243 recent studies to know

243 studies to know that Becker's has recently reported on:

Editor's Note: This webpage was updated May 22 and will continue to be updated. 

  1. Most cancers are seeing decreased mortality rates, according to a study led by the American Cancer Society, but two in particular are rising: lung cancer in women and liver cancer in men.

  2. Nearly 11 months after Roe v. Wade was overturned, new data has emerged from a University of California San Francisco study depicting how abortion bans can negatively affect patient health outcomes.

  3. In the last two decades, the Black American population had 1.63 million excess deaths relative to their white counterparts.

  4. A recent study found sexual orientation disparities in heart health.

  5. The price tag of inequities in healthcare for the U.S. economy is more than $451 billion annually, according to a study published in JAMA and led by the National Institutes of Health.

  6. University of Miami Health System is the most trusted healthcare brand for staffing, according to a new report from marketing agency Monigle.

  7. Leading health systems are making significant investments in infrastructure to coordinate care within and outside their walls, according to PwC's study of 30 top hospital systems.

  8. EHRs erode the well-being of healthcare teams, taking away from their human needs such as developing relationships and building trust.

  9. Two recent studies found anabolic steroids have lifelong effects on the heart years after men stopped using them.

  10. Eisai and Biogen's new Alzheimer's drug Leqembi could cost Medicare an estimated $2 billion to $5 billion annually.

  11. The percentage of U.S. medical school applicants and graduates coming from higher-income households is increasing.

  12. LifeSaving Radio allows surgical teams to create custom playlists and is the first artificial intelligence-powered radio station "clinically designed to optimize surgical performance and help surgeons save lives."

  13. A new study found a high percentage of COVID-19 deaths may have been caused by a secondary pneumonia infection.

  14. A small phase 1 study found promising results for a pancreatic cancer vaccine.

  15. An analysis of more than 198,000 tweets from emergency medicine physicians found an increase in language around anxiety, stress and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  16. Intermountain Health reduced antibiotic prescribing in urgent care clinics by 15 percent after rolling out new stewardship initiatives.

  17. A $2 solution may be able to curb postpartum hemorrhage, according to a study.

  18. Recent studies found the "Hispanic paradox" does not always hold true for cardiovascular outcomes.

  19. Allowing bedside nurses to independently order Clostridioides difficile testing could help hospitals lower the risk of patient infections and associated deaths. 

  20. As artificial intelligence tools become more commonplace in the medical field, a survey of American patients from Tebra found 80 percent believe that AI has the potential to improve healthcare quality.

  21. A study found that EHRs can reduce violence against emergency department nurses. 

  22. A study of 20 people with obesity hinted at the possibility for semaglutide — the active ingredient in Type 2 diabetes drug Ozempic and weight-loss drug Wegovy — to increase the functionality of natural killer cells, which destroy cancerous cells. 

  23. Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center researchers found telehealth consistently outperformed in-person visits for access to care and provider response.

  24. The month a patient is hospitalized can have a big effect on how high their bill will be.

  25. A recent study found mental disorders increased heart attack risk by 58 percent and stroke risk by 42 percent for people under 40 years old.

  26. Researchers have confirmed a link between CEO pay and consumers' trust of their organizations.

  27. A recent UC San Diego Health study found that ChatGPT may be better at providing more empathetic answers to patient questions.

  28. Researchers at Evanston, Ill.-based Northwestern University used machine learning tools to analyze EHR data and found that secondary bacterial pneumonia was the major cause of death in seriously ill COVID-19 patients.

  29. Hospital ransomware attacks can also constrain resources at nearby facilities and should be considered a "regional disaster," a May 8 study in JAMA Network Open found.

  30. Thirty-six percent of patients with long COVID-19 conditions reported experiencing cognitive deficits after 30 days.

  31. Amid a swirling discussion about COVID-19 vaccines and the risk of myocarditis or pericarditis, Yale researchers found the heart conditions could be tied to a person's immune system rather than a COVID-19 shot. 

