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A pilot study testing the feasibility of skin temperature monitoring to reduce recurrent foot ulcers in patients with diabetes – a randomized controlled trial – biomedcentral.com

Although monitoring foot skin temperatures has been associated with diabetic foot ulcer recurrence, no studies have been carried out to test the feasibility among European Caucasians. Moreover, the educational and/or motivational models that promote cognitive or psychosocial processes in these studies are lacking. Thus, we conducted a pilot randomized controlled trial to test the feasibility of monitoring foot skin temperatures

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Elderly falls may be caused by infections not mental decline – telegraph.co.uk

A fall at home is often the final decider for family members when considering whether their elderly relatives should go into care. But a new study has shown that nearly half of falls are caused by infections, not poor eyesight or failing mental capacity. – Sarah Knapton

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F.D.A. Approval of OxyContin Use for Children Continues to Draw Scrutiny – nytimes.com

Ever since the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of the narcotic painkiller OxyContin for certain children in August, it has faced unabated criticism from lawmakers and public officials who are wrestling with devastating rates of prescription opioid abuse in their communities. – CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS

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The Mind-Bending History Of Buddhism And Psychedelics – huffingtonpost.com

The history of Buddhism and of psychedelics in American culture follow a surprisingly similar trajectory from the 1950s through the present-day. But perhaps this shouldn’t come as a surprise, given that they share a common aim: the liberation of the mind. – Carolyn Gregoire

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Six ‘biases’ against patients and carers in evidence-based medicine – biomedcentral.com

We discuss six potential ‘biases’ in EBM that may inadvertently devalue the patient and carer agenda: limited patient input to research design, low status given to experience in the hierarchy of evidence, a tendency to conflate patient-centred consulting with use of decision tools; insufficient attention to power imbalances that suppress the patient’s voice, over-emphasis on the clinical consultation, and focus

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Criminal Charges Brought Against Nurses: Negligence Caused Amputation of Woman’s Hand – inquisitr.com

A mentally and physically disabled woman in New Jersey is now living without a hand after it had to be amputated after nurses wrapped it so tightly that it cut off blood circulation to the extremity. The woman had a broken finger that prompted the wrapping, but it was wrapped so tightly that the woman’s hand literally died, turned gangrenous,

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Nurse says she still ‘has nightmares’ about working at one of America’s most notorious jails – businessinsider.com

We recently reported on horrifying stories coming out of the Oklahoma County jail, leading us to make contact with a nurse who told us the experience of working there gave her “nightmares.” – Harrison Jacobs

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How effective are common medications: a perspective based on meta-analyses of major drugs – biomedcentral.com

The vastness of clinical data and the progressing specialization of medical knowledge may lead to misinterpretation of medication efficacy. To show a realistic perspective on drug efficacy we present meta-analyses on some of the most commonly used pharmacological interventions. For each pharmacological intervention we present statistical indexes (absolute risk or response difference, percentage response ratio, mean difference, standardized mean difference)

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Student sues over failed test – inquisitr.com

Misericordia University nursing student Jennifer Burbella is suing over a failed test. Burbella’s lawsuit claims that officials at the Dallas, Pennsylvania, university violated federal disability laws after she failed the test not once, but twice – Tara Dodrill

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Transgender Woman Sues Louisville Nursing College For Discrimination – whas11.com

A transgender woman files suit against a Louisville nursing college. The lawsuit, filed Friday in Jefferson Circuit Court, alleges the Galen College of Nursing discriminated against Vanessa Gilliam for being transgender – Kayla Moody

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Coffee consumption is not associated with increased risk of atrial fibrillation: results from two prospective cohorts and a meta-analysis – biomedcentral.com

Whether coffee consumption affects the risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF) remains unclear. We sought to investigate the association between coffee consumption and incidence of AF in two prospective cohorts, and to summarize available evidence using a meta-analysis – Susanna C Larsson

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New perspectives on probiotics in health and disease – www.sciencedirect.com

The gut microbiota continues to fascinate scientists in many realms when it is considered that humans contain 90% bacteria. Correlations between changes in composition and activity of the gut microbiota and common disorders such as cancer, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, inflammatory bowel diseases, obesity, oral health, etc. have been proposed. – Eric Banan-Mwine Daliri, Byong H. Lee

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The moderating role of smoking amount per day on the relations between anxiety sensitivity, smoking dependence, and cognitive–affective aspects of smoking among treatment seeking smokers – www.sciencedirect.com

The current study examined the moderating effects of smoking amount per day on the relation between anxiety sensitivity and nicotine dependence, cigarette smoking outcome expectancies, and reasons for quitting smoking among 465 adult, treatment-seeking smokers (48% female; Mage = 36.6, SD = 13.5) – Charles P. Brandt , Jafar Bakhshaie, Lorra Garey, Norman B. Schmidt, Adam M. Leventhal, Michael J.

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Birth Control Pills May Reduce Endometrial Cancer Risk

Birth control pills can have a number of positive health benefits that go beyond avoiding unwanted pregnancy, including lighter and less painful periods, reduced symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and even fewer pimples. Now new research suggests we can add cancer prevention to the list. BY  Jessica Firger  8/5/15 AT 10:54 AM, NEWSWEEK.

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Hipaa’s Use as Code of Silence Often Misinterprets the Law – nytimes.com

How do people use, misuse or abuse Hipaa, the federal regulations protecting patients’ confidential health information? – Paula Span

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MERS Antibodies Discovered In Dromedary Camels – huffingtonpost.com

Scientists have found signs of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), the new coronavirus that has so far killed about half of the people infected by it, in one-humped camels

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When Your Medicine Makes You Sick – huffingtonpost.com

So far this year the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that drug companies have “voluntarily” recalled more than 30 prescription drugs – Spencer Aronfeld

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The Chinese herb-derived Sparstolonin B suppresses HIV-1 transcription – virologyj.com

The Chines herb derived Sparstolonin B, (SsnB), is a recently identified natural compound that selectively blocks TLR2- and TLR4-mediated inflammatory signaling. But it is unknown whether this compound has any effect on HIV infection – Jian Liang

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World’s first malaria vaccination approved after 30 years of trials – telegraph.co.uk

Scientists across Africa are celebrating the news that the world’s first vaccination against malaria has been approved by the European Medicines Agency

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Coronary Artery Disease Ups Risk of Bowel Bleeds With NSAIDs – nursingcenter.com

Patients with coronary artery disease are at higher risk of small bowel bleeding (SBB) when taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), according to research published online July 6 in the Journal of Digestive Diseases

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Hikikomori: Why are so many Japanese men refusing to leave their rooms? – bbc.com

As many as a million young people in Japan are thought to remain holed up in their homes – sometimes for decades at a time. Why?

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MERGING conventional and complementary medicine in a clinic department – biomedcentral.com

the increasing demand for complementary medicine encourages health care providers to adapt and create integrative medicine departments or services within clinics.

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What Do Employers Want in Nurses – healthline.com

Nurses are the unsung heroes of medical care. With such a crucial role in health care, especially during one-on-one interactions with patients

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Meditation may help reduce smoking – latimes.com

Meditating just a modest amount may help curb cigarette smoking, even in smokers who don’t intend to quit

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