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He Treated The Very First Ebola Cases 40 Years Ago. Then He Watched The World Forget.
This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. KINSHASA, Congo ― In early 2014, few people worried that the Ebola virus, which is up to 90 percent fatal, would pose a global threat. So the World Health Organization sent shockwaves around the world when it announced that Ebola was spreading out of control in West Africa. Before the epidemic was over two years later, it had killed thousands of people. They died in terrifying and painful ways, often passing the disease on to family members before and even after death....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Essential guide to helping the wounded
The very first thing you should do is make sure you're not putting yourself in danger, says Emma Hammett, a former A&E nurse and founder of First Aid for Life. Then call 999 when it is safe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Talks on End - of - Life Wishes End in Confusion, Study Shows
Just 3 out of 10 accurately understood what their loved one wanted (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - March 24, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Nursing, Psychiatry, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Facial injuries are common in U.S. nursing home residents
More than 20,000 people living in U.S. nursing homes experienced serious injuries to the face last year, mainly from falling and hitting hard surfaces or while getting in and out of bed, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Foam soap may not measure up to liquid soap
Foam soaps are increasingly replacing traditional liquid soaps in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, the food industry and other public spaces, but the trend may carry a risk, a small study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The New Old Age: With Age Comes a Mouthful of Trouble
Dental problems are epidemic among older people. Experts are scrambling to address them in a variety of ways. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Teeth and Dentistry Preventive Medicine Elderly Nursing Homes Source Type: news

Nurse accused of killing seniors tended to them 'just prior to their deaths,' police allege
Nursing home patient records show former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer, accused of killing eight seniors in southwestern Ontario, tended to them "at or just prior to the time of their deaths," according to police allegations filed in court last fall but kept confidential until today. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Novant Health nurses: Here's what we discussed at Trump's health care panel
The Republicans' attempt to overhaul the U.S. health care system is in turmoil as the proposed bill continues to divide the party ahead of today ’s scheduled vote in the House of Representatives. The White House and GOP leaders have spent the last few days urging Republican holdouts to vote for the plan, which would replace the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”). The bill, known as the American Health Care Act(“Trumpcare”), has ga rnered opposition from members of both parties. It’s unclear… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Cuomo: WNY hospitals, nursing homes could see nearly $100M in Medicaid cuts
Hospitals and nursing homes in Western New York could lose nearly $100 million in funds if a federal health care repeal is passed, according to an analysis by the state Department of Health. The analysis offered specific dollar amounts that could be cut at each facility in the two Congressional districts that cover the Buffalo region and parts of Rochester. Congress is slated to vote Thursday night on a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with the American Health Ca re Act, along… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

ARS adding clinics, prescribers to meet opioid treatment demand
Accessible Recovery Services, a Pittsburgh-based network of a dozen medically assisted opioid treatment clinics across the state, said it plans to add six more sites and dozens of "extenders" — nurse practitioners and physician assistants able to prescribe drugs like buprenorphine — in the next three to four months to meet demand. Dr. Frank Kunkel, president and CEO of ARS, said the clinics serve roughly 7,000 patients per year, providing access to drugs like suboxone and buprenorph ine, opioids… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lydia Nuzum Source Type: news

Level of hospice care equal across types of facilities
A study found only slight differences in the intensity of hospice services between nursing homes, assisted living centers and in-home care. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Climate friendly asthma inhaler swap encouraged
Nurses and other clinicians should consider swapping asthma patients onto more environmentally friendly types of inhaler, where it is safe to do so, says a professional body. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN backs call for ringfenced child palliative care funds
All elements of children ’s palliative care should be eligible for ring-fenced state funding, according to a charity. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Pioneering sepsis training rolled out across hospital
A pioneering and potentially life-saving project to give nurses and other staff the skills to spot the first signs of sepsis has now been rolled out across all wards at a Midlands hospital. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

These 3 Superbugs Pose The Greatest Risk To Human Health
The World Health Organization is issuing a warning about a group of deadly bacteria: Recently, the WHO released its first-ever list of “priority pathogens,” a list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that the organization says pose the greatest threat to human health. The list is divided into three categories: critical-, high- and medium-priority. Three pathogens made it into the critical-priority group. These bacteria are resistant to multiple antibiotics and pose a high risk to people in hospitals and nursing homes, the WHO says. Multidrug-resistant bacteria, sometimes called “superbugs,” are a ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Meaningful Ways to Cope With Patient Death Meaningful Ways to Cope With Patient Death
Medscape ' s nurse readers share their thoughts about what rituals they find meaningful after a patient dies.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Article Source Type: news

