If you want to work in the health care field but not in direct patient care, or if you are already working in the health care field (e.g., as a nurse or other health practitioner) and want to move into the managerial/administrative side of health care, then a health care administration masters degree will give you the required knowledge and skills.
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Due to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics deep ties with the food industry, including such corporate giants as Coca-Cola, Kraft Foods, Nestlé, and PepsiCo, their genuine credibility as a nutritional organization is called into question.
As this report will show, the food industry’s deep infiltration of the nation’s top nutrition organization raises serious questions not only about that profession’s credibility, but also about its policy positions. The nation is currently embroiled in a series of policy debates about how to fix our broken food system. A 74,000-member health organization has great potential to shape that national discourse – for better and for worse.
SMALL amounts of formula for infants experiencing high levels of early weight loss can increase the length of time their mothers breastfeed, research suggests.
The US study involved 40 full-term newborns 24—48 hours old that had lost more than 5% of their birth weight.
The babies were randomly assigned to receive early limited formula (ELF) — consisting of 10ml of infant formula by syringe following each breastfeed — or exclusive breastfeeding.
The babies in the ELF group stopped the formula when their mothers began producing mature milk, approximately two to five days after birth.
At a one week assessment, all the babies in both groups were still breastfeeding. However, only 10% of the babies in the ELF group had received formula in the last 24 hours, compared with 47% of the control group.
With the rapid changes and increase in knowledge, continuing education (CE) is necessary for every profession. Taking nursing continuing education online is a useful way for nurses to stay up-to-date in their profession whilst continuing with their employment.
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Environmental health specialists assess, correct and prevent the factors in our environment which can affect the health of the present and future generations. So essentially, environmental health is an important aspect of public health.
This page gives you information about what is involved in studying an environmental health degree, where you can study it, and the prospects after completion.
IICD supports doctors and other health workers such as community workers in Africa and Latin America to use computers, mobile phones and other Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to improve healthcare. This video tells the story of doctor Bon in Tanzania. This doctor works at a health clinic in Nyakato that is now using a Health Management Information System (HMIS) that reduces waiting time for patients and improves the overall efficiency of the clinic. The video also includes other examples and facts and figures about of IICD's effective work in 'ICT for health' in Africa.
Gastric banding, a common surgery to reduce obesity, leaves much to be desired. Typically, the patient is left with a feeling of constant hunger. Stimulators implanted in the feeding centers of the brain, like the hypothalamus, have met with mixed results. Partly that is to be expected since there is considerable functional overlap within those areas, and also due to the limited resolution that can be obtained with implanted electrodes in bulk brain tissue. Doctors have also tried to stimulate the main trunk of the vagus nerve, the largest nerve in the body. The vagus nerve, however, hits all the major organ systems, not least being the heart. It also provides two-way channels of communication throughout its extent. Researchers in the U.K. , led by Chris Toumazou, have developed a nerve cuff electrode that targets the branch of the vagus that ennervates the gut. The controller can apparently read conditions in the stomach and provide signals of satiety to the brain with proper stimulation.
Cardiac stress, for example a heart attack or high blood pressure, frequently leads to pathological heart growth and subsequently to heart failure. Two tiny RNA molecules play a key role in this detrimental development in mice, as researchers at the Hannover Medical School and the Göttingen Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry have now discovered. When they inhibited one of those two specific molecules, they were able to protect the rodent against pathological heart growth and failure. With these findings, the scientists hope to be able to develop therapeutic approaches that can protect humans against heart failure.
Problem: Synthetic biology has the potential to create new organisms that could do an infinite number of things. But the cost of synthesizing DNA is currently prohibitively expensive.
Solution: Austen has developed a new technique to synthesize DNA 10,000 times cheaper than existing technology.
Technology: One of the big challenges with DNA synthesis is error correction during fabrication, fabricating the correct sequence of A, T, G and Cs. Austen solves this problem by fabricating billions of strands at once, quickly (and cheaply) optically sequencing them and then selecting the correct DNA sequences using a fast moving laser.
Rats that consumed the human equivalent of 1.3 glasses of champagne per week for six weeks performed twice as well on a maze test compared to non-drinkers. And while the research was done in animals, David Vauzour, Ph.D, one of study’s authors is confident the results would translate to people.
The reason: Champagne is loaded with phenolic compounds, small versions of the flavonoids found in red wine that have been shown to reduce the risk of Parkinson’s disease in humans, Dr. Vauzour says. The phenolic compounds work by teaming up with proteins in your brain linked to the storage of memories that otherwise get damaged by aging.
A new prosthetic hand lets wearers have better control — thanks to an app.
Users of Touch Bionics' next generation "i-limb ultra revolution" prosthetic device can configure parts of the hand using the companion iOS app, as shown in the above video. The "biosim" app allows wearers to activate 24 custom grip modes, which can help with daily tasks (e.g. tying a shoe or holding a pen). It can also run diagnostics to ensure the i-limb is working correctly.
New electrodes in the updated i-limb model enable users to better control the strength of their grip; this feature is useful for performing a wide range of tasks. The device also features a powered rotating thumb that improves dexterity.
Mary and Martha, starring Oscar-winner Hilary Swank and nominee Brenda Blethyn, tells the dramatic story of two mothers who bond over the malaria-induced deaths of their sons.
Leading up to the film's U.S. release this month on HBO, the network teamed up with nonprofit organization Malaria No More and pharmaceutical company Novartis to help treat children with malaria, a disease that reportedly kills more than 1,400 kids per day globally.
For every video view of the film's trailer — posted on HBO's YouTube channel — Malaria No More said it would provide a "full course of treatment" for a malaria-stricken child in Africa.
Google’s former lead health strategist has launched a new website SmartPatients that helps cancer patients connect with each other, and learn more about their disease.
Physician turned entrepreneur Roni Zeiger (above, left, with his cofounder) told me he left Google to form the company with Gilles Frydman, who founded the Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR), the world’s largest collection of online cancer communities.
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Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a nanosponge, a small particle that acts as a decoy for a wide variety of toxins that create pores in the cell membrane. This includes toxins produced by bacteria such as MRSA and E. coli, poisonous snakes, sea anemones, scorpions and bees. Unlike most other antitoxins, the nanosponges work regardless of the molecular structure of the toxin and thus do not need to be custom synthesized for individual toxins.