WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A deadly infection associated with hospitalization may not be the fault of the hospital, but may instead stem from the patients themselves, a new study suggests. Infection caused by the bacterium Clostridioides difficile, or C. diff, is still common in hospitals, despite extensiveContinue Reading

MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2023 (HealthDay News) — When people suffering a stroke need a transfer to another hospital, time is of the essence. But a new study finds that most Americans in that situation face delays. The study, published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association, looked atContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16, 2023 (HealthDay News) — America’s emergency rooms are being flooded by children suffering from psychiatric emergencies like anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts or attempts, a new joint report from three leading medical associations warns. This surge in pediatric mental health emergencies has overwhelmed ERs in the UnitedContinue Reading

TUESDAY, July 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Emergency rooms can be a frightening place for people suffering from dementia, yet each year 1.4 million Americans with Alzheimer’s or other dementias wind up in crowded, noisy ERs, a new study finds. Dementia is responsible for nearly 7% of all ER visitsContinue Reading

MONDAY, July 24, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Tornado damage to a Pfizer drug-making plant in North Carolina is unlikely to trigger drug shortages across the country, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. “We do not expect there to be any immediate significant impacts on supply, given the products areContinue Reading

THURSDAY, July 13, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Depression, suicidal thoughts and other mental health problems sent record numbers of American kids, especially girls, to emergency rooms during the COVID-19 pandemic. Once there, many waited days or even weeks to be admitted to the hospital, a new study reports. “The systemContinue Reading