Thousands of patients warned of heart surgery infection risk
The body NHS England is writing to thousands of patients who have had open heart surgery to warn them they may be at risk of an infection that has killed 15 people. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurse already carrying the endoscopy workload burden
Nurses working in the field of endoscopy carry out a disproportionate amount of work compared with medical colleagues, a report has indicated. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Making Science Work: Current and Future PrEP Use
March 23, 2017 2-3pm ET. This series is intended for nurses and other members of the healthcare team, so that they may better educate patients and provide referrals to PrEP experts. (Association of Nurses in AIDS Care) (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - March 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Kenya: Striking Nurses Sacked
[Nation] Tharaka-Nithi Governor Samuel Ragwa has dismissed 361 nurses who have been on strike for the last 45 days demanding promotion, nursing service allowance and remittance of various statutory deductions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Midwives welcome record low in teenage pregnancies
The number of teenage pregnancies has fallen to a new low in England and Wales, according to the latest available national figures. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Clinical Nurse Specialist in Endocrinology - University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Job reference: 304-A-17-32566Salary:£26,302 -£35,225This excellent opportunity is open to experienced registered nurses with at least 5 years’ experience in acute care setting. Candidates with experience in endocrinology are highly encouraged to consider this post.The successful candidate will join a team of experienced specialist nurses in a tertiary Endocrine referral centre and will be given full structured training and supervision to develop his/her skills in Endocrinology.The department has close links with the University of Birmingham, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Birming...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

‘Chatbot’ launched to provide online breastfeeding support
Public Health England has launched a new online “breastfeeding friend chatbot” designed to support and encourage new mothers to keep breastfeeding. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

500 workers at Faulkner Hospital vote to join union
The 500 service workers at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital voted to unionize this week, bringing administrative, housekeeping, medical interpreters and food service workers into the growing health care union. It's the latest hospital in the Partners HealthCare network in which employees have joined the 1199SEIU. Over 40 workers at Brockton Visiting Nurses Association joined 1199SEIU in October 2016, and 80 technical workers at Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer joined the union earlier… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Tackling a Decade of Change
There has never been a more exciting time to be in the pharmaceutical industry – if you like change, that is. While change is a constant in business, pharma has experienced unprecedented levels over the past decade, says Alistair Grenfell, President, North Europe, Middle East and Africa, at QuintilesIMS.“At a time when we are seeing a huge amount of innovation in our science and our pipeline – creating great excitement among the healthcare community – we need to acknowledge that our world has changed,” says Grenfell. “If you wind the clock back to 2005 and look at the top 10 selling medic ines, only one was a s...
Source: EyeForPharma - March 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hugh Gosling Source Type: news

Study compares hospice care in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and patient homes
(Indiana University) A new study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute has found only minimal differences in the intensity of hospice services provided in nursing homes as compared to hospice services provided to patients in assisted living facilities or their homes. However the mix of services did vary by site type. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Survey may reduce rates of malnutrition in hospitals
(University of Waterloo) University of Waterloo researchers have created a tool aimed at decreasing the rate of malnutrition in hospitals.The tool, known as the Mealtime Audit Tool (MAT), will help dietitians, doctors and nurses identify why a third of patients in acute care settings don't eat the food on their trays. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 23, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Overcoming workplace barriers to breastfeeding -- review and recommendations in The Nurse Practitioner
(Wolters Kluwer Health) For mothers of new infants, going back to work may pose a number of obstacles to continued breastfeeding. Workplace policies affecting the ability to breastfeed -- and the role of nurse practitioners (NPs) in helping to overcome those obstacles -- are the topic of a special article in The Nurse Practitioner, published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Reduced risk of pressure injuries at hospitals with nurses certified in wound, ostomy, and continence care
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Hospitals that employ nurses who have specialty certification in wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) care have lower rates of hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs), reports a study in the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing. Official journal of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN ® ) Society, the Journal of WOCN ® is published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Community champions: Collaborating with communities strengthens nursing and leadership skills
(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) Service learning is a pedagogical approach that has proven valuable in helping undergraduate nursing students better understand specific needs of diverse populations and gives them opportunities to apply their knowledge to meet those needs. The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing has provided its students with dynamic service learning opportunities since 2014 though a unique student-established program called Community Champions, featured in a recent article published online in the Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Hyattsville Furniture Store Helps PGFD Medics Improve Living Conditions for Patient
The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department continues their innovative approach in assisting citizens with their healthcare needs. The program, titled Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH), focuses on linking our residents with available healthcare agencies throughout the county and region.  Through the utilization of community based paramedics and nurses, the program brings healthcare providers to a citizens home to assess and coordinate their health needs.  Based on the complexities of the current healthcare system, many citizens utilize the 911 system as their primary means of healthcare. This innovative app...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark Brady, PIO, Prince George ’s County Fire and EMS Tags: News Mobile Integrated Healthcare Source Type: news

