Paul Locus, an obstetrician at Henry County Medical Center in Tennessee delivered a baby girl while decked out in his Halloween costume, complete with a green wig and white face paint, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Delaware, Idaho, and Tennessee.
A new study has "turn[ed] the history of [methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus] on its head," showing that bacteria can start developing a resistance to antibiotics they haven't yet encountered, Ed Yong writes for The Atlantic.
Fretting over the latest gastronomic "panic-du-jour" can turn the enjoyable experience of eating food into a source of fear—and a deeper dive into the research suggests that many "demonized" foods aren't all that bad for us to begin with, Aaron Carroll writes for the New York Times.
Anna Konopka, an 84-year-old M.D. in New London, New Hampshire, lost her medical license in part because she doesn't use a computer—meaning that she cannot participate in the state's mandatory drug monitoring program. Now she's trying to get her license back.
Voters in Maine and Virginia today will cast votes that could determine whether their states will expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, while Ohio voters will weigh in on a ballot initiative intended to curb state spending on prescription drugs.
In a rare medical event, a California woman became pregnant with her own child during a surrogate pregnancy—and only found out the second child was hers weeks after both children had been given to the surrogate child's parents.