For decades, most of the country has required physician oversight for nurses to conduct certain procedures, and especially to prescribe drugs. But that’s slowly changing, as the nation’s health-care needs rise, and nurses fight for the right to practice everything they learned in school.
When Allison Fite was 16, she couldn't stop falling asleep in class. Doctors told her it was from a severe sinus infection, but it never really went away. For the next decade she struggled with infection after infection, taking antibiotics and decongestants. "Having these sinus problems and not being able to breathe was debilitating," she says.
Perhaps the biggest challenge to increasing organic farming acres is the three-year transition farmers must make to become organic. During those three years, a conventional farmer cannot use chemical fertilizers and pesticides and options for farmers to sell their transitional crops are often limited.
Garlic has been used for centuries as both a food ingredient and a medicine. In fact, eating garlic can provide a wide variety of health benefits(1).
1923 Radiotherapy first used to treat cervical cancer
1954 Proof of a link between smoking and lung cancer first published
1956 First chemotherapy drug used to treat a rare tumour
1963 Discovery of first human cancer virus
1972 Drug for testicular cancer developed
“One thing I think is becoming clear, especially over the last few weeks or months, is that health care is rapidly becoming a target for this,” said Daniel Nigrin, chief information officer of Boston Children’s Hospital, whose network came under attack by the hacker collective Anonymous in April 2014. “What struck us at that point was, you know what? These attacks can do a lot more than get your data; they can really disrupt the day-to-day operations of your facilities.”
For most of the past six weeks, the biggest story out of Silicon Valley was Apple’s battle with the FBI over a federal order to unlock the iPhone of a mass shooter. The company’s refusal touched off a searing debate over privacy and security in the digital age. But this morning, at a small office in Mountain View, California, three guys made the scope of that enormous debate look kinda small.With encryption, co-founder Brian Acton explains, anyone can conduct business or talk to a doctor without worrying about eavesdroppers.
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