Thousands of critical care and pulmonology specialists from across the world gathered this week for the American Thoracic Society International Conference in Washington, D.C., to share research, medical developments and best practices for patient care. Here, we highlight a few standouts.
As the White House moves forward with its efforts to repeal Obamacare, it should strive to preserve -- and further boost -- these important advances, according to an introduction penned by Harvard Medical School professor health care policy expert Nancy Keating, who served as guest editor for the issue.
The American Geriatrics Society voiced deep concern for proposed cuts to geriatrics health professions programs, healthcare research, Medicaid, and a range of services benefiting us all as we age -- all cuts outlined by President Trump in his full budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018, which begins on Oct. 1, 2017.
The children's well-being is usually one of the biggest concerns when a couple gets a divorce. Scientists at the universities of Santiago de Compostela and Vigo have carried out a study into how divorce affects the children's health, finding increased risk of genitourinary, gastrointestinal, dermatological and neurological issues.
In its latest annual report, the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute examined a survey of adults who use developmental disability services and found that a significant number with autism are not engaged in work or day activities outside the home.
Suicide rates among people with autism in England have reached 'worryingly' high levels, according to experts writing in the Lancet Psychiatry today.
A new study of malaria medicine quality in eight sub-Saharan African countries has found a large and potentially growing market for non-quality-assured (QA) malaria treatments -- medicines not pre-approved by global health organizations -- as much as 20 percent of the private-sector market in Kenya, and 42 percent in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
More than 70 countries reported a total anesthesia provider number of less than five per 100,000 population. All except one were low- and middle-income countries. There is a 50-fold difference between the anesthesia provider workforce density in the United States compared with Indonesia despite comparable population sizes. The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery suggests that 2.28 million additional anesthesiologists, surgeons and obstetricians will be needed globally by 2030.
A 12-month study mapping bacterial diversity within a hospital -- with a focus on the flow of microbes between patients, staff and surfaces -- should help hospitals worldwide better understand how to encourage beneficial microbial interactions and decrease potentially harmful contact.
While the number of hospitalizations for COPD in the United States fluctuated within a narrow range between 2005 and 2014, in-hospital deaths decreased substantially during that same time, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.