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CDC: 1 in 3 antibiotic prescriptions unnecessary

New CDC data show large percentage of antibiotics misused in outpatient settings ...

Domestic violence study supports aim of screening program for GP setting

Mackay-based Registered Nurse Kelly-Anne Narbeth is one of 23 students undertaking one of CQUni’s two postgraduate programs in Domestic and Family Violence ...

Less body fat for toddlers taking vitamin D

Supplement given during first year of life critical for muscle-mass development ... Full story

Shortages in nation’s drug supply persist despite federal efforts

By Ziba Kashef - Despite federal legislation to stem shortages in the nation’s drug supply, deficiencies remain for patients with acute and critical illnesses, said Yale researchers. ... Full story

Detecting Threats, Protecting People

CDC Disease Detectives Tackle Challenging Investigations ... Full story

Nonprofit Hospitals Earn Substantial Profits

Seven of top 10 most profitable U.S. hospitals are nonprofit ... Full story

New Medicare incentive rewards some hospitals whose quality doesn't measure up

ANN ARBOR—Changes to a federal program to add incentive payments to hospitals that controlled spending has resulted in some poor performers receiving bonuses through a plan originally designed to improve quality, University of Michigan researchers have found. ... Full story

NIH creates Atlas of Human Malformation Syndromes in Diverse Populations

Photographic resource will aid diagnosing genomic diseases in patients of non-European ancestry. ... Full story

End-of-life care doctors consider patient & family needs when deciding to end treatment

The first Australian study on how end-of-life care doctors use the term “futile treatment” to make decisions on whether further treatment should be given when a person has no hope of recovery and death is near, has been published in the Medical Journal of Australia today. ... Full story

95 per cent of GPs say they worry that lack of resources is putting patient care at risk

95% of GPs say they worry that lack of resources is putting patient care at risk and 98% say that without more resources, waiting times for GP appointments will increase ... Full story

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