A lab worker in San Diego became infected with a smallpox-related virus, known as the vaccinia virus, after she accidentally stuck her finger with a needle, according to a new report.
To thrive in the current business environment—with substantial fiscal, human, and technical resource constraints along with lurking supply chain questions—laboratory leaders seek to drive growth in their operations via enhanced individual and organizational performance, and optimal resource management.
Over the last decade, evidence has mounted that the measles vaccine protects in not one but two ways: Not only does it prevent the well-known acute illness with spots and fever that frequently sends children to the hospital, but it also appears to protect from other infections over the long term.
British Columbia’s superbug hunting K9 team is doubling in size. Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is adding two new dogs to its K9 Scent Detection Program.
More than 100,000 patients worldwide undergo a blood stem cell transplant each year as a last resort treatment for various blood diseases. About half of these treatments fail because the disease returns, or as the result of graft versus host disease (cGVHD), or because the patient dies due to the chemotherapy and radiation treatments that accompany the transplant.
Telehealth is usually thought of as a way for patients in remote settings to access physicians and other caregivers. But now comes a pair of studies that indicate use of telehealth in inpatient settings is outpacing the growth of telehealth for outpatient services.
Lawrence de Koning, PhD, answers questions on how laboratories determine if oral glucose tolerance testing is necessary.
During this year's Canadian Patient Safety Week, hospitals from across the country are celebrating important improvements to patient safety.
We can't predict when there will be another "tainted blood" outbreak, but we do know that we are now safer than ever before, according to a landmark study conducted at Toronto General Hospital.
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