  32. High-risk breast cancer patients who adhere to a healthy lifestyle as outlined by national guidelines have a 37 percent reduced risk of disease recurrence and a 58 percent lower death risk, according to new findings led by researchers at Buffalo, N.Y.-based Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

  33. ChatGPT, the AI-based chatbot developed by OpenAI, was released in November and has already been showing promising results for the healthcare industry as it can pass several benchmarking exams and was found to be more empathetic than physicians in answering patient questions. 

  34. Seven of the 10 worst states in the U.S. for mental healthcare are in the South, while seven of the 10 best states in the U.S. for mental healthcare are in the East, according to a new Forbes Advisor study.

  35. Boston-based Mass General Cancer Center used fluorescent agent technology during breast cancer surgery to remove residual tumor cells and possibly prevent the need for secondary surgery.

  36. A new study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, diarrhea and iron deficiency anemia may be the earliest signs of colorectal cancer among people under 50. 

  37. Despite economic uncertainty, the U.S.' highest-earning CEOs saw their pay climb in 2022.

  38. New York City-based Mount Sinai researchers used machine learning models and the Apple Watch to identify a patient's degree of resilience and well-being. 

  39. A recent study found women 55 and younger have nearly double the risk of rehospitalization in the year after a heart attack compared to men the same age.

  40. Eli Lilly's Alzheimer's drug candidate slowed cognitive decline by 35 percent in a phase 3 study, but the trial revealed some safety risks, including two deaths from brain swelling and nearly 1 in 4 participants experiencing amyloid-related imaging abnormalities. 

  41. St. Louis-based Washington University School of Medicine and Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers found that a slow rate of breast density decline is associated with an increased risk of developing breast cancer.

  42. Patients who have asthma are 1.36 times more likely to develop cancer in their lifetime than others, new research out of the University of Florida in Gainesville found.

  43. Researchers discovered only 57.5 percent of physicians said they would choose to become a physician again, compared to 72.2 percent of physicians in 2020.

  44. More than 1 in 10 women experience adverse work outcomes due to menopause symptoms, signaling a need to improve treatment and create more supportive workplaces.

  45. When payers control a large share of local markets, hospitals receive lower reimbursements for common services, a study published in the May issue of Health Affairs found. 

  46. A prostate cancer drug candidate from Pfizer and Astellas Pharma reduced the risk of metastasis or death by 58 percent in a phase 3 trial, the two drugmakers said April 29. 

  47. ChatGPT may be better at providing more empathetic answers to patient questions, according to an April 28 study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

  48. Medtech company Healint is partnering with the Saitama Medical University Hospital in Japan to test how artificial intelligence could be used to diagnose migraines.

  49. Seattle-based University of Washington researchers discovered why cell transplants used to repair damage after a heart attack cause arrhythmias and found a possible alternative.

  50. A new survey from cybersecurity company Armis found that 19 percent of medical devices run on unsupported operating systems.

  51. Hispanic women in the U.S. could experience triple the instances of uterine cancer in the next five years. 

  52. A research report sponsored by KLAS, Censinet and the American Hospital Association based on a survey of 48 organizations found that healthcare providers are more reactive than proactive when it comes to their cybersecurity posture.

  53. Orthopedic services are the most frequently cited in wrong-site surgery claims.

  54. Remdesivir was nonfederal hospitals' costliest drug expense two years in a row despite a 58.1 percent drop in expenditures from 2021 to 2022.

  55. A new survey from healthcare payments company Sphere found that 68 percent of providers place a high priority on improving patient payment collections.

  56. Nonfederal hospitals' costs have hovered around $35 billion to $40 billion since 2018, and in 2023, overall prescription drug spending is expected to be about $38 billion, or a 1 percent to 3 percent increase from the prior year, according to a study from Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic. 

  57. Infants who contract respiratory syncytial virus in the first year of life may have a greater risk of childhood asthma, according to new findings led by researchers at Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 

  58. The Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation in Nutley, N.J., is partnering with Houston-based Axiom Space to conduct experiments — on Earth and in space — to learn how microgravity affects humans and to advance care for today's biggest healthcare concerns, including cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

  59. Cleveland-based University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University received $6.2 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health to study how artificial intelligence can predict cardiovascular disease.

