Health News

Improving Quality of Pediatric Surgery
A new program designed to improve surgical quality for children helps reduce complications and saves lives, according to findings that appear in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons .
Further From Help Than They Need To Be
People who are most likely to need trauma care may have less access to hospitals that provide that care, according to a research article in the journal Archives of Surgery .
...Not the Ideal Salad Dressing
State Garden is voluntarily recalling all of their salad products produced on January 4th due to potential Listeria contamination, a potentially life-threatening bacterium.
The Healing Power of Empathy
Empathy is a useful tool for improving care, according to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal .
Maybe Sharing Isn't Always a Good Idea
A new study has found that parents who share the responsibilities of caregiving for their young children may find themselves more at odds with one another than those couples in which the mother is the primary caregiver.
Get Along or Don't Get Better
Patients who are seen as 'difficult' by their doctors may experience worsening symptoms, according to a study that appears online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine .
FDA Warning: Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced a possible association between saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma ( ALCL ), a very rare type of cancer.
Daily Helping of Poison
Of all of the chemical substances used in everyday products, only a small percentage are actually tested to verify whether or how toxic they are before reaching the market.
Tubby Toddlers and Portly Preschoolers
Two recent studies point toward causes for the expanding rates of obesity -- and related health problems such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension -- among children. Problems start earlier than you think.
Beyond Standard Hospice Care
New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that many hospice care providers offer some sort of complementary or alternative therapy, such as massage or music therapy.