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The hunt for accurate health information online

The hunt for accurate health information online | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

As health apps become more available, more people are searching for health information. Doctors are concerned that people who are well will clog up the health system after misdiagnosing their own condition based on their Google searches. And there is also concern about the accuracy of much of the health information that results from such searches.

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Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water in the Morning - About Health Degrees

Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water in the Morning - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Many people like to start their day with a kick from a cup of coffee. But Garrick Dee suggests that we should instead be drinking lemon juice. He writes:

A lot of experts that includes doctors and nutritionists encourage people to drink lemon juice or use it as a sweetener in their green juices because it is rich in vitamin C that is known to neutralize free-radicals in our body.

 



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New Study Links GMOs To Cancer, Liver/Kidney Damage & Severe Hormonal Disruption

New Study Links GMOs To Cancer, Liver/Kidney Damage & Severe Hormonal Disruption | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it
In November 2012, the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology published a paper titled Long Term Toxicity of Roundup Herbicide and a Roundup-Tolerant genetically modified maize by Gilles-Eric Seralini and his team of researchers at France’s Caen...

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Excellent Video Tutorials to Help You Sketchnote on iPad

Excellent Video Tutorials to Help You Sketchnote on iPad | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

"After posting about top iPad apps for creating sketchnotes, I received a couple of requests for sharing video tutorials on sketchnoting on iPad. The videos below are probably the best tutorials you would find out there.  These are the videos I used myself when I first started learning about sketchnoting. There are also some other great resources where you would find more materials and helpful guides on how to create electronic sketchnotes. The first thing I would recommend in this regard is Mike Rohde's book " The Sketchnote Handbook". It is a short book which you can read in a single reading session. This book is particularly useful for beginners who have just started muddling their way through sketchnoting. Another great resource is Kathy Schrock's sketchnoting page which contains a lot of links, tutorials and examples of excellent sketchnotes. You can also use twitter hashtag #sketchnotes to browse through links and resources sketchnoters share their."


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Best Fitness Trackers 2014

Best Fitness Trackers 2014 | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

On the surface, it seems like they all do the exact same thing: count your calories, measure how far you’ve run, and monitor your sleep. But there are a few areas where some fitness bands succeed over others.

 



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The debilitating outbreak sweeping the Americas - About Health Degrees

The debilitating outbreak sweeping the Americas - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Its name means “bending over in pain.” It has no treatment or vaccine. Its symptoms resemble Dengue fever. And it has infected more than 1 million people — 155 of them fatally — since spreading to the Americas one year ago.

 



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Pediatric Politics: How Dire Warnings Against Infant Bed Sharing ‘Backfired’

Pediatric Politics: How Dire Warnings Against Infant Bed Sharing ‘Backfired’ | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Every new parent has heard the dire warning: Never sleep with your baby. It all comes from the official recommendations of the influential American Academy of Pediatrics published in 2011.

Melissa Bartick, M.D., M.Sc, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and internist at Cambridge Health Alliance, writes:

Unfortunately, we also know that parents who try to avoid bed sharing with their infants are far more likely to feed their babies at night on chairs and couches in futile attempts to stay awake, which actually markedly increases their infants’ risk of suffocation.

 



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Lens-free microscope can detect cancer at the cellular level - About Health Degrees

Lens-free microscope can detect cancer at the cellular level - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

UCLA researchers have developed a lens-free microscope that can be used to detect the presence of cancer or other cell-level abnormalities with the same accuracy as larger and more expensive optical microscopes.

 


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MEDIGO - A Guide for Health Tourism

MEDIGO - A Guide for Health Tourism | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Each year, more than 7 million people choose to travel for a better healthcare experience. They are looking for higher quality healthcare, shorter waiting times or to get the same medical procedure for a LOT less money.

 



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Bill Nye The Science Guy Is Back, With A Message For You

Bill Nye The Science Guy Is Back, With A Message For You | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

In 2015, Bill Nye (the Science Guy) wants us to be talking about climate change.