  60. The way hospitals share medical records often depends on their size and location, with many still sending letters — yes, through the mail — and others using electronic exchanges, a Government Accountability Office study found.

  61. Eli Lilly has entered into a phase three clinical trial for its tirzepatide drug, also known as Mounjaro, to evaluate its efficacy at improving weight loss outcomes for patients experiencing obesity.

  62. Stanford (Calif.) Medicine and Cambridge-based MIT researchers found a common bacteria may help eliminate skin cancer.

  63. While hospital and health system mergers have increased, literature around patient outcomes, quality and processes is lacking, according to a 2022 study led by researchers from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome.

  64. Hospitals can decrease their use of antibiotics and shorten hospital stays of some pneumonia patients by switching from IV to oral antibiotic treatment sooner, according to a study conducted by Cleveland Clinic researchers. 

  65. Some patients with cancer may delay treatment due to racial, cultural, gender and age differences between them and their healthcare providers, according to a Johns Hopkins' Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center study. 

  66. Medtech giant Philips is expanding its partnership with Cambridge-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology to help researchers access a larger dataset and study how artificial intelligence can be used in healthcare.

  67. A preprint study released by Texas-based Houston Methodist suggests COVID-19 vaccine dosing is not a one-size-fits-all proposition.

  68. As more pharmacy employees report burnout, 84 percent of hospitals are working to reverse the growing trend, according to a national study conducted by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

  69. COVID-19 infections are linked with a higher risk for Type 2 diabetes, according to a study conducted by researchers in Canada. 

  70. Healthcare organizations are cutting back their advertising spending and are beginning to scrutinize their marketing practices more as hospitals and health systems around the country are facing lawsuits due to the use of tracking technology.

  71. Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia found a thyroid drug could treat medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor in children. 

  72. Data company Turquoise Health released its second "Price Transparency Impact Report," which analyzed more than 5,300 hospitals that have posted pricing data to see if hospitals have improved transparency. 

  73. People infected with influenza are six times more likely to have a heart attack within the first week of illness.

  74. Life expectancy is higher among Black people living in areas of the U.S. that have a higher proportion of Black primary care physicians.

  75. The risk of medical errors increases when physicians have extended shifts or long workweeks.

  76. Findings from a phase 2b trial showed the combination of an experimental mRNA vaccine and the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab, or Keytruda, reduced the risk of melanoma recurrence or death by 44 percent compared to immunotherapy alone. 

  77. The chances of experiencing long COVID-19 after a second bout with the infection appear to be lower than the first time around, according to new survey findings. 

  78. What is being called "the first published evidence" of positive patient safety climates found to predict healthcare-associated infections and health outcomes was published in the American Journal of Infection Control.

  79. A newly discovered test for Parkinson's disease shows promise in diagnosing the condition very early — and may help in identifying if a person is at risk of developing the disease.

  80. Eighty percent of physicians said they would prefer to provide little to no telehealth visits in the future. 

  81. About 50 percent of healthcare workers with symptomatic COVID-19 in a new study showed up for work, indicating concern over high workload burden for coworkers and personal responsibility.

  82. The critical nursing shortage in the United States is going to get worse — much worse — according to results of a comprehensive National Council of State Boards of Nursing and National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers study. 

  83. A recent study found that wireless pacemakers could be an effective and safe short-term treatment for children with slow heartbeats. 

  84. Only 5 percent of U.S. adults say a physician or healthcare provider has ever spoken with them about gun safety, according to new research from the Kaiser Family Foundation. 

  85. Sixty-one percent of providers said they expect to make greater use of third-party patient financing over the next two years, according to a study from management consulting firm CWH Advisors.

  86. A new case study found two infants born to mothers infected with COVID-19 suffered brain damage and offers the first direct evidence the SARS-CoV-2 virus can cross the placenta.

  87. In a large hospital in London, removing mask rules for visitors and staff did not result in a "statistically significant change" in the rate of COVID-19 infections.

  88. An analysis of 40 interviews of healthcare executives published by consulting firm CWH Advisors found that 63 percent of providers were dealing with revenue cycle staffing shortages.

