Hospital violence is on the rise
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According to the Joint Commission, there have been 256 assaults, rapes, or homicides of patients and visitors at American health centers since 1995, with 110 of them occurring after 2007. What can be done to stop the violence?
Whooping cough epidemic claims 9 lives in California
California is on track to break a 55-year record for whooping cough infections; at least 4,017 cases of the highly contagious illness have already been reported in the state.
More men entering nursing programs than ever before
A 2008 federal survey from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration shows 6.6% of the 3 million nurses in the United States were male, up from 5.8% in 2004.
Cold virus linked to childhood obesity
New research shows that children who were infected by adenovirus 36, which causes the common cold and slight gastrointestinal upset, were an average of 50 pounds heavier than children who hadn't been infected by this particular strain.
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