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Copper Kills 97% of ICU Bacteria

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Antimicrobial copper surfaces in ICU kill 97% of bacteria that can cause hospital-acquired infections (HAI). This translates into a 40% reduction in the risk of getting an HAI. Five percent of all hospitalizations are complicated by an HAI and this leads to more than 100,000 deaths annually in the US. Copper should be put on bed rails, tray tables, call buttons,...

D-Mannose For Urinary Tract Infections

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Chronic use of antibiotics may help with chronic urinary tract infections, but they also effect the microflora in the GI tract. E. Coli cause 80% of all urinary tract infections. When E. Coli sticks to the lining of the urinary tract it causes inflammation of the urinary tissues. A simple sugar that the body cannot metabolize coats E. Coli and prevents them from...

Doctors and Nurses are not Washing Their Hands

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
When cameras are watching more doctors and nurses wash their hands. Less than 7% washed their hands immediately when entering or before leaving a patient's room. under normal conditions. This number shot up to 88% when cameras were installed to monitor hand washing. With hospital acquired infections reaching 5% and 100,000 deaths annually from them, hand...

Does Sugar Feed a Cold?

submitted by: admin on 01/11/2014
Studies out of the University of North Carolina published in the December 2013 issue of Virology, showed that reducing glucose levels in cell cultures inhibited the influenza virus from infecting host cells and spreading to other cells. Now, if only we could lower blood glucose levels in living humans! While we cannot achieve this clinically, we learned...

Dogs Sniff Out Superbug Infections

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
  Dogs can sniff out C diff quickly and accurately whereas conventional lab testing costs a lot more and takes too long to get answers. A dog can "sniff out" and entire ward in less than 10 minutes! Dogs have been shown in the past to sniff out cancers as well as drugs, money, explosives, and even cell phones! Dogs may be man's best...

Ethical Issues in Medical Research

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Yale School of Medicine researchers found a clinical trial with neurontin was a seeding trial used by Big Pharma to promote the drug and increase prescriptions. Seeding trials are not illegal but are unethical because they offer no research. They took advantage of 2700 patients and 772 investigators to complete the publication. These people gained nothing for...

Flu Vaccine Causes 5.5 Times More Respiratory Infections than Unvaccinated

submitted by: admin on 06/27/2015
  A journal article published in the June 2013 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases showed that people who got a flu shot were 5.5 times more at risk for developing another viral respiratory infection! And, they also found that there was no protection from the immunization from the flu. Hmmm. Want a flu shot? A possible reason for this could be...

Good Dental Hygiene, It Can Save Your Life

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
People who have advanced periodontal problems and plaque are at risk for lung infections that can be fatal and cause inflammation. The ecosystem in the mouth is complex and underestimated in its importance in people who are ill.              

Hospital Infections

submitted by: admin on 07/17/2024
The incidence of hospital acquired infections is on the rise. Hospital staff are not taking responsibility for washing hands or changing clothing, because they are too much in a hurry. 90,000 deaths occur annually from this cause.

How Do You Know if the Treatment Your Doctor Prescribes is Good for You?

submitted by: admin on 03/05/2015
How Do You Know if the Treatment Your Doctor Prescribes is Good for You? According to an article published in the NY Times on February 2, 2015, far fewer people benefit from medical treatment than we're led to believe from our doctors, advertisements such as direct to consumer TV ads, ads in medical journals, and even in medical journal articles, and...

How Much Vitamin D is Too Much?

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
  We know that too little vitamin D is not healthy, but how about too much? Until recently, it has been believed that megadoses of vitamin D might not be a good idea, but that it was relatively harmless. However, a study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism looked at 250,000 people from Denmark showing that levels below 20 nmol are...

How Safe is Medical Care

submitted by: admin on 09/25/2013
According to an article published in the August issue of BMJ quality and Safety, there are more than 43 million hospital injuries caused by unsafe medical care worldwide. The authors reviewed more than 4,000 scientific articles and tracked adverse outcomes from the use of medication, urinary tract infections caused by catheters, systemic infections from...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
About 20% of us have IBS. Sypmtoms are reviewed and treatments described. It is a diagnosis of exclusion. Infections, food allergies, parasites, food poisoning are all suspected to cause IBS. Probiotics are discussed.          

Mistakes are Common in US Hospitals

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
About one in three people in the US will encounter some kind of medical mistake during a hospitalization. The number of mistakes has been seriously underestimated as new studies show that there are about 10 times more errors than previously believed. We cannot depend on health care practitioners to admit their errors unless there's no other option. A tool...

Probiotics For Urinary Track Infections

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Recent studies document that depletion of vaginal lactobacilli is associated with recurrent urinary tract infections. It was also shown that replenishing these bacteria via vaginal suppositories halved the recurrence rate for infection. We should be turning to the use of vaginal suppositories to treat women with recurrent urinary tract infections rather than...

Probiotics vs Antibiotics for Recurrent Urinary Infections

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Mainstream treatment for recurring urinary tract infections has been antibiotics, but now an article in the May of 2012 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine shows that probiotics are nearly as effective as antibiotics over a one year period in decreasing the number of urinary tract infections. The problem with antibiotics is their side effects. They cause...

Sleep and Vaccine Effectiveness

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  The pharmaceutical companies and the CDC are more concerned with having us take vaccines than making sure that once given they will actually work. In general the people who might benefit most from an immunization are those in which the vaccine is not likely to work. This includes people with decreased immunity, such as cancer, AIDS, chronic diseases,...

Super Natural Home with Beth Greer Part V

submitted by: admin on 07/17/2024
Summer trips can be "green" and there are green hotels and camps for kids that are not only environmentally safe, but also offer healthy foods that are trans fat and high fructose corn syrup free. Airline food and water is generally not healthy; it is best bring your own snacks and to use bottled water. Natural sunscreens are another concern as most sunscreens...

Synthetic Poop Cures C. Diff Infections

submitted by: admin on 07/17/2024
A synthetic "poop" was developed by researchers at the University of Guelph in Canada that works to treat C. diff infections of the GI tract. Now that stool transplants are becoming commonplace in the treatment of C. diff infection, an artificial culture of normal flora of the GI tract has been developed that avoids potential problems of occult infections...

Ten Strategies to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2016
  We tend to focus on what causes Alzheimer's disease and how to treat it, but what about how to prevent it? The UCLA Center on Aging has come out with 10 strategies to prevent this common disease. These strategies include coffee, flossing your teeth, keeping your brain active, exercise, omega 3 fatty acids, low stress, adequate sleep, weight control,...

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