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The Wine Allergy You Don't Know You Have

Brace yourself, wine lovers; this may be the worst news yet. A recent study shows that a surprising number of drinkers are allergic to vino—without even knowing it. And your health isn’t happy about it.

The 5 Essential Health Apps Every Nurse Should Download

When Apple first released its Health app in fall 2014, many women were frustrated that it didn't include a period tracker. While Apple has since addressed concerns by adding a period tracker in a new edition, the initial omission speaks to a larger problem: it can be difficult to find apps that specifically address women's health needs.

Zika, Pregnancy and Microcephaly: What You Need to Know

As concerns about the Zika virus rise among women of childbearing age in the United States, Joseph Biggio, M.D., director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, wants those who are pregnant or trying to conceive to take precautions.

Med Tech Tests Positive For HIV, Potentially Infects 6,500 Patients In 4 States

Rocky Elbert Allen, the medical technician suspected of stealing drugs and contaminating surgical instruments at six Western hospitals, has tested positive for HIV, the Denver U.S. attorney’s office said.

Only 25% Of Nurses Monitor Opioids Correctly

A study led by University at Buffalo nursing researcher Carla Jungquist reveals that the vast majority of post-operative patients given opioid medications through intravenous infusions are not monitored often enough to detect respiratory depression, a potentially deadly result of overdose.

The Difference, In Practice, Between Doctors And Nurses

As I learned after my appendectomy, and relearned again years later when various family members were hospitalized, nurses spend more time with patients and address, much more closely than doctors do, a patient’s actual experience of illness. In the hospital, doctors deal in critical, but — for the patient — relatively abstract issues...

The $25 3D Printer Vein Finder

Alex Stanciu, a military automotive engineer, has designed a 3D printable vein finder. Stanciu believes that the $25 DIY device, which is around 5 times cheaper than the leading market alternative, could be used by nurses and medical staff in developing countries.


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