Zinc may reduce pneumonia risk in nursing home elderly
... BOSTON When elderly nursing
home residents contract pneumonia, it is a blow ... data, it appears that daily zinc intake can help nursing
home residents who are susceptible to pneumonia, ... Vitamin E in preventing respiratory infections in nursing
home residents ages 65 and older. The study ...
NIH stimulus funding supports Emory biomedical scientists
... and undergraduate students and teachers. For example, Emory undergraduate nursing
student Adam Houck is working with Emory nursing
professor Sandra Dunbar. Their project tests whether involving family ...
Laboring without the labor bed: It's a good thing
... standard labour bed.
Led by Dr. Ellen Hodnett, Bloomberg Faculty of nursing
professor and Heather M. Reisman Chair in Perinatal nursing
Research at the University of Toronto, PLACE included 62 women at two ...
A young brain for an old bee
... the scientists artificially forced a subset of these foragers to revert to nursing
tasks, they discovered that they learning performance improved again, ... all of the nurse bees of a colony, some of the foragers will revert to nursing
behaviour and their brains become 'young' again. We thus hope to study the ...
MCG researcher among first to receive NIH stimulus funding
... Dr. Beth NeSmith, assistant professor of physiological and technological nursing
in the MCG School of nursing
and the grant's principal investigator.
The National Institute on Drug ...
GSA congratulates 2008 award winners
... discipline in the social sciences.
The Doris Schwartz Gerontological nursing
Presented to Barbara Resnick, PhD , University of ... in recognition of outstanding and sustained contribution to geriatric nursing
Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award
Presented to ...
HJF nursing specialist wins prestigious Celina Field Cargiver Award
... Rockville, Md. (Nov. 06, 2008)Christine M. Rupprecht, MSN, RN, nursing
specialist for the Army's Regional Anesthesia & Pain Management Initiative ... leader within our organization. Pain physicians can make plans but pain nursing
makes those plans work for patients and families. Christine is the ...
UD named a regional research participant in National Childrens Study
... researchers from UD's Center for Disabilities Studies, the School of nursing
and the Department of Individual and Family Studies, in partnership with ... and state policy decisions, said Bethany Hall-Long, associate professor of nursing
in UD's College of Health Sciences and the Delaware study center's ...
New research seeks to enhance quality and security of wireless telemedicine
... security of the system and promote the implementation of the technology in nursing
homes and adult care facilities across the country.
This research will ... of RITs Department of Computer Engineering.
The United States growing nursing
home and long-term care populations are putting a severe strain on the ...
LSUHSC research helps link schizophrenia to specific DNA region
... where key genes for immune function are located. The LSUHSC research team was led by Nancy Buccola, APRN, PMH CNS-BC, Assistant Professor of Clinical nursing
at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, who also coordinated the ten clinical sites. The work, Common variants on chromosome 6p22.1 are associated ...
Newly discovered reactions from an old drug may lead to new antibiotics
... lead to a spectrum of illnesses ranging from severe diarrhea to colitis, which can cause death. It's a life-threatening problem in hospitals and nursing
homes worldwide, and the number of cases is on the rise. There are an estimated 500,000 cases per year in the United States alone. Between 15,000 to ...
Study finds link between hot flashes and lower bone density in women
... FUNDING: The National Institute on Aging, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of nursing
Research, and the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health supported this study.
Health choices predict cancer survival, U-M study finds
... health habits a person has at diagnosis play a major role in his or her survival," says study author Sonia Duffy, Ph.D., R.N., associate professor of nursing
at the U-M School of Nursing, research assistant professor of otolaryngology at the U-M Medical School, and research scientist at the VA Ann Arbor ...
Living long, living well
... presentations will address topics that range from the impact of hearing loss on cognitive abilities and the complex role of DNA in aging, to why nursing
homes need to change the conventional model of care. There will also be time for questions after each presentation, and posters will graphically ...
