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Artificial Limbs as Weapons: New at Reason

16 hours agoNews : Reason

In his study of prosthetics across time, writer Joseph Hayes recognizes a theme: "that by transforming an artificial limb from a tool of medicine to a tool of violence, the attackers have shown themselves to be evil." Journalism also continues to link villainous actions and body prosthetics. Show More Summary

Origins: Herbal Plant Medicine in Different Countries

Across the world, before pharmaceuticals and synthetic vitamins, we worked with the land, experimenting with different ways to help treat and heal any issues, ailments or disease that may have risen. Ayurvedic Ayurvedic in Hindu means the “study of life.” Dating back to 300 bce, this ancient Hindu system takes …

AMR and consumption: How to measure it?

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) have established a set of indicators to help EU member states assess progress in reducing the use of antimicrobials and combatting resistance.

My prescription for dejected doctors? Stop harking back to a golden age that never was | Clare Gerada

Medicine’s a tough career and professionals are demoralised. But the good old days had their dark side too • Clare Gerada is a former chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners In the 17th century there was a disease so virulent it was able to wipe out whole armies. Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia continues to block humanitarian aid to Yemen

Saudi-led coalition has failed to lift blockade on Yemen’s ports, leaving tens of thousands without food and medicine Aid agencies said Saudi Arabia had not fulfilled its promise to reopen humanitarian aid corridors into northern Yemen on Thursday, leaving the main aid lifeline closed for tens of thousands of starving people. Show More Summary

'On the brink of disaster': children starve in siege of Syria's former breadbasket

With a political breakthrough unlikely at upcoming talks, people in eastern Ghouta face shortages of food, fuel and medicine The sight of a woman weeping as she drags her malnourished children into a clinic is not rare in eastern Ghouta, which is under siege by forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad. Show More Summary

The Notorious Case of Dr. Crippen

On 23 November 1910, Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen was hanged at Pentonville Prison in London. A small unimposing man qualified in homeopathic medicine, he was convicted of the murder and

The Best Stress-Fighting Nutrients (and Where to Find Them)

yesterdayHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Food can be medicine in so many ways. If your body is out of whack, oftentimes the physiological issue at hand can be boiled down to a nutritional deficiency. Are you tired? Try eating more spinach and loading up on iron. Is your stomach...Show More Summary

Research points to diagnostic test for top cause of liver transplant in kids

CINCINNATI - Biliary atresia is the most common cause of liver transplants for children in the United States. Now researchers report in Science Translational Medicine finding a strong biomarker candidate that could be used for earlier diagnosis and lifesaving treatments, possibly avoiding more invasive procedures like liver transplant.

NIH scientists and collaborators find prion protein in skin of CJD patients

National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists and collaborators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have detected abnormal prion protein in the skin of nearly two dozen people who died from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). The scientists also exposed a dozen healthy mice to skin extracts from two of the CJD patients, and all developed prion disease.

EMRs are robbing physicians of their writing skills

Many physicians have become world famous writers, and in Greek mythology, Apollo was the god of both poetry and medicine. I can personally think of many prominent physician writers I have come across in my reading over the years: There was the 12th-century rabbi Maimonides, Copernicus in the 15th century and the poet John Keats […]

Intranasal ketamine has more minor side effects than intranasal fentanyl in children with acute pain

(Society for Academic Emergency Medicine) Minor adverse events (e.g., bad taste in the mouth and dizziness) occur more frequently with intranasal ketamine than with intranasal fentanyl in children with suspected extremity fractures.

Using magnets to control chemical reactions that target release of medicines inside the body

(—A team of researchers with the University of Georgia in Athens has developed a technique for controlling chemical reactions that release drugs inside the body. In their paper published in the journal Nature Catalysis, the group describes coating chemicals to prevent a reaction from occurring until the application of a magnetic field that releases a desired drug.

How One Altruistic Living Donor Helped Save The Lives of Three Kidney Transplant Patients

Three Loyola Medicine kidney transplant patients received kidneys from three living donors on the same day in a transplant chain.

New approach to tracking how deadly 'superbugs' travel could slow their spread

(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Using a real-world outbreak as a test case, a team combined patient-transfer data and whole-genome sequencing to identify hotspots for transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Health Care Needs Its Rosa Parks Moment

BY SHANNON BROWNLEE On Wednesday, October 25, 2017 I was at the inaugural Society for Participatory Medicine conference. It was a fantastic day and the ending keynote was the superb Shannon Brownlee. It was great to catch up with her and I’m grateful that she agreed to let THCB publish her speech. Settle back with

NIH scientists and collaborators find prion protein in skin of CJD patients

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) NIAID scientists and collaborators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have detected abnormal prion protein in the skin of several people who died from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). Show More Summary

Why are you in medicine?

I was recently interviewed on a podcast and was asked the simple question, “Why are you in medicine?” In retrospect, that’s the exact question I silently ask myself in frustration and exhaustion a little bit too often while I’m in the hospital. In those moments I recognize that I feel burnt out. In those moments […]

Art of Cooking: Digestive and Delicious Dill Recipes

Did you know dill is more than just a tasty herb adding a fresh touch to your cuisine? Once a treasured commodity, this delectable herb was used as a form of payment. Today, dill leaves and dill seeds are used for both their medicinal properties and culinary appeal. The oils …

Help Stop Donkeys from Dying for ‘Medicine’ in China

Shocking eyewitness footage from Chinese farms shows donkeys as young as 5 months old bludgeoned and their throats cut to make “medicine.” The post Help Stop Donkeys from Dying for ‘Medicine’ in China appeared first on PETA.

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