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Overworked Doctors May Jeopardize Patient Safety

A new study finds that 40 percent of physicians in hospitals report that, at least once a month, they took on more patients than they could safely handle. The results suggest that hospitals need to evaluate doctors' workloads and create standards for safety...

January 29, 2013 — Rachael Rettner and MyHealthNewsDaily

Car Crashes More Deadly for Obese Drivers

Morbidly obese individuals—those with a BMI of 40 and above—were 80 percent more likely to die in a car crash, according to a study published in Emergency Medical Journal

January 22, 2013 — Rachael Rettner and MyHealthNewsDaily

Why We Sunburn

A molecular signal that triggers sunburns helps the body remove sun-damaged cells before they trigger cancer. The findings could lead to new treatments for psoriasis and other inflammatory responses...

July 9, 2012 — Rachael Rettner and MyHealthNewsDaily

1 in 4 Couples Share HPV Strains

Human papillomavirus spreads quickly between two people in a new relationship. Screening is advised because the virus is known to cause cervical cancer

July 2, 2012 — Rachael Rettner and MyHealthNewsDaily

Women Feel Pain More Intensely Than Men Do

Future research is needed to find out the exact causes of pain perception differences, and which ones would be best to target for more effective pain control

January 23, 2012 — Rachael Rettner and MyHealthNewsDaily

Boys Should Get HPV Vaccine, Too, CDC Says

The rationale behind the recommendation is that the vaccine prevents genital warts and anal cancers in males, both of which can be caused by HPV

October 26, 2011 — Rachael Rettner and MyHealthNewsDaily

Depressed Patients May Process Hate Feelings Differently

Activity in the brain's "hate circuit" is out of sync across the circuit's three regions, leading to self-loathing and other failures to deal appropriately with feelings of hate, research suggests...

October 4, 2011 — Rachael Rettner and MyHealthNewsDaily
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