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Carolyn Crist

New 'Cold Card' helps first-responders treat hypothermia

16 Nov 2018

(Reuters Health) - Search and rescue teams and first responders have a new resource for assessing people who have been exposed to extreme cold.

Service workers say supervised injection facilities could cut restroom overdoses

15 Nov 2018

(Reuters Health) - During interviews about opioid overdoses in public restrooms, New York City service industry workers said they supported the idea of supervised injection facilities because such facilities might reduce injection drug use in their workplaces, researchers report.

Helicopter emergency medical services uneven across Europe

12 Nov 2018

(Reuters Health) - The availability of helicopter ambulance service varies widely across different European countries, a recent study suggests.

Encourage teens to discuss relationships, experts say

07 Nov 2018

(Reuters Health) - Healthcare providers and parents should begin talking to adolescents in middle school about healthy romantic and sexual relationships and mutual respect for others, a doctors' group urges.

Inconsistent heart surgery ratings may confuse patients

02 Nov 2018

(Reuters Health) - Publicly-available ratings of U.S. hospital quality for heart surgery vary so widely from one another they may be more confusing than helpful for patients trying to pick the best place to have a procedure, researchers say.

Mental health diagnoses rising among U.S. college students

01 Nov 2018

(Reuters Health) - A range of common mental health conditions are being diagnosed more often in U.S. university students, according to a study that also finds students are more willing to seek help than in the past.

E-cigarette policy should consider environmental effects, expert says

30 Oct 2018

(Reuters Health) - Health policy debates around electronic cigarettes should consider the health of the environment, too, according to an editorial in the American Journal of Public Health.

Few smokers know about added sugar in cigarettes

26 Oct 2018

(Reuters Health) - Very few smokers know there is sugar added to cigarettes, a new survey suggests.

Hospital accreditation not linked to patient outcomes in U.S.

26 Oct 2018

(Reuters Health) - Hospital accreditation isn't necessarily tied to better outcomes for U.S. patients, researchers say.

Heart patients should consider cardiac rehab

25 Oct 2018

(Reuters Health) - Patients who have had a heart attack, stent placement or bypass surgery should strongly consider enrolling in a cardiac rehabilitation program, say the authors of a new patient resource published in JAMA Cardiology.

World News

Trump briefed on Khashoggi murder by CIA, Pompeo

U.S. President Donald Trump, while flying to California on Saturday, was briefed on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after a CIA assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing, the White House said.