- 57% of patients in China use inappropriate antibiotics
- 16 to 70% inappropriate hysterectomies were conducted in the United States
- 20% inappropriate hysterectomies were conducted in the Taiwan
- 13% inappropriate hysterectomies were conducted in the Switzerland
- 26% inappropriate total knee replacement rates occurred in Spain
- 34% inappropriate total knee replacement rates occurred in the United States
It is becoming more obvious that the current healthcare system in high-income countries is not working and the cost of healthcare continues to increase. This viewpoint has been validated by a recent landmark report commissioned by The Lancet journal and conducted by 27 international specialists revealed:
Research Study Proves That Vacations Improve Health but Yoga and Meditation Holiday Retreat is Better!!!
We know we should take at least a 2-week uninterrupted vacation every year. However, in today’s world, many of us feel that taking 2-week vacation will increase our workload in our daily jobs. This eventually results in us feeling even more exhausted and more frustrated with life.
A Complementary and Alternative Medicine study by Brooks et al in 2000 showed that men who take frequent annual vacations were 21 percent less likely to die from any cause and were 32 percent less likely to die from heart disease.Furthermore, the longest-running cardiovascular study known as the Framingham Heart Study revealed that men who avoided taking a vacation for several years were 30 percent more likely to have heart attacks compared to men who did not take time off.
The active compound in neem is nimbolide which is a bioactive terpenoid. Recent scientific studies now show that nimbolidemay be a potential Complementary and Alternative Medicine remedy for shrinking prostrate tumours. A recent animal study has shown that oral administration of nimbolide suppressed cell invasion ....
Physicians are expected to be hostile to insurance companies. Indeed, a prior Whistleblower post directed arrows in their direction. They are an easy target, often vilified for their greed and perceived indifference toward those they insure. Ask most of us if we think insurance companies favor profits over patients, and most of us will respond that profits prevail.
A recent JAMA article about disclosing medical error described a hypothetical situation involving a dermatologist who, after completing skin biopsies on two patients, discovered that the instruments had not been sterilized. He wondered if he should tell the patients and what he should say.
A study published a couple of months ago in the BMJ made headlines for claiming that medical errors are the third leading cause of death. As expected, the reactions were swift and polarized.
For some, the study confirmed that the self-serving healthcare system is utterly careless about the welfare of patients. For others, the claim was complete hogwash, based on faulty methodology designed to justify further regulatory oversight.
Founder of the ideal medical care movement Pamela Wible shares why, in order to heal patients, physicians must first heal their profession – and what can happen if they don’t.
Researchers at the University of Texas in the US have shown that exercise can help smokers ‘kick the habit’. Moreover, the publication reported that exercise can be of value for helping those smokers who have the additional issue of high anxiety sensitivity e.g. racing heart, sweating, dizziness etc. The complementary medicine research study published in Psychosomatic Medicine stated that between 20 to 33 percent of smokers have high-anxiety sensitivity.
In the US there is a growing movement in the provision of healthcare services from the traditional fee-for-service to fee-for-performance healthcare model of primary healthcare delivery. A typical example could be a patient with cardiovascular problems having a conventional healthcare team delivering treatment and monitoring the health.
Researchers from the Food for Health Science Centre at Lund University in Sweden have shown that barley is beneficial in improving metabolism for up to 14-hours. The researchers carried out the study on 20 healthy, middle-aged participants. The ‘treatment group’ ate barley kernel bread at breakfast, lunch and dinner for 3 days whilst the control group ate
white wheat bread during the same 3-day period.