Trainee demographics tied to passage of U.S. surgical boards

(HealthDay)—Resident race, ethnicity, sex, and family status at internship are associated with surgical board passage rates in the United States, according to a study published online Oct. 16 in JAMA Surgery. Heather L. Yeo, M.D., from NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, and colleagues evaluated whether trainee sociodemographic factors are associated with passage rates

4th death in Legionnaire’s outbreak tied to NC state fair

Four people have died from a Legionnaire’s outbreak tied to a hot tub display at a North Carolina state fair, according to state health officials. In addition to the deaths, North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services reported 133 cases of Legionnaire’s and eight cases of Pontiac fever among people who attended the North

Scientists discover signs a virus may trigger polio-like illness

Is THIS what causes mysterious polio-like illness in kids? Scientists discover signs that a common cold virus may trigger life-threatening paralysis in children Since 2014, nearly 600 people – mostly young children – have been diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis   The mysterious polio-like condition has left young children with mysterious paralysis that becomes life-threatening for some

The Best Toy Basketball Hoops for Your Little MVP

While some kids have a need for speed, others crave big air — the kind you can only get soaring with your arm outstretched towards a hoop. There’s just something about tossing a plastic ball into a net little ones and teenagers alike just can’t get enough of, so adding a toy basketball hoop to

People Who've Lost Weight Share Their Best Tips

There are hundreds of diets, cleanses, cookbooks and apps out there designed to help you lose weight, but sometimes you just need to hear from people who’ve done it. In a thread on Reddit, people who have been on their own weight loss journey shared the insights they’ve gained through their own experiences, and offered

A higher resolution image of human lung development

The invention of interactive map applications has revolutionized wayfinding, providing an unprecedented level of information far beyond what printed road maps can offer. Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are giving us a similar look into the anatomy of the human lung, and their findings could help babies breathe easier. Infants born prematurely often suffer

Aldi Has a Free Wine Course for All of Us Wine Novices

If you’ve ever roamed the Aldi wine aisle — or any grocery store’s wine aisle, for that matter — and were left scratching your head, unsure of the perfect wine to purchase, with no store associate to help you, you aren’t alone. And Aldi is here to help with its free wine course. The “Aldiploma”

Reversing polycystic kidney disease

Hereditary and relatively common, polycystic kidney disease (PKD) has long been thought to be progressive and irreversible, condemning its sufferers to a long, slow and often painful decline as fluid filled cysts develop in the kidneys, grow and eventually rob the organs of their function. Once their kidneys fail, PKD patients often require dialysis several

The miracle drink: apple cider vinegar and olive oil

Apple cider vinegar. It’s the biggest health thing going. Everybody’s talking about it. You take a shot every day and apparently it can help you lose weight, reduce your cholesterol, improve your heart health, lower your risk of cancer and extend your life by at least 10 years, so it’s definitely worth trying because who

Rural practice linked to junior doctors being more satisfied

A comprehensive study has found junior doctors in regional and rural Australia are more likely to be satisfied than their metropolitan counterparts. Junior doctors in regional and rural Australia are more likely to be satisfied than their metropolitan counterparts, with better work-life balance and more varied work the main positive factors at play, new research

How should AI be designed and regulated, and who should it serve?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration unveiled a new set of draft recommendations on clinical decision support software recently, and in its guidance, the agency said it’s taking a risk-based approach to categorization of these various CDS tools, many of them powered by artificial intelligence, that it hopes will be an “appropriate regulatory framework that