• Type 1 diabetes in older people has nearly tripled globally since the '90s
    on June 18, 2024 at 1:29 pm

    Global prevalence of older people living with type 1 diabetes mellitus jumped 180 percent in the past 30 years, a population-based study found.

  • Generation X experiencing larger per-capita increases in cancer incidence
    on June 18, 2024 at 1:29 pm

    Generation X is experiencing larger per-capita increases in the incidence of cancers than baby boomers, according to a study published online June 10 in JAMA Network Open.

  • Are we reaching the end for endocrine-disrupting chemicals?
    on June 18, 2024 at 1:29 pm

    Will industry finally be held accountable for the harmful health effects of plastic pollution? Quite possibly, according to various speakers at a press conference held at ENDO 2024: The Endocrine Society Annual Meeting.

  • More hospitals than ever require staff to get flu shots
    on June 18, 2024 at 1:29 pm

    In just a few months, hospitals and health systems nationwide will start working to vaccinate as many staff as possible against the flu. And a new study suggests that more of those hospitals than ever before will require employees to get vaccinated, or seek an exemption.

  • Electronic questionnaire helps primary care practices collect health info on teens
    on June 18, 2024 at 1:29 pm

    Researchers developed an electronic health questionnaire for primary care practices that improves the collection of information about adolescents' health behaviors, according to a study published in Pediatrics.

  • National Academies issue new broad definition of long COVID
    on June 18, 2024 at 1:29 pm

    A new broadly inclusive definition of long COVID from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has been developed with the aim of improving consistency, documentation, and treatment for both adults and children.

  • Adverse effects of medical treatment increasing worldwide
    on June 18, 2024 at 1:29 pm

    The burden of adverse effects of medical treatment is increasing, with the proportion of all cases accounted for by the increasing rates seen in older adults, according to a study published online June 11 in BMJ Quality & Safety.

  • Substituting registered nurses with lower-wage staff in hospital care linked to poor outcomes
    on June 18, 2024 at 1:29 pm

    A new study published in Medical Care showed that substituting registered nurses with lower-wage staff (e.g. licensed practical nurses, unlicensed assistive personnel) in hospital care is linked with more deaths, readmissions, longer hospital stays, poorer patient satisfaction, and higher costs of care.

  • Avoidable deaths during COVID-19 associated with chronic hospital nurse understaffing
    on June 18, 2024 at 1:29 pm

    A new study published in International Journal of Nursing Studies showed that individuals with COVID-19 were more likely to die in hospitals that were chronically understaffed before the pandemic. This study is one of the first to document the continuing public health dangers of permitting so many U.S. hospitals to ration nursing care by understaffing nursing services.

  • Support systems for nurses: Combating burnout with peer and family support
    on June 18, 2024 at 1:29 pm

    In the demanding world of healthcare, nurse burnout is a significant concern. Long hours, stressful environments, and emotional strains can take a toll on even the most dedicated healthcare professionals. Fortunately, support systems, particularly peer and family support, play a crucial role in mitigating the effects of burnout. Peer support programs were especially valuable resources for nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers say.