FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Having little ones visit for the holidays? Be sure to stow household cleaners safely out of their reach.
These products are a major source of reports to U.S. poison control centers, and exposures often involve the eyes. Though overall eye exposures have declined in the United States, the number... Full Page
FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Improperly cleaned duodenoscopes -- a type of endoscope used to diagnose illness in the pancreas and bile ducts -- have been linked to hundreds of cases of severe, sometimes fatal, infections in patients.
Now, U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the first disposable duodenoscope shoul... Full Page
FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The flu season is off to a fast and furious start, with a strain of the virus that normally arrives later in the season making a strong early appearance, U.S. health officials said Friday.
Flu is now widespread across many parts of the country, said Lynnette Brammer, leader of the domestic inf... Full Page
FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Individual patient characteristics -- not the quality of care provided by surgeons and hospitals -- account for most differences in spinal fusion surgery outcomes, according to a new study.
The study included 737 patients, average age 63, who had spinal fusion surgery at 17 U.S. hospitals betwe... Full Page
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