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Hospital margins positive, if not always sufficient, finds Kaufman Hall flash report

Overall, hospital margin performance remained positive during the month of May, according to a new flash report released by Kaufman Hall. Operating margins were up 179 basis points compared to April, and 91 bps compared to the same month in 2018. The positive performance is being driven largely by solid expense management during a period… Read More »

E-cigarette use, flavorings may increase heart disease risk, study finds

cells exposed to the e-liquids — or to blood collected from e-cigarette users shortly after vaping — are less viable and exhibit significantly increased levels of molecules implicated in DNA damage and cell death. The cells are also less able to form new vascular tubes and to migrate and participate in wound healing. The severity… Read More »

Antibiotics found in some of the world’s rivers exceed ‘safe’ levels, global study finds

Concentrations of antibiotics found in some of the world’s rivers exceed ‘safe’ levels by up to 300 times, the first ever global study has discovered. Researchers looked for 14 commonly used antibiotics in rivers in 72 countries across six continents and found antibiotics at 65% of the sites monitored. Metronidazole, which is used to treat… Read More »