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Hospital-acquired sepsis cases drop, but treatment costs rise, report finds

Dive Brief: Healthcare consulting company Premier reported a 15% drop in hospital-associated sepsis cases among member hospitals over the past three years. But the news is not all good. Patients who develop sepsis in the hospital are 10% more likely to experience the worst kind, septic shock, raising the average per-case cost of treating the… Read More »

How celebrities have fuelled the amazing rise in pseudoscience

Cool amusement: will cryotherapy and other treatments help Timothy Caulfield live forever? Probably notPeacock Alley Entertainment By Wendy Glauser FOR the past decade, Timothy Caulfield, a professor of health law in Alberta, Canada, has been waging war on pseudoscience. He has written books on vaccination myths and about our uncritical relationship to medicine, most famously… Read More »

As flu is on the rise, mom says: I didn't know I was going to lose my baby to the flu

Nineteen states now have high levels of flu activity, according to numbers released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s more than double the number of states from the previous week. The number of children who died also increased. Two children’s deaths related to the flu were reported in the week… Read More »