Tag: Patients

6 cancer patients developed rare blood infection after nurse tampered with opioids: Report

At least six patients at a cancer facility in New York were sickened with a rare blood infection after a nurse allegedly tampered with injectable opioids, diluting the medication with tap water. Six patients at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, N.Y., were infected with a bacterium known

More baby boomers use medical marijuana, but they want their doctors to get wise to the risks and benefits

Baby boomers’ marijuana use has edged upward in the past decade, but recent research suggests some still have a hard time getting a hold of the drug. Older adults want more education, more research and greater openness with their health-care providers about using medical marijuana, according to a qualitative study

Cancer Drugs Approved Quickly Often Fail To Measure Up Later

Cancer drugs that speed onto the market based on encouraging preliminary studies often don’t show clear benefits when more careful follow-up trials are done, according to research published Tuesday. These cancer drugs are granted accelerated approval to give patients faster access to the treatments and to allow drug companies to

A Promising Peanut Allergy Treatment May Not Work So Well After All, Research Review Says

In a new review published in theLancet, researchers came to a disappointing conclusion about recent studies on treating peanut allergies. They found that treating children by exposing them to small amounts of peanuts, which has shown success in several studies, is actually associated with an increased risk of allergic reactions,

Drinking very hot tea can double risk of oesophageal cancer, scientists say

Drinking very hot tea could almost double the risk of oesophageal cancer, according to a study of 50,000 people. Cancer experts found that drinking 700ml per day of tea at 60C or higher was “consistently associated” with a 90 per cent higher risk of the disease, compared with people who

Do YOU have a persistent sore throat? Researchers warn the symptom could be a sign of CANCER in your larynx

Patients who visit their GPs with a persistent sore throat should be considered for larynx cancer, a study suggests. A sore throat combined with shortness of breath, problems swallowing or earache is a greater warning sign of laryngeal cancer than hoarseness alone, new research concludes. A study of more than

Music therapy helps burn patients recover more quickly

The effectiveness of music as a form of therapy for burn patients has been evaluated by researchers at The Third Military Medical University in China. In their study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, they determined the effect of music during treatments by conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis of

Patients criticized for rating GPs’ looks on social media

Patients have been criticized for taking photos and videos of doctors and then asking people online to rate how attractive they find them. Social media posts of doctors are being shared without their consent, the British Medical Association’s annual meeting heard. Such posts “violate” their privacy, the meeting in Brighton