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  • Doctors at Boston hospital confident no further lives will be lost

    April 16, 2013 9:39 PM 172

    As doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) continue to treat victims from yesterday’s bombings at the Boston marathon, many are confident that the patient outcomes will be as optimal as they can be. “I am confident that no further lives will be lost,” Dr. George Velmahos, trauma surgeon at MGH, said in a press conference Tuesday. “Overall (it’s)

  • Colic in infants may be early sign of migraine headache

    April 16, 2013 8:03 PM 162

    Colic has long been believed to be gastrointestinal pain in babies, say doctors, but new research suggests it may actually be related to migraine headaches instead. Could colic — bouts of frequent, inconsolable crying during an infant's first months of life — be an early symptom of a migraine? A study out today is the latest to suggest that the two common

  • A new analysis of data collected by federal scientists suggests that a shockingly-high percentage of meat sold in U.S. supermarkets is contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

    April 16, 2013 6:42 PM 188

    Based on findings from the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System, which were published in February but went largely overlooked, the Environmental Working Group found such bacteria in 81 percent of raw ground turkey, 69 percent of raw pork chops, 55 percent of raw ground beef and 39 percent of raw chicken parts purchased in stores in 2011. These

  • FBI Agents Execute Search Warrant At Sacred Heart Hospital

    April 16, 2013 4:29 PM 148

    CHICAGO (CBS) – FBI agents and federal prosecutors were executing search warrants at a West Side hospital on Tuesday, as part of a criminal probe. An FBI spokesperson confirmed agents were on site at Sacred Heart Hospital, at 3240 W. Franklin Blvd., as part of an ongoing criminal investigation. U.S. Attorney’s office spokesman Randall Samborn said details

  • Parasitic Worm Inspires Surgical Technique

    April 16, 2013 3:26 PM 167

    A parasitic worm that latches onto the intestines of its hosts has inspired the development of a new surgical technique for skin grafts. Some of the best engineering solutions come from nature. Researchers have designed a microneedle adhesive for skin grafts — a skin transplant used to treat wounds, burns or other injuries — based on the spiny-headed

  • Millions celebrate day with shoes off (Photos)

    April 16, 2013 9:47 AM 172

    While you may be unaware that April 16, 2013 has been dubbed “One Day without Shoes” day, many others will be dancing in the streets…without their shoes. Why? To raise awareness that children around the world need shoes. With the entire world’s other needs right now, providing shoes may not seem that important, but people behind TOMS Shoes, a new set of kickers

  • Doctors Go Shopping: Price Comparisons Lead MDs to Lower Testing Costs

    April 16, 2013 9:45 AM 186

    It’s a basic tenet of smart shopping — compare prices so you can find the best deal. Doctors, however, are often in the dark about what medical tests cost. In a commentary accompanying TIME’s recent report “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us” detailing out-of-control health care costs, Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove described one of the sources

  • Several children injured in Boston marathon bombings

    April 16, 2013 5:29 AM 172

    Explosions kill 3 at Boston Marathon Law enforcement officials said an 8-year-old boy was among the people killed in the explosions near the finish line. In all, nine children were admitted to Boston Children’s, youngsters who typically visit a physician only with their parents and to be treated for a seasonal flu or Strep throat. But these were bombing

  • California panel advances bills targeting prescription drug abuse

    April 16, 2013 2:40 AM 169

    The state Senate committee approved bills that are designed to reduce overdose deaths following Times reports that linked doctors to fatal overdoses. A broad package of bills aimed at reducing prescription drug abuse and overdose deaths won approval from a key state Senate committee Monday. The bills, including a measure that would require coroners to report

  • Boston Marathon Injury Report From Brigham And Women's Chairman Of Emergency Medicine

    April 16, 2013 1:30 AM 135

    Following two explosions near the finish line at the Boston Marathon today, Ron M. Walls, chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s told reporters that his team was looking after 26 patients, two of whom are in critical condition. He said that eight to 10 have serious injuries. The patients were split evenly by gender and ranged