FDA may approve emergency use of Ebola drug remdesivir TODAY

BREAKING NEWS: FDA may approve emergency use authorization of Ebola drug remdesivir TODAY after Dr Fauci called early results of one study ‘very optimistic’ The FDA may announce its decision allowing emergency use authorization of an antiviral remdesivir for coronavirus patients as early as Wednesday It comes as Gilead Sciences treated 397 severely ill patients and found  more than half of […]

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Study finds racial/ethnic disparities in pain treatment by emergency responders

Whether or not a patient receives pain treatment when seeking emergency medical services may depend, in part, on their race or ethnicity, according to a new study by Portland State researchers. The study was published in the journal Medical Care and was led by PSU Sociology Ph.D. student Jamie Kennel and Associate Professor of Sociology Hyeyoung Woo. “We found evidence […]

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On the front lines of mental health care, emergency rooms are adapting

Patients seeking mental health care, sitting in emergency rooms for hours as clinical staff conduct physical tests unrelated to their problem. Case managers making scores of phone calls just to find one spot in an in-patient program. This scenario encountered by mental health patients in their local emergency rooms is less than ideal, experts say, and is even more of […]

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Poor and minority patients are more likely to have cancer detected via emergency room visit

Medicare patients from lower socioeconomic groups and several ethnic minority groups were more likely than their wealthier, whiter peers to be diagnosed with cancer following an emergency room visit, according to results of a study presented at the 12th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held here Sept. 20-23. Although […]

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Kristen Bell Takes Daughter to Emergency Room After Finger Smashed in Door

Brave girl! Kristen Bell’s daughter took a trip to the emergency room after smashing her finger. “First emergency room visit,” the Good Place star, 39, captioned a Thursday, August 22, Instagram selfie with her little one. “One hairline fracture and a finger smushed so hard in the door it popped like a jelly donut.” https://www.instagram.com/p/B1fOywun6Ro/ First emergency room visit. One […]

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Manitoba NDP holds rally in hopes of saving Seven Oaks Hospital’s ER

Dozens of people gathered outside Seven Oaks Hospital on Sunday afternoon to protest the upcoming closure of the hospital’s emergency room. The transition of the facility’s ER to an urgent care centre was originally scheduled for September but has since been moved up to Monday at 7 a.m. “(Premier Brian) Pallister is choosing to close another ER despite clear evidence […]

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UN says Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a global emergency

The World Health Organization on Friday said the Ebola outbreak in Congo—which spilled into Uganda this week—is an “extraordinary event” of deep concern but does not yet merit being declared a global emergency. The U.N. health agency convened its expert committee for the third time to assess the outbreak, which some experts say met the criteria to be designated an […]

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More opioids given than prescribed in emergency department

(HealthDay)—The rate of emergency department visits with opioids only given during the visit is higher than the rate for visits with opioids only prescribed at discharge and for visits with opioids given and prescribed, according to a May data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. Pinyao Rui, M.P.H., and Susan […]

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Milla Jovovich Describes 'Horrific' Emergency Abortion Experience

Sharing her story. Milla Jovovich opened up about the emergency abortion she had two years ago, calling it a “nightmare.” https://www.instagram.com/p/Bxc8jFGA7GU/ I don’t like to get political and I try to only do it if a really have to and this is one of those times. If someone doesn’t want to continue reading, you have been warned.Our rights as women […]

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