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Breast feeding can alter hormones

...re absorbent pads in their armpits and under their nursing bras.Volunteers were then asked to rub the pads under their noses four times a day for two to three months. The results showed that the length of women's menstrual cycles moved towards extremes after taking in the pheromones - short cycles became si...

Nurses save more lives

...ly to intensify worries about the nation's growing nursing shortage.``Will we see more of these adverse outco...ral medical and surgical patients who got the most nursing care with the 20 percent who got the least. They broke down the nursing care by the number of hours ...

The issue of urinary incontinence

...n said that if you walked into a geriatric ward or nursing home in the 1985's,// you would have been struck repelled even by the smell. Urinary incontinence is common among the very old, but it has not been a popular subject for medical research. Anyhow, much progress has been made and, in fact, an old peopl...

Errors in medication

...y five medication doses delivered in hospitals and nursing homes may be in error. The problem occurs regardle...ed during a one- to four-day period on high volume nursing units. The investigators found nearly 25 percent of the doses were in error. The most common errors ...

Babies Should Get Vitamin D Supplement

...ng about skin cancer. Numerous studies have linked nursing to a host of health benefits, such as higher IQ an...olve the problem, for the amount needed to satisfy nursing infants is "close to the toxic level" in mothers....

Benefits of Vitamin Supplements Unclear

...vitamins and especially important for pregnant and nursing women and people with specific illnesses. However, the benefits of vitamin supplements in the general population remain uncertain....

Depression a cause for Death in Elderly

...community and not in assisted-living facilities or nursing homes. The study, involved 250 participants in a ...volves people living in the community and not in a nursing home environment. They deal with different problems. The researchers say, “They [living in community...

Senate assures ban on smoking

...ions of the ban, smoking would still be allowed in nursing homes, though it would be confined to specially de...d the policy's flaws. "If you're an employee of a nursing home, you can still be exposed to smoke every day," said Senator Richard R. Tisei, Republican of Wak...

Depression Found To Be A Major Cause for Death in Elderly

...community and not in assisted-living facilities or nursing homes found that // depression and its symptoms ha...volves people living in the community and not in a nursing home environment. They deal with different problems. The researchers say, “They [living in community...

Depression A Cause for Death in Elderly

...community and not in assisted-living facilities or nursing homes found that // depression and its symptoms ha...volves people living in the community and not in a nursing home environment. They deal with different problems. The researchers say, “They [living in community...

The Counter Effect Of Alzheimer's Drug

... findings of a recent study .// For the study 80 nursing home patients were observed . Twenty-six of the patients received quetiapine (an antipsychotic also known as Seroquel), 25 received rivastigmine (a cholinesterase inhibitor also known as Exelon), and 29 received a placebo. Patients were monitored for...

Calcium-Vitamin D Combo For Reduced Fracture Risk

...at this result is limited to aged people living in nursing homes or other institutions. “Frail older people... of this review apply only to patients who live in nursing homes or residential care facilities. “It remains unclear whether the results can be generalized to ...

Patients Are Given Catheter Longer Than Necessary

... study says that a simple reminder note put by the nursing staff for the doctors might solve this problem. Research showed that about 25 percent of hospital patients at any given time have urinary catheters — and a substantial proportion of patients have them much longer than they really need them. An estim...

Lasik surgery effective in correcting vision

...glaucoma. (b) Under 18 years old (c) Pregnant and nursing (d) Using steroid drugs (e) Suffering from autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Sjogresis syndrome etc. Before the lasik procedure you have to undergo eye examination including refraction of your eyes, corneal topography, pachymetr...

Gene Variation Associated With Better Mobility For Older Individuals

...culty in walking are at nearly 4 times the risk of nursing home placement and 3 times the risk of death over 2 years compared with those reporting no difficulty. In older adults, more physical activity is consistently associated with less functional decline. Despite exercise’s general benefit, individual re...

Donated Mothers Milk To Hit The Market

...ra calories. The milk will be collected by donor nursing mothers at a network of hospitals around the US, b... eventually entice mothers to sell milk instead of nursing their own babies. "I'm very concerned about mothers not giving their babies the benefit of their o...

Researchers Present Ways To Reduce The Risk Of Dementia

...e in later life has implications for the future of nursing homes, controlling health care costs and reducing the care-giving burden. More effective prevention would also help guarantee better well-being in later years. Researchers have explored numerous modifiable factors and preventive strategies that may...

Researchers Feel The Need For Standards Of Practice In Immunoglobulin Therapy

... the authors of the article. The infusion therapy nursing specialists who authored the Journal of Infusion Nursing article, titled, "Developing Practice Guidelines for the Administration of Intravenous Immunoglobulin," offer an in-depth examination of all aspects of IVIG treatment, including the benefits an...

Gene Decides How Much Exercise In Needed For The Elderly People

...ficulties are at four times the risk of entering a nursing home and three times the risk of dying over a two-year period compared with those reporting no difficulty. The same ACE gene combination associated with better function in exercising older adults has been associated with superior muscle strength and...

Latest Research Shows That Multivitamins Might Not Prevent Infections In All Elderly

...en taking vitamin E supplements, elderly people in nursing homes were 20 per cent less likely to get a cold and also had fewer colds over the study period than a placebo group. Although some trials have shown that other supplements, especially of trace elements, have reduced infections in older people in car...

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