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Air Pollution Can Fuel Kidney Disease

There is good evidence that polluted air increases the risk of respiratory problems such as asthma—as well as organ inflammation, worsening of diabetes and other life-threatening conditions. But new research suggests air pollution can also fuel something else: chronic kidney disease, or CKD, which occurs when a person's kidneys become damaged or cannot filter blood properly

St. Lucia Hospital Protest On Health Care Issues

There is no doubt that as a nation we are faced with numerous challenges in the health system. When in government the Saint Lucia Labour Party experienced first-hand the situation and took positive steps to improve health care. In 2002, we commenced and later completed the National Wellness Centre to ensure more humane treatment for our mentally ill citizens.

In 2002 a decision was taken to construct a new Hospital. After a review of existing plans to rehabilitate Victoria Hospital built in 1887. Construction of the new a national hospital (OKEU) commenced in 2005.

Surgeons Can Be Improved With Their Age

According to a study, researchers evaluate that surgery has a long learning curve, patients do slightly better when the surgeon is more experienced than operations done by younger colleagues. The researchers also found there was no difference in the quality of surgical care between male and female surgeons. Our finding that younger surgeons have higher mortality suggests that more oversight and supervision early in surgeons’ post-residency career may be helpful.

Combination Of Drugs Prevents Hypertension

According to a study, researchers have shown that the adverse effects noticed were a .musculoskeletal pain, dizziness, and severe headaches. A triple pill combination for hypertension has shown 77% results compared to the standard care in low and middle-income groups where compliance of medicines is a serious problem

The study was published in JAMA. While the risk versus benefits ratio has shown that of the 700 patients in the mean age of 56 years, 67% had good results while 38.1% of the patients had severe side effects.

Nurse Treating Older Patients Can Improve Geriatric Care

The researcher suggests that the growing geriatric population’s complex and chronic health care needs into today’s fragmented health system are like putting a round peg into a square hole. Among those looking for better geriatric care solutions University of Pennsylvania nurses Mary Naylor, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, and Nancy A. Hodgson, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, who chaired a think tank called Assuring High-Value Care for Vulnerable Older Adults and their Caregivers: Maximizing the Contributions of Nurses.

An invitation-only list of health system leaders, policymakers, innovators, consumer advocates, and scholars gathered at the meeting to recommend ways to improve the U.S. health system for older adults with complex chronic conditions. The study was published in the journal Gerontologist.