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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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Common bacteria on verge of becoming antibiotic-resistant superbugs - Masters and PhDs

Common bacteria on verge of becoming antibiotic-resistant superbugs - Masters and PhDs | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

According to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, antibiotic resistance is poised to spread globally among bacteria frequently implicated in respiratory and urinary infections in hospital settings.

"The study shows that two genes that confer resistance against a particularly strong class of antibiotics can be shared easily among a family of bacteria responsible for a significant portion of hospital-associated infections.

 

 

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Penrose inquiry: David Cameron apologises over infected blood

Penrose inquiry: David Cameron apologises over infected blood | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Following the publication of Lord Penrose's report Prime Minister David Cameron has apologised on behalf of the British government to those who were affected by contaminated NHS blood products in the 1970s and 80s. Hundreds of those infected with Hepatitis C and HIV were in Scotland, which was the only part of the UK to hold an inquiry.

 


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Breastfeeding 'linked to higher IQ'

Breastfeeding 'linked to higher IQ' | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

A long-term study published in The Lancet Global Health has pointed to a link between breastfeeding and intelligence. The research in Brazil traced nearly 3,500 babies, and results appear to back current advice that babies should be exclusively breastfed for six months.

 


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5 Concepts That Will Revolutionize Western Medicine - About Health Degrees

5 Concepts That Will Revolutionize Western Medicine - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

In his post for MindBodyGreen, Dr. Jeffrey Bland discusses five concepts to watch that will transform and revolutionize medical care, as we move towards a treatment model and an economy focused on wellness, rather than disease treatment:

Functional MedicineP4 MedicineSystems BiologyQuantified SelfPersonalized Lifestyle Medicine.



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The Government’s Bad Diet Advice - About Health Degrees

The Government’s Bad Diet Advice - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

For years we have been told that a low fat diet is healthier for us, and for those of us already with high cholesterol and high blood pressure, this advice became the order of the day. But it now seems that this advice may have been bad advice. We may have been needlessly avoiding animal fats, and by compensating with more carbohydrates, we may have actually adopted a more unhealthy diet.

 


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Apple's ResearchKit: Health care's tipping point?

Apple's ResearchKit: Health care's tipping point? | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it
Just as the iPod was a tipping point for digital music, Apple's platform for medical researchers and its Apple Watch could do the same for health care.
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DNA 'glue' could hold 3D printed organs together

DNA 'glue' could hold 3D printed organs together | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

According to a team of biochemists, DNA scaffolds can be used to grow human cells and “glue” 3D printed tissues and organs together.

The method, described in the ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering journal, relies on creating a “smart glue” from plastic (polystyrene or polyacrylamide) nanoparticles containing 40 base pairs of DNA. These are assembled in a gel — the nanoparticles are held together by DNA interactions, while the gel holds the entire scaffold’s shape in place. The team, from the University of Texas at Austin, could then use the gel in a 3D printer to create structures about a centimeter in size. It means that the microscopic DNA strands and nanoparticles suddenly have a tangible presence — the gel is something that can be used and manipulated at a scale visible to the human eye.

 


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Apple and Google still not removing dangerous health app being used by patients - About Health Degrees

Apple and Google still not removing dangerous health app being used by patients - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

For $4.99, the “Instant Blood Pressure” app promises to measure your blood pressure by using your iPhone’s microphone and LED light. You place the iPhone on your chest and it “measures” your blood pressure. Obviously — no physician or health care professional would recommend that you measure your blood pressure in this non-validated method.

 



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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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Doctors on This Site Rate Drugs to Give Patients More Power - About Health Degrees

Doctors on This Site Rate Drugs to Give Patients More Power - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

We rely on online reviews to help us choose hotels, electronic items, movies and other goods and services. But who do we rely on when it comes to prescription medication? Mostly, we rely on our doctor. But do we know that the medicine is the best for the ailment, or is it just that the doctor has a relationship with the pharmaceutical company?

 


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Quell: The Worlds First Pain Relief Wearable - About Health Degrees

Quell: The Worlds First Pain Relief Wearable - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

The Quell device is placed in a breathable, comfortable sport band, and an electrode is snapped onto the back of the device. The Quell band is then wrapped around your upper calf with the electrode in direct contact with your skin. Quell is powerful enough to stimulate the nerves in the upper calf carrying neural pulses to the brain tapping into the body’s natural pain relief response. Endogenous opioids are then released into the spine where pain signals are blocked from your body.

 


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Ingestible gas sensor could help diagnose bowel problems - Masters and PhDs

Ingestible gas sensor could help diagnose bowel problems - Masters and PhDs | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

In an article for Trends in Biotechnology, researchers from RMIT’s MicroNano Research Facility and Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, describe gas-sensing capsules that can send data from inside the gut directly to a mobile phone. The new technology measures the concentration of selected intestinal gases through a swallowable capsule with a built-in gas sensor, microprocessor and wireless high-frequency transmitter.

 


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Should Athletes Eat Fat or Carbs? - About Health Degrees

Should Athletes Eat Fat or Carbs? - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Exercise scientists long ago established that endurance training makes athletes better able to use fat as a fuel. And that metabolic adaptation prompted many scientists and coaches in recent years to wonder what would happen if you extended that ability to its farthest extreme and trained an athlete’s body to rely almost exclusively on fat, by removing almost all carbohydrates from the diet and ramping up grease intake?

 


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3D printed guides repair damaged nerves

3D printed guides repair damaged nerves | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

A paper detailing how a University of Sheffield research team succeeded in helping a damaged nerve repair itself using a 3D-printed guide has been published in the journal Biomaterials.

The nerve guidance conduits (NGCs) have been successfully used in animals, and the research team believes they can now be used to treat traumatic injuries — such as those caused by chainsaw or car accidents — in humans.

The conduits consist of a framework of tiny tubes that guide damaged nerve endings towards one another in order to promote natural regeneration. They are created through a complex form of 3D printing that sees laser light building up tiny blocks of materials into a 3D solid structure.

 



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The Genetics of Being Injury-Prone - About Health Degrees

The Genetics of Being Injury-Prone - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

A growing body of research suggests that genetic makeup may play an important role in injury risk.

A review article recently published in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine emphasizes that research on the genetics of sports injuries “holds great potential for injury prevention for athletes at every level.” The authors, from Stanford University’s department of developmental biology and genetics, believe that genetic testing also gives athletes valuable information that might increase their competitive edge.

 


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Virtual Reality Will Heal Millions

Virtual Reality Will Heal Millions | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Chronic pain affects 100 million people in the U.S. alone, and about 18 percent of the U.S. population suffers from an anxiety disorder. Now, thanks to the recent emergence of affordable consumer Virtual Reality (VR) rigs like Samsung Gear VR, therapists will be able to use VR with their patients for pain management, physical rehabilitation and the treatment of anxiety disorders.

 



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