Nye explains that although they aren't necessarily obvious, the human health effects of climate change will be far-reaching. "We’re not going to be able to raise enough food, diseases will move...away from the equator, we’ll start to have extreme weather events where people will have trouble with heat [and] cold." 

Although the literature is limited and the topics are complicated, some have suggested that climate change is partly to blame for the severity of 2014's Ebola outbreak. As temperatures change across the country, unusual spreading patterns of Lyme disease and West Nile virus are also possible. 

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NHS DNA scheme to fight cancer and genetic diseases - About Health Degrees

NHS DNA scheme to fight cancer and genetic diseases - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

The UK National Health Service (NHS) says that a new genetics project could help “unlock a series of secrets about devastating diseases”.

James Gallagher, Health editor, BBC News website:

Under the scheme, 11 Genomics Medicine Centres are being set up in English hospitals to gather DNA samples to help devise targeted treatments for a wide range of diseases. It is focusing on cancer and rare genetic diseases. The aim is to sequence 100,000 genomes within three years in order to develop new tests and drugs.

 



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MIT Researcher: Glyphosate Herbicide will Cause Half of All Children to Have Autism by 2025

MIT Researcher: Glyphosate Herbicide will Cause Half of All Children to Have Autism by 2025 | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

For over three decades, Stephanie Seneff, PhD, has researched biology and technology, over the years publishing over 170 scholarly peer-reviewed articles. In recent years she has concentrated on the relationship between nutrition and health, tackling such topics as Alzheimer’s, autism, and cardiovascular diseases, as well as the impact of nutritional deficiencies and environmental toxins on human health.

At a [recent] conference, in a special panel discussion about GMOs, she took the audience by surprise when she declared, “At today’s rate, by 2025, one in two children will be autistic.” She noted that the side effects of autism closely mimic those of glyphosate toxicity, and presented data showing a remarkably consistent correlation between the use of Roundup on crops (and the creation of Roundup-ready GMO crop seeds) with rising rates of autism. Children with autism have biomarkers indicative of excessive glyphosate, including zinc and iron deficiency, low serum sulfate, seizures, and mitochondrial disorder.

 

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Amputee Makes History with APL's Modular Prosthetic Limb - About Health Degrees

Amputee Makes History with APL's Modular Prosthetic Limb - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

A Colorado man made history at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) this summer when he became the first bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear and simultaneously control two of the Laboratory’s Modular Prosthetic Limbs. Most importantly, Les Baugh, who lost both arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago, was able to operate the system by simply thinking about moving his limbs, performing a variety of tasks during a short training period.

 


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GPs fear health apps will clog up system - About Health Degrees

GPs fear health apps will clog up system - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it
Technology may be adding to the pressure on the health service

Nine out of ten family doctors believe smartphone health apps will clog up surgeries with middle-class “worried well”, a poll suggests.



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What You Can Do With Your iPhone’s Health App - About Health Degrees

What You Can Do With Your iPhone’s Health App - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

If you’ve learned a lot about leadership and making a movement, then let’s watch a movement happen, start to finish, in under 3 minutes, and dissect some lessons:

A leader needs the guts to stand alone and look ridiculous. But what he’s doing is so simple, it’s almost instructional. This is key. You must be easy to follow!

 



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When Minutes Matter: Using Digital Surveillance to Predict and Contain Disease Outbreaks - About Health Degrees

When Minutes Matter: Using Digital Surveillance to Predict and Contain Disease Outbreaks - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Disease surveillance is essential for public health, whether it be predicting outbreaks of communicable disease or monitoring the effectiveness of immunization programs. At the global level, much depends on the surveillance conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO). But social media is playing an increasingly important role.

 



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Why doctors are excited about mobile blood pressure monitoring - Masters and PhDs

Why doctors are excited about mobile blood pressure monitoring - Masters and PhDs | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

 In a review of 19,309 abstracts and 1171 articles, researchers from the US Preventive Service Task Force found that “ambulatory” monitors worn during a person’s daily routine were as much as 40 percent more accurate predicting heart attacks, strokes, and heart disease than single checks taken at the doc’s.

