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Hospitals Profit More from Surgical Complications

When a privately insured patient experiences one or more complications -- such as blood clots, stroke, infection, septic shock, pneumonia or cardiac arrest -- hospitals' profit margins are 330% higher, the report found.

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Emerging CF Pathogen Is Transmissible

"A bacterial species increasingly responsible for lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients can be transmitted from person to person, although probably not directly, researchers said."

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Shower Heads and Lung Disease

Overall, the most common bacteria found in the shower heads were mycobacteria, mainly Mycobacteria gordonae and Mycobacteria avium. The latter can infect humans, mainly those who are immunocompromised (called an opportunistic infection), and those with HIV or AIDS are particularly at risk.

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When a privately insured patient experiences one or more complications -- such as blood clots, stroke, infection, septic shock, pneumonia or cardiac arrest -- hospitals' profit margins are 330% higher, the report found.

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"A bacterial species increasingly responsible for lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients can be transmitted from person to person, although probably not directly, researchers said."

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Overall, the most common bacteria found in the shower heads were mycobacteria, mainly Mycobacteria gordonae and Mycobacteria avium. The latter can infect humans, mainly those who are immunocompromised (called an opportunistic infection), and those with HIV or AIDS are particularly at risk.

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"Dermcidin, a natural antibiotic, produced by our skin when we sweat, is highly effective in fighting tuberculosis germs and other dangerous bugs, according to a new research."

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"Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other chronic respiratory diseases are strongly linked to risk for nontuberculous mycobacteriosis (NTM), particularly in patients treated with inhaled corticosteroids…"

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