Tag Archives: hospitals

Superbug C. difficile is evolving to ‘spread in hospitals and thrive on the Western diet’ 

Superbug C. difficile is evolving to ‘spread in hospitals and feeds on the sugar-rich Western diet’ Clostridium difficile (C.diff) is gradually ‘splitting’ into two species The ‘new’ bacteria spreads easily and is ‘immune’ to disinfectants  Bug was found to be more likely to infect mice that eat a sugary, ‘Western’ diet  By Alexandra Thompson Senior… Read More »

Tool cuts wait times at pediatric hospital’s after-hours clinics

Parents looking to bring sick children to one of five pediatric after-hours clinics run by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are leveraging online scheduling to avoid long waits. In fact, the software has cut in half the waiting times at Children’s Hospital’s five after-hours locations. The tool, called Skip the Wait from patient… Read More »

Exclusive: Dutch hospitals to drop U.S. body brokers, cite ethical concerns

AMSTERDAM – Two major Dutch hospitals say they will stop importing human body parts from American firms, which they have been doing without any regulation for a decade. Outside view of Erasmus MC Medical Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands December 8, 2018. REUTERS/Eva Plevier The hospitals told Reuters in recent weeks they made their decisions on ethical grounds.… Read More »