Tag Archives: Patients

‘Superbugs’ Hang Out on Hospital Patients

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you weren’t already worried enough about what germs lurk in hospitals, a new study shows ‘superbugs’ are common on patients and the things they touch. Even worse, these bacteria are resistant to multiple antibiotics, the researchers added. “Hand hygiene narrative has largely focused on physicians, nurses and… Read More »

AstraZeneca's Brilinta wins in diabetic artery disease patients

AstraZeneca’s Brilinta has a checkered history when it comes to racking up data in new patient pools. But the drug has emerged victorious from its latest test. On Monday, the British drugmaker said the drug, in tandem with aspirin, had slashed the combined risk of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular death in patients with Type… Read More »

Info for nearly 1M patients exposed on UW Medicine web server

A vulnerability on a website server at UW Medicine in Washington has resulted in a large data breach, affecting the records of nearly 1 million patients. A forensic investigation at the organization said information was exposed to the public through the vulnerability, although the most sensitive protected health information, including Social Security numbers, were not… Read More »