When medical errors lead to serious injuries, patients and families may feel better when doctors take the time to listen to their feelings about the mistake and explain what can be done to prevent it from happening again, a small study suggests.
A report out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that use of these highly addictive narcotic pain meds dropped in the last few years. But a closer look at the numbers in the CDC study reveals another, more troubling trend: Some doctors are still overprescribing opioids, which puts lives at risk.
When doctors and nurses at the Vatican's showcase children's hospital complained in 2014 that corners were being cut and medical protocols ignored, the Vatican responded by ordering up a secret in-house investigation.
A new particle accelerator unveiled at CERN — the European physics research center — is expected to spawn portable accelerators that could help doctors treat cancer patients and experts analyze artwork.
About two thirds of female physicians with children have experienced gender discrimination and one third report discrimination due to pregnancy, maternity leave or breastfeeding, according to a survey conducted last year.
Medical professionals in the Netherlands have strongly criticized a proposed law that would allow people who believe they have lived their lives to the fullest and have nothing more to gain to seek assisted death.