Posts Tagged 'health care'

Electronic Bandages Could Speed Up Healing

According to Engadget –

Scientists have known for a long time that electricity can speed up healing for skin wounds, but the necessary power has usually tied patients to electrotherapy machines. In the future, though, it might not be much more complicated than treating a wound the old-fashioned way.

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Victorians Worried About Books And Eyesight Like We Worry About iPhones And Eyesight

According to Popular Science –

From concerns over blue light to digital strain and dryness, headlines today often worry how smartphones and computer screens might be affecting the health of our eyes. But while the technology may be new, this concern certainly isn’t. Since Victorian times people have been concerned about how new innovations might damage eyesight.

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Eye-Opening Facts About The Thyroid

From MentalFloss –

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that lives just below your larynx. Its two halves, or lobes, which rest against the trachea, weigh less than an ounce. The thyroid is under the control a peanut-shaped gland in the brain called the pituitary gland, which in turn takes its commands from the hypothalamus, a region of the brain that works as the communications center for the pituitary—sending messages in the form of hormones to control the release of thyroid hormones from the pituitary.

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Electric Fence Used As Heart Defibrillator – And It’s Not Trumpcare

 

According to the New Zealand Herald –

A Hamilton man has taken Kiwi ingenuity to a whole new level after using his neighbour’s 8000 volt electric fence to jump-start his heart. John Griffin suffers from atrial fibrillation [AF] – an irregular heartbeat which, if left untreated, could lead to a stroke. One of the treatments for the condition is electric shock by defibrillator. But when Griffin got frustrated with the emergency department during an episode, he went home and ended up using his neighbour’s fence to get a shock instead.

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How The Band-Aid Was Invented [video]

Man Lives 18 Months Without A Heart

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According to ScienceAlert –

A 25-year-old has just received a full heart transplant… but not before surviving for more than a year without a human heart inside his body. Instead, Stan Larkin wore an ‘artificial heart’ in a backpack 24/7 for 555 days, which pumped blood around his body and kept him alive. The success of the procedure suggests that the device could be used to sustain other patients with total heart failure while they’re waiting for a donor.

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Medical Equipment From A 300-Year-Old Pirate Ship

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LifeScience reported –

Blackbeard, the world’s most famous pirate, lost his flagship in 1718 when the ship ran aground on a sandbar in North Carolina. But in 1996, the wreck of the Queen Anne’s Revenge was rediscovered, and archaeologists began excavating the ship. Since then, the excavation project has revealed that the ship contained many medical instruments of the day, hinting that Blackbeard put great effort into keeping his crew healthy.

See the medical artifacts HERE.

Read more about the ship and its weaponry HERE.

Help Buy A Ticket For Rush

If health care reform passed, Rush Limbaugh promised to move to Costa Rica. A Ticket For Rush is taking up a collection.

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Canada Halts Swine Flu Shots Due To Safety Concern

flushotThe Vancouver Sun reported –

B.C. might suspend the seasonal flu shots as early as today, in the wake of a Canadian study that suggests people who get the flu vaccine are twice as likely to contract the H1N1 virus. Several news outlets reported the preliminary findings of the study, which is still under peer review. Researchers found that those who received the seasonal flu vaccine in the past were more likely to catch H1N1. While the research was initially met with much skepticism from health officials, several provinces, including Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Nova Scotia, have suspended seasonal flu shots for anyone younger than 65, the Globe and Mail newspaper is reporting in its Monday editions.

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Woman Performs Cosmetic Surgery On Self – And Does TV Interview! [fail]

surgeryA woman does cosmetic surgery on herself with the expected results. Incredibly, she does a TV interview to explain things.

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