  89. About 4 in 10 nurses in Michigan are planning to leave their roles in the next year, according to a study published in the journal Medicare Care.

  90. Generation Z is the age group flipping the workforce by demanding flexible work arrangements — or so the narrative goes. But recent data shows that older workers, not younger ones, are most likely to reap fully remote jobs. 

  91. Despite high inflation and a potential recession, new unemployment claims decreased 7.3 percent week over week on March 27. 

  92. A recent study found cardiologists agree more with an artificial intelligence-guided assessment of echocardiogram images than sonographers'.

  93. A survey of 1,004 American adults from digital health company Kilo Health found that 82 percent of Americans have tried health advice they found online.

  94. In hospital maternity departments that care for high-risk patients, nurse-to-patient ratios are not always consistent with national nurse staffing standards. 

  95. Hospitals often charge lower cash prices than negotiated payer rates for the same service, a study published in the April issue of Health Affairs found.

  96. Nonprofit hospitals that pay their board members are associated with providing less charity care than hospitals that do not compensate their trustees.

  97. Almost all U.S. hospital websites are sending patient data to third-party companies such as Alphabet, Meta and Adobe.

  98. As Paxlovid is "blunting SARS[-CoV-]2 disease pathogenesis," there are multiple transmissible coronavirus variants circulating resistant to the antiviral's main ingredient.

  99. Medicare beneficiaries who utilized telehealth tools for the treatment of opioid use disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic saw a 33 percent lower risk of a fatal drug overdose.

  100. A new study suggests there are eight key risk factors for surgical site infection after an abdominal hysterectomy, including obesity and a longer procedure duration.

  101. Researchers at Los Angeles-based Smidt Heart Institute found the shape of a patient's heart can indicate risk of disease.

  102. The virus that causes COVID-19 has the ability to alter the genome structure of cells, which may play a role in long COVID-19, according to new findings from researchers at UTHealth Houston. 

  103. ChatGPT could revolutionize healthcare as it could help healthcare researchers develop questions, act as an interactive encyclopedia for medical students and could be incorporated into health systems' EHRs.

  104. For every $1 hospitals spend on Medicare patients, the government pays only 84 cents, research from the American Hospital Association found. On top of that, Medicare beneficiaries who get care at a hospital outpatient department are more likely to have severe comorbidities and belong to groups that experience health inequities.

  105. An on-campus work-life mental wellness center for clinicians in Florida saw large turnout in its first few months.

  106. A recent study found that adding gemcitabine antibiotics with chemotherapy can improve survival rates by 11 percent for patients with a subset of pancreatic cancer.

  107. Two recent studies found COVID-19 vaccination and Paxlovid can reduce the risk of long COVID.

  108. E. coli strains from meat products might be responsible for up to 640,000 urinary tract infections in the U.S. every year.

  109. Stillbirth rates in the U.S. have been deemed "a major public health concern," according to a new report from the National Institutes of Health.

  110. Clinicians who are highly satisfied with their EHRs tend to like their personalized tools and have taken the initiative to learn the systems.

  111. Montana State University and Billings (Mont.) Clinic have teamed up on a research effort to see what their nurses see — literally.

  112. New evidence affirms that remote workers are productive — just not during the typical hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

  113. The first confirmed link between Parkinson's disease and a red brain pigment has been made by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

  114. Cumulative death rates from COVID-19 varied tremendously across the U.S. A comprehensive state-by-state analysis revealed income, race, political affiliation and trust were key factors driving state performance in both infection rates and mortality.

  115. An emergency nurse has made $2 million in three years selling her study guides for the National Council Licensure Examination.

  116. Boston-based Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers found a way to reduce cancer diagnosis time from 32 days to 12 for underserved populations.

  117. A recent study found Black and Hispanic adults are less likely to be prescribed statins than white and Asian adults.

  118. A new study is debunking the "obesity paradox" and found better measures than body mass index to determine heart failure in overweight patients.

  119. Medication discrepancies lead to the deaths of between 7,000 and 9,000 U.S. patients each year, but collecting a consolidated medication list before admission and upon discharge can significantly reduce the frequency, a study from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found. 

