Drug disarms deadly C. difficile
A drug that blocks the intestinal pathogen without killing resident, beneficial microbes may prove superior to antibiotics, currently the front-line treatment for the infection.
Exploring IOM’s diagnostic-error report
A landmark Institute of Medicine report has found that despite dramatic improvements in patient safety over the last 15 years, diagnostic errors have been the critical blind spot of health-care providers.
Why binge drinking may lead to alcoholism
A new study in mice shows that restoring the synthesis of a key brain chemical tied to inhibiting addictive behavior may help prevent alcohol cravings following binge drinking.
Public health impact of e-cigarettes subject of Oct. 26 forum
National health experts will debate whether e-cigarettes will improve public health by replacing tobacco cigarettes or damage public health by renormalizing smoking.
Deveare Smith, Carrion to discuss problem of school-to-prison pipeline Oct. 23
Playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith, whose latest work is called The Pipeline Project, will be in conversation with psychiatrist Victor Carrion, MD, an expert on childhood stress and trauma.
Seven scientists awarded grants for high-risk, high-return research
The awards are designed to encourage scientists to pursue creative research projects with the potential of leading to big improvements in health care.