Common Hospital Infection Lengthens Patient Stays
MONDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitalized patients who are
Clostridium difficile -- the most common cause of infectious
diarrhea in hospitals -- will lengthen their stay by about six days
on average, a new study indicates.
More Children Using Preventive Asthma Drugs: Study
MONDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- About one in three children
with asthma is currently using a preventive medication, according
to new research. That number is up from about 18 percent of kids
during the late 1980s.
More Evidence Links Specific Genes to ADHD
SUNDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Variations in genes involved
in brain signaling pathways appear to be linked to
attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new
Good News for Those Worried About U.S. Nursing Shortage
MONDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- There's been a large increase
in the number of young registered nurses (RNs) in the United States
since 2002, a trend that may help ease concerns about a predicted
nursing shortage, according to a new study.
Study Sees Rice as Source of Arsenic Exposure
MONDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that
pregnant women in New Hampshire, which has high levels of arsenic
in drinking water in some wells, may also be ingesting arsenic