- A global survey of changing patterns of food allergy burden in children A global survey of changing patterns of food allergy burden in children
World Allergy Organization Journal
- Effect of using repeated measurements of a Mediterranean style diet on the strength of the association with cardiovascular disease during 12 years: the Doetinchem Cohort Study Effect of using repeated measurements of a Mediterranean style diet on the strength of the association with cardiovascular disease during 12 years: the Doetinchem Cohort Study
European Journal of Nutrition
- Nutritional components regulate the gut immune system and its association with intestinal immune disease development Nutritional components regulate the gut immune system and its association with intestinal immune disease development
Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
- Nutritional factors (nutritional aspects) in biliary disorders: Bile acid and lipid metabolism in gallstone diseases and pancreaticobiliary maljunction Nutritional factors (nutritional aspects) in biliary disorders: Bile acid and lipid metabolism in gallstone diseases and pancreaticobiliary maljunction
Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
- Effect of a low-intensity parent-focused nutrition intervention on dietary intake of 2- to 5-year olds Effect of a low-intensity parent-focused nutrition intervention on dietary intake of 2- to 5-year olds
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Med Page Today
- Vitamin D Dosing: Too Low to Matter? (CME/CE) Vitamin D Dosing: Too Low to Matter? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Vitamin D deficiency may increase risk for several major health disorders, but supplementation may not reduce risk in deficient patients if the dose isn't high enough, researchers suggested.
- Should Bone Marrow Donors Be Paid? Should Bone Marrow Donors Be Paid?
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- The federal government's proposal to ban compensation for a specific method of bone marrow donation has drawn heated responses from both supporters and opponents.
- Measles 'Eliminated' but Still a Threat Measles 'Eliminated' but Still a Threat
(MedPage Today) -- Fifty years after the introduction of an effective measles vaccine, the disease is no longer endemic in the U.S., but it remains a threat to health security, according to the CDC.
- Many Factors Likely Behind Drop in Stroke Deaths Many Factors Likely Behind Drop in Stroke Deaths
(MedPage Today) -- The decline in stroke mortality that began more than a century ago accelerated starting in the 1970s, a phenomenon tied to better prevention and treatment, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart Assoc [...]
- Pharmacists to Focus on Safety, Abuse, and Crises Pharmacists to Focus on Safety, Abuse, and Crises
ORLANDO (MedPage Today) -- Pharmacists will be gathering here from around the country this weekend as the 2013 Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists commences.
Medical News Today
- Positive effects in children after home visits by nurses, paraprofessionals Positive effects in children after home visits by nurses, paraprofessionals
Home visits by nurses and paraprofessionals to children of low-income women had some positive benefits for the children on cognitive and behavioral measures, according to the results of a clinical trial published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA [...]
- Oncology nurse navigators help cancer patients cope early in care Oncology nurse navigators help cancer patients cope early in care
When Group Health patients received support from a nurse navigator, or advocate, soon after a cancer diagnosis, they had better experiences and fewer problems with their care - particularly in health information, care coordination, and psyc [...]
- New ostomy care resource developed New ostomy care resource developed
Nurses caring for ostomy patients will now be equipped with an essential new tool that provides them with the first comprehensive guide to optimize ostomy management and enhance patient safety.
- Shift change handover at the bedside reduces medical errors and satisfies patients Shift change handover at the bedside reduces medical errors and satisfies patients
At shift change, incoming and outgoing nurses transfer accountability by exchanging information about the patients under their charge. Called bedside handover, this process empowers patients and allows them to become active partners in thei [...]
- UEA researchers pioneer first patient-specific 3D virtual birth simulator UEA researchers pioneer first patient-specific 3D virtual birth simulator
Computer scientists from the University of East Anglia are working to create a virtual birthing simulator that will help doctors and midwives prepare for unusual or dangerous births.The new programme will take into account factors such as t [...]
- Nurse Navigator Helpful After Cancer Diagnosis Nurse Navigator Helpful After Cancer Diagnosis
Support from a nurse navigator after a cancer diagnosis can improve the patient experience and reduce problems in care, with lasting benefits, a randomized controlled trial finds. Medscape Medical News
- Study Dispels 'Urban Legends' About Frequent ED Users Study Dispels 'Urban Legends' About Frequent ED Users
A new study of over 200,000 Medicaid beneficiaries finds that, contrary to common belief, frequent ED visitors also frequently use primary care services. Medscape Medical News
- Sjögren Syndrome: An A-to-Z Update Sjögren Syndrome: An A-to-Z Update
Take a whirlwind tour of the latest data on Sjogren syndrome, from pathogenesis to treatment. Medscape Rheumatology
- Sofosbuvir for Hepatitis C: Simpler, Shorter, Safer? Sofosbuvir for Hepatitis C: Simpler, Shorter, Safer?
