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CDC confirms Zika virus causes microcephaly, other birth defects

CDC confirms Zika virus causes microcephaly, other birth defects | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it
This confirms what researchers have suspected with mounting evidence about harms caused by the virus.

 

Federal health officials confirmed Wednesday that the Zika virus causes a rare birth defect and other severe fetal abnormalities, marking a turning point in an epidemic that has spread to nearly 40 countries and territories in the Americas and elsewhere.

 

Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a careful review of existing research and agreed that the evidence was conclusive, Director Thomas Frieden said. It is the first time a mosquito-borne virus has been linked to congenital brain defects.

 

"It is now clear, and CDC has concluded, that the virus causes microcephaly," Frieden said. CDC is launching more studies to determine whether children with that rare condition, which is characterized at birth by an abnormally small head, represent the "tip of the iceberg of what we could see in damaging effects on the brain and other developmental problems."


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"It is now clear, and CDC has concluded, that the virus causes microcephaly," Frieden said. CDC is launching more studies to determine whether children with that rare condition, which is characterized at birth by an abnormally small head, represent the "tip of the iceberg of what we could see in damaging effects on the brain and other developmental problems."

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We all thought as much, but how horrible to have it confirmed. My heart goes out to all those parents whose babies are affected, to the babies themselves, and to their extended families. What a tragedy for all concerned!
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How the power of gratitude can improve personal wellbeing

How the power of gratitude can improve personal wellbeing | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

The evidence for practising gratitude techniques is now truly compelling. When you hold feelings of thankfulness for at least 15 to 20 seconds, beneficial physiological changes take place in your body. Levels of the stress hormones cortisol and norepinephrine decrease, producing a cascade of beneficial metabolic changes. Coronary arteries relax and increase the blood supply to your heart. Your breathing becomes deeper, raising the oxygen level of your tissues.

Gratitude has been the “forgotten factor” in happiness research and scientists are latecomers to the concept of gratitude. 


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The evidence for employing gratitude techniques to improve individual and collective well being is now truly compelling!

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The evidence for employing gratitude techniques to improve individual and collective well being is now truly compelling!

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The evidence for employing gratitude techniques to improve individual and collective well being is now truly compelling! I like the poem and a key line "Thank you for the good times and thank you for the bad." Key to be grateful is being grateful for everything the remarkable, the great, the good, and the bad and the ugly.

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Fitness Tips and Workout Routines – A Free Online Course

Fitness Tips and Workout Routines – A Free Online Course | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Research has consistently proven that maintaining a high level of physical activity and fitness can have significant benefits on many aspects of your life including your physical health and mental health.

 

Learn how to increase your physical fitness and improve your health and well-being with this free ALISON online “Physical Fitness: Fitness Tips and Workout Routines” course. The course covers the theoretical aspects of physical fitness and provides you with practical workouts that can help you develop and maintain it.



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Can I use Neosporin on my dogs

Neosporin is a medication that is used in treating human skin problems such as wounds and infection. But can it be used for skin cuts and wounds on dogs.


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Learn the Most Powerful Yoga, Health and Healing Program | Best Online Courses

Learn the Most Powerful Yoga, Health and Healing Program | Best Online Courses | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

It takes 21-30 days to rewire your neural synapse in your brain to create a new habit. This system is designed to help you create positive health habits that will dramatically improve the quality of your life on all levels. Whatever you may be dealing with can be healed, transformed, and you can break through to the next level. Begin by following this comprehensive system.


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Learn Strategies and Tips For Healthy, Active Aging: A Free Course | Best Online Courses

Learn Strategies and Tips For Healthy, Active Aging: A Free Course | Best Online Courses | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

How do you feel about aging? What choices are you making to stay happy, healthy, socially-connected and active as you age?

During this five-week course “Strategies for Successful Aging“, distinguished academics and physicians at Trinity College Dublin will present world-leading research in successful aging, which may challenge many of the assumptions you have about growing old.



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MIT has invented the sticky, stretchy & Smart 'Band-Aid of the Future

MIT has invented the sticky, stretchy & Smart 'Band-Aid of the Future | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Researchers at MIT have designed what they're referring to as "the Band-Aid of the future" -- a sticky, stretchy hydrogel that includes temperature sensors, LED lights and drug delivery channels.