  120. A recent study found progestogen-only contraceptives have a similar risk of breast cancer as combined hormone options.

  121. People's immune responses to COVID-19 after inoculation were lower among those who were previously infected with SARS-CoV-2 than those who were not.

  122. Further research into the effects of long COVID-19 has revealed that in addition to the myriad neurological symptoms that have been linked to the disease, face blindness may also be one of them.

  123. While the majority of clinicians view hand hygiene as critical to patient safety, environment and other factors can stand in the way of high reliability.

  124. Standard surgical procedures for lung cancer patients are still effective even when done in a minimally invasive manner, according to new research from Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune Township, N.J.

  125. Remote monitoring helped control the blood pressure of hypertension patients from Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham, according to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

  126. The narrative that strikes threaten patient safety is not substantiated by current evidence, researchers wrote in a March 10 analysis published in The BMJ

  127. A recent study found a low-carb, high-fat "keto-like" diet may double the risk of cardiovascular events.

  128. Three out of 5 people who are at high risk for cardiovascular disease do not trust drugmakers, a recent study found.

  129. A study from the AARP Public Policy Institute found family caregivers in the U.S. provide $600 billion worth of unpaid care each year.

  130. Cardinal Health, a pharmaceutical and medical product manufacturer, is using an artificial intelligence tool coupled with a follow-up program to help keep patients with cancer out of the emergency department

  131. More than 80 percent of nurses admit that their workload makes it difficult to implement patient safety measures, new research has found.

  132. A study found a single injection of stem cells directly into an inflamed heart can reduce heart attack and stroke by 58 percent.

  133. U.K. researchers found most men with prostate cancer can delay or avoid treatments without harming their chances of survival.

  134. Close to 25 percent of patients admitted to hospitals may experience an adverse event that could lead to complications with their condition, medication mishaps or even death, according to data from Harvard Medical School in Boston, but technology may be the prescription that curbs these instances.

  135. Memphis, Tenn.-based Baptist Cancer Center found incidental lung nodule programs are effective in detecting lung cancer early. 

  136. Mass General Brigham researchers at two hospitals found the metabolic strategies C. difficile uses to rapidly colonize the gut and identified ways to combat the disease.

  137. After historic declines of the virus, cases of the highly infectious strain of group A Streptococcus spiked in the fall of 2022, drawing concern from experts. Now, the CDC says the flu vaccine may reduce the risk for strep A.

  138. The omicron variant is less likely to cause long COVID-19 compared to the coronavirus's original strain, according to a Swiss study of 1,201 healthcare workers.

  139. Nurses and physicians are increasingly opting for contract roles and self-employment, according to a recent study from LinkedIn.

  140. Around two-thirds of U.S. adults have not documented end-of-life medical care directives, but a new case study has found that Integris Health was successful in boosting documentation by 20 percentage points for patients over 65.

  141. A recent study found nearly half of all U.S. public health workers in state and local agencies left their jobs in the last five years.

  142. Fifty-five percent of VA patients in rural areas used telemedicine during the pandemic compared to 60 percent of patients in urban areas.

  143. Three-quarters of female executives have experienced imposter syndrome in their careers, according to a new study from tax advisory firm KPMG.

  144. Microsoft's BioGPT medical generative artificial intelligence tool is riddled with inaccuracies and misinformation that could be dangerous to patients.

  145. Microengineered human heart tissue is headed to space in an effort to further research on aging and the effects of long space flight.
  146. A large new study published in Nature Communications found COVID-19 patients are much more likely to experience gastrointestinal problems a year after infection than those who haven't had COVID-19.

  147. U.K. researchers found adults who had a lower respiratory tract infection before age 2 are at higher risk of dying prematurely from respiratory disease.

  148. An analysis of 29 cancers across 204 countries found cancer will cost the global economy 25.2 trillion international dollars in the next 30 years.

  149. Healthcare workers who had symptoms after receiving a COVID-19 vaccination had longer and stronger immunity than those who did not, researchers at Farmington, Conn.-based UConn Health found.

  150. Using an automated system that alerts physicians when patients are eligible for heart failure drugs doubled the prescriptions.

