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Hello Heart App Is Seeing Big Usage On The Apple Watch - About Health Degrees

Hello Heart App Is Seeing Big Usage On The Apple Watch - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Hello Heart is a consumer mobile iPhone and Apple Watch application that empowers people to manage and understand their health. It enables people with high blood pressure to track BP at home, understand their lab results, and get cholesterol explanations. This new watch app enables you to add new BP directly from your wrist in an easy, quick way. The Hello Heart “glance” gives you a quick look at your recent BP, whether it’s trending up or down, and provides very important insights on how you’re doing.

 


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The truth about poo: we’re doing it wrong

The truth about poo: we’re doing it wrong | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it
Who knew sitting on the toilet was bad for you?

In her book Charming Bowels, Giulia Enders tells us that most of us are pooping all wrong when we sit on the toilet.

But not to worry. Although you can climb on your toilet seat and squat (“It might be fun!”), we can iron out the kink by sitting with our feet on a little stool and leaning forward. The book even has a helpful drawing by Enders’ sister.

 
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Can healthy people benefit from health apps? - About Health Degrees

Can healthy people benefit from health apps? - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

In a journal article published in The British Medical Journal (The BMJ), ltifat Husain (editor of iMedicalApps.com, and assistant professor of emergency medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, North Carolina, USA) goes head to head with Des Spence (general practitioner, Glasgow, UK) about the question “Can healthy people benefit from health apps?”


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3D bioprinting with BioBots - About Health Degrees

3D bioprinting with BioBots - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Low cost, high resolution, 3D bioprinters are revolutionizing the field of regenerative medicine. But what is bioprinting?

It involves recreating the 3D structure of a tissue using a fabrication technique where a computer program slices up a construct into discrete layers and rebuilds them using some sort of biomaterial extruded from a printer head that can move up, down, and side-to-side. These biomaterials are designed to mimic the architecture of the extracellular matrix in which cells are suspended. Additionally, cells themselves can be incorporated into these constructs.


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Digital Health Interventions Help Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease - Masters and PhDs

Digital Health Interventions Help Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease - Masters and PhDs | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

According to a meta-analysis in the April 2015 issue of  Mayo Clinic Proceedings, the Internet is helping patients with cardiovascular disease actually stay healthy.

 


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Infographic: Wearable Tech at the Intersection of Function and Fashion

Infographic: Wearable Tech at the Intersection of Function and Fashion | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it
From fitness trackers to smart watches, the trend in gear is tracking and customization. Once a status symbol for fitness-focused folks and tech geeks, wearable tech has become ubiquitous, as has the underlying concept of using passively tracked information for personal benefit.
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The future seems interesting. What do you think about the technology shared in this article?

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Aftershock: Scenes from Nepal

Aftershock: Scenes from Nepal | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

A major aftershock hit the Kathmandu area of Nepal on Sunday, terrifying locals as rescuers dug for survivors of a devastating earthquake on Saturday which left more than 2,200 people dead.

The United States Geological Survey said the tremor registered an initial 6.7 magnitude — compared with the day earlier’s 7.8 magnitude quake.

The aftershock sparked screams and sent terrified people into the streets of Kathmandu. 

On Mount Everest — where an avalanche triggered by Saturday’s quake killed at least 17 people — climbers reported further avalanches.

 

The collection of images in this post shows scenes of catastrophe and resilience as rescue efforts continued through Sunday.

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Scientists uncover gene architects responsible for body’s blueprint - About Health Degrees

Scientists uncover gene architects responsible for body’s blueprint - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

According to research just published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Melbourne researchers (Dr Bilal Sheikh, Associate Professor Tim Thomas, Associate Professor Anne Voss and colleagues)  have identified two key proteins -MOZ and BMI1  – that act as genetic ‘architects’, creating the blueprint needed by embryos during the earliest stages of their development.



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The 6 most promising job industries for the Class of 2015

The 6 most promising job industries for the Class of 2015 | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Graduating from college in a few weeks, and looking to start a career where the most growth is? Research firm IbisWorld recently delved into its database of more than 700 industries and came up with a list of the fields most likely to show strong revenue and employment growth, along with above-average salaries, for at least the next five years.

 

According to the report, the top six businesses for new graduates are ...



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Antibiotic resistance: 80,000 'might die' in future outbreak in UK - About Health Degrees

Antibiotic resistance: 80,000 'might die' in future outbreak in UK - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

According to a UK government document, about 80,000 people could die if there were a “widespread outbreak” of an antibiotic-resistant blood infection.

The National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies says such an outbreak could be expected to hit 200,000 people – and two in five of them “might die”. 



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Grains of truth in dietary data - About Health Degrees

Grains of truth in dietary data - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

In a study published in the journal BMC Medicine, Lu Qi and fellow researchers from Harvard Public School of Health in the United States, found that a diet high in cereal fibres reduces the onset of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, respiratory ailments and diabetes, and reduces the risk of premature death.

 


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Medical expansion has led people worldwide to feel less healthy - About Health Degrees

Medical expansion has led people worldwide to feel less healthy - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

A new study published in the July 2015 issue of the journal Social Science Research has found that twenty-five years of expansion of the medical system has actually led to people feeling less healthy over time.

 


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Office workers 'too sedentary'

Office workers 'too sedentary' | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

As I sit here working on my laptop, I have to agree that I (like so many others) spend far too much time sitting down.

On Your Feet Britain says sitting for long periods at work is linked to a host of health problems, which are not undone by working out in the gym. It is calling on people to stand regularly, walk around more and embrace ideas such as standing meetings or standing desks.



