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Critical Care

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Image: The Hill-Rom Hand Hygiene Compliance Solution (Photo courtesy of Hill-Rom).

Monitoring System Improves Hand Washing Compliance

A novel hand-hygiene compliance system more than doubles hand washing instances observance among hospital staff using the system. The Hill-Rom Hand Hygiene Compliance Solution uses badge-based locating... Read more

Surgical Techniques

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Image: Effects of Kybella: Unretouched photos of clinical trial patient (Sex: F, age: 55, BMI unchanged: 21.8 kg/m2) taken before and after 5 treatment sessions (Photo courtesy of Kythera Biopharmaceuticals).

New Option for Treating Double Chin

A novel, nonsurgical treatment that destroys submental fat cells could eliminate the commonly termed “double chin”. Kybella is a cytolytic drug identical in formulation to naturally produced deoxycholic... Read more

Women's Health

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Universal Iodine Supplementation Recommended During Pregnancy

Giving all pregnant women iodine supplements, even in mildly iodine deficient countries, could result in huge cost savings for health care systems and society in general, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom) and the National University of Singapore (NUS; Singapore) systematically... Read more

Hospital News

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Image: Artist rendering of the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital (Photo courtesy of Natalie Suleyman).

Victoria State Government to Build New Hospital in Australia

Australia's Victoria State Government has unveiled plans to build a new Women's and Children's Hospital with a capital investment of AUD 200 million. The new hospital will be a five story facility featuring... Read more


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GE Healthcare to Enhance Training for Health Professionals Worldwide

GE Healthcare (GE; Little Chalfont, United Kingdom) will invest more than USD one billion over the next five years on the development of educational offerings. The company, which expects to reach more than two million healthcare professionals worldwide by 2020, will develop and deliver localized commercial offerings... Read more
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