  151. Cleveland Clinic researchers discovered a treatment that can reduce cholesterol and heart attacks in statin-intolerant patients.

  152. More than half of California's inpatient beds are located within less than a mile of high fire danger areas, a new study revealed.

  153. Increased extreme heat days due to climate change could increase cardiovascular deaths fivefold by 2065. 

  154. Most hospital emergency departments are not well-prepared to care for critically ill children, leading to preventable deaths and poor patient safety.

  155. Hospital and health system C-suite executives say digital care will be their biggest budget increase this year, and they expect to expand IT hiring as a result.

  156. The American Heart Association found participating in home-based cardiac rehabilitation after a heart attack or cardiac procedure was associated with 36 percent lower likelihood of death from heart-related complications.

  157. Fifty-eight percent of healthcare practitioners say digital health applications lessen burdens on health systems, but only 44 percent say that digital health applications are living up to their full potential.

  158. Hospitals and health systems are increasingly using artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to help diagnose patients, but physicians say they won't be relying on the technology alone as these tools have shown biases that can hinder patient care and safety.

  159. A new study from virtual health company KeyCare revealed that 68 percent of patients traveling who needed minor but urgent medical care consulted their regular clinicians via telehealth.

  160. Houston-based Texas Heart Institute researchers potentially have found a new way to use cell therapy to treat chronic heart failure.

  161. Ohio-based Cleveland Clinic researchers found erythritol, a popular artificial sweetener, is associated with increased risk of heart attack, stroke and clotting.

  162. Researchers in England found monitoring the purchase of over-the-counter medications could lead to early detection of ovarian cancer.

  163. Workers at several Twin Cities hospitals are calling for action after a recent survey found allegations of racism in the healthcare workplace.

  164. If incoming CEOs are not on the same side of the political aisle as the directors on their new boards, exits might ensue, according to a recent study from the University of Notre Dame (Ind.).

  165. The risk of a Paxlovid rebound may be higher than previously reported.

  166. Raleigh-based North Carolina State University researchers developed an inhalable powder that can help protect a person's lungs and airways from viral infections.

  167. Hospitalized patients taking proton pump inhibitors — medications used to treat heartburn — may be at a higher risk of acquiring multidrug-resistant bacteria.

  168. Pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., may have a promising new drug treatment, according to researchers.

  169. Surgeon intuition is often right, but when compared to a standard risk calculator used to estimate complications post-surgery, technology still wins, a new study found.

  170. A recent study found nursing home residents were more likely to have more aggressive end-of-life cancer care.

  171. Condescension at work is more likely to affect women than men.

  172. Immigrants could increase staff ratios and reduce staff shortages in nursing homes.

  173. Small calcium mineral deposits known as microcalcifications could reveal the progression of breast cancer.

  174. Seattle-based UW Medicine is teaming up with digital platform Delve Health to improve the care of Type 2 diabetes patients through the use of remote monitoring and artificial intelligence.

  175. A recent study found disparities in heart failure care between rural and urban hospitals, but no significant difference in 30-day or in-hospital outcomes.

  176. After scouring more than 373,000 diagnoses in EHRs, researchers at Epic found that the COVID-19-induced drop in cancer screenings did not lead to a significant spike in breast, cervical or colon cancer cases.

  177. A large, seven-year study found 20 minutes of daily exercise reduced hospitalizations from 4 percent to 23 percent for different conditions.

  178. Researchers found cancer screenings are rebounding, but new advanced cancer diagnoses are not rising. 

  179. Despite social progress and respected medical groups publishing statements of support for members of the LGBTQ community throughout the last few years, health disparities for this group continue to exist.

  180. Nearly 30 percent of Americans — and 50 percent of members of Generation Z — are planning a trip in 2023 that blends vacation time with remote work, also referred to as a "workcation."

  181. Another person has been cured of HIV, according to findings.

  182. A recent study found a link between gender and the department in which a patient is hospitalized and mortality and length of stay.

  183. The prices for surgical procedures at hospitals in networks are far higher than at independent hospitals, according to research published in JAMA Network Open.

  184. SARS-CoV-2 omicron infections are more likely to result in death than the flu inside hospitals, a study in Switzerland found.