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Moderna Therapeutics: Disrupting the pharmaceuticals - About Health Degrees

Moderna Therapeutics: Disrupting the pharmaceuticals - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Moderna Therapeutics is pioneering the development of a new class of drugs made of messenger RNA (mRNA). This novel drug platform builds on the discovery that modified mRNA can direct the body’s cellular machinery to produce nearly any protein of interest, from native proteins to antibodies and other entirely novel protein constructs that can have therapeutic activity inside and outside of cells.

 



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Healthcare Administration Degrees - Masters and PhDs

Healthcare Administration Degrees - Masters and PhDs | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

An administrator in healthcare (also called a healthcare executive, or a health services manager) supervises, plans, coordinates, and directs the delivery of healthcare services. He or she may be in charge of one specific department or be in charge of an entire system or facility. Healthcare administration degrees provide the education and training required for this responsible position, ensuring that the organization has strong management and administration. In the USA, the educational requirement is a master’s degree in healthcare administration to be a health care management administrator.

 


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Microneedle patch for measles vaccination could be a global game changer - About Health Degrees

Microneedle patch for measles vaccination could be a global game changer - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

A new microneedle patch, being developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), could make it easier to vaccinate people against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases. Compared to conventional vaccines, the patch is designed to be administered by minimally-trained workers and to simplify storage, distribution and disposal. 



Read more and see the video at: http://abouthealthdegrees.com/microneedle-patch-for-measles-vaccination-could-be-a-global-game-changer/#ixzz3aEhjixjU

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Maybe You Should Rethink That Daily Aspirin - About Health Degrees

Maybe You Should Rethink That Daily Aspirin - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Many of us take half or a whole aspirin a day to prevent a heart attack or stroke. In fact, according to a survey published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 52 percent of people aged 45 to 75 are taking aspirin daily or every other day.  But it is likely that many people are exposing themselves to an unnecessary risk by doing so. It seems that 47 percent are taking it even though they have never had a heart attack or stroke.

 


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Apple’s ResearchKit Takes Medical Research Years Into the Future - Masters and PhDs

Apple’s ResearchKit Takes Medical Research Years Into the Future - Masters and PhDs | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

There’s a quiet revolution going on in medical research – courtesy of Apple. The first time you open a ResearchKit app, you encounter the first huge breakthrough: The sign-in process is electronic. No more researcher sitting across from a table asking you questions and going over paperwork.



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What you need to know about that stomach virus that’s going around - About Health Degrees

What you need to know about that stomach virus that’s going around - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

In our household, we’re all suffering from a stomach virus that is sweeping through Georgia. It seems that it is a strain of norovirus.

What are noroviruses?

Noroviruses are a group of viruses that cause acute gastroenteritis (or the “stomach flu”) in people. These viruses are not related to the influenza virus. Humans are the natural reservoir for noroviruses and are the source of infection either by direct person-to-person contact or through fecally contaminated food or water. Noroviruses are shed in human feces and vomit.



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Fish oil not protective against heart disease - About Health Degrees

Fish oil not protective against heart disease - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

A new study published in the Heart, Lung and Circulation Journal by Australian researchers has found eating fish is of greater benefit to the heart than fish oil supplements, and has prompted the National Heart Foundation to revise its guidelines on fish and fish oil.

 


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What You See In The Toilet Can Tell You A lot About Your Health – The Bristol Stool Chart - About Health Degrees

What You See In The Toilet Can Tell You A lot About Your Health – The Bristol Stool Chart - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

The Bristol Stool chart, classified as a “medical aid,” groups the characteristics of human feces into seven different categories. It was created by Lewis and Heaton at the University of Bristol and was originally published in the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology in 1997. It’s also commonly referred to as the “Meyers Scale.”

This chart is used today as an effective tool to evaluate treatments for various diseases within the bowel, and it’s also considered a useful “clinical communication aid.”

 


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Parents 'Weight Blind,' Unaware of Children's Health Problems - About Health Degrees

Parents 'Weight Blind,' Unaware of Children's Health Problems - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

A new study published in the British Journal of General Practice has found that many parents suffer from what researchers have dubbed “weight blindness”. The study used information gathered from 2,976 families in the UK and found that only four parents thought their child was overweight, while medical assessments found 369 of the children to be overweight.

 


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Bill Gates: The next outbreak? We’re not ready - Masters and PhDs

Bill Gates: The next outbreak? We’re not ready - Masters and PhDs | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

In 2014, the world avoided a horrific global outbreak of Ebola, thanks to thousands of selfless health workers — plus, frankly, thanks to some very good luck. In hindsight, we know what we should have done better. So, now’s the time, Bill Gates suggests, to put all our good ideas into practice, from scenario planning to vaccine research to health worker training. As he says, “There’s no need to panic … but we need to get going.”

 


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Fighting cancer and Ebola with nanoparticles - About Health Degrees

Fighting cancer and Ebola with nanoparticles - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it
Nanotechnologies - the manipulation of matter at a molecular and even atomic scale to penetrate living cells - are holding out the promise of opening a new
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Research Shows Mobile Medical Apps Are Good for Our Health | mHealthWatch - Masters and PhDs

Research Shows Mobile Medical Apps Are Good for Our Health | mHealthWatch - Masters and PhDs | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Freshly published findings from a new study conducted by Research Now is providing some positive insight for those who may otherwise doubt the value of mobile medical apps being good for our health.

 


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