Tag Archives: medical

Medical News Today: UV light could reduce hospital-acquired infections

A new study shows that ultraviolet disinfection technology eliminates up to 97.7 percent of pathogens in the operating room. Using this light wavelength might help defeat superbugs. Could light help lower the risk of dangerous infections in hospitals? The study, published in the American Journal of Infection Control, examined the effects of a type of… Read More »

Trump appoints failed VA nominee Ronny Jackson as his chief medical adviser

President Trump has appointed failed Veterans Affairs secretary nominee Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson to serve as assistant to the president and chief medical adviser, according to the White House. Trump tapped 40 staffers for promotions and new jobs Saturday, including Jackson, whose name was in the middle of the long list. Jackson has remained out… Read More »

Daily on Healthcare: Pelosi vows openness to universal coverage plans…Trump pledges to stop surprise medical bills

Smart content. Deeper culture. Better access.  Become a subscriber to the Washington Examiner magazine. SIGN UP! If you’d like to continue receiving Washington Examiner’s Daily on Healthcare newsletter, SUBSCRIBE HERE: http://newsletters.washingtonexaminer.com/newsletter/daily-on-healthcare/ Pelosi vows to be open to policies that will move toward universal coverage. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi vowed Thursday “to consider all options to… Read More »

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's blood test detects brain damage years before symptoms

A blood test for a protein could identify people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease a decade or more before symptoms, such as a decline in memory and thinking, emerge. A simple blood test may soon detect Alzheimer’s years in advance. This was what an international group of scientists concluded after evaluating the simple… Read More »