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Mother Knows Best: Eat Your Veggies

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A mother’s own eating habits—and whether she views her child as a picky eater—has the most significant impact on whether her child consumes enough fruits and vegetables. “What and how mothers eat is the most direct influence on what toddlers eat,” says Mildred Horodynski, professor of nursing  at Michigan State University. “Health professionals need to consider […]

What is Wheatgrass?

It can come as a surprise to people that wheatgrass is actually wheat. People tend to think it’s some sort of close relation, but the truth is that wheatgrass is the name for young wheat sprouts. Yes, it’s really that simple. Wheat seeds are sprouted and allowed to grow for around a week to 10 […]

The Significance Of Health Communication Consulting

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Healthcare specialists spend their time to educate their patients through consultation and health communication. Basically, it is about certain medical procedures and sicknesses. Unfortunately, these information might lead to those patients being confused and all. It should be explained well especially to those with first time experience. In a healthcare environment, time is an important […]

Exposing Egypts Horrendous Healthcare Conditions

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A Facebook page entitled عشان لو جه ما يتفاجئش (So That He Won’t Be Surprised If He Visits) has been created on Sunday following Egyptian Prime Minsiter Ibrahim Mehleb’s alleged surprise visits to healthcare facilities in Giza on Saturday. Within only four days, that page has attracted an astounding community of 246 thousand, with a […]

What are the potential uses of human stem cells and the

Introduction: What are stem cells, and why are they important? What are the unique properties of all stem cells? What are embryonic stem cells? What are adult stem cells? What are the similarities and differences between embryonic and adult stem cells? What are induced pluripotent stem cells? What are the potential uses of human stem […]

ECDC: CDTR, week 23

ECDC has published Summary of public health threats, CDTR week 23/2015. Click through for links and to download the full CDTR. The summary: The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals about active public health threats. This issue covers the period from 31 May to 6 June 2015 […]

South Korea names hospital at the centre of MERS outbreak: Pyeongtaek St Mary's Hospital

Via The Straits Times, a Bloomberg report: South Korea names hospital at the centre of Mers outbreak: Pyeongtaek St Mary’s Hospital. Excerpt: South Korea’s health ministry said most patients with the Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) contracted the virus at the same hospital south of Seoul, seeking to calm residents who had begun to avoid hospitals […]

New ECMO-like Device Could Offer Safer Treatment Alternative for ARDS

A new device being developed by Draper Laboratory seeks to improve upon the concept of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and hopes to one day offer a safer option for patients experiencing acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) or other conditions requiring mechanical ventilation. Draper’s “microfluidic oxygenator” mimics human circulatory networks, including their smooth, gradual changes in channel dimension […]

Researchers Bioengineering New Lungs

New research from Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute explores a radical approach to addressing the problems of transplantation potential and repairing scarred lungs is under investigation. The team builds upon previous research that removes the cells from a donor lung extracted from a cadaver, reseeds the remaining decellularized scaffold with stem cells from the patient, allows the cells […]

Bourbon Virus Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatments

Bourbon Virus – Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatments Bourbon virus is a member of the thogotoviruses, of which various different strains can be found in dozens of countries globally. Discovered in early 2015 and quickly identified as a potential killer, Bourbon virus is spread via insect bites – most predominantly via ticks. In the months following the […]

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