 


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Human Nutrition - Introduction to Macronutrients - About Health Degrees

Human Nutrition - Introduction to Macronutrients - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

This free Alison course will be of great interest to all learners who want to understand and gain knowledge on macronutrients or any professional working in the areas of healthcare and health promotion and who would like to learn more about macronutrients.

 



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Ido Bachelet announces 2015 human trial of DNA nanobots to fight cancer - Masters and PhDs

Ido Bachelet announces 2015 human trial of DNA nanobots to fight cancer - Masters and PhDs | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

At the British Friends of Bar-Ilan University’s event in Otto Uomo October 2014 Professor Ido Bachelet announced the beginning of the human treatment with nanomedicine. He indicates DNA nanobots can currently identify cells in humans with 12 different types of cancer tumors.

 



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Diabetes Patients Are Hacking Their Way Toward a Bionic Pancreas - About Health Degrees

Diabetes Patients Are Hacking Their Way Toward a Bionic Pancreas - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

When John Costik tweeted a screen shot of his phone displaying his son’s glucose level, he had no idea that by doing so, he was about to incite a mini-revolution among thousands of other parents who wanted to see their kids’ glucose levels on their phones.

 



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'Deep learning' reveals unexpected genetic roots of cancers, autism and other disorders - Masters and PhDs

'Deep learning' reveals unexpected genetic roots of cancers, autism and other disorders - Masters and PhDs | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Ever since the genome was first sequenced in 2003, researchers have been trying to find out which DNA mutations cause disease. Now a new computational technique developed at the University of Toronto may be able to tell us.

 



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New arthritis implant hailed as magic - About Health Degrees

New arthritis implant hailed as magic - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

A new treatment for arthritis sufferers has been hailed as “magic” by a woman who had a pioneering electronic implant fitted.

Monique Robroek, who took part in a study at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam, told Sky News she had seen a major improvement in her condition, having previously required the strongest drugs to help ease her pain.

“I have my normal life back,” she said, having had the implant fitted a year ago. “Within six weeks I felt no pain. The swelling has gone. I go biking, walk the dog and drive my car. It is like magic.”

 



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E-books 'damage sleep and health,' doctors warn - Masters and PhDs

E-books 'damage sleep and health,' doctors warn - Masters and PhDs | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

US doctors have warned that reading an e-book at bedtime can damage your sleep and maybe your health.

James Gallagher, Health editor, BBC News website:

A team from Harvard Medical School compared reading paper books and light-emitting e-readers before sleep. They found it took longer to nod off with a back-lit e-reader, which led to poorer quality sleep and being more tired the next morning.



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Real-time health monitoring and alert technology to help family, friends and health professionals share the care - About Health Degrees

Real-time health monitoring and alert technology to help family, friends and health professionals share the care - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Leading healthcare provider Bupa has joined forces with mHealth start-up Vigil Monitoring and Spark Ventures to develop innovative solutions that will help address the growing challenges of age care and health care.

Bupa is an acknowledged global health care leader. Spark Ventures, the incubator and accelerator arm of Spark New Zealand, offers significant technology capability and market reach. Vigil Monitoring is developing services to improve health outcomes and reduce health-care costs through digital technologies.



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Knee Meniscus Regenerated with 3D-Printed Implant - About Health Degrees

Knee Meniscus Regenerated with 3D-Printed Implant - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Columbia University Medical Center researchers have devised a way to replace the knee’s protective lining, called the meniscus, using a personalized 3D-printed implant, or scaffold, infused with human growth factors that prompt the body to regenerate the lining on its own. The therapy, successfully tested in sheep, could provide the first effective and long-lasting repair of damaged menisci, which occur in millions of Americans each year and can lead to debilitating arthritis.

 


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