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Life-Saving Technique Is Oxygen Treatment In Emergency Room

Oxygen treatment is often life-saving, but multiple studies in recent years have yielded evidence that the indiscriminate administration of oxygen to patients in the intensive care unit and emergency room can cause hyperoxia and thereby elevate mortality.

Oxygen Treatment in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine

In emergency situations, oxygen therapy can be life-saving for patients with hypoxemia, but harmful effects of exposure to high oxygen concentrations (oxygen toxicity) have long been known. Within a few years of the introduction of oxygen therapy, the issue of potential oxygen toxicity was raised. 

Paid Maternity Leave: India’s Wrong Approach

A common concern for India and the US is the decline or stagnation in female labour force participation in recent decades. In the US, between 1960 and 2016, female labour force participation (LFP) increased from less than 40% to nearly 60%. Yet, since the 2000s, participation has tended to stagnate and even decline. It is a similar story in India. Not only have female LFP rates been lower than other comparable economies, the trend reveals declining rates over time.

Collaborative Reseaarch to Set up Digital Pathology Network

Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, and Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust, today announced plans to create a digital pathology network to help drive faster and more efficient diagnoses for patients. OUH will deploy the Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, which will serve as a central laboratory service for partner sites at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Swindon.

Bangladesh' RMG Sector: Making Healthcare a Priority

The RMG industry, the mainstay of the Bangladesh economy, bags 81% of the country’s total export and is the world’s third largest garment producer with more than 4,000 factories, employing around four million workers, of which 85% are women. Most RMG workers are migrants from rural areas, who face multiple barriers to receiving adequate healthcare, and services related to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).

Blood Pressure Is Controlled In OSA Patients With Supplemental O2

According to a study, researchers determined that supplemental oxygen significantly reduces morning blood pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is associated with elevated daytime blood pressure, and CPAP has been shown to improve blood pressure, particularly in patients with resistant hypertension.

Whether CPAP works by abolishing intermittent hypoxia or reducing arousals remains unclear. The study was published in the journal American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine,