Should hospitals be #compounding #IVfluids? Logistics and safety concerns could make it prohibitive.

Commonhealth, WBUR's health blog, reports on a potential shortage of IV fluids at MGH. One approach to deal with it: compounding.  But, a 2014 story in Health Leaders Media quoted pharmacists who believe "Logistics and safety concerns would make it prohibitive." Saline Compounding a Poor Option for Hospitals Nov. 12 2014 By Tinker Ready For … Continue reading Should hospitals be #compounding #IVfluids? Logistics and safety concerns could make it prohibitive.

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MGH surgeon, who treated #bombing victims in Afghanistan and #Boston, brings #tourniquet campaign to area schools

MGH surgeon, who treated #bombing victims in Afghanistan and Boston, brings tourniquet campaign to area schools

Genetics and autism: One study, one story

Two Boston-linked stories today on the genetics of Autism. From the Scientist Last year a team of Australian scientists claimed to have developed a genetic test that predicts risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with "72 percent accuracy."y night at a Boston fundraiser in support of his research into the functioning of brain synapses in autism The Scientists … Continue reading Genetics and autism: One study, one story

Health reform and cancer: Mass can’t get either one right?

Fortune/CNN jumps all over Mass health reform  …(T)he plans offer lavish subsidies that swell the demand for health care, they do nothing to increase the supply of medical services in a market suffering from shortages of everything from family doctors to nurses to hospital beds. Two years after enacting health-care reform to rein in costs, … Continue reading Health reform and cancer: Mass can’t get either one right?

Scott Brown joins Avatar in fight again health reform devil

A little game of connect the Globe dots. 1)     With Sen. Scott Brown at this side, Arizona Sen. John McCain sought to out-Bible his Tea Party challenger by defining himself as the Senate’s devil hunter. From the Globe: “Scott and I just returned from trying to do the Lord’s work in the city of Satan,’’ … Continue reading Scott Brown joins Avatar in fight again health reform devil

Evolutionary biology wins Nobel for Harvard’s Szostak, et al.

From the AP Wire …The trio (Szostak, Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol Greider) solved a big problem in biology: how chromosomes can be "copied in a complete way during cell divisions and how they are protected against degradation," the citation said. It said the laureates have shown that the solution is to be found in the ends … Continue reading Evolutionary biology wins Nobel for Harvard’s Szostak, et al.