The U.S. Food and Drug Administration have approved a drug to treat morning sickness that was withdrawn from the market 30 years ago amid false reports that it caused birth defects.
Acccording to UNAIDS, 2.5 million people in the world become infected with HIV each year.
A new study suggests that very few teenaged females undergo pregnancy tests in the hospital emergency department (ED), even when they complained of lower abdominal pain, or before they are exposed to radiation for tests or examinations. For the study, aimed at finding out the rate of pregnancy tests conducted on adolescent emergency department patients, the researchers reviewed National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey data from 2000 to 2009 on female patients aged 14 to 21 who were examined in a hospital ED. The findings of the study revealed that among the 77 million girls who visited an Emergency Department in the nine years, only 14.5 million (18.7 percent) were tested for pregnancy.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.