  185. Hiring a remote scribe could soothe burnout rates among physicians by 26.8 percent.

  186. Antibiotic use has been linked to two rare but painful and sometimes deadly skin reactions: Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis, a new study reports.

  187. A new study published in The Lancet found immunity acquired from a COVID-19 infection reduced the risk of hospitalization and death from reinfection at levels that are "at least as high, if not higher," than two vaccine doses.

  188. Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital and Melax Tech, a company specializing in natural language processing, have received a $2.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to develop a clinical decision-support tool for early detection of cognitive decline.

  189.  A Feb. 3 study conducted by Cleveland Clinic and Stanford University analyzed how well ChatGPT could answer healthcare questions regarding heart disease prevention.

  190. Researchers from Palo Alto, Calif.-based Stanford Medicine have developed a machine-learning algorithm that scans EHRs to predict health outcomes for newborns.

  191. Remdesivir, an FDA-approved COVID-19 treatment, may carry a risk of bradycardic events — or a slowed heart rate — within 24 hours of receiving the medication..

  192. Hamilton, Ontario-based McMaster University and Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University researchers found changing the tune of hospital medical devices can improve patient and clinician experience.

  193. Burnout affects physicians at all levels, and a recent study identified the primary factors that drive burnout among resident physicians.

  194. Less than 15 percent of board members overseeing the nation's top hospitals have a professional background in healthcare, while more than half have a background in finance or business services.

  195. Pharmacists allowed to prescribe medications to patients in long-term care facilities helped reduce drug burdens, according to a U.K. study.

  196. Cedars-Sinai researchers have confirmed a link between COVID-19 infections and a heightened risk for developing diabetes.

  197. The FDA doesn't always approve drugs and medical devices that pass their trial goals, according to a study led by researchers from New Haven, Conn.-based Yale School of Medicine and Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital.

  198. Nursing homes owned by private equity companies or other types of investment firms have worse quality of care and patient outcomes.

  199. Boston-based Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers found multiple doses of the COVID-19 vaccine reduced mortality and negative health outcomes in breakthrough cases for cancer patients.

  200. Sacramento, Calif.-based UC Davis Health researchers found telemedicine consultations among physicians reduced interfacility transfers from rural and community hospitals for pediatric patients.

  201. Price tracking site Pricelisto examined search volume data to determine which states' residents are searching for fitness options the most.

  202. A Mayo Clinic survey found 25 percent of physicians experience "imposter phenomenon," a feeling that their accomplishments are inadequate and successes are undeserved or due to chance rather than personal effort, skill, ability or competence.

  203. Three Ascension hospitals were part of a global study that found a more effective way to treat ischemic strokes.

  204. Bivalent COVID-19 booster shots have now been directly proven to provide higher levels of protection compared with monovalent versions, according to new information released by the CDC.

  205. Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Co. has the potential to collectively save Medicare beneficiaries $1.29 billion a year, according to a study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers.

  206. Researchers discovered that men with a history of C. difficile — one of the most common hospital-acquired infections — had lower rates of prostate cancer.

  207. A World Health Organization report identified artificial intelligence as a tool that can support mental healthcare through planning and automation. However, it also highlighted a number of challenges with technology in mental healthcare.

  208. Higher commercial-to-Medicare price ratios were associated with higher profit margins and more days of cash on hand for hospital systems.

  209. Research suggests that phthalates may be traced to a higher risk of diabetes in white women — who were found to have anywhere between a 30 to 63 percent higher incidence of diabetes.

  210. The occurrence of rhinovirus and enterovirus among children rose slightly between 2019 and 2020 — surprising some and revealing new insights for pediatricians.

  211. Palo Alto, Calif.-based Stanford Medicine Children's Health completed a 10-year study to find ways to shorten wait times for pediatric heart transplants.

  212. Health experts from the University of Washington in Seattle recently released research about growing cases of drug-resistant Shigella among two populations: gay men and homeless individuals.

  213. Cleveland Clinic is moving forward with its triple-negative breast cancer vaccine in a 1b trial.

  214. growing body of research and anecdotal reports indicate people who regularly use cannabis require more anesthesia during medical procedures.