The dressing can release medicine in response to body temperature changes, and lights up ifmedicine is running low. Its stretchy form means it can be applied to flexible areas like elbows or knees, moving with the body and keeping electronics intact at the same time.


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Nursing Studies: Patient Care and Hygiene - Free Online Course - About Health Degrees

Nursing Studies: Patient Care and Hygiene - Free Online Course - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

The daily responsibility for protecting the patient from additional injury or illness rests with the nursing team. In this free ALISON online nursing course, the learner is introduced to the essential elements of adult patient care.

 


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Ultrasound Imaging: A Free Online Course | Best Online Courses

Ultrasound Imaging: A Free Online Course | Best Online Courses | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

This free online course by the University of Twente is aimed at anyone interested in ultrasound imaging, its technological background, and its application in clinical practice. Medical students and professionals working with ultrasound might find this course useful as well.

 


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Liver Disease: Looking after Your Liver | Best Online Courses

Liver Disease: Looking after Your Liver | Best Online Courses | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

In the UK there has been a 20% increase in deaths related to liver disease since 2000, and similar increases have been noted across the globe. This increase is not restricted to patients who drink alcohol – many inherited conditions and acquired infections can also cause liver disease. But liver disease as a consequence of obesity and diet is becoming especially significant.

This free online course from the University of Birmingham will teach you about the roles the liver fulfils to keep you healthy. 


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Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents | Best Online Courses

Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents | Best Online Courses | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

This free online course by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine presents the latest data, priorities and debates about the health of adolescents, mothers, newborns and children in an accessible way.

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Challenges and Opportunities: Innovative Credentials in the Medical Education Space

Challenges and Opportunities: Innovative Credentials in the Medical Education Space | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Competency-based education has been gaining momentum across the American higher education landscape over the past five years, but in the medical education field competencies have been king since 2000. That said, some main campuses are still wary of the competency-based approach to credentialing and management tools, for the most part, are lagging behind in helping institutions to support these students. In this interview, Larry Gruppen discusses competency-based programming through the medical education lens, reflects on some of the reasons why he and his colleagues launched their Master’s of Professional Health Education program and discusses some of the challenges of managing this program in the current postsecondary climate.


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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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What are the Symptoms of Scarlet Fever in Adults?

What are the Symptoms of Scarlet Fever in Adults? | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Most of us have already heard of an illness called scarlet fever. This condition, in fact, has already claimed a countless number of lives all over the globe. However, the high incidence of mortality with regards to scarlet fever is not due to the severity of the condition, but rather due to the lack of knowledge about this particular illness. 


Scarlet fever is caused by an exotoxin produced by streptococcus pyogenes, which is easily manageable by today’s antibiotics. Nevertheless, many lives still succumb to this ailment due to the lack of information about it. This is the reason why it is essential for us to learn how to determine problems such as this by knowing how to identify its major signs and symptoms. 


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Scarlet fever is easily manageable by today’s antibiotics. Nevertheless, many lives still succumb to this ailment due to the lack of information about it. This is the reason why it is essential for us to learn how to determine problems such as this by knowing how to identify its major signs and symptoms. 

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17 Tips for Running Successful Facebook Contests

17 Tips for Running Successful Facebook Contests | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Discover an easy-to-follow checklist of tips and best practices to help you launch Facebook contests your audience will love.


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Small business owners who use Facebook Pages to promote their offerings need to do all they can to encourage more people to like their page and interact with it in the future. A great way to encourage more page likes and greater interaction with your page is to run competitions for your page likers. As with anything, the more help you can get with a new endeavour, the better the outcome. The 17 tips for running successful Facebook competitions provided in this article are a great guide for anyone looking to launch their first Facebook competition.

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Small business owners who use Facebook Pages to promote their offerings need to do all they can to encourage more people to like their page and interact with it in the future. A great way to encourage more page likes and greater interaction with your page is to run competitions for your page likers. As with anything, the more help you can get with a new endeavour, the better the outcome. The 17 tips for running successful Facebook competitions provided in this article are a great guide for anyone looking to launch their first Facebook competition.

