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What do we do when antibiotics don’t work any more? - About Health Degrees

What do we do when antibiotics don’t work any more? - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

As Maryn McKenna shares in this sobering TED Talk, we’ve squandered the advantages afforded us by that and later antibiotics. Drug-resistant bacteria mean we’re entering a post-antibiotic world 

 


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Nutrition and Wellbeing - About Health Degrees

Nutrition and Wellbeing - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

This free online course by the University of Aberdeen will help you understand the scientific basis of human nutrition, and current nutrition concepts and controversies.

It draws on world-leading nutrition experts, to demystify the complex and often conflicting messages we hear about diet and health from sources like the media, food industry and scientific community.

 



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Facebook reminders help teens control asthma

Facebook reminders help teens control asthma | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Once again, social media proves its mettle among young people with health issues. Preliminary results of a study of asthmatic teenagers at Boston’s Partners HealthCare found significant improvement in engagement and in symptom control when patients received reminders and encouragement from clinicians and peers via Facebook.

Dr. Joseph Kvedar, vice president of connected health at Partners HealthCare, presented these early findings at the mHealth + Telehealth World conference in Boston this week. Kvedar told MedCity News that Partners is working on publication of the study in a peer-reviewed journal.

Partners Connected Health, formerly known as the Center for Connected Health, teamed up with the Department of Pulmonology at Massachusetts General Hospital and the pediatric asthma group at Partners Community HealthCare to create a private Facebook group for asthma patients aged 14-17. Partners paired the “secret” group, only viewable by invited users and not listed in Facebook search results, with a password-protected website called Connect 2 My ACT, where study participants could take the Asthma Control Test (ACT), a survey intended to measure asthma control.


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Cancer in the 21st Century - About Health Degrees

Cancer in the 21st Century - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

This free online course by the University of Glasgow is open to anyone, although it is designed for individuals with a prior interest in biology, including current undergraduate students, and nurses or medics who want to further their knowledge in this area.



Read more: http://abouthealthdegrees.com/cancer-in-the-21st-century/#ixzz3gKlLVnneThis free online course by the University of Glasgow is open to anyone, although it is designed for individuals with a prior interest in biology, including

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Gut bacteria and mind control - About Health Degrees

Gut bacteria and mind control - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Prof. Simon Carding, Leader of the Gut Health and Food Safety Research Programme, Institute of Food Research and Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia, describes our current understanding of the human gut and its relationship with its human host and introduce the provocative proposal that gut microbes influence when, what and how often we eat and whether we stay healthy or succumb to disease.

 


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Better, Stronger, Faster: The Future of the Bionic Body

In the future, a woman with a spinal cord injury could make a full recovery; a baby with a weak heart could pump his own blood. How close are we today to the bold promise of bionics—and could this technology be used to improve normal human functions, as well as to repair us? Join Bill Blakemore, John Donoghue, Jennifer French, Joseph J. Fins, and P. Hunter Peckham at "Better, Stronger, Faster," part of the Big Ideas Series, as they explore the unfolding future of embedded technology.

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Are nurses the new doctors? - About Health Degrees

Are nurses the new doctors? - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it


Medicine and healthcare have changed dramatically over the years and the spotlight has often fallen on the use of IT, new drugs and treatments. But out of the spotlight there has been a different change – the demarcation between doctors and nurses.

 


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When Does Workplace Wellness Become Coercive?

When Does Workplace Wellness Become Coercive? | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

A small but growing number of employers tie financial incentives to losing weight, exercising or lowering cholesterol or blood-sugar levels. The incentives, meanwhile, can add up to hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars a year. The cost of nonparticipation can be so high that critics question whether workers have a true choice.

 

Read more: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/06/24/417100353/when-does-workplace-wellness-become-coercive?

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Finding and Recovering From Google Penalties

Finding and Recovering From Google Penalties | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Many website or blog owners felt the penalties imposed by changes in Google's algorithm – a sudden fall in page rank and a massive drop in traffic early in 2011, and/or a further one in the first quarter of 2012, and subsequent to each of these major declines, many fluctuations in their web traffic.

 

This post is about how to find the specific causes of these drops in traffic and how to go about recovering from Google penalties.


