Smoking during pregnancy increases cancer risk in child

Smoking during pregnancy increases a child?s likelihood of developing cancer. – New research by the Cancer Institute NSW has provided the strongest indication yet that smoking during pregnancy increases a child’s likelihood of developing cancer.

Early C-section babies have health problems

Babies delivered by C-section before 39 weeks more likely to have serious health problems – A new study has found that babies delivered by elective Caesarean section before 39 weeks of pregnancy, to mothers who previously had an elective C-section, are much more likely to have serious health problems than newborns delivered under the same circumstances at 39 weeks.

Antibiotic use in ICU increases survival

Preventive antibiotic use in intensive care units (ICUs) increases patient’s chance of survival. – Administering antibiotics as a preventive measure to patients in intensive care units (ICUs) increases their chances of survival.

Breathing life into injured lungs before lung transplant

Breathing life into injured lungs: World-first technique will expand lung donor organ pool – For the first time in the world, transplant surgeons at Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network used a new technique to repair an injured donor lung that was unsuitable for transplant, and then successfully transplanted it into a patient.

RFID may pose hazards to medical equipments

Electromagnetic interference from some identification devices like radio frequency identification devices RFID may pose hazards to critical care medical equipments in hospitals. – The use of radio frequency identification devices RFID appears to have the potential to cause critical care medical equipment to malfunction. Electromagnetic interference from these identification devices pose hazards to critical care medical equipments in hospitals and nursing homes.

MRSA infection risk after facelift surgery

Methicillin-resistant S aureus?positive surgical site infection is an increasingly problematic issue in all surgical fields. In the future, MRSA-positive infections will be more prevalent and will require well-developed screening, prevention, and treatment strategies. – About one-half percent of patients undergoing facelift surgery at one outpatient surgical center between 2001 and 2007 developed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections, according to a report in the March/April issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.