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ICU: Patients on ventilators often able to communicate

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Photo: Hand and pen on a writing pad [27/01/2015] A new study reveals that more than half of patients in intensive care units (ICU) using ventilators to help them breathe could benefit from assistive communication tools.ICU: Patients on ventilators often able to communicate - Read more

Cancer: Dismissing 'trivial' symptoms could delay diagnosis

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Photo: Patient talking to a physician [26/01/2015] People who dismiss their symptoms as trivial or worry about wasting the doctor's time may decide against going to their GP with red-flag cancer warning symptoms, according to a Cancer Research UK study published in the British Journal of General Practice.Cancer: Dismissing 'trivial' symptoms could delay diagnosis - Read more

"We simply want to improve intensive care medicine"

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[22/01/2015] Something we learned from nuclear power plants: since 2010, peer reviews are being conducted in German intensive care units. These voluntary peer reviews are primarily intended to improve the quality of intensive care medicine. Ultimately, it is not just the patient, but also the hospital that benefits from this."We simply want to improve intensive care medicine" - Read more

Cardiac specialists recommend donor heart allocation changes

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Photo: Hands with surgical gloves hold a symbolic heart [15/01/2015] A group of leading cardiac specialists has proposed new guidelines for the allocation of donor hearts to patients awaiting transplant. The changes are aimed at improving the organ distribution process to increase the survival rate of patients awaiting transplant and posttransplant.Cardiac specialists recommend donor heart allocation changes - Read more

Designing effective health messages

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Photo: Cartoons showing health messages [14/01/2015] Is it better to tell people about the harms of certain health decisions or about the benefits of positive health related decisions? Studies that delve into this very question have differing results. A new paper just published by Cornell Food & Brand Lab, finds that the type of health messaging that is most effective might vary depending on certain characteristics of the target audience.Designing effective health messages - Read more

"Art and culture are well suited for all areas of healthcare"

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[08/01/2015] Theater, choir, photography – art and culture soothe the soul. Professor Erwin Wagner of the University of Hildesheim Foundation, who founded the "KulturStation" project together with the AMEOS Clinic, is sure of this. Patients and associates of the hospital’s psychiatric unit were involved in artistic activities. The goal was to improve well-being."Art and culture are well suited for all areas of healthcare" - Read more

Worsening trends in headache management

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Photo: Man massaging his head [08/01/2015] Each year more than 12 million Americans visit their doctors complaining of headaches, which result in lost productivity and costs of upward of $31 billion annually. A new study by researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) suggests some of that cost could be offset by physicians ordering fewer tests and an increased focus on counseling about lifestyle changes.Worsening trends in headache management - Read more

Early blood glucose control lengthens life in people with type 1 diabetes

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Photo: glucose monitoring tool [07/01/2015] People with type 1 diabetes who intensively control their blood glucose early in their disease are likely to live longer than those who do not, according to research funded by the National Institutes of Health. The findings are the latest results of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) and its follow-up, the Epidemiology of Diabetes Control and Complications (EDIC) study. Early blood glucose control lengthens life in people with type 1 diabetes - Read more

Importance of bowel cancer screening

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Graphic: red marked bowel in human body [07/01/2015] Almost 40 percent of people who have abnormal results from bowel cancer screening tests and are referred for further investigation ignore their next screening invitation two years later, according to a Cancer Research UK study. In contrast, just 13 percent of those who had a normal result did not continue with screening. Importance of bowel cancer screening - Read more

'Glowing' new nanotechnology guides cancer surgery

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Graphic: Nanoparticle carries drug into cancer cell [06/01/2015] Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new way to selectively insert compounds into cancer cells - a system that will help surgeons identify malignant tissues and then, in combination with phototherapy, kill any remaining cancer cells after a tumor is removed.'Glowing' new nanotechnology guides cancer surgery - Read more

 
 

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