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Increase in alcohol-industry funded research is a cause for concern, study suggests

The alcohol industry is increasingly funding academic research into the impacts of alcohol consumption—with some studies making claims about the health benefits of alcohol, new research suggests.

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Gilead in $21 bn deal for Immunomedics

US pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences confirmed Sunday that it is buying American biotech firm Immunomedics, which makes a breast cancer drug, for $21 billion.

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Dismantling structural racism in nursing

Confronting the uncomfortable reality of systemic racism—the system that creates and maintains racial inequality in every facet of life for people of color—is having a national heyday. But calling out this injustice and ...

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Putting the spring-cam back into stroke patients steps

A research group has developed a new, lightweight and motor-less device that can be easily attached to an ankle support device—otherwise known as an ankle foot orthosis (AFO). The new device will aid stroke patients in ...

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Taming the sounds of a noisy hospital room

Hospitals can get noisy, especially intensive care units, and the life-saving electronic machines monitoring patient vital signs are making most of the racket.