use of some types of robots to perform procedures where the precision of the operation required is often more than a human can consistently offer. Some researchers say that the day when these robots can perform procedures without the need for humans is ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Houston Hospitals Compete to Lure Expectant Moms

    Houston Hospitals Compete to Lure Expectant Moms
    After Valerie Sulma gave birth last week, nurses applied ink to her baby girl’s feet and stamped the footprints on the scrub shirt the new dad was wearing, a keepsake for the occasion. The following day, Sulma watched The Newborn Channel and ordered breakfast from the hospital room-service menu. Isabella Faith, 6 pounds, 14 ounces, lay in her mother’s lap, wearing ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Schwarzenegger Swears in Six New Nursing Board Members

    Schwarzenegger Swears in Six New Nursing Board Members
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger moved Wednesday to head off a burgeoning controversy over the failure of a state nursing board to promptly weed out nurses accused of misconduct including drug theft, violence and medical incompetence. Upon swearing in six new members of the state Board of Registered Nursing, the governor vowed a concerted effort to "protect the people of California." He promised ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    Best Places to Work: Southern Ohio (8)

    Best Places to Work: Southern Ohio (8)
    A Nursing Magnet facility, Southern Ohio provides both a hospital and home-based care. It has 2,032 employees, including 99 new jobs added last year. The voluntary turnover rate is 4%. Only 2% of its employees are minorities; 84% are women. Last year 6,000-plus applicants applied to work at the center. h4. Average Annual Pay Nurse Manager $82,077 Registered Nurse $58,407 Search ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Md. Surgeons Remove Donated Kidney Through Vagina

    Md. Surgeons Remove Donated Kidney Through Vagina
    BALTIMORE – Surgeons removed a woman's kidney through her vagina so she could give it to her ailing niece, an unusual operation they hope will encourage others to donate because it reduces pain, scarring and recovery time. Doctors at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine said donor Kimberly Johnson, 48, and her niece, Jennifer Gilbert, 23, were both doing well following ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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