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New CPR Guidelines issued by Heart Association

...t 35 percent of trained and untrained rescuers are wrong about whether or not a victim has a pulse. The United Kingdom and European Resuscitation Councils have already successfully deleted pulse checks by lay people from CPR training. Pulse check is not effective. Even health care workers have difficulties...

What happens when Medications go wrong?

...f the drugs were studied. The study went haplessly wrong with many developing incurable cancers and the matter was hushed up with the President offering an apology and huge sums of money were silently paid as compensation to those unfortunate victims. But then after a week no one bothered to remember the g...

Two doctors suspended for wrong brain surgery

...nd College Hospital in Brooklyn is in news for the wrong reasons. The New York State Health Department and ...ors René Kotzen and Mike W. Chow to operate on the wrong side of a patient’s brain to remove a life-threatening clot. The unfortunate patient, Kevin Walsh, ...

Doctors at risk- the ugly side of the noble profession

...atment. Without going into who is right and who is wrong the report says doctors are targeted and sometimes made to pay a very heavy price if things go wrong.Calling it the ugly side of the noble profession, the study says that doctors are threatened over phone, hounded relentlessly and at times even attac...

India takes on foot-and-mouth disease by vaccinating animals

...s prevalent in an endemic form in India. But it is wrong to say thedisease spread from here," he says. India produces 25 million doses of the FMD vaccine annually, of which IVRIproduces 4 million doses. The rest is manufactured by two companies in theprivate sector, Indian Immunological, Hyderabad and Int...

Alerts for safety of heart device

Heart devices may go wrong sometimes.There has been a rise in the number of safety warnings concerning devices that regulate the heart rhythm. Many depend on either a pacemaker or an implantable defibrillator to keep their heart beating rhythimically. However sophisticated an...

Stress can make you overweight

...cycle of factors can fuel the urge to snack at the wrong times. The resulting weight gain often piles up around the abdomen, which boosts the risk of heart disease and stroke.This applies to both sexes.// One doctor states, that people may be able to avoid the hazards of weight gain in midlife by learning...

No allergy at all !

... means that two-thirds of the patients were on the wrong kind of medication to start with," Szeinbach said. This led to other problems, such as an increased use of anti-depressants. People with allergies or allergy-like symptoms tend to use antidepressants at a higher rate. Allergy symptoms mimic the s...

Back injury cured by engineers

...avland University, people with back injury use the wrong muscles and thereby put themselves at risk of furt... They found that people with a back injury use the wrong muscles and create too much load on the spine, putting them at risk of further problems. Physical th...

Pharmacies in for a dose of bitter medicine

...ich seem to be common stuff, but can be fatal if a wrong spelling or wrong formula enters the picture, especially if they're being bought without a prescription. While this pr...

Bar Codes For Prescribed Drugs

...tal identification bracelets to prevent giving the wrong dose or the wrong medicine. The bar codes would include such information as a unique product code number, a lot numb...

Hidden influenza virus protein found

...led PB-1 in what was previously believed to be the wrong location....

Painkiller Linked to Deaths

... conduct an independent review of the data. "It is wrong to conclude or imply that 'OxyContin-likely' or 'OxyContin-verified' means that OxyContin was the cause of these deaths," the company wrote. While other prescription pain relievers such as Percocet, Percodan and Tylox contain oxycodone, they contai...

A way to eradicate allergy

... means that two-thirds of the patients were on the wrong kind of medication to start with," Szeinbach said. This led to other problems, such as an increased use of anti-depressants. People with allergies or allergy-like symptoms tend to use antidepressants at a higher rate. Allergy symptoms mimic the s...

Errors in medication

... doses were in error. The most common errors were: wrong time of delivery (36 percent), omission of needed dose (30 percent), wrong dose (18 percent), and unauthorized drug (8 percent). Seven percent of the errors held the potential...

New device aids esophagal cancer

...us and the stomach, food and drink can pass in the wrong direction, from the stomach to the esophagus - a process known as reflux. This is not just unpleasant, but could be fatal during sleep, when material may enter the lungs. Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin have developed a new anti-ref...

Autopsy reports could be valuable and informative

...dings. Autopsies are important because having the wrong information on a death certificate distorts information on patterns of disease and health policy formulated as a result. However, researchers say that in the recent years the number of autopsies performed have been greatly reduced - from 50 per cent ...

Children! Protecting them from medical mistakes

...medical errors can occur when a child is given the wrong medicine or is given the wrong dose of medicine for the child's weight....

Curbing medication errors with new rules

...ould help prevent errors such as administering the wrong drug, the wrong dose, or the wrong method of treatment (for example by injection rather than by mouth). The second r...

Scientists crack dengue fever puzzle

...gers the immune system to frantically hunt for the wrong subtype of the virus, causing painful inflammatory symptoms such as aching and fever. However, this second immune response generates immune cells that only react weakly to the new virus. And the duration of the disease is also much longer because t...

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