New safer regimens for the treatment of hepatitis C are increasingly becoming available. Medscape Gastroenterology
- Ecstasy-Related ED Visits Hit New High Ecstasy-Related ED Visits Hit New High
Emergency department visits in youth related to MDMA use has increased by 128% in the past 6 years. Medscape Medical News
Monthly Prescribing Reference
- ADT + Docetaxel Improves Overall Survival in Prostate Cancer ADT + Docetaxel Improves Overall Survival in Prostate Cancer
Preliminary results from an NIH-supported clinical trial showed that men with hormone-sensitive metastatic prostate cancer who received docetaxel at the start of standard hormone therapy lived longer than patients who received hormone thera [...]
- CDC Reports on Vaccine Coverage Among Patients with Asthma CDC Reports on Vaccine Coverage Among Patients with Asthma
The CDC analyzed data from the 2010 and 2011 National Health Interview Survey to provide the first update of national vaccine coverage among noninstitutionalized patients with asthma since the new ACIP recommendations.
- CDC Reports on Impact of Assisted Reproductive Technology CDC Reports on Impact of Assisted Reproductive Technology
The CDC recently released a report documenting the rates and impact of assisted reproductive technology (ART) to multiples, twins, triplets, and higher order infants as well as low birthweight infants and preterm infants.
- Impax Launches Generic Solaraze Gel Impax Launches Generic Solaraze Gel
Impax announced the launch of Diclofenac Sodium Gel, 3%, the generic version of PharmaDerm's Solaraze Gel.
- ASH Issues Top 5 Choosing Wisely Recommendations ASH Issues Top 5 Choosing Wisely Recommendations
The American Society of Hematology (ASH) released a list of common hematology tests, treatments, and procedures that may be unnecessary as part of Choosing Wisely, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation.
- Palomar Health becomes the newest member of Mayo Clinic Care Network Palomar Health becomes the newest member of Mayo Clinic Care Network
Mayo Clinic today announced Palomar Health, the largest public health care district in California, as the newest member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. This agreement formalizes a unique relationship between the two institutions that will [...]
- Evidence reveals lack of public acceptance toward breast-feeding may influence hesitation Evidence reveals lack of public acceptance toward breast-feeding may influence hesitation
African-American mothers breast-feed their children at lower rates than Caucasian, Latina and Asian mothers. This difference often has been attributed to socio-demographic factors such as age, income, education and personal experience with [...]
- State highlights: Caremark to pay MassHealth $2.6M after not reimbursing claims; Ore. bill would force lawmakers on to state insurance exchange State highlights: Caremark to pay MassHealth $2.6M after not reimbursing claims; Ore. bill would force lawmakers on to state insurance exchange
A selection of health policy stories from Massachusetts, Oregon, Kansas and North Carolina.
- New studies offer hope to women who want to get sexual mojo back New studies offer hope to women who want to get sexual mojo back
For women, passing midlife can deal a blow to their sex drive. But two new studies just published online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society, offer hope to women who want to get their sexual mojo back.
- New research offers fresh insights to drug designers searching for better pain treatments New research offers fresh insights to drug designers searching for better pain treatments
In a technical tour de force, UC San Francisco scientists have determined, at near-atomic resolution, the structure of a protein that plays a central role in the perception of pain and heat.
- Is Your Hospital One of the Best Places to Work? Is Your Hospital One of the Best Places to Work?
November 14, 2013 - Individual nurses may be motivated by different things, but most will agree that a supportive work environment and opportunities for professional growth can go a long way toward improving job satisfaction. And there are [...]
- Where Will You Spend the Winter? Travel Nursing Options in California and Texas Where Will You Spend the Winter? Travel Nursing Options in California and Texas
November 4, 2013 - Are you looking to stay warm this winter or to experience the excitement of the holidays in a big city? Winter is a great time to start or continue travel nursing. In fact, some assignments are even offering bonuses fo [...]
- Magnet Conference Highlights “Magic” of Transformed Nursing Environments Magnet Conference Highlights “Magic” of Transformed Nursing Environments
October 18, 2013 - “The Magic of Magnet” was the theme of this year’s American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Annual Magnet Conference. It was a fitting theme for a convention that was held in Orlando, Fla., home to Walt Disney World. I [..
- The Breast Cancer Journey: Nurse and Patient Perspectives The Breast Cancer Journey: Nurse and Patient Perspectives
October 17, 2013 - In 2013, the American Cancer Society estimates that among U.S. women there will be more than 230,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 64,000 new cases of in situ breast cancer; in addition, more than 2,200 U.S. [...]
- Including the Patient in Change-of-Shift Handoffs Including the Patient in Change-of-Shift Handoffs
October 11, 2013 - Good communication among health care professionals is paramount when it comes to delivering excellent patient care, and research has shown that breakdowns in communication can lead to mistakes, and even adverse events. [...]
