Medical News NPs Can Use 9.13.15

Happy Sunday! How is your weekend going? I have been enjoying downtime with family and friends and catching up on some much needed sleep. Until tonight's overnight ER shift, that is. Fall it seems is here and with these crisp mornings followed by warm, sunny afternoons I can't help but be in a good mood on this laid back Sunday. If you're in the market for some lazy Sunday afternoon reading, check out this week's medical news nurse practitioners can use. 

Gut microbes determine what diet is best for you. New research shows it maybe possible to predict how people will react to different diets based on the composition of the microbes in their gut. 

Sleep scientists say starting work at 10am is what nature intended (obviously). Getting up any earlier is basically torture. 

Dirty reusable instruments plague outpatient settings, the CDC warns. In the past, concern has surrounded duodenoscopes used in endoscopic procedures. But, facilities would do well to review sterilization protocols for other instruments as well. 

Human-like nose can sniff out contaminated drinking water. The new technology could also be used to detect drugs at airports, test food quality and develop perfumes. 

Having a low heart rate is linked to being a criminal. A large Swedish study suggests men with lower heart rates are more prone to violence. 

Motion sickness may soon be treated with electrical brain stimulation. Researchers say small, portable devices to combat the problem are on the horizon. 

The world is running out of a critical snakebite antidote. The treatment called Fav-Afrique is the only anti-venom approved to neutralize the bites of 10 deadly African snakes like spitting cobras and black mambas. Sanofi stopped manufacturing the anti-venom due to cost. 

All actors should have to take a CPR class

Have a fabulous weekend!