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School nurse's discovery may have saved 4th grader's life

School nurse's discovery may have saved 4th grader's life | School Nursing | Scoop.it
(WMC-TV) - A school nurse performing a routine health screening on a fourth grader made a discovery that very well could have saved his life.
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Protect Your Family | Lead | US EPA

Protect Your Family | Lead | US EPA | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Homes built before 1978 can have #LeadBasedPaint. Renovate and repaint in a lead-safe way! http://t.co/JOxPaIklp3
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Ohio has high number of housing built prior to 1978, Toledo has a 92% housing built prior to 1978.

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Scientists Find Potential Way to Treat Cold-Triggered Asthma

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Scientists Find Potential Way to Treat Cold-Triggered Asthma

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October 02, 2014Genetics of AsthmaRhinovirus Infection

LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists have identified a sequence of biological events that could trigger life-threatening asthma attacks in people suffering from colds - a finding that holds the potential for developing more effective medicines.

In a study published online October 1 in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the researchers found that the cytokine interleukin-25 (IL-25) may play a central role in the effect that viruses causing colds have on people with asthma.

According to the World Health Organization, 235 million people suffer from asthma worldwide and the condition is the most common chronic disease among children.

Viruses that infect the airways are the most common cause of asthma attacks, accounting for 80% to 90% of cases. Most of these are rhinoviruses, which are also the main cause of common colds.

Although illnesses caused by rhinoviruses are usually relatively mild for most people, they can also infect the lungs and, in people with respiratory conditions like asthma, can trigger severe attacks, sometimes leading to hospitalization.

"Our research has shown ... that the cells that line the airways of asthmatics are more prone to producing a small molecule called IL-25, which then appears to trigger a chain of events that causes attacks," said Nathan Bartlett, an expert at the Imperial College London's national heart and lung institute who co-led the study.

He said that by finding a drug to target the molecule at the top of the cascade, "we could potentially discover a much-needed new treatment to control this potentially life-threatening reaction in asthma sufferers."

Bartlett explained that the main features of an asthma attack - including inflamed and obstructed airways and increased mucus - are part of type-2 immune responses, which are more often seen in allergies and parasitic infections.


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Until now, he said, it has been unclear how a rhinovirus infection can trigger these responses. But this study showed that IL-25 is induced by rhinovirus infection and is capable of instigating the production of other type-2 cytokines, creating a 'cascade' that drives the type-2 immune response.

The hope is that if scientists can target and block IL-25, this will stop the cascade and its consequences.

Professor Sebastian Johnston, also of Imperial who co-led the work, said existing asthma drugs containing inhaled steroids were highly effective at controlling regular asthma symptoms but that those suffering from a cold during an attack could see a worsening of their symptoms and end up in hospital.

He said the new results pointed to potential ways to address this big unmet medical need.

"The next steps are to test blocking IL-25 in humans and to investigate other possible pathways that could be important in asthma attacks and pool this knowledge to develop effective treatments," he said.

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Study finds type 1 and type 2 diabetes are equally psychologically challenging ... - Medical Xpress

Study finds type 1 and type 2 diabetes are equally psychologically challenging ... - Medical Xpress | School Nursing | Scoop.it
New research shows that young adults with type 2 diabetes experience similar levels of depression and anxiety symptoms as young adults with type 1 diabetes, according to a world-first study published in Diabetic Medicine journal.
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Episode 12 - Back to Biphasics

Episode 12 - Back to Biphasics | School Nursing | Scoop.it
(iTunes or listen here) The Free Open Access Medical education (FOAM) We review Episode 1 of Dr. Salim Rezaie's REBEL Cast covering exposing the dogma behind biphasic anaphylaxis reactions. Traditi...
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Food Allergies Classroom Video - YouTube

A video created to help teachers and students when it comes to food allergies in the classroom. Learn about food allergies, how to treat others who have them...
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4 Unusual Sources of Lead in Your Home

4 Unusual Sources of Lead in Your Home | School Nursing | Scoop.it
When most people think about exposure to metallic lead, they typically focus on lead-based paint and leaded gasoline. Unfortunately, lead lurks in a great many other things right in your household, an (It's not just dust or peeling old paint.
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American youths eat way too much salt, CDC report says - Press Herald

American youths eat way too much salt, CDC report says - Press Herald | School Nursing | Scoop.it
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American youths eat way too much salt, CDC report says
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High-sodium diets can lead to high blood pressure, a major cause of heart disease and stroke. One in six U.S. youngsters ages 8 to 17 already has elevated blood pressure.
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Apple Watch could revolutionize diabetes care - iMedicalApps

Apple Watch could revolutionize diabetes care - iMedicalApps | School Nursing | Scoop.it
iMedicalApps Apple Watch could revolutionize diabetes care iMedicalApps I immediately thought of my patients with diabetes who currently carry up to four separate electronic devices in their pockets to manage all their technology: a smartphone, a...
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Suit: Lack of school nurse contributed to 12-year-old asthmatic girl’s death | Pennsylvania Record

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Are you taking proper measures to keep children with asthma safe?

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Teach Your Child How to Deal with Food Allergy Bullies

Teach Your Child How to Deal with Food Allergy Bullies | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Bullying is unacceptable behavior regardless of where it occurs, but children with a food allergy have a personal perspective of what bullying feels like.
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Concussion Recovery: MedlinePlus Health News Video

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60 days for recovery for adult athletes- or they regressed!

