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Technologies Review | September 18, 2018

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Sinus Problems and Natural Ways to Help Them

December 2, 2011 |

Sinus problems are one of the most frequent complaints that bring people to the doctor’s office. Often the treatment includes a prescription for antibiotics, which may or may not be necessary. With the growing concern about the overuse of antibiotics contributing to increasing bacterial resistance which renders them less effective, many people are now looking to natural remedies and some even turn to hypnotherapy. Some of these remedies have been used successfully for centuries to treat many kinds of infections, including sinusitis.

Our sinuses, located around our nose, eyes and cheekbones, filter the air we breathe. They are lined with tiny mucous coated hairs called cilia, which are in constant motion preventing dirt, bacteria and other particles from entering our lungs. The common cold, allergies, pollutants, or exposure to dry air, can irritate the mucus membrane in our sinuses, causing them to become inflamed. The membranes secrete more mucus and motion of the cilia slows, … Read More

Medical device software criticized as under-regulated

September 2, 2011 |

The accommodating was listed as unstable, in analytical condition. On July 30, 2007, amid 8 and 9 a.m., he was accepting insulin, analgesic and claret burden medication through a volumetric beverage pump back all three of the pump’s channels failed.

His claret burden dropped. Burden on his academician rose. The pump was replaced, but not in time. The accommodating was academician dead.

The problem, according to a abrupt “adverse accident report,” was software, accurately an overflow in the anamnesis buffer. Newcomputer application installed by the device’s architect the year afore “resulted in assorted adverse contest over a abbreviate aeon of time,” according to the report, which does not name the accommodating or the analysis facility.

In an industry wherecomputer application governs aggregate from agenda thermometers to insulin pumps and built-in pacemakers, the risks can be aerial and crashes can beggarly abrasion or death.

Between 1983 and 1997, 1 in 4 medical accessories acclimated software. Today, … Read More