Emergency management of Pre-eclampsia
Dr Oliver Flower Emergency management of Pre-eclampsia Kat Evans takes us through the reality of managing pre-eclampsia in South Africa, highlighting what we cannot miss. (Source: Life in the Fast Lane)
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - February 16, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dr Oliver Flower Tags: Clinical Crit Care Obstetrics Gynaecology eclampsia Kat Evans maternal death maternity Pre-eclampsia Source Type: blogs

Bring Drug Dispensing Into the Modern Age With Vending Machines
Jeffrey A. SingerTheNew York Times recently published a disturbingreport about life ‐​threating errors made by overworked pharmacists, many of whom complain of “burnout. ” A relatively recent innovation can provide them some needed relief while at the same time improve convenience and reduce costs to consumers, if regulators get out of the way: thepharmacy kiosk. These vending machines contain prescription and over ‐​the‐​counter drugs (but not controlled substances) and have a state ‐​licensed pharmacist available to consult, on demand, remotely.The technology has been around for a&...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - February 10, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Jeffrey A. Singer Source Type: blogs

Human Freedom Waning in Many Countries
This article originally appeared on theFraser Forum on January 2, 2020. (Source: Cato-at-liberty)
Source: Cato-at-liberty - January 10, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Tanja Por čnik Source Type: blogs

A Look Back at 2019
I ' ve always been an optimist.  I believe humans are basically good and that the nice guy will win eventually.After traveling 400,000 miles to 40 countries in 2019, helping government, academia, and industry, my view of the world has not changed.Despite our focus on the negative 24x7 news cycle, 2019 has been thebest year for humanity in history.My best memories, looking back at 2019:*Serving the Gates Foundation in South Africa and Northern India.  Experiencing the rollout of technology enabled platforms that reduced HIV disease burden and improved diagnosis/treatment of tuberculosis.*Working with mayors a...
Source: Life as a Healthcare CIO - December 31, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: blogs

New Human Freedom Index: U.S. Is 15, New Zealand and Switzerland Freest
Ian V ásquezThe United States ranks 15 in theHuman Freedom Index 2019 released today by the Cato Institute, the Fraser Institute in Canada, and the Liberales Institut at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Germany. The five freest jurisdictions are New Zealand, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Canada, and Australia.The annual Index uses 76 indicators of personal, civil, and economic freedom in 162 countries for 2017, the most recent year for which sufficient, globally comparable data are available. The report finds that global freedom has declined slightly since 2008, with more countries (79) seeing a fall in their lev...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ian V ásquez Source Type: blogs

How Does Sleeping Well Impact Brain Detoxification?
You're reading How Does Sleeping Well Impact Brain Detoxification?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Have you been sleeping well lately? We all know that getting enough sleep is an important part of living a healthy and engaged life. Of course, getting a good night's sleep keeps you sharp during the day, and recent science has also shown how important it is in learning and memory. Sleep is not only good for helping you pay attention in class or remembering what you did yesterday though, it also helps keep ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Wilson Tags: featured health and fitness self improvement better sleep brain health science of sleep Source Type: blogs

Thanking a lot of people - all the Acknowledgement sections from all my papers
This article was written using the Authorea scientific writing platform.The authors would like to thank the Coronado Pop Warner Islanders for initial collection of the sample and participation in Project MERCCURI, as well as Kris Tracy who assisted in the etymology of the proposed species name.The 16S rRNA sequence analysis was performed under the MiSeq Com- petition MkIIm by New Zealand Genome Limited and with the assistance of Patrick Biggs (NZGL) for MiSeq sequence processing. We thank Alex- ander Forrest for the loan of the Brancker CTD. We are grateful to three anonymous reviewers for their comments and suggestions. W...
Source: The Tree of Life - November 28, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jonathan Eisen Source Type: blogs

Artificial Blood: Unsolvable Biological Puzzle Or Soon-To-Be Reality?
What is the common denominator for milk, lamb blood, urine, and beer? You would never guess, so we let you off the hook: they were all tried as substitutes for blood during experiments on the quest to find an alternative fluid to replace the elixir of life: human blood. Despite the tremendous efforts, though, artificial blood remains an unsolvable biological puzzle with only a few innovative solutions that give hope that one day it will become a reality. An entire bloody business in vein? Blood has been the symbol of life for millennia – as it is connected so vehemently to good health and well-being. People notice...
Source: The Medical Futurist - October 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Biotechnology Future of Medicine blood donation history biology history of medicine artificial artificial blood substitute Source Type: blogs

There ’s a new cure for the deadliest strain of tuberculosis. So what’s that mean for the REACH Initiative’s HIV research in South Africa?
“This strain of tuberculosis (TB) is XDR-TB – extremely drug resistant tuberculosis– and is, as the name implies, highly resistant to the standard treatments,” says professor and TB/HIV expert Jason Farley, PhD, MPH, ANP-BC, AACRN, FAAN. HIV weakens the immune system, increasing the risk of TB in people with HIV. Dr. Farley’s Center, The REACH The post There’s a new cure for the deadliest strain of tuberculosis. So what’s that mean for the REACH Initiative’s HIV research in South Africa? appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine. (Source: Nursing Blogs at Johns Hopkins University)
Source: Nursing Blogs at Johns Hopkins University - August 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Online Editor Tags: On the Pulse antimicrobial resistance hiv REACH initiative TB tuberculosis Source Type: blogs

Please Don ’t Leave My Voice on the Shelf: 5 Tips to Improve AAC Use in School
Do you ever walk into a classroom to find your student’s augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device sitting quietly on a shelf? Does everyone on the school team think of it as a voice? After experiencing AAC access challenges with many well-meaning educators on a number of occasions, I probed deeper. I soon discovered other school-based speech-language pathologists encountered similar challenges. When I asked them for theories as to why this was happening, several themes emerged. ‘Alexa, Call My SLP’: Using Smart Tech to Boost AAC Transitioning Into Adulthood for Students Using AAC   Research shows tha...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - August 14, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Claudia Doan Tags: Schools Slider Speech-Language Pathology Augmentative Alternative Communication Autism Spectrum Disorder Source Type: blogs

The 16th Annual International Conference on Clinical Ethics & Consultation
The 16th Annual International Conference on Clinical Ethics & Consultation (ICCEC 2020) is March 31 to April 3, 2020 in South Africa.  Abstracts are due October 18, 2019. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - July 10, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Psychology Around the Net: June 29, 2019
Time to dive into this week’s Psychology Around the Net, where we’ve got the latest on responding to teen emotional outbursts, whether the bystander effect is real, why being judgmental is harder on you than your target, and more. How to Respond to Teens’ ‘Emotional Eruptions’: During a panel hosted by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic earlier this week, clinical psychologist and author Lisa Damour explained that the same parents who calmly reassure their toddlers they’re going to be fine after skinning their knees often forget to offer the same reassurance to their teenagers — teens who of...
Source: World of Psychology - June 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alicia Sparks Tags: Psychology Around the Net austerity Bystander Effect Inequality judgemental social media Technology Teenagers Teens United Nations Source Type: blogs

ICCEC 2020 – International Conference on Clinical Ethics & Consultation
The call for abstracts is now open for the International Conference on Clinical Ethics & Consultation on March 31-April 3, 2020. The venue is in the acclaimed wine region just outside Cape Town at the Spier Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa. The conference theme is: “Beyond Borders: Exploring New Frontiers.”  Abstracts can be submitted here under one of the sub-themes: A.   Exploring diversity in philosophical approaches on CECsB. Origins and MigrationC. Clinical Ethics, the Law and SocietyD. Beginning and end of life conflicts and cultural pluralismE. Emerging technologies and Cli...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - June 27, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs