ICYMI: “Chat-Worthy” News Recap

April 14, 2014

Recap for Week Ending April 11, 2014: 

Simple Blood Test To Spot Early Lung Cancer Getting Closer Read article here

Pfizer, Lilly Breast Cancer Drugs Slow Tumors in Studies Read article here 

Sidestepping the Biopsy With New Tools To Spot Cancer Read article here

Minnesota Patient Has Lassa Fever, Search On For Others Exposed Read article here

Measles At A Rock Concert Goes Viral In A Bad Way Read article here

FDA designates Novartis’ Bexsero vaccine for Meningitis B as breakthrough therapy Read article here

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Anti-vaccine movement is giving diseases a 2nd life Read article here

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Over a lifetime, childhood obesity costs $19,000 per child Read article here

Spinal cord work is unexpected shocker: ‘This is a breakthrough’ Read article here

Body Parts Grown In Lab Range From Noses To Ears To Blood Vessels Read article here

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Baby Aspirin May Prevent Deadly Pregnancy Problem: Task Force Read article here

Beans, Lentils, Peas: Your Recipe for Lower Cholesterol? Read article here

Disease Detectives Are Solving Fewer Foodborne Illness Cases Read article here

Caffeine Against Alzheimer’s Disease Read article here

Will My Prostate Cancer Return? New Genetic Test Detects Men Likely To Have Recurring Cancer Read article here

LOOK: This Is Why You Should Always Cover Your Mouth When You Sneeze Read article here

Researchers raise questions about flu drugs Read article here

Common Painkillers Tied to Irregular Heartbeat Read article here

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WHO Calls For High-Priced Drugs For Millions With Hepatitis C Read article here

Google Glass For Parkinson’s: 10 Findings Read article here

Creating body parts in a lab: ‘Things are happening now’ Read article here

Kathleen Sebelius to Resign Health Post Read article here

 


IV Chat this week – April 9 8PM ET

April 8, 2014

This week’s IVchat will be on Wednesday April 9 at 8pm ET.

If you haven’t been to an IVchat lately, here’s a recap of the changes:

Format – #IVchat was on Twitter only which, as we have been told, excluded those on Facebook and other social media to participate in our regular IVchats. In addition, we also heard that many of our twitter followers are not too happy with the numerous tweets on their timelines during the chat hour. We listened and we will be trying a stand alone chat room for #IVchat.

You can join IVchat here: http://www.chatzy.com/47484529648091 Click on the link and you will be able to join the chat room.

Topics – many of our followers want to discuss specific infusion nursing / vascular access topics such as PICCs, central venous access, etc. Lately, we found that an open discussion or Q&A on these topics was well accepted. The chat will be moderated by @infusionnurse. Topic for this week’s chat is on “What does IV Certified really mean?”.

What stayed the same: #IVchat is a global on line chat for RN’s and other health care providers involved in the specialty practice of infusion therapy, infusion nursing and vascular access.

Come join us because…You know you want to be in the room where “great ideas” are discussed!!


ICYMI: “Chat-Worthy” News Recap

April 7, 2014

Recap for Week Ending April 4, 2014: 

Test accurately rules out heart attacks in the ER Read article here 

Biomarkers Help Predict When Heart Disease Patients Will Suffer Heart Attack Read article here

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Regular Consumption Of Diet Drinks Linked To Heart Problems In Older Women Read article here

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Nonsurgical Fix Could Replace Open-Heart Surgery, Study Suggests Read article here

Millions Of Americans Could No Longer Require Blood Pressure Medication Under New Guidelines Read article here

Obesity surgery proves effective for treating diabetes Read article here

Like obesity, being underweight is also tied to earlier death Read article here

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New Drug Lowers Cholesterol Beyond What Statins Can Do, Study Finds Read article here

New Drug Lowers Cholesterol Beyond What Statins Can Do, Study Finds

7 Servings Of Fruits, Veggies Daily May Reduce Death Risk Read article here

This Makes Your Allergies Worse Read article here

Mid-life mental function linked back to heart health in young adulthood Read article here

FDA approves pill that could replace some allergy shots Read article here

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FDA Approves Quick-Acting Drug to Reverse Prescription Painkiller ODs Read article here

FDA Approves Quick-Acting Drug to Reverse Prescription Painkiller ODs

Inhaled Insulin Clears Hurdle Toward FDA Approval Read article here

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked To Disease in Two Big Studies Read article here

New research has found that lower vitamin D levels were associated with illness, but didn't show whether they were a cause.

