People who eat a lot of red meat have a 19% higher risk of developing kidney cancer than those who eat less red meat, according to a study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The report states that chemicals from cooking the food are attributed to the disease. Still, consumers shouldn't stop eating red meat because of its link to cancer, says Dr. Mohammed El-Faramawi, but should eat it in limited quantities.
Three percent of more than 1,800 men born in Iceland between 1907 and 1937 who drank milk at least daily when they were teens developed advanced prostate cancer or died of the condition, a study found. Of the 463 men who said they drank milk less than once a day during their teenage years, only 1% were diagnosed with the cancer or died from it, researchers said. The findings were published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
Sens. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, and Michael Bennet, D-Colo., called on the HHS to assemble an interagency task force to come up with strategies to reduce drug-related hospitalizations. Their request was prompted by a recent study indicating that four commonly used medicines, including warfarin, account for two-thirds of hospital admissions for drug reactions.
Children with long bone fractures were 4% to 47% less likely to be given timely care and 3% to 17% less likely to get effective care at emergency departments with crowding at the 90th percentile, compared with those at the 10th percentile, according to a study in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine. Lead author Dr. Marion Sills said that how staff are used and not just how many providers are available may play a role in speed of treatment. Hospital policies that allow nurses to administer analgesics and the use of electronic tools to communicate pain alerts could help, Sills said.
A bill to require new RNs to earn a bachelor's degree in 10 years has bipartisan support in New York, and it could come up for debate in January. No state currently requires BSN degrees for RNs, an idea backed by the Institute of Medicine's 2010 Future of Nursing report.