Wait times for treatment of non-emergency injuries are rising, and paramedics are increasingly finding that they have to stand by with patients until the hospital formally admits them. These tips can help make your visit the emergency room a successful experience:
State your main problem first.
Describe all your symptoms, how long they've been happening, and any and all events which led up to the visit.
Have ready any information about allergies or past medical conditions.
Be sure the emergency department communicates with your primary care physician.
The retirement of Japanese baby boomers, which kicks off this month with the start of the fiscal year, is a signature event, symbolizing a rapidly aging society, a looming fiscal crunch and the emergence of a roaring "gray economy" fueled by free-spending retirees. The effect of mass retirements is expected to be limited at first. Much of Northeast Asia is confronting low birthrates and rapidly aging populations. South Korea now has the lowest birthrate in the world, and China's population of people age 60 and over will climb from 144 million today to 300 million by 2026.
Researchers at Case Western University in the United States have genetically tweaked a mouse to perform at a higher level of endurance than a regular mouse. As humans have the same gene as the one modified in the mouse, researchers say the findings of this experiment may lead to similar studies on human athletic performance..
Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization. The agency now lists mobile phone use in the same "carcinogenic hazard" category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform.
A team of 31 scientists from 14 countries, including the United States, made the decision after reviewing peer-reviewed studies on cell phone safety. The team found enough evidence to categorize personal exposure as "possibly carcinogenic to human."