CDC sodium intake guidelines ‘excessively and unrealistically low’ Read article here

Push to Get Experimental Drugs With Social Media Pressure on the Rise Read article here

Review Finds Mammography’s Benefits Overplayed, Harms Dismissed Read article here

Do Antibacterial Soaps Do More Harm than Good? Read article here

Do Antibacterial Soaps Do More Harm than Good?

Poisoning from e-cigarettes on the rise Read article here

States rebel against powerful new painkiller Read article here

Insomnia may raise stroke risk, especially for younger adults Read article here

 

 


ICYMI: “Chat-Worthy” News Recap

March 31, 2014

Recap for Week Ending Mar. 28, 2014: 

ER use of narcotic painkillers up almost 50 percent: Study Read article here

1 in 25 patients gets infection in hospital Read article here

Fewer People Are Getting Infections In Hospitals, But Many Still Die Read article here

Nitroglycerin, A Staple of Emergency Rooms in Short Supply Read article here

Is your hospital failing? Read article here

Whooping cough usually occurs in waves in Texas with peaks every three to five years.

Bariatric surgery lowers uterine cancer risk, study shows Read article here

New childhood TB cases double earlier estimates Read article here

Stress can delay pregnancy and double the risk of infertility, study finds Read article here

Mood-stabilizing drug could reduce risk of head and neck cancer Read article here

Marijuana May Ease Some Symptoms of MS, New Guidelines Find Read article here

Scientists find genetic cause of a rare, aggressive ovarian cancer Read article here

Poor Sleep Linked With Metabolic Disease Read article here

International Team Of Scientists Find ‘Navigation Maps’ For Human Genome Read article here

New Calculator Determines How Young At Heart You truly Are Read article here

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Brain Changes Suggest Autism Starts In The Womb Read article here

Autism Rate Soars in CDC Study Read article here

The e latest look at autism in the U.S. shows a startling 30 percent jump among 8-year-olds diagnosed with the disorder in a two-year period, to one in every 68 children.

‘Panic Button’ Just One Of The Features Of Smartphone App For Recovering Alcoholics Read article here

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Marriage linked to lower heart risks in study of 3.5 million adults Read article here

One-third of kids may be battling high cholesterol Read article here

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IVchat this week – March 26 8PM ET

March 25, 2014

This week’s IVchat will be on Wednesday March 26 at 8pm ET.

If you haven’t been to an IVchat lately, here’s a recap of the changes:

Format – #IVchat was on Twitter only which, as we have been told, excluded those on Facebook and other social media to participate in our regular IVchats. In addition, we also heard that many of our twitter followers are not too happy with the numerous tweets on their timelines during the chat hour. We listened and we will be trying a stand alone chat room for #IVchat.

You can join IVchat here: http://www.chatzy.com/47484529648091 Click on the link and you will be able to join the chat room.

Topics – many of our followers want to discuss specific infusion nursing / vascular access topics such as PICCs, central venous access, etc. Lately, we found that an open discussion or Q&A on these topics was well accepted. The chat will be moderated by @infusionnurse. Topic for this week’s chat is on “Coping with IV Solution Shortage”.

What stayed the same: #IVchat is a global on line chat for RN’s and other health care providers involved in the specialty practice of infusion therapy, infusion nursing and vascular access.

Come join us because…You know you want to be in the room where “great ideas” are discussed!!


ICYMI: “Chat-Worthy” News Recap

March 24, 2014

Recap for Week Ending Mar. 21, 2014: 

Technique Finds Gene Linked to Heart Attack Risk Read article here

ADHD treatment may be tied to obesity, study suggests Read article here

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New Sweetener From The Tequila Plant May Aid Diabetes, Weight Loss Read article here

Colon cancer rates drop sharply due to screenings Read article here

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Study Questions Fat and Heart Disease Link Read article here

Unease grows among US doctors over Indian drug quality Read article here

Yes, It’s A Headache. No, You Don’t Need A Brain Scan Read article here

Younger women are most likely to go to the doctor with a headache.

