Archive for May 2018

Could a New Universal Tuberculosis Regimen Help End the TB Pandemic?

Original Post on: https://www.infectiousdiseaseadvisor.com/ By: Benjamin Patterson, MBBS, Infectious Diseases Specialist As tuberculosis (TB) is the world’s most lethal infectious disease, there is an urgent need to improve the treatment of this bacterial infection. One approach under consideration is the institution of a universal or “pan-TB” regimen comprising new agents capable of treating multidrug-resistant (MDR) and even…

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How to trick your brain into not getting bored

Original Post on: https://www.fastcompany.com  By: Stephanie VozzaTEPHANIE VOZZA Disengagement isn’t a motivation problem–it’s biological. Our brains are built to get excited about new things. Here are three ways you can trigger your brain to release dopamine even when you’re doing something boring. You may have loved your job when you started, but it’s not unusual to get…

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Make Patients on the QI Team the Norm, Not the Exception

Original Post on: http://www.ihi.org By: IHI Multimedia Team Watch Related Video For the East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT), collecting patient satisfaction data doesn’t go far enough to engage patients in quality improvement (QI). In addition to gathering feedback, ELFT offers interested patients and their caregivers — who they call “service users” and “carers” — opportunities…

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3D Printed Kidneys Saves Life of Two-Year-Old Child

Original Post on: https://3dprintingindustry.com By: Tia Vialva Surgeons at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, have worked with Stratasys’ 3D printing to support the first successful larger-than-average adult kidney transplantation from father to son. The high-risk procedure was performed with the help of two, true-to-life, 3D printed models, which proved vital to surgical preparation. The…

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Sensitive Fiber Thread to Introduce Diagnostic Capabilities Into Clothing

Original Post on: https://www.medgadget.com By: Site Editors At the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) researchers have developed a smart thread capable of sensing tiny changes of pressure and strain that are placed on it. The technology should have implications for the development of new kinds of sensors and for the realization of smart clothing that…

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E. Coli in an Electronic Pill Can Detect Bleeding in the Stomach

Original Post on: https://www.medgadget.com By: Conn Hastings Researchers at MIT have developed an ingestible chip containing genetically engineered E. coli. When swallowed, the bacteria can detect blood in the stomach, and produce light. The chip contains components that measure the amount of light produced and relays this information to a nearby smartphone, allowing a simple and…

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14 Energy-Draining Everyday Habits To Avoid

Original Post on: https://www.forbes.com By: Frances Bridges Habits are the foundation of who we are as a person and as a professional. We are the product of our everyday habits, and we choose every day whether we want to improve ourselves, maintain excellence or contribute to our own discontent. But first we must be aware of bad…

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Hospitals – Cyber Security – Device Connectivity

Original Post on: http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog  By: Dan Costantino A CISO’s advice for securing connected medical devices Penn Medicine’s Dan Costantino recommends hospitals to get ahead of the issue, understand scope, and implement layers of cybersecurity to start. Phishing emails aimed to compromise employee credentials. Encryption used to prevent exposure of sensitive data in the event of accidental loss…

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1 Small Mistake Will Get Your Resume Rejected Immediately,

Original Post on: https://www.inc.com By: Darren Marble According to Google’s Former Head of HR. That resume you’ve been busy polishing all week? You should probably proof it one more time. You can’t get a job offer without first getting an interview, so your initial focus as a candidate is simple: position yourself to pass the first…

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11 Essential HR Metrics That Every Organization Should Know

Original Post on: https://www.inc.com By: Michael Schneider These metrics are key indicators of how well you’re managing your human capital. Although human resource departments don’t generate revenue, HR does manage your organization’s best competitive advantage — its people. It also can track key metrics that provide vital insights to help you make better human capital decisions and process improvements to realize their full potential. Here are…

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