Innovative patient-centred lung clinic reduces suffering along with costs

A unique clinic for patients with terminal lung disease is leading to dramatic reductions in hospital deaths, better symptom management and lower costs for the health-care system. The multidisciplinary team at Alberta Health Services’ Kaye Edmonton Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic delivers palliative care and encourages treatment at home for patients Continue Reading

Innovative new antimicrobial adhesive uses essential oils to reduce bacterial infection risk in Europe’s hospitals

A group of European researchers will be harnessing the natural antibacterial properties of essential oils. Their goal is to create an adhesive antimicrobial film that could prevent deadly infections in hospitals, reported an Alpha Galileo article. Their efforts are part of the “Antimicrobial FLEXibal POLymers for its use in hospital environments” (FLEXPOL project), which is funded Continue Reading