- University of Maryland nursing professor joins nursing excellence board University of Maryland nursing professor joins nursing excellence board
Barbara Resnick, RN, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, has been elected to the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence?s Board of Directors.
- Ceremony honors University of St. Francis alumni leaders Ceremony honors University of St. Francis alumni leaders
At a special awards ceremony on Nov. 2 at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill., five USF alumni were recognized for excellence in their fields and service to the community as well as to the university.
- Villanova University announces Diane L. and Robert F. Moritz Jr. Endowed Chair in Nursing Research Villanova University announces Diane L. and Robert F. Moritz Jr. Endowed Chair in Nursing Research
Professor Helene Moriarty, RN, PhD, is the inaugural appointee to the Villanova University College of Nursing?s first endowed faculty chair, which is named for its donors: The Diane L. and Robert F. Moritz Jr. Endowed Chair in Nursing Resea [...]
- Study: More frequent mammography screening improves prognosis Study: More frequent mammography screening improves prognosis
Patients who had more frequent screening mammography had a significantly lower rate of lymph node positivity compared with other women.
- CPR training lacking in communities that need it most CPR training lacking in communities that need it most
Counties with the lowest rates of CPR training were more likely to be rural and have a higher proportion of African-American and Hispanic residents.
- Nurse Anesthetists at a Glance Nurse Anesthetists at a Glance
Gone were the days when nurses used to rely on doctors’ orders alone, the nurses of today do not only perform simple tasks in clinical area, instead, their roles have expanded and they now may be able to perform procedures that were never t [...]
- Endotracheal Intubation Endotracheal Intubation
When it comes to emergency and life threatening situations, there are only three letters to be remembered. ABC’s. Nope, not the simple ABC we learned in preschool. It actually stands for airway, breathing and circulation, with airway as the [...]
- $1000 Writing Contest for Nurses $1000 Writing Contest for Nurses
Degree Story is hosting an awesome writing contest for nurses. They are looking for stories from nurses with every level of experience, including nursing school. Simply answer the question: What’s it really like to be a nurse? You can write [...]
- Nursing Theorists and Their Work Nursing Theorists and Their Work
We have often heard about them. We have spent hours and hours trying to memorize their concepts for exams. For numerous times, we have been grilled by Clinical Instructors on their importance and the need to understand them. But have we rea [...]
- Isolation and Standard Precautions Isolation and Standard Precautions
Standard precautions, previously called as universal precautions, are a set of basic infection prevention practices that tend to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases from one person to another and should always be practiced when [...]
- Chancellor signals further public sector pay restraint Chancellor signals further public sector pay restraint
The chancellor today used his Autumn Statement to warn of public sector pay restraint beyond 2015.
- New NHS workforce plan put on hold amid budget talks New NHS workforce plan put on hold amid budget talks
The publication of the first national plan for the health workforce has been delayed by Health Education England, as discussions with the Department of Health over its budget allocation continue.
- Judge intervenes in case of former Mid Staffs nurse chief Judge intervenes in case of former Mid Staffs nurse chief
A High Court judge has granted a last minute injunction to stop former Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust chief nurse Jan Harry from leaving the Nursing and Midwifery Council register.
- Over 15% of over 75s readmitted within a month of discharge Over 15% of over 75s readmitted within a month of discharge
A lack of support for older people after they have been in hospital leaves them vulnerable to readmission, new research has found.
- UK cancer survival lower than average UK cancer survival lower than average
Survival rates for nine out of 10 common cancers are lower than the European average in the UK, despite rapid improvements in diagnosis and treatment since the end of the 1990s, a major study has shown.
Royal College of Nursing
- Pension changes will cause uncertainty, RCN warns Pension changes will cause uncertainty, RCN warns
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today expressed concern over the announcement that the rise of the state pension age to 68 would be brought forward.
- RCN welcomes rise in flu vaccines among frontline staff RCN welcomes rise in flu vaccines among frontline staff
Almost a third more frontline NHS staff have had the flu vaccination this year, according to Public Health England.
- RCN support following Glasgow helicopter crash tragedy RCN support following Glasgow helicopter crash tragedy
Royal College of Nursing members and staff have expressed sympathy and support for everyone affected by the tragic helicopter crash that took place in Glasgow.
- RCN celebrates BME Pioneers RCN celebrates BME Pioneers
The Royal College of Nursing today congratulated its Deputy President, Cecilia Anim, and diversity co-ordinators Wendy Irwin and Maxine Hurley, on their positions on the prestigious Health Service Journal list of BME Pioneers.
- Dementia report 'a positive step' - RCN Dementia report 'a positive step' - RCN
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today called the Governments publication of a state of the nation report on dementia care in England a step in the right direction, but added that there was still much to be done.