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Why Are Health Care Workers’ Religious And Moral Conscience Complaints Rising? : Shots – Health News – NPR

Enlarge this image The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights has issued new rules protecting health care workers who refuse to be involved in certain procedures for religious or moral reasons. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images When health care workers feel they have been forced to… Read More »

Medical News Today: How plants from Mauritius could help fight cancer

A recent study concludes that medicinal herbs found in Mauritius contain chemical compounds that inhibit the propagation of cancer cells. Mauritius is a hotbed of unique flora and fauna. Although science has made a great deal of headway in the treatment of cancer, there is still a long way to go. Some researchers, investigating new… Read More »

A final HealthNewsReview.org report card from 3,200+ systematic reviews of health care news stories & PR releases

In 2005, as I began building HealthNewsReview.org, I got permission from Dr. David Henry of the Media Doctor Australia project to adopt their news story review criteria. In the ensuing 13 years, no one has ever placed in front of me a solid, specific suggestion for a better set of criteria for reviewing stories about… Read More »

Medical News Today: A special ‘stained glass’ can help kill hospital ‘superbugs’

New research applies a glass-staining technique that is hundreds of years old to create a material that repels dangerous bacteria and fungi. In the future, specialists could use this “bioactive glass” to create safer clinical tools, such as catheters. A new type of medical grade ‘stained glass’ can completely kill many dangerous bacteria. A team… Read More »

5 quick PR tricks to cover up a lack of real health care news

As all researchers know, science is a grinding parade of failure and dead ends. But as we’ve often written, news release writers sometimes seem hell-bent on making the public believe otherwise. Like expert makeup artists, they can add sparkle to lackluster findings, mask blemishes in study designs, and smooth over unimpressive data. One thing I… Read More »