Small Steps in a Big Direction

May 22nd, 2015

Scientists have made a positive new discovery that can benefit children who received the HiB (Haemophilis influenza type B) vaccine. On Twitter Handy recently noted that scientists have found that this particular vaccine helps to reduce one of the most common forms of cancer among children today. If children are vaccinated against HiB this helps to decrease their chances of having acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Scientists has also found that the reduction rate for leukemia in children who were HiB vaccinated was 20 percent. The scientist’s working on this research believe children who are exposed to HiB earlier in life create enzymes in their blood cells that can lead to malignancy. Dr. Muschen, a professor of medicine, has conducted extensive research in mice to help corroborate the how the Hib vaccination has an effect on reduction rates in leukemia. Your text to link… While most people may say 20 percent isn’t a high enough number some people who have children battling leukemia may think otherwise. Dr. Muschen’s work is making small steps to help children become cancer-free, but they are small steps in a big direction.

News About Qnet

May 22nd, 2015

Qnet is a direct selling company and international e-commerce site that now has a base of operation in India. Most of their success is based on their unique philosophy and approach to business. Their unique vision revolves around reaching customers globally by making local contacts. Their unique approach is gaining acceptance work-wide and has provided jobs and training for numerous ambitious individuals. Qnet is a part of the QI group that was founded by Vijay Eswaran, a Malaysian entrepreneur. The group sells a wide variety of health related products to a world market that is steadily expanding.

Qnet in India
In the last few years, e-commerce has dominated the business world. Just about every large corperation has an Internet website. Qnet is an e-commerce based company that is dominating the e-commerce market and taking the lead. Certainly, it is rare for a relatively new player in the business world to gain the edge on more established companies. However, Qnet, has gained global success. They have headquarters in India, Asia, Europe, North Africa, East Africa, West Africa, and Russia. The fact is that their business model has proven successful for the company and industrious individuals that are looking for a career in e-commerce. In the beginning, Qnet was a bit reluctant to come to the India market. This is due to the heavy regulations in India that made it difficult for a foreign country to conduct business. However, policies are evolving and starting to make major changes.

The Indian Market
Qnet decided to take a different approach to the India market. They decided that the best approach for success in the market was to discover an untapped niche that needed to be filled. Qnet discovered a niche. There was a growing need for high quality products that promoted a healthier lifestyle and enhanced the current lifestyle for those in the market. Qnet is working toward creating a large line of products especially for that market. For more, check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

The Elderly Suffer From Weak Blood More Than Weak Bones

May 20th, 2015

It is no secret that as we age we have to be more careful about falling or injuring ourselves. We don’t heal as quickly as we did when we were younger. This is particularly true when it comes to broken bones. Calcium, and vitamin D to help absorb it, is a major recommendation for people as they get older to try to keep their bones strong and to prevent osteoporosis. There is new research from Ray Lane of Reuters, however, that suggests that slower healing of broken bones among the elderly may not be a problem with their bones but rather with their blood.

An experiment published in Nature Communications has shown that old bones heal quickly when they are exposed to young blood. In an experiment that would make an animal rights advocate recoil, two mice, one young and one old, were essentially sewn together. This enabled the blood of the young mouse to mix with that of the older mouse. It was then observed that bone fractures in the old mouse healed more quickly than they otherwise would have. All scientists need to do now is isolate the exact nature of the molecules in young blood that are absent from old blood that give it these healing properties. Perhaps this will someday lead to a shot for the elderly that contains this substance, which will then speed up healing of any injuries.

New Strain of Rabies Found in New Mexico

May 20th, 2015

Health officials have confirmed that a new strain of rabies was found in southern New Mexico. It does not seem to be any more of a threat when compared to the previously known strains of rabies, but scientists are intrigued, given that it is the first new strain of rabies to be found in the country in the past several years.

