A 60-year-old man with a history of bipolar disorder on risperidone, bupropion, and escitalopram was admitted for community acquired streptococcal pneumonia. Four days later, he developed persistent hyperthermia, dysautonomia, rigidity, hyporeflexia, and marked elevation of serum creatine phosphokinase. He was diagnosed with neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) and improved with dantrolene, bro...
Jorge R Campos,
As long as there is no cure for AIDS, the only effective means of containing its spread is prevention, primarily through public education. Cuba's AIDS Prevention Group is a community-based organization whose main purpose is to support the National HIV/AIDS Program's prevention and education efforts. The Group's Memorias Project uses the creation and display of memorial quilts to put a human fac...
:The Australian journal of advanced nursing : a quarterly publication of the Royal Australian Nursing Federation2001
Natural rubber latex allergy is a public health issue that is yet to be addressed in many Australian hospitals. It is suggested that there is a widespread lack of awareness amongst hospital staff of the implications of this relatively new health problem. Natural rubber latex allergy is a cumulative, serious and incurable occupational health problem and a disabling disease. It can result in chro...
Users’ persistent social media contents like posts on Face-book Timeline are presented as an “exhibition” about the person to others, and managing these exhibitional contents for impression management needs intentional and manual ef-forts. To raise awareness of and facilitate impression man-agement around past contents, we developed a prototype called PersonalityInsight. The system employs comp...
Globalization has had repercussions on the daily lives of individuals, including on health. The ease with which people cross borders has contributed to these changes occurring in an accelerated and constant way. In this new context, health workers face daily challenges due to various transitions, such as demographic and epidemiological  which has required students to assume a proactive attit...
Geraldine S. Perry,
Susheel P. Patil,
Letitia R. Presley-Cantrell,
Sleep is an essential component of health, and its timing, duration, and quality are critical determinants of health (1). Sleep may play an important role in metabolic regulation, emotion regulation, performance, memory consolidation, brain recuperation processes, and learning (2). Because of the importance of these functions, sleep should be viewed as being as critical to health as diet and ph...
:Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)2013
There is growing evidence to suggest that men are at increased risk of premature death from a broad range of health conditions. With the government's mandate to reduce premature death, it is necessary to have an understanding of the health challenges faced by men. This article provides an overview of mortality data for men and women aged 15-64, with a focus on those aged 15-54, in England and W...
Louise H Taylor,
Kim A S Doyle,
Louis H Nel,
World Rabies Day was set up in 2007 to raise global awareness about rabies, to provide information on how to prevent the disease in at-risk communities and support advocacy for increased efforts in rabies control. It is held annually on September 28th, with events, media outreach and other initiatives carried out by individuals, professionals, organisations and governments from the local to the...