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Better hospital IT ‘would save thousands of lives’

Better hospital IT ‘would save thousands of lives’

Medication errors were halved by using the IT system, the report authors say University Hospitals Birmingham has recommended its system to the team investigating above-average death rates from 2005 to 2008 at Stafford Hospital. The trust says it saw a 17% fall in deaths among emergency patients over 12 months, which would equate to 16,000 [&hellip

Prematurity increases autism risk

Prematurity increases autism risk

A two-decade-long study has revealed that children who are born early and have low birth weight are five times more likely to develop autism. Autism is a developmental disorder that appears in the first 3 years of life, and affects the brain’s normal development of social and communication skills by restricted and repetitive behavior. It [&hellip

Drug use doubles car accident risk

Drug use doubles car accident risk

People who get behind the wheels after smoking marijuana are twice as likely to have car accidents compared to drivers who are not under the influence. During past decades, illicit use of non-alcoholic drugs including prescription medications has significantly increased in many countries and marijuana has become the most commonly detected non-alcoholic drug in drivers, [&hellip

Junk food, delivering big baby linked

Junk food, delivering big baby linked

A new study says women who receive high amounts of trans fats through their diet during pregnancy are at a higher risk of giving birth to bigger babies. Trans fatty acids or partially hydrogenated oils are created in an industrial process that adds hydrogen to liquid vegetable oils to make them more solid. Scientific evidence [&hellip

Obesity leads to high BP in girls

Obesity leads to high BP in girls

A new study has found that overweight girls are at a greater risk of developing high blood pressure than their obese male counterparts. Researchers from the University of California studied 1,700 teenage boys and girls aged between 13 and 17 years and measured their blood pressure and their body mass index. People with a BMI [&hellip

Piranhas communicate with sound, say researchers

Piranhas communicate with sound, say researchers

The fish use at least three distinct sounds to communicate   Despite a nasty reputation, piranhas seem to bark more often than bite. Scientists have discovered that the fearsome fish use sounds to communicate – often intimidating their rivals rather than attacking. With underwater microphones, scientists recorded the sounds the fish made when they confronted [&hellip

Veggies can modify heart disease gene

Veggies can modify heart disease gene

Following a diet rich in fruits and vegetables may modify the expression of a genetic variant which significantly raises the risk of heart disease. A team of scientists led by researchers from McGill and McMaster universities analyzed diets of more than 27,000 people from five ethnicities including European, South Asian, Chinese, Latin American and Arab [&hellip

New hope for food allergy turn-off

New hope for food allergy turn-off

Scientists at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have found a method to trick the immune system and turn off the allergic reactions to food. The team created peanut tolerance in peanut-allergic mice by attaching peanut proteins onto their blood cells and reintroducing them to the body. Normally, in allergic people the body recognizes [&hellip

Number of new TB cases falls worldwide

Number of new TB cases falls worldwide

Mycobacterium tuberculosis The World Health Organization (WHO) says the number of new cases of tuberculosis in the world is falling for the first time in at least two decades. The WHO 2011 Global Tuberculosis Control Report released on Tuesday estimated that 8.8 million people became infected with tuberculosis (TB) last year, down from the two [&hellip

Reflections – Issue #11‏

REFLECTION Issue #11  October 2011   The Reflections are thoughtful insights into everyday matters that affect the spirituality and progress of believers. Believers are continuously growing, like the tree described in the Quran, like as seed-produce that puts forth its sprout, then strengthens it, so it becomes stout and stands firmly on its stem (48:29). [&hellip