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Kids take longer to recover from concussion than adults - KTAR.com

Kids take longer to recover from concussion than adults - KTAR.com | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Kids take longer to recover from concussion than adults
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PHOENIX - Youthful vitality doesn't always mean kids heal faster from concussions according to new research from Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix.
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Parental misconceptions about concussions could hinder treatment and recovery - PsyPost

Parental misconceptions about concussions could hinder treatment and recovery - PsyPost | School Nursing | Scoop.it
With football season in full swing, there's no shortage of talk about young players — from high school down to the pee wee levels — suffering from concussi

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From this article I learned about the misconceptions parents have about concussions. A lot of parents identified concussions as brain injuries but a few of them still let there kids continue to play after getting a concussion. I thought the statistics about the parents was interesting. I didn't know that reduced breathing rate was a symptom of a concussion. I selected this article because I know concussions are serious injuries and I wanted to learn more about them. This information will help me in the sport management industry because I will know more about concussions and how to treat them incase a player i'm working with gets one 

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I learned that many parents lack knowledge about concussions despite the talk about young players suffering from these mild brain injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 175,000 children are treated in U.S. emergency rooms each year for concussions due to sports-related activities. To ensure that children are diagnosed in a timely manner and receive the appropriate treatment, it is extremely important for parents to know about the signs and symptoms of concussions. I found it both interesting and surprising that in a survey that asked parents of children who recently had concussions about their head injury, only half of them could correctly identify a concussion as a brain injury that could lead to symptoms such as headache or difficulty concentrating. Only a quarter of them were aware of guidelines on when their child could return to sports and school work. I selected this article because I wanted to know how and why some parents fail to recognize if their child has a concussion. This will help me in the sport management industry because if I ever become an athletic trainer, I could educate the parents of athletes on concussions and how to recognize them.

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Avoid the Danger of Anaphylaxis this Halloween | AAAAI

Avoid the Danger of Anaphylaxis this Halloween | AAAAI | School Nursing | Scoop.it
The AAAAI offers tips written and reviewed by experts on allergies on avoiding the danger of anaphylaxis this Halloween.
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7 common reasons for refusing vaccines

7 common reasons for refusing vaccines | School Nursing | Scoop.it
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that between January 1 and May 23 of this year, there were 288 cases of measles reported in the US.
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JDRF What is Diabetes Video... for kids!

A great teaching tool for school aged children. Learn everything you need to know about diabetes!
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5 Kid-Approved Peanut Butter Alternatives - POPSUGAR (blog)

5 Kid-Approved Peanut Butter Alternatives - POPSUGAR (blog) | School Nursing | Scoop.it
5 Kid-Approved Peanut Butter Alternatives
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With peanut allergies on the rise, more schools are banning the item from the cafeteria. But that doesn't mean your little one has to go without his PB&J.
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WOW butter tastes great!

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Exercise before school may reduce ADHD sympton in some kids - Michigan Radio

Exercise before school may reduce ADHD sympton in some kids - Michigan Radio | School Nursing | Scoop.it
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Exercise before school may reduce ADHD sympton in some kids
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They found children at-risk for developing ADHD were more attentive in class after exercising. Alan Smith is the chairperson of MSU's Department of Kinesiology.
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exercise helps all children prior to academics!

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Diabetes Can’t Stop Me!-New ebook for children with diabetes | Diabetes Counselling Online

Diabetes Can’t Stop Me!-New ebook for children with diabetes | Diabetes Counselling Online | School Nursing | Scoop.it
RT @heltweet: MTvia @diabetescounsel Diabetes Can’t Stop Me!Fabulous ebook for #children with #diabetes http://t.co/htM4sDOvJR #type1diabe…
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Enterovirus D68 And Some Old Reminders

Enterovirus D68 And Some Old Reminders | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Enterovirus D68 has taken many by surprise but serves up hearty reminders about children, their families, and illness during cough and cold season.
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Opinion: Lead poisoning makes it hard to do well in reading, writing and arithmetic

Opinion: Lead poisoning makes it hard to do well in reading, writing and arithmetic | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Educators are too often in the dark, because young students are not required to share their lead screening results when they enroll in school
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Really really need lead screening @ age 2 & 3, required for admission to preschool and kindergarten- maybe we can prevent...  For now-  do you understand the current research on the impact of lead?  How to test for deficits?

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Changes To Bugs In The Gut Could Prevent Food Allergies - Science 2.0

Changes To Bugs In The Gut Could Prevent Food Allergies - Science 2.0 | School Nursing | Scoop.it
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Changes To Bugs In The Gut Could Prevent Food Allergies
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A group of bacteria called Clostridia was then introduced into the gut of the mice and the researchers found it got rid of the peanut sensitivity.
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3 Back-to-School Topics for Parents of Kids w/ Food Allergies

3 Back-to-School Topics for Parents of Kids w/ Food Allergies | School Nursing | Scoop.it
3 important topics for children with food allergies and their parents: 1) Your Food Allergy Action Plan, 2) Dealing with Bullies, 3) Fun Lunches for School.

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Three things parents of food allergic children should consider at the beginning of the school year.  We threw in a few allergy friendly lunch recipes too! 

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Anaphylaxis & Severe Allergies Awareness | Ready2Go™

Anaphylaxis & Severe Allergies Awareness | Ready2Go™ | School Nursing | Scoop.it
Learn about anaphylaxis and how severe allergies may cause a life-threatening allergic reaction. Help improve anaphylaxis preparedness.
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