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Women, antibiotics and the Longitude Prize | Athene Donald

Times have changed since the first Longitude Prize and women now form an important part of the scientific workforce. Can the resultant diversity help to find creative solutions to this challenge prize?  
the Guardian
almost 6 years ago
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Concerns over use of hydroxyethyl starch solutions

Large trials have shown that hydroxyethyl starch increases the risk of death, kidney injury, and bleeding. However, an EMA review last year permitted continued use in some patients, overturning an earlier decision to withdraw the product completely. Christiane Hartog and colleagues discuss the evidence and call on doctors to avoid using starch formulations  
bmj.com
almost 6 years ago
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Politics - failing to find solutions to our changing lives | Sonia Sodha

Sonia Sodha: Amazing scientific progress sees jobs changing, people living longer… Society needs to adjust its thinking  
the Guardian
over 5 years ago
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The NHS should care … for it's staff

The NHS is one of the largest employers in the world. It is one of the largest healthcare providers in the world and it is one of the most loved and needed institutions in this country. The downsides to the NHS is that it is constantly ‘in crisis’ and it is expected to provide better care and newer treatments with less money and not enough staff. Recently, this has caused a significant drop in staff morale and the beginnings of an exodus of trained staff out of the NHS. This needs to be addressed. If you read almost any management textbook, journal article or magazine, they will tell you that happy staff perform better. This ethos is easy to theorise but less easy to practice. Companies like Google and Apple have taken this to heart but so did some of the old Victorian companies like Cadbury’s and Roundtree. These companies aimed to make a profit but also to invest and look after their staff because of moral and economic principles… and it worked. I believe the NHS needs to embrace this old fashioned paternalistic concept, if it wishes to continue to be a world leader in excellent, affordable healthcare and professional training. If the NHS invests in its staff now, it will increase staff morale, encourage people to stay working in the NHS and ensure top quality patient care. The reforms Staff canteens open 24/7 (or near enough), that serve good quality, healthy and affordable food. If staff have to work unsociable shifts, it seems unfair not to provide them with the chance to eat a healthy meal at 2am rather than a Domino's. Staff canteens also allow the staff to unwind and socialise away from the wards and the public, they can be unofficial hubs of productivity where the 'real business' takes place away from the meetings. Staff rooms with free tea and coffee - it doesn't cost much and every appreciates a 'cuppa'. A** crèche** for the children of staff, on site or nearby. Reduces the stress of having to take children to carers and pick them up, allows greater flexibility for the staff. Free staff car parking (if they car share). Staff have to get to work and cars are the most practical way for most people, so why punish them by charging car parking? An onsite gym that is free/reduced price for staff and open 24/7 so that staff can pop in around their various shifts. The physio gym could just be expanded so patients and staff use the same facilities. Providing healthcare is stressful, takes long hours and is antisocial. All these factors make it easy to put on weight, especially with most hospitals only providing unhealthy meals, Costa and Gregs. So, an onsite gym would make it a lot more convenient for the staff to get the exercise they need to burn off all that stress and calories. Healthier, happier staff! A hospital/ centre social society like a student ‘MedSoc’ to organise staff socials and sports teams etc. This organisation could even organise special events for the staff like a summer ball or sports day. Anything fun that would bring the staff together and let them blow off steam. It could easily incorporate, elected officials from the professional bodies and elected representatives of the different employees and act as an unofficial staff voice. Regular staff forums that allow each group of employees to raise concerns or solutions to problems with the organisations management and senior staff. Staff rota’s should not just be imposed by management but should be organised in a flexible manner that allows staff input. The NHS management should encourage and provide extra learning opportunities for the staff. By investing in staff education they provide people with opportunities to develop them selves which will benefit the organisation and increase their sense of satisfaction with what they are doing. Team based points systems for good performance and regular rewards for excellent care. These points systems can then be used to promote competition between teams which should raise the level of care. Have a monthly leader board and reward the best team with a day at a spa or something. These changes may hark back to ideas that are out of favour now with the increased desires for measured ‘efficiency’, but I believe that these suggestions would hugely increase staff well being, which would hopefully improve their attitudes towards the organisation they work for and would hence make them happier and less stressed when they are caring for patients. If you have any other suggestions for improving staff wellbeing please do leave comments. The NHS is enormous and has a huge variety. It would be fascinating to survey as many parts of it as possible and see how many places have these services available for the staff already. Please feel free to contact me if you know of any study like this or if you are keen of setting up a study like this with me.  
jacob matthews
about 6 years ago
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Lipid Metabolism in Normoxic and Ischemic Heart

During recent decades, bewildering progress has occurred in the field of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. Progress has been extraordinarily rapid primarily because of the challenge for finding solutions to a wide variety of diseases and the availability of new techniques for monitoring biochemical processes. This has resulted in a voluminous and complex literature in the field of biochemical medicine so that there is a clear need for the synthesis and analysis of the continuing expansion of valuable data. It was thus considered appropriate to initiate a new series of monographs, each dedicated to a specialized area of investigation, encompassing molecular and cellular processes in health and disease. Most of the biochemical scientists have devoted their energies in understanding the fundamentals of biochemistry and indeed impressive advances have been made in the past. However, the full potential for explanation has been hampered by the concept of universality of biochemical reactions occurring in the cell. In view of the fact that each organ in the body performs a distinct function, it is now beginning to be realized that each cell type is unique in its need to survive and perform its specific function. Accordingly, the aspect of individualty is receiving increased attention for revealing new avenues in the study of pathophysiology of cellular abnormalities.  
books.google.co.uk
over 5 years ago
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How to Heal Thyroid and Adrenal Fatigue

