medical research

Study: Abortion Raises Risks Of Premature Births

New research shows that women who have had an abortion are more likely to have a premature birth in future. The chance of giving birth at under 37 weeks increases by 30 per cent for those who have had a

AP Photo/Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center

Apple’s Watch Will Save Thousands of Lives, But Privacy Is An Issue

Apple unveiled its highly anticipated health-tracking Watch today, along with a breakthrough initiative to vastly increase the research resources of the global medical community. With a new app, ResearchKit, millions of Apple users can now offer crucial data on their daily habits to approved medical researchers.

Tim Cook, Apple Watch (Associated Press)

Killer Superbug Breaks Out at Cedars-Sinai; Could Hit 67 Patients

Four patients at Cedars-Sinai have contracted the “CRE super-bug.” One has died and 67 are at risk of exposure, according to a hospital spokesman. The latest outbreak follows the death of two patients, near-death of five, and exposure to 179 patients in a similar outbreak from October through early January at UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center. In both occurrences the culprit seems to have been contaminated body scopes.

Cedars-Sinai Hospital (Reuters)