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Archive for November, 2013

CPR usually leads to ribs being broken


Date: November 20th, 2013

During the research, the team also found out that some patients are more vulnerable to having their ribs and other bones broken than others. When studying some patients who were admitted to hospitals in Korea, nearly a third of them who received resuscitation after CPR had at least one of their ribs broken and about 4 % had a broken sternum or breast bone.

The survival rate of ‘hands-only’ CPR


Date: November 19th, 2013

What by- standers need to do in case of a sudden cardiac arrestAccording to a large study done in Japan, the odds of cardiac arrest victims are going to survive the situation with less brain damage are very low. The researchers said that their findings support some statements made by American Heart Association that the compression only CPR could be a comparable option to traditional technique that involves chest compressions together with mouth to mouth breathing.

Lives can be saved by just CPR videos


Date: November 18th, 2013

Effective ways to combat cardiac arrestAccording to the study, people who viewed a demonstration showing what needs to be done during a cardiac arrest had a better idea on the action they should take in such a situation compared to those who didn’t.

Religious disbelief among analytical thinkers


Date: November 17th, 2013

Critical thinking highly associated with low belief levelsEven though making other people think analytically didn’t have a big impact as such on the way they did see the world, the impact was noticeable still, said Will Gervais, the study lead author, a psychology graduate in Canada at University of British Columbia. During the study, Gervais noted that they those who participated didn’t enter being devout believers and left being committed atheists.

Your genetic secrets might be at a risk


Date: November 16th, 2013

 Why anonymity of genetic material is no longer guaranteedPeople submit their genetic material to scientific researchers expecting that they will remain anonymous and the secret won’t be exposed to anyone. However, a recent study has demonstrated that this privacy could be breached, in particular, of the male volunteers. According to a report that appeared in journal Science in the issue of Jan. 18, the researchers said that they determined the identities of about 50 people who had gone through genome sequencing.

Why online forged marriages may be long lasting


Date: November 15th, 2013

Internet changing how people meet and get marriedIt is not always that people meet online and get married, but a new study shows that the Internet could be a place where you are assured of finding a perfect mate and enjoy a great marriage. According to the study findings, couples who met and married online were highly likely to stay together and be happy compared to couples that met in the old fashioned style.

How iPod touch can help in optimization of medical practice experience


Date: November 13th, 2013

 Top healthcare applications and games to look out for Recent years have seen an increase in development of medical apps that are extremely useful to providers of health care. However, little is known of how various mobile medical apps can enhance doctor- patient experience. But as you shall soon find out, there are various apps that can be used to optimize the overall experience of your practice.

Introducing Xanax- what you should know


Date: November 8th, 2013

As a benzodiazepine, Alprazolam (Xanax) affects brain chemicals, which might become unbalanced resulting in anxiety. Alprazolam is prescribed for treatment of anxiety disorders, anxiety resulting from depression and panic disorders. It is strongly advised that you avoid using Alprazolam when you are pregnant as this can end up harming your unborn baby.

Preventing Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation


Date: November 7th, 2013

Atrial fibrillation as a serious health conditionWhat you should know about Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is one of the so called new diseases in the modern world. Surprisingly, this disease has now affected more than two million people in America and it is increasingly becoming a serious health concern.

DR. X is good or not


Date: November 6th, 2013

A look at what clinical competence is all aboutEven though people have more access to various facts regarding physicians currently more than ever, most people while answering questions about the clinical competence of doctors majorly rely on subjective opinions rather than research or actual facts. As such, you will hear definite answers that Dr. X is a very good doctor and doctor Y is not a great doctor.