  215. Adherence to healthy lifestyle habits including proper sleep and maintaining a healthy body weight prior to COVID-19 infection reduces the chance of developing long COVID-19 among women.

  216. Researchers at Durham, N.C.-based Duke University found that EHR data can meaningfully predict autism by age 30 days.

  217. Researchers found CMS' Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program slowed adoption of quality inpatient care for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

  218. Three years into the pandemic and hundreds of studies later, evidence is still lacking as to what extent masks may slow the spread of respiratory viruses such as flu or SARS-CoV-2, according to a research review published Jan. 30 in the Cochrane Library.

  219. Receiving a Tdap vaccination during the third trimester of a pregnancy provides protection against whooping cough for the first two months of the baby's life, according to a CDC study.

  220. Cardiac remote monitoring company Sensydia completed its 225-person study of its artificial intelligence-powered cardiac performance system at Pittsburgh-based UPMC.

  221. The antidepressant fluvoxamine is associated with lower hospitalization and deaths for patients diagnosed with COVID-19, new research found.

  222. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Amarillo is setting out on a study that will look at the effects of eliminating language barriers on pediatric patient outcomes.

  223. Around 171.8 million doses of flu vaccine have been given in the U.S. since the viral season began, according to data from the CDC.

  224. A new study found that predictive analytics used by care coordinators has helped prevent hospital readmissions at Corewell Health, which is dually headquartered in Grand Rapids and Southfield, Mich.

  225. Up to 56 percent of U.S. adults received inappropriate antibiotics for common bacterial respiratory infections between 2016 and 2018, according to findings from researchers at Washington University in St. Louis.

  226. Smallpox vaccinations may present a degree of protection from mpox infection, research from several Spanish physicians has found.

  227. Healthcare is more likely to be victimized by third-party data breaches than any other industry, a new report from cybersecurity researcher Black Kite found.

  228. The flu vaccine engineered for 2022-'23's atypical early season reduced the risk of "medically attended influenza A(H3N2) illness" by half.

  229. Yale researchers found a machine-learning program could predict which physicians would leave the job and identified four variables that lead to high departure risk.

  230. Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center researchers found that the presence of academic medical centers were linked to better outcomes for patients treated at nearby community hospitals.

  231. A condition — obesity — that affects 42 percent of adults in the U.S. is one that medical schools only spend around 10 hours training future physicians on, a new study found.

  232. Researchers at San Francisco-based UCSF Health and Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai have collaborated on a study assessing the effectiveness of an EHR contrast tool to predict the risk of kidney injury for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions.

  233. Roughly half of patients are able to correctly remember post-discharge treatment plans and diagnosis details, even though 90 percent of patients say they feel confident in their knowledge of this upon discharge, a study published by The Joint Commission found.

  234. study by researchers at Boston-based Harvard Medical School found specialty care visits fell after patients moved into a nursing home.

  235. Valley fever, or coccidioidomycosis, a fungal infection thought to be endemic in the Southwestern U.S., is spreading outside the region and could become endemic in many parts of the U.S. by 2095.

  236. The U.S. spends two to four times as much on healthcare as most other high-income countries, but the health outcomes lag behind, a new Commonwealth Fund study found.

  237. Hospitals and health systems that embrace scheduling, work roles and overall employment expectations with greater flexibility and agility have a leg up when it comes to retaining nurses age 55 and older.

  238. In the last six years, antidepressant prescriptions have increased by 35 percent, and now a new study points to evidence that this increase may also be contributing to drug resistance in bacteria.

  239. Lengthening the time between a COVID-19 infection and inoculation improves a person's immunity.

  240. Behavioral flags in electronic health records are designed to help prevent violence against clinicians, but the flags might also prevent some patients from receiving full care, according to a recent study.

  241. CMS' Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program will likely save the federal government billions of dollars.

  242. An analysis of telehealth visits from the research arm of Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente found that 11.8 percent of video visits and 12.5 percent of phone visits were followed by an in-person office visit.

  243. Upcoming and recent graduates are 85 percent less likely to apply for a job if the salary range is not posted.

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