Fireflies and jellyfish help illuminate quest for cause of infertility
The technique will help scientists track the production of the hormone prolactin, which is crucial in ensuring supplies of breast milk in nursing
mothers but can be overproduced by some pituitary tumours, causing infertility.
Prolactin has been linked to more than 300 biological functions. ...
Synthesizing the most natural of all skin creams
... natural source of the sort of fat molecules needed is lanolin, the oil found in sheep's wool, which is currently used as a skin treatment by some nursing
mothers. The team isolated the fats which were the closest match to the measurements they had of VC, and used them to create a synthetic solution ...
After a few drinks, older adults more impaired than they think
... at the Stanford University School of Medicine. "We usually hear about the deaths; we seldom hear about the serious accidents that put people into nursing
homes and hospitals for the rest of their lives."
More than half of adults older than 55 drink socially, according to a 2008 report from the ...
Flowering plants speed post-surgery recovery
... aspect of their rooms (91%).
The study suggests that potted plants offer the most benefit, as opposed to cut flowers, because of their longevity. nursing
staff reported that as patients recovered, they began to show interaction with the plants, including watering, pruning, and moving them for a better ...
Vitamin D deficiency in infants and nursing mothers carries long-term disease risks
Vitamin D deficiency is common across populations and particularly among people with darker skin. Nutritional rickets among nursing
infants whose mothers have insufficient levels of vitamin D is an increasingly common, yet preventable disorder.
Carol Wagner, MD, Sarah Taylor, ...
17th Annual Congress on Women's Health convenes
... AMA PRA Category 1 credits, 23.5 ANCC credits, and 19.00 AAFP credits, sponsored by The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM). The Pharmacology nursing
Hours accreditation is pending approval for continuing education and pharmacology credit, as appropriate, by the American Academy of Nurse ...
Resilience in an aging society: GSA showcases cutting-edge meeting topics
... topics relevant to today's older Americans. Among these subjects are anti-aging medicine, emergency preparedness, driving and transportation issues, nursing
home culture change, minority issues, and aging around the globe.
The complimentary media registration allows access to all sessions (with the ...
'Color My Pyramid' nutrition education program battles obesity in DC schools
... for diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. However, Pawloskiwho led the study along with Jean Burley Moore, professor and assistant dean of nursing
research development in the College of Health and Human Servicesfeels confident that childhood obesity can be overcome through education and parental ...
Geisinger piloting innovative laboratory specimen processing instrument
... performs more than 400,000 tests a year for three Geisinger hospitals, 40 Geisinger community practice sites and non-affiliated hospitals, prisons, nursing
homes, and physicians' offices.
"In addition to our clinical work for Geisinger, we also conduct specialty microbiology testing for regional ...
Likely cause of postpartum blues and depression identified
... He notes that while serotonin reuptake inhibitors, commonly used for depression, work well in these women, transferring the drug to the baby during nursing
can be problematic.
But there's more. In more serious postpartum depression, polymorphisms or variations of the serotonin transporter gene which ...
Case Western Reserve University study looks at keeping migrant workers' children healthy
... launched by the National Institute of Health-funded Center of Excellence Self-Management Advancement through Research and Translation (SMART) at the nursing
school, which was established to find ways to help people self-manage their own health care.
Kilanowski plans to take the data and develop ...
Ante-partum bed rest moms get active in Case Western Reserve University study
... University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.
"Putting people in bed is not a benign kind of thing," says Judith Maloni, a professor of nursing
at the Bolton School. She has been studying the effects of bed rest for nearly two decades and aerospace research studies conducted by NASA have ...
Researchers analyze how new anti-MRSA abtibiotics function
... to the human host.
By the 1980s and 1990s, MRSA had become a serious clinical problem, dreaded by clinicians in health care facilities, prisons and nursing
homes. Of late, a new variant of community onset of antibiotic-resistant staph infections emerged outside of institutions.
"For the past 50 or 60 ...
Foods high in conjugated linoleic acids can enrich breast milk
... linoleic acid is a group of fatty acids with possible health benefits, including anticancer and antioxidant effects.
