The Wrong Kind of Monitoring in Hospitals?

Millions of physiological alarms in hospitals are triggered each month, and the technology needs to be improved to avoid further “alarm fatigue” among health care providers, according to a new study.

Researchers from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the University of California said their study of alarm fatigue was the first ever reported from a real-world hospital setting.

A New Discovery About a Wonder Drug

Researchers have discovered a new way in which the wonder drug penicillin fights infections.

Penicillin, discovered in 1928, works by attacking enzymes that build the bacterial wall cell. Once the medicine gets through that wall, the bacteria die.

Over the years, though, resistance to antibiotics has developed and is now a serious health threat. But with the latest discovery, it’s possible that penicillin can be used to thwart resistance in another way.

Why Are The Holidays So Hazardous To Our Health?

It’s a sad statistical fact: The holidays, from Christmas to New Year’s, are a treacherous time when it comes to our health.

“There’s a spike in heart attacks and other cardiac issues,” says Dr. John Young, a physician specializing in the treatment of chronic illnesses through biochemical, physiological and nutraceutical technologies. “The incidence of pneumonia cases spikes – in both cold and warm climates. And deaths from natural causes spike.”

While those numbers are well-documented, the cause(s) are not.

Is Bruxism the Reason You Have Headaches?

Millions of Americans wake up to headaches, sore jaws, and frustrating facial tension and can’t seem to pinpoint a reason for their pain. Celebrity cosmetic dentist and author, Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, says these mysterious pains are often symptoms of bruxism – teeth grinding and clenching that more than 50% of adults suffer from and a major contributing factor to fractured teeth and consequentially, aging.

New Therapy Holds Promise for Restoring Vision

Retinitis pigmentosa, a condition afflicting people of all ages, causes a gradual loss of vision. Sight is lost from the periphery to the center, usually leaving people with the inability to navigate their surroundings. Some 100,000 Americans suffer from this group of inherited retinal diseases.


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