'Role model' nurses inspire cancer survivor
A woman who survived cancer as a girl has been inspired to take up nursing. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video Highlights The Kind Of Breastfeeding Shaming We Don't Really Talk About
Photographer Megan Soto knows the shaming that nursing mothers often face. She has a 6-year-old, 3-year-old and 22-month-old and has dealt with negative experiences during her breastfeeding journey. This year, Soto channeled her struggles into a creative project. On March 15, she posted a powerful video called “The Shame of the Nursing Mother.” “After being shut out of holiday dinners because of my breastfeeding, I asked nursing moms in my town to share with me instances when their families made them feel bad for breastfeeding,” Soto told The Huffington Post. Fifty-four moms responded to the callout...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ban on agency shifts at other trusts comes in from April
New rules banning permanent NHS staff from doing agency shifts at other trusts are to come in force from April, sparking criticism from nurses. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New hearing date for nurse ‘who pretended to be surgeon’
A  nurse accused of pretending he was a top surgeon is to appear before the Nursing and Midwifery Council later this year, Nursing Times has learnt, following delays to the case. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Concerns raised about ‘misleading’ nursing diploma course
Nursing academics and regulators have raised serious concerns about a “nursing diploma” course offered online that appears to suggest you can gain a nursing qualification for just £19 with a total of 30 hours’ work. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS failing to achieve children's mental health goals
Most NHS clinical commissioning groups are not achieving key goals for improving children ’s mental health services, according to a new report. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Accurate BMI checks for ethnic children for first time
Adjusted body mass index values that, for the first time, accurately reflect the physical makeup of UK children from ethnic minorities have been drawn up by researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Helping Cancer Caregivers Help Themselves
Loved ones must find time to address their own needs in order help others, social workers advise (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - March 22, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Health Education England plans further cut to CPD funding
National funding for post-registration training for nurses is to be cut again this year, according to draft budget plans drawn up by government arm ’s length body Health Education England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New study refutes theory on higher weekend surgery risk
The day of the week does not affect the survival chances of people undergoing emergency surgery, according to latest UK research, contrary to theories of the “weekend effect”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nobel Prize winner installed as Chancellor of the University of Bristol
Sir Paul Nurse, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist and former President of the Royal Society, will today [22 March] be installed as Chancellor of the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Staff notices, Student notices, Alumni, Public engagement; Press Release Source Type: news

6 Ways Seniors Lose Out Under Trump's Budget
Being charged higher premiums for health insurance or possibly not being able to access affordable health coverage at all if you are in your early 50s to mid 60s is just the tip of the iceberg of what older people can expect from President Donald Trump’s proposed health care agenda.  The Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act is a sucker punch to the gut for this vulnerable and hard-to-insure age group, especially because it will no longer require big companies to provide a group plan and will raise the ceiling on how much older workers can be charged. But Trump’s budget anno...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Mobile Technology Is Transforming Lives in Rural India
March 21, 2017Women health workers in rural India  are using a mobile app to educate pregnant women about maternal and neonatal danger signs.This post originally appeared inTechCrunch.Deep in a rural village in India outside the city of Jhansi, children play on dirt roads where goats and cows roam. The humble and colorful homes have mud floors, and women collect drinking water from wells.All the sights and sounds are quintessential aspects of the region, with the exception of one feature —the use of smartphones to save lives. In this village, women healthcare workers, known as accredited social health activists (ASHAs)...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Inside The Misunderstood World Of Adult Baby Diaper Lovers
Sex Heroes is an ongoing HuffPost Q&A series by Voices Editorial Director Noah Michelson that explores the lives and experiences of individuals who are challenging, and thereby changing, mainstream culture’s understanding of sex and sexuality.  Tykables, the only brick and mortar storefront in the United States dedicated to adult baby diaper lovers (ABDL), is located in Mount Prospect, a suburb of Chicago. Its customers, John-Michael Williams, the store's owner says, include those ABDL who have a fetish or sexual interest in dressing like or pretending to be a baby; people who have a medical need for adult d...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surprise Hospital Inspections Are Linked To Lower Death Rates
This study highlights that there is potential for us to learn what is going on during those weeks that is associated with better patient outcomes,” Arora added. “The question is whether it is due to a concerted effort on the part of the hospitals to follow safe practices or whether there is something else going on.”   SOURCE: http://bit.ly/2mIpxx2 JAMA Internal Medicine, online March 20, 2017. function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gritty Film Is Boosting Sex Trafficking Awareness, Says Director Gritty Film Is Boosting Sex Trafficking Awareness, Says Director
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Changing the System for Complex Patients: Nursing Innovation in Action
March 28, 2017 11am ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

IV safety valve dev Linear Health wins GCMI accelerator grant
Medical device accelerator the Global Center for Medical Innovation has issued its 1st grant to Linear Health Sciences, developer of the Orchid safety release valve designed to prevent dislodgment of IVs. The Oklahoma City-based company said it is developing safety release valves for a variety of medical tubing. It’s 1st product, the Orchid SRV, is designed to prevent unwanted dislodgements of IVs to reduce the potential for infections, infiltrations and phlebitis, as well as improving IV integrity and customer satisfaction. “Our acceptance into the Medtech Accelerator program is tremendously validating for the...
Source: Mass Device - March 21, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Global Center for Medical Innovation Linear Health Sciences Source Type: news

South Asian women in UK may have higher osteoporosis risk
Pre-menopausal South Asian women could be more at risk of developing osteoporosis in later life than white women, with implications for falling and fractures, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 21, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news