Most Seniors Are Taking Too Many Prescriptions

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • The number of prescriptions taken by seniors doubled from 1988 to 2010, contributing to a higher incidence of functional limitations
  • The use of multiple medications increases the risk of adverse events and drug interactions that lead to permanent damage or death
  • Side effects from one drug often lead to the prescription of another to reduce symptoms, known as a “prescribing cascade”
  • The number of seniors prescribed antidepressants from 1991 to 2011 has more than doubled, while only 14.3% met the DSM-4 criteria for depression; the prevalence of symptoms and disorders has not decreased with more medicine
  • A focus on reducing inflammation and seeking the root causes of health conditions helps lower dependence on drugs that usually come with a significant list of side effects 

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USA Exports More Blood Than Soybeans or Corn

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Many areas of the U.S. are struggling to meet the blood needs of local residents even as the country supplies 70% of the world’s plasma
  • Most for-profit donation centers are in the poorest areas where residents sell plasma to help pay for food and shelter
  • Big Pharma also targets college students, advertising money for books in exchange for plasma used to feed antiaging technology startups
  • China uses half the global demand for serum albumin to treat a rising number with liver disease; despite environmental contaminants in the blood, U.S. blood is identified as one of the safest sources 

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Ebola-infected woman crosses America’s open border and dies in a U.S. hospital… “human weapons” infected with Ebola are being sent into the USA

There’s still no formidable wall protecting America’s southern border from continued invasion, which means that “migrants” and “refugees” – let’s call these people what they really are: illegals – continue to flood into our country like a broken fire hydrant. And some of them, disturbing new reports indicate, are bringing with them deadly Ebola infections that could create a national health nightmare. Continue reading

Survival 101: How to suture a wound when out in the wilderness

Providing proper first aid is not only an essential survival skill, but also an important skill to learn in everyday life. Accidents can happen when you’re out and about, and sometimes an accident leads to gaining a large, gaping wound. In this situation, learning how to suture or stitch up a wound can potentially save someone’s life. (h/t to Survivopedia.com) Continue reading

Miracles in ICU Departments (Part Three)

Occasionally miracles happen in intensive care wards. Incredible doctors save many more sepsis patients lives than doctors stuck in their pharmaceutical boxes and sometimes even a person’s cancer is cured. Continue reading

Israeli Invention Reduces Pain and Suffering for Dementia Patients

The new Israeli innovation provides personalized pain management by monitoring levels of suffering, especially for those with dementia who are unable to communicate effectively. Continue reading

ICU Care Done at Home and Hospitals Part 4

In the emergency room and ICU medicines must be safe while delivering an instant lifesaving burst of healing power. Obviously if they are safe and strong enough for emergency situations they are going to help us with chronic diseases and acute ones as well. Continue reading

There is no Evidence to Justify Cesarean or Vacuum for Prolonged Pushing

In the presence of a reassuring fetal heart, there is no reason to take any actions other than to keep pushing Continue reading

Heart Surgery in Jerusalem Performed Using Sound Waves

For the first time in Israel, the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem successfully performed a cardiac catheterization using sound waves to treat a complex case of severe arterial congestion. Continue reading

VIDEO: America collapses into a pharma state; just like a “narco state” but run by prescription drug cartels

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A “narco state” is a nation where nearly every aspect of society — politics, law enforcement, media, etc. — is controlled by narcotics traffickers. Mexico is a modern-day narco state. Continue reading

How cannabis could be a first step in treating liver cancer

“Eliminating cancerous cells while leaving healthy ones alone is an important step toward reducing patients’ suffering.”

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How Israel’s Sheba became one of the world’s top hospitals

A look at how Sheba Hospital, ranked as one of the world’s top 10 hospitals, became Israel’s most prestigious – and innovative – hospital. Continue reading

An Alarming Discovery in an Astronaut’s Bloodstream

Astronauts are more than cosmic travelers. They’re also research subjects in the careful study of what exactly outer space does to the human body. On the ground, researchers measure vitals, draw blood, swab cheeks, and more. In orbit around the Earth, the astronauts do the work themselves. Continue reading

Waste not, want not: How to reuse dehumidifier water

In an emergency, water may not always be available, and you may be forced to look for alternative sources. While you can find water outside, such as from ponds and lakes, there are potential water sources inside your house as well. One of these is dehumidifier water. By purifying it, it can offer a semi-continuous supply of potable water for you and your family. (h/t to BeansBulletsBandagesAndYou.com) Continue reading