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U.S. emergency rooms adopting made-in-Ottawa diagnostic procedures

OTTAWA — Doctors in the United States are looking north for help determining when diagnostic tests are needed in ...

Changes in processing, handling could reduce commercial fishing injuries, research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Handling frozen fish caused nearly half of all injuries aboard commercial freezer-trawlers and about a quarter of the injuries ...

New perspective on violence against women

Violence against women and girls remains a serious global problem, despite increasing attention by governments, international organisations such as the United Nations, civil society, and women’s rights groups around the world. ... Full story

Ambulance ECGs save lives, study finds

People are more likely to survive a heart attack if they have an electrocardiogram (ECG) in the ambulance on the way to hospital, research by the University of Leeds has shown. ... Full story

Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, study finds

BY ERIN DIGITALE - Yvonne Maldonado and her colleagues found that teaching Kenyan girls verbal and physical techniques to prevent sexual assault helped reduce the rate of rape and harassment. ... Full story

Study probes care that could save thousands of lives

By Bridget DeSimone - Young children suffering from diarrheal diseases are less likely to receive life-saving oral rehydration therapy (ORT) if they seek treatment at private, for-profit clinics, according to the first large-scale study of child diarrhea treatment practices in sub-Saharan Africa. ... Full story

Longer Nurse Tenure on Hospital Units Leads to Higher-Quality Care

Four-year study of VA hospitals also finds experienced nurses are most cost effective ... Full story

Dietary Supplement Use Among U.S. Adults More Prevalent Than Previously Thought, Says New Published Review

—Users Take Supplements to Improve Overall Health, Fill Nutrient Gaps— ... Full story

Electronic “safety net” for medical tests delivers positive results

In a step forward for patient safety, UNSW research has shown that a new electronic “safety net” for medical tests has had significant success, with no results going missing under the new system. ... Full story

Study confirms impact of clinician-patient relationship on health outcomes

Meta-analysis finds relationship improvement has beneficial effects similar to some common treatments ... Full story

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