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Study highlights role of EHRs in pediatric medication errors

Dive Brief: Prescribing medications for kids requires unique considerations such as lower body weight, which could lead even small errors to cause patient harm. Yet little is known about how EHR usability issues affect medication errors, a new Health Affairs study says. Raj Ratwani of MedStar Health’s National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare and other… Read More »

Global skin cancer deaths rising for men, but not women, study says

Over the last three decades, male deaths from melanoma were higher than female deaths in 33 countries, according to the analysis presented Sunday at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference in Glasgow. Rates among women have either stabilized or decreased. The study focused on 33 developed countries in Europe, North America and Australasia, as they had… Read More »

Paracetamol reduces ability to empathize, study finds

Paracetamol, the active ingredient in most painkillers and antifebriles, are proven to reduce the ability to empathize, according to the scientists of Dokuz Eylül University’s Faculty of Medicine. The scientists decided to study paracetamol after a survey conducted in the U.S. by Ohio State University, claiming that an observation group which had taken drugs with… Read More »