Patient bedside important for medical student learning
Dec 07, 2017
A new web-based tool aimed at improving experiential learning for medical students has demonstrated that learning occurs in patient rooms and in other areas within the hospital, including workstations. Developed by clinicians ...
Philippines plans to sue Sanofi over dengue vaccine: minister (Update)
Dec 07, 2017
The Philippines intends to sue Sanofi after authorities suspended the pharmaceutical giant's anti-dengue vaccine in response to the company warning the drug could lead to severe infections in some cases, the health secretary ...
University was tipped off to possible unauthorized trials of herpes vaccine
Dec 05, 2017
The university that employed a controversial herpes vaccine researcher has told the federal government it learned last summer of the possibility of his illegal experimentation on human subjects. But Southern Illinois University ...
MeToo no more?
Dec 04, 2017
(HealthDay)—From the hills of Hollywood to the halls of Congress, it's now clear that sexual harassment in the workplace has long been a fact of life for working women.
US drugstore chain CVS to buy medical insurer Aetna for $69 billion
Dec 04, 2017
US drugstore chain CVS Health announced Sunday it would buy medical insurer Aetna for about $69 billion, in a move that would create a new giant in the healthcare sector.
The story of the Elephant Man re-told in an immersive Whitechapel audio tour app
Dec 01, 2017
The story of Joseph Merrick, the so-called 'Elephant Man', takes centre stage in a new audio tour of Whitechapel, offering an immersive history of The Royal London Hospital and Medical College through a free smartphone app.
Co-founder of 'Ice Bucket Challenge' dies after ALS battle
Nov 30, 2017
The ALS Association says a man credited as one of the co-founders of the viral "Ice Bucket Challenge" that swept social media in 2014 has died after a yearslong battle with the condition known as Lou Gerhig's disease. Anthony ...
Study finds no evidence that gadolinium causes neurologic harm
Nov 29, 2017
There is no evidence that accumulation in the brain of the element gadolinium speeds cognitive decline, according to a new study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
Essay adds to discourse on impact of suggestive jokes
Nov 28, 2017
(HealthDay)—Seemingly benign, recurring patterns of joking around a single theme (joke cycles) can contribute to humorizing and legitimizing sexual misconduct, according to an essay published online Nov. 12 in Communication ...
UK announces pharma investment, aims to boost productivity
Nov 27, 2017
Two major drugs companies will set up new research facilities in Britain that will bring 1,750 jobs, the government said Monday as it unveiled plans to boost the country's sagging productivity after Brexit.