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A new study conducted on animals suggests that Ritalin, a drug well-known as a treatment for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), may be useful in assisting patients under general anesthesia to wake up after surgical procedures. The study, which was conducted at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital and published in the journal Anesthesiology, was conducted on … Read more

A study conducted at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska suggests that carbon dioxide (CO2) may relieve allergy symptoms. The gas is blown into the sinuses using a handheld device. Study participants reported a reduction in symptoms such as itchy eyes, red eyes, runny nose, and sneezing for as long as four hours in some cases. … Read more

According to a survey conducted by Health Forum, a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and Samueli Institute, a non-profit research organization, more of today’s hospitals are offering alternative medicine services such as acupuncture – a 37% increase from 2007. The hospitals taking part in the survey said their reason for adding these services … Read more