News tagged with knowledge gap

Nurses need education on advance health care directives

An educational program for nurses can help address knowledge gaps related to advance health care directives (AHCDs)—thus helping to ensure that patients' wishes for care at the end of life are known and respected, reports ...

Sep 15, 2014
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Report updates impact of hypoglycemia in diabetes

(HealthDay)—An update of the current state of knowledge about the impact of hypoglycemia on patients with diabetes reviews outcomes, strategies to prevent hypoglycemia, and current knowledge gaps, and has ...

Apr 26, 2013
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Ongoing research analyzes formulas, mother's milk

Soy-based baby formula nourishes millions of America's infants. Now, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded scientist Jin-Ran Chen is taking a close look at the effects that soy formula, cow's-milk formula, ...

Jan 20, 2012
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Irregular heart beat elevates risk of kidney failure

Many people who suffer from chronic kidney disease progressively lose their kidney function over time and eventually develop a condition called end-stage renal disease – the complete failure of the kidneys – placing them ...

Jan 17, 2013
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Estrogen and cardiovascular risk in menopausal women

Women are less prone to cardiovascular disease then men; but this difference between the sexes becomes less marked after the menopause. This observation is behind a great deal of received wisdom, where oestrogen is assumed ...

Jun 11, 2012
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Many chemicals unproven to raise breast cancer risk

Women who want to reduce their risk of breast cancer may have heard they should avoid exposure to industrial chemicals but scientific evidence has so far not proven a direct link, said a US group Wednesday.

Dec 07, 2011
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Medication: Take it, leave it or sometimes forget

Patients on medication for long-term conditions can often face difficulties with taking their medication as directed by their doctor.  In addition to the potentially detrimental effect on their health, the ...

Feb 12, 2013
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