Researchers explore use of potentially inappropriate medications among frail nursing home residents
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 Researchers explore use of potentially inappropriate medications among frail nursing home residentsResearchers explore use of potentially inappropriate medications among frail nursing home residents
 
Medical experts know that older adults who have dementia or other mental health concerns that impact thinking or decision making should avoid certain "potentially inappropriate medications" (PIMs).
 
 
 Apathy linked to increased risk of death in nursing home patientsApathy linked to increased risk of death in nursing home patients
 
In a study of nursing home patients, apathy was linked with an increased risk of dying over a 4-month period, even after controlling for depression. The study also found that apathy was present in half of nursing home patients.
 
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A study published online in The FASEB Journal delves into the mystifying fact that wounds in your mouth heal faster and more efficiently than wounds elsewhere.
 
   Mental health nurses subjected to humiliating personal remarks report higher levels of angerMental health nurses subjected to humiliating personal remarks report higher levels of anger
 
Exposure to targeted, personal and verbal aggression by patients can adversely affect mental health nurses decision-making regarding physical restraint, new research published in the world's leading nursing research journal reveals.
 
   University of Rhode Island professor leads team expanding clinical practice guidelines for neck painUniversity of Rhode Island professor leads team expanding clinical practice guidelines for neck pain
 
A professor at the University of Rhode Island led an international team of experts who spent several years revising and expanding clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of neck pain.
 
 Water Birth Safety
 
Water Birth SafetyThere are other conditions as well which must be followed to ensure that a water birth is safe for both mother and infant. The question of a safe birth in water is a vexed one, with American paediatricians and obstetricians pitting their opposition to birth in water to the widespread endorsement of water birth as a safe alternative to land birth in most of Europe.
 
 
 New clinical trial examines potential role of drug combination therapy to eliminate LAM cells
 
New clinical trial examines potential role of drug combination therapy to eliminate LAM cellsResearchers at the University of Cincinnati begin a new clinical trial this fall, examining the potential role of a drug combination therapy to eliminate lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) cells.
 
 
 Hospitals slashed use of two heart drugs after huge price hikes
 
Even before media reports and a congressional hearing vilified Valeant Pharmaceuticals International for raising prices on a pair of lifesaving heart drugs, Dr. Umesh Khot knew something was very wrong.
 
 
 Study finds increase in hospital admission of older adults many weeks after natural disaster
 
Study finds increase in hospital admission of older adults many weeks after natural disasterOlder adults may still be checking into hospitals for weeks after a natural disaster, past the expected three days of anticipated injuries and health issues, a new University of Michigan study shows.
 
 
 Study: Media portrayals of pregnant, postpartum women tend to be unrealistic
 
Study: Media portrayals of pregnant, postpartum women tend to be unrealisticWhether it's a pregnant character on a TV show or a photo spread heralding a celebrity's rapid recovery of her pre-pregnancy physique, media portrayals of pregnant and postpartum women tend to be unrealistic, women said in a new study.
 
 
 Early Start Denver Model for young children with autism results in cost savings
 
Early Start Denver Model for young children with autism results in cost savingsOne in every 68 children in the United States has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a neuro-developmental disorder that results in difficulty socializing and communicating needs and desires, and often is accompanied by restricted interests or activities.
 
 
 Computer analysis of oxygen levels overnight may be easy, reliable way to detect pediatric sleep apnea
 
Computer analysis of oxygen levels overnight may be easy, reliable way to detect pediatric sleep apneaComputer analysis of oxygen levels in the blood during sleep could – by itself – provide an easy, relatively inexpensive and sufficiently reliable way to determine which children who snore habitually could benefit from a diagnosis and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.
 
 
 Genetic testing benefits youngest epilepsy patients, study finds
 
Genetic testing benefits youngest epilepsy patients, study findsBecause of genetic testing, Orion Maynard's parents knew the cause of his epilepsy weeks after he was born.
 
 
 New study shows how gut microbes can prevent severe flu infections in mice
 
New study shows how gut microbes can prevent severe flu infections in miceMicrobes that live in the gut don't just digest food. They also have far-reaching effects on the immune system.
 
 
 Mice study reveals how natural killer cells in the placenta can cause miscarriages
 
Mice study reveals how natural killer cells in the placenta can cause miscarriagesResearchers at St. Michael's Hospital have identified how natural killer cells in the mouse placenta can cause a fetus to fail to grow in the womb or cause miscarriages.
 
 
 Wireless remote monitoring: the future for patients with atrial fibrillation?
 
Wireless remote monitoring: the future for patients with atrial fibrillation?Peerbridge Health has the vision to remove all wires associated with monitoring patients. For example, typically, electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring systems have a multitude of wires. They started building a wireless ECG monitoring system called the Peerbridge Cor™ to improve ECG monitoring from the ground up.