Read more: http://onlineanddistancelearning.com/finding-recovering-from-google-penalties/#ixzz3bf4HuM5t


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Master of Science in Nursing - About Health Degrees

Master of Science in Nursing - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

If you want to really progress your career in nursing by going into a leadership, or administrative, or education role, then you need to take a master of science in nursing (MSN) program. It prepares you to be a nurse leader – someone who can demonstrate the advanced critical thinking, communication, and decision making skills required for a position as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). An MSN Nurse Educator program specifically prepares you to move into a rewarding career in education, whilst a Master of Healthcare Administration enables you to move into a senior position in administration.

 


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Breast-feeding May Lower Risk of Childhood Leukemia - About Health Degrees

Breast-feeding May Lower Risk of Childhood Leukemia - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

In a new study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, scientists found that children who were breast-fed for at least six months had a 19 percent lower risk of childhood leukemia compared with those who were not breast-fed at all or were breast-fed for shorter periods of time.

 


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Allied Health Degree Programs - About Health Degrees

Allied Health Degree Programs - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Though allied health professionals sometimes pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree in order to earn more pay and responsibility in their field, it is possible to gain entry into an allied health position with 2-year allied health degree. This page gives you more information about what is involved in studying allied health degree programs, where you can study them, and the job and salary prospects after completion.

 


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Top 20 Blogs for Nurses in 2015

Top 20 Blogs for Nurses in 2015 | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it
eMedCert’s second annual nursing blog rankings reveal our 20 best blogs for nurses in 2015

We’re back at it again with our second annual rankings of the Top Blogs for Nurses. 2014’s list featured 10 of our favorite nursing blogs, with several making another appearance on this years list. As always, constructing this list is quite difficult to narrow down due to the number of truly outstanding nursing blogs out there. We did decide to expand our rankings to 20 this year, but there are still numerous blogs that didn’t make this list despite being extremely strong in many regards.

 
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How Genes Influence Cancer Development - About Health Degrees

How Genes Influence Cancer Development - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

In this free online course from the University of Bath, you’ll learn about the fundamental biological concepts that inform our current understanding of cancer development, the molecular genetics behind it and its spread within the body.

 


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The Science of Nutrition: A Free Online Course

The Science of Nutrition: A Free Online Course | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

This free online course by The Open University UK will look at the science behind nutrition, covering aspects of biology, chemistry and physics. You will look at the components of food that are given on food labels and consider how these are processed by the body.



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How ingestible sensors and smart pills will revolutionize healthcare - MaRS

How ingestible sensors and smart pills will revolutionize healthcare - MaRS | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it
Move over wearables, ingestible sensors and smart pills from companies like Proteus Digital Health are changing digital healthcare and patient monitoring.

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Move over wearables and embeddables, because the mobile wireless health revolution is well underway thanks to smart pill technology, also known as “ingestibles.” According to the report “Smart Pills Technologies Market (2012-2017),” the global smart pills market is expected to reach $965 million by the year 2017. The technology development is currently focused on two primary functions: wireless patient monitoring and diagnostic imaging.

Taking snapshots of our systems:   A non-invasive test can be used to remotely visualize the gastrointestinal tract and colon to detect polyps and identify the first signs of colorectal cancer.  Instead of having an invasive colonoscopy procedure. Given Imaging, an Israeli company, has made this possible. The company has developed a battery-powered camera pill that can take high-speed photos of the intestinal tract. The device then sends the images to a second device worn around the patient’s waist and then to a computer or tablet to be reviewed by a doctor.  If swallowing a camera makes you feel squeamish, you might be relieved to learn that it has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. The PillCam COLON is intended for patients who have difficulties undergoing standard colonoscopies due to anatomy issues, previous surgery or various colon diseases.  

Disrupting medical monitoring:   Scientists and researchers are working on even more impressive applications of ingestibles. For example, Scripps Health is currently developing nano-sensors that can travel the bloodstream and send messages to a smartphone, alerting the user of signs of infection, an impending heart attack or other cardiovascular issues. It’s clear that these nano-sensors and other smart pill technologies could absolutely change the game when it comes to wireless health.


Expect to see more in this ingestible space, this is only get bigger and better.



