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2013-12-19 10:49:28

New study raises ethical and practical concerns for recruiters and health-care facilities Forty percent of foreign-educated nurses working in U.S. hospitals and other health care facilities say their wages, benefits or shift assignments are inferior compared to their American colleagues, according to a study published today by researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS). The findings, which appear in the January issue of the American...

Epidemic Of E. Coli Infections Traced To One Strain Of Bacteria
2013-12-17 11:54:36

George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services Fast-evolving lethal clone spreads worldwide, according to new study published today In the past decade, a single strain of Escherichia coli, or E. coli, has become the main cause of bacterial infections in women and the elderly by invading the bladder and kidneys, according to a study published today in the American Society for Microbiology's open access journal mBio. Besides becoming more resistant to...

2013-12-05 23:55:17

Researchers find progress and barriers to recommendations on residency programs and academic progression Two new studies by researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) examine how well hospitals and other health care facilities are doing when it comes to a call to reform the nursing profession. A 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report warned that the nursing profession must change or it would not be able to meet the growing demands...

2013-11-27 23:29:44

Teen turns passion for swimming into raising money for autism. First annual Swim for a Solution Invitational will be on Saturday, November 30, at 10:00 a.m. at the University School’s Hunting Valley, Ohio, campus. Hunting Valley, Ohio (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 Gabriel Hansen is not only a great swimmer. He’s a good brother with a big heart. The University School senior is turning his passion for swimming into raising funds for Autism Speaks, a leading non-profit organization that...

2009 H1N1 Virus Death Toll Ten Times Higher Than Official Worldwide Estimates
2013-11-27 08:15:39

George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services A research team consisting of more than 60 collaborators in 26 countries has estimated the global death toll from the 2009 outbreak of the H1N1 virus to be 10 times higher than the World Health Organization's count, which was based on laboratory-confirmed cases of this flu. The study, which appears online in PLOS Medicine, suggests that the pandemic virus caused up to 203,000 respiratory deaths around the world....

Clue To Regrowing Nerve Cells Identified
2013-11-07 12:54:44

Washington University School of Medicine Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a chain reaction that triggers the regrowth of some damaged nerve cell branches, a discovery that one day may help improve treatments for nerve injuries that can cause loss of sensation or paralysis. The scientists also showed that nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are missing a link in this chain reaction. The link, a protein called HDAC5, may help...

2013-10-31 23:37:07

Young Researcher Invited to Present Findings at the American Junior Academy of Science’s Annual Meeting in Chicago. Teen credits University School for Propelling His Interest in Science and Research. Hunting Valley, Ohio (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Who would have thought that a tiny fish could play such a big role in medical research? University School senior Andrew “Drew” Megerian certainly knows. Using the minnow-sized zebrafish in his research, Drew is working with Dr. Brian...

2013-10-28 11:37:53

The final results of a stroke prevention study in patients with narrowed brain arteries confirm earlier findings: Medication plus lifestyle changes are safer and more effective at preventing stroke than a surgical technique called stenting. Enrollment in the trial was halted two years ago when it became apparent that stenting was associated with a higher risk of early strokes and death. "Surgical interventions often have increased risk of complications early on, so we continued to...

Mechanisms In Chronic Itching Unraveled
2013-10-15 12:32:39

Washington University School of Medicine Anyone who has suffered through sleepless nights due to uncontrollable itching knows that not all itching is the same. New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis explains why. Working in mice, the scientists have shown that chronic itching, which can occur in many medical conditions, from eczema and psoriasis to kidney failure and liver disease, is different from the fleeting urge to scratch a mosquito bite. That's...

2013-10-11 10:56:19

New research has shown that the stomach naturally produces more stem cells than previously realized, likely for repair of injuries from infections, digestive fluids and the foods we eat. Stem cells can make multiple kinds of specialized cells, and scientists have been working for years to use that ability to repair injuries throughout the body. But causing specialized adult cells to revert to stem cells and work on repairs has been challenging. Scientists from Washington University...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.