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Is Vitamin C the Solution for Sepsis?

Added October 7, 2019, Under: Diseases, Doctors, Inflammation

A shot of vitamin C could be a life-saving solution for those patients suffering from sepsis according to researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University in the US. They have discovered that intravenous vitamin C therapy reduced death rates in septic patients from 46% ( in the placebo group) to almost 30% (in the vitamin C group). What has the vitamin C research shown? The lead researcher Dr Alpha A Fowler says: "This therapy could potentially transform the way we care for sepsis patients." He adds: ...

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Misophonia is a Sensitivity to Sound Condition

Added October 22, 2018, Under: Diseases, Doctors, Drugs, Health

Have you heard of the word Misophonia? It is a condition described as "sound sensitivity syndrome" and the word (meaning literally hatred of sound) was first proposed in 2000 as a condition in which negative emotions, thoughts and physical reactions are triggered by specific sounds. More on misophonia Misophonia is a condition in which normal, everyday noises cause extreme emotional and even physical distress. People with this condition live with considerable stress, constantly worrying about  experiencing offensive sounds - they often become socially isolated ...

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Are Unnecessary Medications Being Given to Older Patients?

Added April 28, 2018, Under: Doctors, Drugs, Health

The use of pharmaceutical drugs for various conditions is on the increase in the western world - and especially so in the over sixty fives.  This asks the question whether too many people are being given unnecessary medication which (a) are leading to many deaths and (b) untold suffering because of serious side effects? Studies have found millions are given medications which can often be a waste of money because they offer no clinical benefit. The over prescribing of medications is now ...

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Diluted Natural Apple Juice for Re-Hydrating Young Children?

Added March 8, 2018, Under: Children's Health, Doctors, Natural remedies

New research has found that, if young children with a mild "stomach bug" drink diluted apple juice, it may be just as effective as more expensive electrolyte drinks for preventing dehydration. More about this study The study involved nearly 650 children in Toronto (aged 6 months to 5 years) who attended the ER with diarrhea and vomiting but were only mildly dehydrated and who were randomly assigned to receive either diluted apple juice or an apple-flavored drink with electrolytes while being cared for ...

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Osteopathy & Three Top Tips on Why Headaches Can Occur

Added January 20, 2018, Under: Doctors, Exercise, Headaches & Migraines, Health

Headaches are amazingly common, affecting eighty to ninety per cent of the population at some time in their lives. There are many different categories of headaches - each with their own set of characteristics - but the one thing that they all have in common is that there IS a reason why they're there. Osteopaths are quick to tell us that seventy per cent of headaches stem from problems in the neck! They share their three headache tips to help you cope better Headache tip #1 How ...

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Do You Ever Give Ear Wax a Second Thought?

Added December 21, 2017, Under: Doctors, Health, How To, Natural remedies

Obviously we all have ears and we all produce ear wax but do we ever give it much thought? Considered a bit of a nuisance by many, ear wax actually has a part to play. The color of ear wax can tell us about the state of our health While it protects the skin and the ear itself from both water and infections, the color of your wax can sometimes be an indication of something wrong. For example, normal ear wax ranges from light ...

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Are You Enjoying a Regular Handful of Raw Nuts?

Added November 22, 2017, Under: Diseases, Doctors, Health, Nutrition

If you can manage to eat different types of raw nuts (at least twice a week) and by the handful, researchers have found that you can cut the risk of heart disease by almost a quarter. The study (published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology) concluded that if you can regularly consume a handful of different types of nuts, it can provide significant protection against this killer disease. The hazelnuts pictured on the right were grown this year on ...

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Living Life To The Full In Spite Of Type 1 Diabetes

Added May 28, 2017, Under: Diets, Diseases, Doctors, Drugs, Health

My only sibling, and younger brother, has been living with type 1 diabetes for fifty years. I am very proud of him for the sacrifices he has made, and the temptations he has avoided, to ensure he has lived life to the full for all of those fifty years - helped in no small measure by the caring support from his wife and their three (now adult) children. Finding out you have type 1 diabetes When my brother was a student in college ...

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A Revolutionary Remedy for Tremors in the Hands

Added December 12, 2016, Under: Diseases, Doctors, Technology

There has been some revolutionary brain surgery carried out in the UK where a new technique targets tremors in the hands, and elsewhere, using high-intensity sound waves. This could be very good news for sufferers of many conditions Such conditions include Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis (MS) - and essential tremor (ET) which is a brain disorder that causes uncontrollable shaking and currently affects a million people in the UK. Twenty patients with ET are now being treated with this new therapy and I have watched ...

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When an Unplanned Accident Puts You in Hospital

Added November 23, 2016, Under: Doctors, Drugs, Health, How To

Every day many people are involved in sudden accidents and incidents where they land up in hospital.  Is there anything you can do to make life easier for yourself when this happens? How I ended up in hospital I write from personal experience when just over a month ago, I was out in the countryside (getting my 30 minutes of exercise) when I walked onto a concealed "straight down" twelve inch hole in the grass path. I got such a shock because ...

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