In the study, seven nursing
mothers ate cookies made with CLA-enriched butter or with regular butter. The women then pumped samples of their breast milk every four to six hours ...
NYU Langone Medical Center's tip sheet to the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2008
... mutation in a familial form of the disease. They also developed the first successful intervention program to reduce the need for placing patients in nursing
homes and alleviate caregivers' depression.
At the 2008 ICAD meeting, NYU Langone Medical Center researchers are presenting a wide range of ...
Scientists suspect omega-3 fatty acids could slow acute wound healing
... omega-3 fatty acids in the blood.
"That finding was hard to explain," said Jodi McDaniel, lead author of the study and an assistant professor of nursing
at Ohio State University. "These proteins may have other functions that we don't yet fully understand. And our results also suggested there could be ...
CAPHOSOL relieves oral mucositis and improves quality-of-life in cancer patients
... separate presentations, one today in an oral podium presentation and one tomorrow as a poster session, at the 33rd Annual Congress of the Oncology nursing
Society (ONS). These data confirm that CAPHOSOL is a useful tool to help oncology nurses and other healthcare professionals in the management of OM ...
Vitamin D in brain function
... that supplementation, which is both inexpensive and prudent, is warranted for groups whose vitamin D status is exceptionally low, particularly nursing
infants, the elderly, and African Americans (e.g., see (3)).
This review is the fourth in a series by McCann & Ames that critically evaluate ...
Researchers to develop ocean sanctuary 'noise budget' to evaluate potential impact on marine mammals
... of the Sanctuary and were redeployed March 7 in the southwest corner, where endangered Northern right whales are congregating. The area is a primary nursing
and feeding ground for the whales in the spring.
Ten similar buoys were used successfully in the Sanctuary in 2006 during a one-year pilot project ...
Honeybee researcher to unravel properties governing lifespan with support from Norway
... and fats which likely have positive effects on survival.
Next, Amdam will study how the dual effects of brood, that is the physiological load of nursing
the larvae and exposure to brood pheromones, translate into levels of individual gene- and protein expression, storage dynamics of tissues, and at ...
Typical North American diet is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids
... women. More research is needed to identify recommended daily amounts of omega 3 fatty acids.
For better health, its important for pregnant and nursing
mums and all of us to eat a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, eggs, and fish while minimizing consumption of processed and ...
Hungry mothers risk addiction in their adult children
... average daily food consumption dropped to below 1000 calories. The normal daily intake is 2300 calories for women and 2900 for men. Pregnant and nursing
mothers were at first entitled to supplementary rations but at the peak of the emergency the extra rations could no longer be sustained. 22000 ...
Pennsylvania Hospital recognized for excellence in bariatric surgery
... and our institutional commitment to quality programs and services, says Robert Haffey, RN, MBA, Vice President of Clinical Services and Chief nursing
Officer. In a growing market and increased options in bariatric surgery, the ASMBS Center of Excellence distinction sets Pennsylvania Hospital ....
Selective restraints and reduced medication could reduce nursing home falls says 4-year study
... Selectively restraining elderly residents and giving them fewer sleeping pills could significantly reduce falls, according to a survey of 21 nursing
home units published in the January issue of Journal of Clinical Nursing.
The four-year study, led by the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, analysed ...
Titanium Group Announces Biometric Contract with One of the Most Active Clinics in Hong Kong
... of market potential for our products in the
region," said Billy Tang, COO of Titanium Group Ltd.
The Clinic provides primary health care services, nursing
dispensary and laboratory services, health education and promotion, and TCM
service. Over 20,000 full time students, staff and their ...
Stevens Health, Technology, and Society roundtable: Oct. 31
... will discuss the role of mobile information system platforms, portable spirometry, web-based specialist networks, smoking cessation efforts, nursing
home and home care organization support, nutrition and exercise, and other related factors.
Approximately 20 million Americans have been diagnosed ...