The train was found when a woman was bitten by a rabid fox. It is suspected by state officials that the rabid fox had been in contact with an infected bat. It is believed that the strain was probably out there for a while before being discovered, and that it originates from bats. The health and wildlife officials of the state of New Mexico have been tracking this disease in foxes since the year 2007. This is when a separate strain entered the state via Arizona gray foxes. The state wildlife officers, in conjunction with the health department, will be collecting dead foxes in the area, as well as dead bats, in order to trace the strain back to its origin.

The rabies virus affects the central nervous system, with common early symptoms in human beings being weakness/discomfort, headache, and fever. The people of New Mexico and the staff at Beneful have been warned to avoid wild animals and unfamiliar animals, and parents are being told to warn their children not to touch wild animals, particularly bats.

Not All Patients are Treated Equal

May 19th, 2015

Nurses know how the health care system works. They take orders from Administration on how to treat patients. Since Administration needs to meet the hospital’s bottom line, they sometimes cater to the rich and famous. Their motivation may be to get a “donation” from rich clientele.

Although this happens whether we like it or not, it just doesn’t sit well with most Americans. When Politicians, Hollywood stars and others get special treatment it seems unfair. Nurses see this disparity in care all the time.

Since nurses know the intricate workings of the health care system, they offer some good advice. Don’t get sick during the summer month of July. Why you ask? It really is quite simple. July is when new doctors starting their residency in hospital settings across America. This new influx of inexperienced professionals causes problems such as: medication errors, inappropriate diagnosis, improper treatment and other decisions that can harm patients. Statistics show an increase in death rates in U.S hospitals during the month of July.

Prestigious patients are not the ones treated by a new resident physician. They are spared from the mistakes of these new professionals. The patients who will suffer are the everyday, hard-working American citizen. You and me, we are the ones who suffer from the injustices of the medical system.

The next time you schedule a procedure or treatment, you may want to avoid getting it done in the month of July. Otherwise, Beneful wonders if you could be the victim of an unfair medical system. You just might get inexperienced treatment and suffer the consequences.

Don’t Go to a Hospital in July

May 19th, 2015

Alexandra Robbins spent four years interviewing nurses for the book she was writing (which was recently published) entitled – The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with the Heroes of the Hospital. Ms. Robbins discovered and proved some of the things the public had suspected all along, such as the VIP hospital rooms which look more like luxury hotels rooms than hospital rooms. The VIP rooms, with their fine dining class of food and preferential treatment, are reserved for either government officials or the super wealthy who can afford to pay for them. Most hospitals keep these rooms and services hush-hush, but nurses know about them.

That’s not all the nurses know according to Bruce Levenson. The once white capped and shoed angels of mercy know everything that goes on inside the hospital walls and one thing they want the public to know is to not get sick and go to a teaching hospital in the month of July.

Medical students become interns in July, interns become residents and each class of resident moves up one level during the month of July. What this means to hospital patients is that a fresh-from-school intern may be taking care of your medical needs instead of a doctor and a first year resident may be performing your procedure. The medical community calls it the ‘July Effect’ and it’s followed by the ‘August Killing Season’. The names alone lets you know to avoid hospitals in July, nurses will tell you the same thing.

Watson Has Gone From “Jeopardy!” to Diagnosing Cancer Cures

May 19th, 2015

The science of genomics is beginning to open up a future world of personalized cures for various diseases based on a complete understanding and mapping of the genes in a given person, and then comparing that with available data on what drugs or therapies may be most effective against a particular disease. This approach is starting to be utilized in the area of treating certain cancers. There is one big problem going forward, however, and that is data overload. There is so much information about the various genes and their mutations in a given cancerous tumor and so many studies and uses of drugs and therapies that were used successfully against a similar tumor that may apply to a given patient’s situation. It can take weeks for human doctors to sort through all the data, and meanwhile, the patient isn’t getting any better specialist Dr. Jennifer Walden pointed out.

