Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Christmas Opening Hours: Health Science Library

Christmas Opening Hours: Health Science Library AIT

Monday 19th Dec: 9.30am - 5pm

Tuesday 20th Dec: 9.30am - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm

Health Science library closed from Wednesday 21th Dec - Wednesday 4th January inclusive

Thurs 5th Jan: 9.30 - 1 & 2 - 5pm

Friday 6th Jan: Closed

Nornal opening hours recommence on Mon 9th Jan

PS Different opening hours apply for main library - information on main library web page

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Why not Share Your Research?

There is at present no one resource of Irish Nursing Research and no way of you knowing what research your colleagues have undertaken or no way of your colleagues contacting you if you have undertaken research. We hope that nurse2nurse will become that resource of Irish Nursing Research and that nurses undertaking research will let us know. Nurse2Nurse welcomes the publication of original research from Irish Nurses and Midwives. This research can be of many types, primarily we are looking for research carried out during the course of your postgraduate education (as dissertation/thesis) or during your work as reports, reviews etc.
To publish an abstract of your research on nurse2nurse for further details please email: info@nurse2nurse.ie
or write to:
Niamh Adams, Irish Nurses and Midwives OrganisationThe Whitworth BuildingNorth Brunswick StreetDublin 7Tel: 00 353 1 6640625

Walnuts slow prostate tumors in mice, study finds

ScienceDaily (2010-03-23) -- Walnut consumption slows the growth of prostate cancer in mice and has beneficial effects on multiple genes related to the control of tumor growth and metabolism, researchers have found.

Chest X-rays can help predict which H1N1 patients are at greatest risk

ScienceDaily (2010-03-23) -- A new study suggests that chest x-rays may play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of H1N1 influenza by predicting which patients are likely to become sicker.

Combining weight-focused counseling, medication helps women quit smoking

ScienceDaily (2010-03-23) -- For women smokers worried about their weight, combining cognitive behavioral therapy addressing weight concerns with the medication bupropion appears more effective than counseling alone to help them quit smoking, according to a new study.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Feeding mothers want more home visits

The Irish Times - Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Feeding mothers want more home visits

PUBLIC HEALTH nurses (PHNs) should provide early and more regular home visits to support breastfeeding mothers and the PHN service should be extended from five to seven days a week, according to a new study.

The Infant Feeding Survey found that although breastfeeding rates in Ireland were among the lowest in Europe, the public health nursing services had a positive, professional and organisational attitude towards it.

The survey was commissioned by the HSE and undertaken by nurse/midwife researchers in UCC’s School of Nursing and Midwifery to review existing breastfeeding support services in Ireland. Some 1,854 mothers with children under three years (breastfeeders and formula feeders) took part in the study under principal investigator Dr Patricia Leahy-Warren.

Helen Mulcahy, lecturer at UCC’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, said: “Overall, mothers had high breastfeeding self-efficacy , with a subgroup of mothers in which the levels were very high. PHNs had a more positive attitude to breastfeeding than breastfeeding mothers, which was statistically significant and an unexpected finding, but may be related to the fact that they had education in breastfeeding.”

Ms Mulcahy said the authors of the study had made 19 recommendations, almost all of which could be addressed with the implementation of an initiative based on the WHO/Unicef Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.

“While PHNs in general had a very positive attitude to providing breastfeeding support and education to mothers, time was definitely an issue and other parts of their workload often took precedence over the provision of breastfeeding support.” she said.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Researchers identify mechanism malaria parasite uses to spread among red blood cells

ScienceDaily (2010-02-22) -- Malaria remains one of the most deadly infectious diseases. Yet, how Plasmodium, the malaria parasite, regulates its infectious cycle has remained an enigma despite decades of rigorous research. Now a research team has identified a mechanism by which Plasmodium intensively replicates itself in human blood to spread the disease. The discovery could lead to new drugs for combating the disease. ... > read full article

Friday, February 19, 2010

Young patients with chronic illnesses find relief in acupuncture

ScienceDaily (2010-02-12) -- Some doctors are now offering pediatric patients diagnosed with chronic illnesses acupuncture therapy to help ease the pain and negative side effects like nausea, fatigue and vomiting caused by chronic health conditions and intensive treatments. ... > read full article

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