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) linked to obesity in girls

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) linked to obesity in girls | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it
New study highlights one of the ways attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder may affect girls differently

In a 1,000-person study, Mayo Clinic researchers found that girls with ADHD may be twice as likely to be obese in childhood or early adulthood as girls without the disorder.

"There are a couple of biological mechanisms that underlie both obesity and ADHD," said Dr. Seema Kumar, a pediatrician and researcher at Mayo Clinic Children's Research Center in Rochester, Minn.

The abnormalities in the brain that can cause ADHD can also cause eating disorders, Kumar said. "Girls with ADHD may not be able to control their eating and may end up overeating," she explained. "Because kids with ADHD don't have impulse control, it may also play a role in this."

 
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Girls with ADHD may be twice as likely to be obese in childhood or early adulthood as girls without the disorder.

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Cancer Immunotherapy: A Step Change in Cancer Treatment | Best Online Courses

Cancer Immunotherapy: A Step Change in Cancer Treatment | Best Online Courses | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

The idea of harnessing your immune system to target tumours has been around for a long time, but in the last five years remarkable clinical trials results have led to immunotherapy being heralded as a potential turning point in the fight against cancer. Learn more about cancer immunotherapy in this free online course from the University of Birmingham.


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PwC: Smartphone-connected health devices, behavioral health are top healthcare trends for 2016

PwC: Smartphone-connected health devices, behavioral health are top healthcare trends for 2016 | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Smartphone-connected device use, focus on behavioral health, and better databases for health information analysis, are within the top 10 trends in healthcare for 2016, according to PwC's annual Health Research Institute report.


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TWU has new informatics major for nurses and other health professionals.  This is certainly the way of the future.

 

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Nursing Studies: Role of Nurse in Surgical Care | Best Online Courses

Nursing Studies: Role of Nurse in Surgical Care | Best Online Courses | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Nursing staff provide essential support during all phases of the surgical cycle, which encompasses the peri-operative, pre-operative, intra-operative and recovery room phases. In this ALISON free online nursing studies course the learner is introduced to the vital roles performed by the medical team throughout the surgical experience.

 


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CPR, AED and First Aid Certification Course | Best Online Courses

CPR, AED and First Aid Certification Course | Best Online Courses | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Complete Your Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid Certification Course 100% Online with NHCPS’ Physician Created and Reviewed. All Course Material Adheres to the Latest American Heart Association (AHA) Standards and Guidelines.

 


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Introduction to Nursing Studies: Free Online Course - About Health Degrees

Introduction to Nursing Studies: Free Online Course - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

The nursing profession focuses on the quality care of sick individuals within hospital settings and also on the care of individuals and families within society. This free online nursing course provides the learner with an overview of the skills, techniques, and approaches required to effectively treat a diverse range of patients.

 


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Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Free Online Course for Healthcare Professsionals - About Health Degrees

Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Free Online Course for Healthcare Professsionals - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

This six-week, free, online course by the University of Dundee will help you understand what antimicrobial stewardship is and how you can apply it everyday. It is designed for healthcare professionals, and although the focus is for prescribing in the hospital setting, the skill set  – to provide safe, high-quality antibiotic use – can be applied and adapted to any healthcare settings.

 



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The Good, The Bad, And The Coffee [Infographic]

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Wi-Fi All Set to Transform the Healthcare Sector

Wi-Fi All Set to Transform the Healthcare Sector | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

The healthcare sector has undergone several changes through technological advancements. This includes the relationship with Wi-Fi as well. Thus, it does not appear at all surprising that the market for Wi-Fi healthcare services is all set to grow to $1.34 billion by 2016.

 

The possibilities here are absolutely endless. The future reserves a wealth of opportunities for enhanced communication from the provision for Wi-Fi. With patient notes accessed online through mobile devices, increased speed in treatment remains assured.

 


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Bioprinting: 3D Printing Body Parts - About Health Degrees

Bioprinting: 3D Printing Body Parts - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

This free online course, by the University of Wollongong in Australia, tells the story of the 3D bioprinting revolution, introducing you to commonly used biomaterials, including metals, ceramics and polymers, and how bioprinting techniques, such as selective laser melting, hot-melt extrusion and inkjet printing, work. 



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