MONDAY, Feb. 19, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Hispanic Americans who are hospitalized and placed on ventilators have a higher risk of death than their white peers, and new research may reveal a reason why. The study found that Hispanic patients in respiratory failure receive heavy sedation at a rate thatContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Nearly half of health care workers nationwide say they’ve seen discrimination against patients while on the job, a new report reveals. While 47% of health workers said they’ve witnessed discrimination against patients in their facilities, 52% said racism against patients is a majorContinue Reading

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2024 (HealthDay News) — The doctor tapped at his computer, ordering a routine prostate exam for an 80-year-old man, when a dramatic yellow alert popped up on the patient’s electronic health record. “You are ordering a test that no guideline recommends,” it warned. “Screening with PSA canContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2024 (HealthDay News) — The prestigious Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston will retract six studies and correct 31 more as part of an ongoing investigation into claims of data manipulation. The action follows allegations that a British molecular biologist posted in a blog earlier this month suggestingContinue Reading