How to Heal Thyroid and Adrenal Fatigue At http://bergmanchiropractic.com and http://Owners-Guide.com we strive to educate people on natural solutions to hea...  
youtube.com
over 5 years ago
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Halifax is a British banking company. Since 2008 world recession, now the company is part of the Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group. Halifax is one of the leading banks with branches spread throughout the UK providing financial solutions. Halifax has millions of account holders and customers in the UK. Halifax deals in current and saving accounts, various instruments for investors. Through televised advertisements, Halifax brand and logo is universally recognized. It remains a distinct corporate entity in British finance.  
ufindthem.com
about 5 years ago
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Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Collaborate to Develop Bioengineered Pediatric Esophageal Solutions

HOLLISTON, Mass., Aug 10, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology, Inc., HART, +5.13% or HART, a biotechnology company developing bioengineered organs for life threatening conditions, has entered into an agreement with Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (Connecticut Children’s) on a pre-clinical collaboration to develop an innovative process for repairing or replacing the esophagus to treat life-threatening pediatric conditions such as esophageal atresia.  
marketwatch.com
about 5 years ago
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Critical Care

Saline-based and hydroxyethyl starch solutions are associated with increased risk of renal dysfunction. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that balanced solutions and a limited volume of hydroxyethyl starch solution (renal protective fluid management [RPF] strategy) would decrease the incidence of postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) and improve clinical outcomes in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery (OPCAB).  
ccforum.com
almost 5 years ago
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Simply Awesome App Marketing Solutions - SAapps.net

SA Apps has been marketing apps and promoting games since October 2012. Our Top 10 Apps Marketing Solutions will boost your app downloads and up-rank your apps and games to Top charts.  
saapps.net
almost 5 years ago
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Products | BIOPAC

Research Platforms with AcqKnowledge software provide powerful data acquisition hardware and automated analysis routines for wired, wireless, logging, and MRI setups, for human or animal studies. Integrated solutions make it easy to combine and synchronize systems. Add amplifiers, stimulators, transducers, electrodes, triggers, video, and accessories to achieve your specific protocol requirements...  
biopac.com
over 4 years ago
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Wholesale Furnace Air Filters. Best Online Air Purifier Supplier.

Cost-Efficient Filtration Solutions – We specialize in hard-to-find Furnace Air Filters. Contact us if you can't find your product!!!  
homeairfilters.ca
over 4 years ago
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Mobile Health integrated in future healthcare systems.

Hello Community, I have been wondering how new technologies in mobile health can revolutionize our european healthcare systems and what incentives governments and large organizations need to drive mobile health technology solutions to make a difference. I also had the pleasure to be CEO of a mobile health technology startup called Comoray AB, over the past year, in Sweden. Now, in the process to start something new (possibly in the field of mobile driven Electronic Medical Record / Electronic Health Record systems). I would like to get some feedback from communities and student how YOU consider the current healthcare system changing.  
Ben Heubl
almost 8 years ago
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Colloid solutions in the perioperative setting

Hypotension is common during surgery and is often treated with intravenous fluid. The choice of fluid depends mainly on local tradition, and colloids were often selected over crystalloids because of their expected ability to expand plasma volume more effectively. Current guidelines do not recommend choosing colloids over crystalloids1 as improvements in outcome have never been established,2 3 but debate continues on the use of colloids in this setting.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Autism and Alzheimer's

We strive to educate people on natural solutions to health.  
youtube.com
over 5 years ago
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Gene Expression

Gene Expression At http://bergmanchiropractic.com and http://Owners-Guide.com we strive to educate people on natural solutions to health. -------------------...  
youtube.com
over 5 years ago
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Scoliosis Case Study

Scoliosis At http://bergmanchiropractic.com and http://Owners-Guide.com we strive to educate people on natural solutions to health. +++++++++++++++++++++++++...  
youtube.com
over 5 years ago
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Scoliosis Case Study - YouTube

Scoliosis At http://bergmanchiropractic.com and http://Owners-Guide.com we strive to educate people on natural solutions to health. +++++++++++++++++++++++++...  
youtube.com
over 5 years ago
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How to Heal Eczema, Arm Numbness and Fatigue

How to Heal Eczema, Arm Numbness and Fatigue At http://bergmanchiropractic.com and http://Owners-Guide.com we strive to educate people on natural solutions t...  
youtube.com
over 5 years ago
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How to Avoid or Heal from Autoimmune Disorders

How to Avoid or Heal from Autoimmune Disorders At http://bergmanchiropractic.com and http://Owners-Guide.com we strive to educate people on natural solutions...  
youtube.com
over 5 years ago