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Image: Chinese citizens examining surgical masks during the SARS epidemic (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Salted Surgical Mask Deactivates Aerosol Viruses

A novel salt coating on the fiber surface of a surgical mask dissolves upon exposure to virus aerosols and recrystallizes during drying, destroying the pathogens. More...
18 Jan 2017
Image: A computer-aided auscultation platform analyzes heart sounds (Photo courtesy of CSD).

Innovative Software Platform Screens Hearts in Children

A novel computer-aided auscultation (CAA) platform analyzes and classifies heart sounds in order to objectively detect heart murmurs. More...
18 Jan 2017
Armstrong Medical Industries
Image: A new study suggests acid reflux medication could lead to stomach infections (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Acid Suppression Drugs Linked to Gastrointestinal Infections

Commonly prescribed acid suppression medicines (ASMs) such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and H2 receptor antagonists (H2RA) are linked with increased risk of bacterial intestinal infections, according to a new study. More...
17 Jan 2017
Image: A new study shows one in three AF patients stop warfarin on their own initiative (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

One-Third of AF Patients Cease Anticoagulation Treatment

Many patients undergoing warfarin therapy for atrial fibrillation (AF) discontinue it within the first year, according to a new study. More...
17 Jan 2017
Image: A new study suggests angioplasty PCI can induce ischemic stroke (Photo courtesy of Alamy).

Percutaneous Coronary Interventions can Trigger Ischemic Stroke

The risk of ischemic stroke is highest during the first two days after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and remains elevated for eight weeks, according to a new study. More...
12 Jan 2017
Mercury Medical
Image: The Eko Core digital stethoscope (Photo courtesy of Eko Devices).

Next-Generation Stethoscope Upgrades Auscultation

A new digital stethoscope wirelessly pairs with Android or iOS devices, allowing clinicians to securely record, save, annotate, and share heart sounds with experts. More...
11 Jan 2017
Image: The overutilization of ICU service can impair rehabilitation (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Hospital ICU Overutilization Impairs Patient Outcomes

Intensive Care Units (ICUs) are being used too often to treat patients who do not require such a level of care, claims a new study. More...
11 Jan 2017

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