For the effort, which is part of a project to eliminate certain mosquito populations, Verily, the life sciences arm of Alphabet, will release male mosquitos carrying a bacteria that should prevent the eggs of their mates from hatching, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Florida, and Washington, D.C.
A routine cataract surgery for a 67-year-old woman turned unusual when medical providers found a "bluish foreign mass" that turned out to be 17 contact lens bound together—and then fished out another 10 lenses in the same eye, according to a write-up of the case in the British Medical Journal.
Physicians who acted empathetically toward patients were perceived as both warmer and more competent than physicians who were less empathetic—findings that could have significant implications for patient outcomes and patient satisfaction, according to a new study in PLOS ONE.
With Senate Republicans' efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act at an apparent dead end, providers are urging Congress to undertake bipartisan health reform, while insurers are demanding certainty on the future of cost-sharing payments and the individual mandate.
CHOP Primary Care is teaming up with several outdoor education and recreation organizations to prescribe outdoor play for children—and launching what program developers call the most comprehensive study yet on such initiatives, Samantha Melamed writes for the Philadelphia Inquirer.