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- Opioid-exposed newborns benefit from drug-free therapies, study says. Drug-free therapies like breastfeeding and skin-to-skin contact for babies born addicted to opioids are improving patient outcomes and could even cut hospital costs according to a new Health Policy Commission DataPoints report.
- Prolonged oxygen exposure causes long-term deficits on hippocampal mitochondrial function in newborns. Findings recently published in Nature Scientific Reports by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Manimaran Ramani, MD, indicate that prolonged oxygen exposure during the critical developmental period permanently impairs long-term hippocampal mitochondrial function.
- Research: Hospital faucets often increase spread of infection, bacteria in hospitals and healthcare facilities, cleanliness is critical for infection prevention. Unfortunately, in many hospitals and healthcare facilities, there are unintended consequences from the devices designed to help employees keep their hands clean.