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Medical errors: Are they really the third-leading cause of death?

A 1999 Institute of Medicine report focused national attention on patient safety and preventable medical errors. The report estimated that 44,000 to 98,000 deaths annually were due to medical error. A re-analysis of the same data was...

source: By Christina Thielst
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Among U.S. adults, there was an immediate decrease in smoking-cessation activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new data published in JAMA Network Open. “This cross-sectional study found that, starting in 2020 quarter 2, the prevalence of past-year quit...

source: Healio

A far-reaching review of academic papers and reports evaluated 46 proposed "win-win" solutions for reducing human infectious disease burdens and advancing conservation goals, which now can be explored on a publicly available...

source: North Carolina State University via Medical Xpress

The opioid overdose and death epidemic continues to worsen across the United States, but medications such as methadone, buprenorphine, and extended-release naltrexone are proven to reduce opioid overdoses by more than...

source: News-Medical

Higher healthcare prices drove 38% of American adults — representing an estimated 98 million people — to either delay or skip treatment, cut back on driving, utilities, and food, or borrow money to pay...

source: West Health Institute via EurekAlert!

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration generated large amounts of data through their review of pandemic-related tests, medications, and vaccines. However, in a Policy Forum, Murray Lumpkin and colleagues argue that...

source: American Association for the Advancement of Science via EurekAlert!

New Yorkers who aren't vaccinated for polio should get their shots, state public health officials warned Aug. 4 after the virus was found in seven wastewater samples in two neighboring counties. The finding comes after an unvaccinated adult in Rockland County last month...

source: HealthDay News


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