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Intravenous injections are more than twice as safe when nurses use instructions written with them in mind, a new study shows. The findings have spurred British health officials to alter national injection guidelines. Injection-related mistakes can arise when nurses struggle to find unambiguous directions that are relevant to their profession, wrote [...]
Tue, Jul 07, 2020
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The measles vaccine given to high-risk workers could make COVID-19 cases less severe — and therefore more survivable, argue microbiologists in a new opinion piece. There is growing evidence that live, attenuated vaccines commonly given in childhood may temporarily protect against infections that they aren’t designed to treat, according to Paul [...]
Tue, Jul 07, 2020
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A morning walk can help relieve the insomnia that often follows heart bypass surgery, finds a new investigation. The study enrolled 80 patients ages 45 to 65 years who had sleep disorders and reduced physical function six weeks after their surgery. Two groups participated in 10 weeks of aerobic activity that [...]
Tue, Jul 07, 2020
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Fatigue predicts anemia in older adults … Elderly no more compliant with COVID-19 safety measures than other adults … Older women have higher mortality from metabolic syndrome than men: study … WHO expects COVID-19 vaccination trial results in two weeks The post Clinical Briefs for Tuesday, July 7 appeared first on [...]
Mon, Jul 06, 2020
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