Health Highlights: July 18, 2019


Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: U.S. Drug OD Deaths Fall for First Time in Three Decades For…

Scientists discover pathway to skin regeneration


Doctors use lasers and retinoic acid to treat skin damage. Scientists have now uncovered a common mechanism that links both, paving the way for new treatments.What links laser and retinoic…

What to know about inflammatory rheumatism


Table of contents Inflammatory rheumatism describes a range of medical conditions that cause pain and inflammation around the joints, tendons, and bones.Rheumatic conditions tend to cause pain…

Survey: Hospitals Increasing Support for Antibiotic Stewardship


While support for antibiotic stewardship programs increased across hospitals since 2013, surveillance for multi-drug resistant organisms stayed flat or ticked down, a small…

WHO: Congo Ebola Outbreak Is Now a PHEIC


The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is now an international public health emergency, an International Health Regulations (IHR)…

CT-Based FFR Feasible for Stable, Acute Chest Pain in the ED


Waiting in the emergency department (ED) for fractional flow reserve (FFR) results derived from the CT scan for coronary angiography didn't seem…