British Medical Journal

Benefits of aneurysm screenings doubtful, say researchers

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British researchers warned this week that routine screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) in over-65 males may be doing more harm than good.

Study: Shorter hospital stays hike death risk, rehab problems after hip fracture

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Older patients need longer hospital stays after hip fractures or risk premature death, researchers assert this week in the British Medical Journal.

The tail of C. diff: Dog can detect illness with accuracy, researchers say

The tail of C. diff: Dog can detect illness with accuracy, researchers say

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Finally, some good news about a Cliff. After two months of training, a two-year-old beagle named Cliff demonstrated success at being able to detect C. diff in stool samples in a lab environment, researchers in Netherlands have discovered.