3-D printer saves toddler struggling to breathe Read article here

Three-quarters Of People With Influenza Have No Symptoms Read article here

Genetic link between fried foods and obesity? Read article here

Chemists discover secret to dark chocolate’s health benefits Read article here

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Report: Alzheimer’s far more likely than breast cancer in women over 60 Read article here

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Half Of Americans Should Be Taking A Statin? Read article here

Common statin drug may help those with advanced MS Read article here

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More drug-resistant infections seen in U.S. children Read article here

Common cold meds may pose health threats Read article here

Common cold meds may pose health threats

Many Hospitals Ineffectively Treat Bloodstream Infections, Study Suggests Read article here

Many Hospitals Ineffectively Treat Bloodstream Infections, Study Suggests

CDC: Higher cancer risk for kids living near busy roads Read article here

Salty Foods Can Hasten Cell Aging In Overweight Young Adults Read article here

HPV-Linked Throat Cancer May Have Telltale First Symptoms Read article here

HPV-Linked Throat Cancer May Have Telltale First Symptoms

Would You Know If You Were Having A Stroke? Read article here


ICYMI: “Chat-Worthy” News Recap

March 17, 2014

Recap for Week Ending Mar. 14, 2014: 

U.S. cancer doctors urge payment fix as cases set to rise Read article here

Blood test predicts Alzheimer’s disease Read article here

Traffic pollution exposure may alter heart structure Read article here

Hearing Loss Tied to Depression in Study Read article here 

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How does restless legs syndrome affect health? Read article here

Pharmaceutical Scouts Seek New Star Drugs for Cancer, Diabetes Read article here

This Life-Saving Drugs Has Stopped Thousands of Overdoses Read article here

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Citing Urgent Need, U.S. Calls on Hospitals to Hone Disaster Plans Read article here

Some batches of generic Lipitor recalled by Indian drugmaker in latest quality blow Read article here

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Raises Risk Of Developing Other Cancers, Study Finds Read article here

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Antibiotics May Be Linked to Serious Infections in Children Read article here

Antibiotics May Be Linked to Serious Infections in Children

Making Healthcare Safer – Antibiotic Rx in Hospitals: Proceed with Caution Read article here

FDA approves “tingling” headband to relieve migraines Read article here

Thousands Of LI Hospital Patients Warned About Possible Blood Contamination Read article here

Mix Of Gut Microbes May Play Role In Crohn’s Disease Read article here

Number of Young Adults on ADHD Drugs Soars Read article here

Consuming animal protein could prevent functional decline in older men Read article here

Whole Genome Scans Aren’t Quite Ready For Your Doctor’s Office Read article here

Drug company changes course, gives drug to sick boy Read article here

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Pregnancy-Related Diabetes Tied to Future Heart Risk Read article here

Pregnancy-Related Diabetes Tied to Future Heart Risk

F.D.A. Panel Recommends Replacement for the Pap Test Read article here

HIV protection gel for women ‘comes a step closer’ Read article here

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Even Slightly Elevated Blood Pressure Ups Your Stroke Risk 44% Read article here

Statins Might Not Cause Aching Muscles, But Diabetes Risk Is Real Read article here

Controversial Opioid Offers ‘Unique’ Option To Treat Pain, FDA Commissioner Says Read article here

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HIV transmission between women rare, but possible: CDC Read article here


IVchat this week – March 12 at 3pm ET

March 11, 2014

This week’s IVchat will be on Wednesday March 12  at 3pm ET instead of the usual 8pm ET slot.

If you haven’t been to an IVchat lately, here’s a recap of the changes:

Format – #IVchat was on Twitter only which, as we have been told, excluded those on Facebook and other social media to participate in our regular IVchats. In addition, we also heard that many of our twitter followers are not too happy with the numerous tweets on their timelines during the chat hour. We listened and we will be trying a stand alone chat room for #IVchat.

You can join IVchat here:  http://www.chatzy.com/47484529648091  Click on the link and you will be able to join the chat room.

Topics – many of our followers want to discuss specific infusion nursing / vascular access topics such as PICCs, central venous access, etc.  Lately, we found that an open discussion  or Q&A on these topics was well accepted. The chat will be moderated by @infusionnurse. Topic for this week’s chat is on “VEIN FINDING DEVICES”.

What stayed the same: #IVchat is a global on line chat for RN’s and other health care providers involved in the specialty practice of infusion therapy, infusion nursing and vascular access.

Come join us because…You know you want to be in the room where “great ideas” are discussed!!

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ICYMI: “Chat-Worthy” News Recap

March 10, 2014

Recap for Week Ending Mar. 7, 2014: 

FDA To Increase Access To Generic Morning-After Pills Read article here

Women's health groups campaigned hard to make a generic — and often cheaper — emergency contraceptive pill more widely available.