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The Science of Medicines: A Free Online Course

The Science of Medicines: A Free Online Course | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

In this free online course by Monash University, Australia, you will learn about the science of key medicines used to manage heart disease, depression, diabetes, pain control and smoking cessation.

 


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Diploma in Environmental Science

Diploma in Environmental Science | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

This free ALISON online diploma course is ideal for professionals working in the area, for students who wish to pursue a career in environmental science, or for those who simply want to learn more about building a sustainable existence on this planet.

Gain thorough knowledge and understanding of environmental science such as understanding the earth’s processes, evaluating alternative energy systems, pollution control and mitigation, natural resource management, the importance of global water supplies, and the effects of climate change.



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Milnacipran May Benefit Juvenile Fibromyalgia Patients - Fibromyalgia News Today

Milnacipran May Benefit Juvenile Fibromyalgia Patients - Fibromyalgia News Today | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

A laboratory from the Women’s Health Research Program at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, in collaboration with the Fatigue Consultation Clinic and the Forest Research Institute, conducted two clinic trials investigating a possible new treatment for JFM. The team found that milnacipran may benefit patients with JFM, but future investigations are necessary to develop the therapeutic agent for regular clinical use.

Read about how milnacipran may benefit juvenile fibromyalgia patients.


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Healthcare IT: Five Important Trends in 2015 - About Health Degrees

Healthcare IT: Five Important Trends in 2015 - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Adoption of IT has been slower in healthcare than in other industries, but things are changing. With health apps readily available on mobile phones, empowered consumers are demanding and getting more control of their healthcare. Healthcare providers are also embracing the transformational power of technology, e.g., in the way they gather information, record it, analyze it and utilize it.

The Accenture Healthcare IT Vision 2015 reveals five key IT trends in healthcare ...



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Cleveland Clinic goes virtual with mHealth consultation pilot

Cleveland Clinic goes virtual with mHealth consultation pilot | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

The Cleveland Clinic is deploying a telemedicine service tapping mobile devices to provide patients a virtual consultation within minutes.The MyCare Online offering by Cleveland Clinic costs $49 per care interaction and requires either a smartphone, iPad or PC and a free app, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The service, which connects patients with a physician or nurse, is focused on helping users dealing with minor health issues such as rashes, the cold or the flu.Such mHealth services increasingly are being embraced by providers for a slew of reasons, from cost savings to improved care quality. For instance, as FierceMobileHealthcare has reported, UnitedHealthcare is partnering with Doctor On Demand, American Well and Optum to expand virtual healthcare services to a network of care physicians that will be accessible 24/7 via mobile devices atablets.


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Avocados Help Fight Against Leukemia - About Health Degrees

Avocados Help Fight Against Leukemia - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

According to an article published in Cancer Research, researchers have found that fats in avocados help fight against acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

“It’s an exciting time for our lab. With the help of CCRM we are now pursuing commercial partnership that would take avocatin B into clinical trials,” said Professor Spagnuolo. “Not only does avocatin B eliminate the source of AML, but its targeted, selective effects make it less toxic to the body, too.”



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MyHeart Counts: A new research tool - About Health Degrees

MyHeart Counts: A new research tool - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

In March 2015, the Stanford School of Medicine launched MyHeart Counts, a first-of-its-kind iPhone app that enables users to participate in a large-scale study of the human heart. The app assesses each user’s cardiovascular health and provides information on how to improve it. Researchers involved with the MyHeart Counts study will investigate, among other things, what factors motivate people to improve their heart health.

 


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Enhancing your experience of the Blue Mountains in Australia

Enhancing your experience of the Blue Mountains in Australia | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

How about The World’s Best Treehouse as a place to stay in the Blue Mountains in Australia? Nestled between two National Parks, it has a spa, shower, fully plumbed, fire place and stunning views of World Heritage listed rainforest.

Or this Cliff Top Cave located nearby ...

 


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How likely are you to die in the next five years? - About Health Degrees

How likely are you to die in the next five years? - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

If an online survey could predict how likely you are to die in the next five years, would you take it? Well, here’s your chance.

The website UbbLE: UK Longevity Explorer, by researchers Andrea Ganna and Erik Ingelsson, presents the "Risk Calculator" – a short survey based on their analysis of how 655 variables are associated with death within five years.



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