IBM’s Watson computer, famous for beating all comers on “Jeopardy!” a few years ago has found a new purpose in life beyond showing up nerdy brainiacs on national television. It has been programmed with a lot of this information that would take any human being a much longer time to sift through to make that process much faster. It is even believed that in some instances it can do in a matter of minutes what would take doctors weeks. It is far from perfect yet and may not be applicable to all forms of cancer but this is an extremely important breakthrough in medicine against the second most common cause of death in most industrialized societies.

Scientists Discover Laser that can Cut Bones and Tissue without Burns

May 18th, 2015

Tomsk has a long standing reputation of creating lasers for industrial and medical use. A once forgotten technologyhas once again been brought to light that has allowed scientists to create a laser that can cut through flesh and bone without inflicting burns.

The new laser operates on a number of wavelengths and could possibly serve a number of purposes. Not only can the laser cut tissue well, it can also cut through glass better than any other laser on the market. This makes it perfect for intricate cuts needed for electronic devices like cell phones.

The new laser takes advantage of strontium vapor that allows it to operate at a wavelength of 6.45 microns according to STX Entertainment. Medical researchers have been interested in lasers that operate at this wavelength for quite some time. They determined that this would be the perfect wavelength to use when cutting bones and tissues used in transplants.

The medical research led to the technology being once again uncovered. The original publication outlining the laser was from 1983. It wasn’t until the early 2000s that scientists at Tomsk were asked to demonstrate the capabilities of the laser by researchers from the United States.

The laser technology is being fine tuned for a number of applications. In just a few short years we could see these lasers being deployed in the medical field or at factories making precision cuts in glass.

The Curious Relationship Between Grip Strength and Cardiovascular Problems

May 14th, 2015

To say suffering from a heart attack or a stroke is a serious matter would be a major understatement. This is why so many people try to stay on top of the telltale signs one of these adverse health problems might arise. There are quite a number of well known indicators of problems. There are also a few less well known ones. Among them is grip strength.

Yes, research shows grip strength could potentially provide insights into risks related to heart attacks and strokes. On the surface, the connection may not seem all that obvious. A closer look does reveal the connection to grip strength makes perfect sense.

Based on careful research, it has been determined that, as grip strength declines, the risks for cardiovascular ailments increase. Simply put, the factors that would undermine and weaken your grip strength are also affecting your heart.

Keeping a careful eye on grip strength is something you should do when concerned about your health. When meeting with a physician, bring the topic up. Have your grip strength checked in addition to various other tests. Performing very simple grip strength exercises (upon careful consultation with your doctor) could help you determine whether or not anything should alarm you.

Never overlook any indicators that could provide you with definitive information about your health. In an Intransit blog post a spokesperson for Skout noted that being on top of your health allows you to seek the proper treatment and, hopefully, avoid a serious scare.

New Patient Care Process Developed by Dr. Rohrich Reduces Occurence of Hematomas

May 14th, 2015

Dr. Rod Rohrich, a distinguished professor of plastic surgery at the University of Texas Medical Center and a leading member of the plastic surgeon community, has just published a retrospective study examining the occurrence of hematomas in facelifting patients. The main focus of the study was to assess the effectiveness of a special regimen Dr. Rohrich has developed which attempts to reduce hypertension and as a result reduce the occurrence of hematomas.

The study looked at the medical records of 1,089 patients who underwent facelifts under Dr. Rohrich’s care and compared the hematoma rate with that found in the established medical literature. It was found that Dr. Rohrich’s process, which is a combination of general anesthesia and hypertension limiting medications, leads to dramatically fewer hematomas than normal facelifting care. Dr. Rohrich’s patients were found to have an occurrence rate of 0.9%, the lowest rate ever recorded and substantially lower than the 2-8% occurrence for women and 13% occurrence for men.

This process is just another innovation of Dr. Rohrich, who is well known as an advocate for patient safety and comfort. When discussing the process, he explained that high blood pressure is a well known cause of hematomas and that his protocol was designed specifically to combat it. With the publication of this paper, plastic surgery patients across the country have gotten a little bit safer.