New Law’s Demands on Doctors Have Many Seeking Networks Read article here

Women’s Health Harmed as Medical Studies Ignore Gender Read article here

Women’s Health Harmed as Medical Studies Miss Gender Differences

Doctors are key source of pain pills for chronic abusers Read article here

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Inappropriate use of antibiotics endangers patients’ health Read article here

Antibiotic resistant bacteria

The Breast Cancer Racial Gap Read article here

Debrah Reid, who has breast cancer, at home in Memphis, where mortality risk is greater for blacks.

How The Mind-Body Aspects Of Yoga Can Help Breast Cancer Patients Read article here

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Home Births Increase to 37-Year High Read article here

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Promising injectable medication may lower risk of contracting HIV Read article here


New hemophilia drugs aim to simplify treatment Read article here

Hemophilia patient Travis Roop is shown during his 2012 visit to Zion National Park in Utah, in this photo released to Reuters on February 26, 2014. For Roop, being able to get life-saving infusions of a blood clotting agent every two weeks, instead of rushing to treat a bleeding episode, meant he could jog for the first time. REUTERS/Gerry Roop/Handout via Reuters

Study: Rates of many mental disorders much higher in soldiers than in civilians Read article here

According to a Harvard Medical School professor,

White Noise Machines Could Hurt Babies’ Hearing, Study Suggests Read article here

Passive smoking ‘damages children’s arteries’ Read article here

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DASH Diet Could Lower Kidney Stone Risk Read article here 

Eat Plants And Prosper: For Longevity, Go Easy On The Meat, Study Says Read article here

WHO cuts sugar intake recommendation in half Read article here

Avoid Sugar and Refined Carbohydrates

Two Reports Point to Possible Future AIDS ‘Cure’ Read article here

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Alzheimer’s Deaths May Rival Cancer, Heart Disease, Study Finds Read article here

Prostate removal may save more cancer victims’ lives than “watchful waiting”: Study Read article here

Study Ties High Levels of Vitamin D to Breast Cancer Survival Read article here

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Measles Outbreak in Manhattan, the Bronx; 16 Cases Reported Read article here

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Pfizer voluntarily recalls antidepressant after report of wrong drug in bottle Read article here

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ICYMI: “Chat-Worthy” News Recap

March 3, 2014

Recap for Week Ending Feb. 28, 2014: 

Pediatrics Group Balks at Rise of Retail Health Clinics Read article here

Pediatricians update guidelines for kids’ checkups Read article here

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New Concerns Raised About Yellow Dyes Read article here

PHOTO: A new study raises concerns about a long-banned chemical.

Nurse caseload, education impacts mortality rates Read article here

Catch MS Years Before Symptoms Develop Read article here

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Study: Women with BRCA1 mutations should remove ovaries by 35 Read article here

Overlooked Virus May Be Cause Of Paralyzing Disease In California Read article here

Sophia Jarvis, 4, of Berkeley, Calif., is one of the few children diagnosed with the polio-like disease, which left her arm paralyzed. She attended a press conference Monday at Stanford University with her dad, Jeff.

New CDC data shows 43 percent drop in obesity rates among children 2 to 5 Read article here

FDA weighs risks of 3-person embryo fertilization Read article here

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New pain pill’s approval: ‘Genuinely frightening’ Read article here

Millions of people turn to over-the-counter drugs for relief when they have a headache or minor aches and pains. Others are prescribed pain medication or even (in some states) have turned to medical marijuana for pain relief. Every medication, however, can carry risks. Here's a guide to some of the most commonly used pain relief medications:

If You Have An Irregular Heartbeat, You Should Probably Take Blood Thinners Read article here

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Could Tylenol In Pregnancy Be Linked To ADHD In Children? Read article here

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Testosterone Drugs Should Carry Black Box Warning Of Heart Risks, Consumer Group Says Read article here

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Cheap urine test for cancer steps closer Read article here

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New Clues Emerge About Why Autism Is More Common In Boys Read article here 

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Stethoscopes could play a part in spreading germs Read article here

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Nutrition Labels To Get Long-Overdue Tweaks Read article here

Nutrition labels will be getting a makeover this week to make it easier for consumers to understand the information.

Are Kids Born to Older Dads at Risk for Mental Health Woes? Read article here

Slap on a Flu Patch? New Vaccine Would Skip the Needle Read article here

In final stretch, Obamacare equation is numbers, days and attitudes Read article here

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