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Archive for January, 2014

Dissonance plagues cancer screening


Date: January 30th, 2014

Two sides of prostate cancer screening recommendations

Kenny Lin, who is a physician and was at the time with the said Task Force, said that for political reasons, the meeting ended up being cancelled and never took place.

Internet forged marriages may last longer


Date: January 29th, 2014

How romantic relationships have evolved with technologyIf you are searching for a perfect mate, a study has shown that turning to the internet might not be a bad idea after all.

Top iPhone medical apps for migraine headaches patients


Date: January 28th, 2014

Some of the highly recommended iPhone migraine appsiHeadache

This iPhone app isn’t really bad but some of the features are less than ideal. The free version comes with ads if you are not ready to pay for one. They have a limited list of symptoms and some critical ones are missing such as overheating,

A critical look at the clinical competence of doctors


Date: January 27th, 2014

How to know if a doctor is a good one or notHow do people shop for their doctors?

As a doctor, this is one of the questions I hear being asked often. In most cases, I hear clear cut responses such he is a great doctor and others saying so and so isn’t a good doctor.

How safe are your genetic secrets?


Date: January 26th, 2014

The privacy of submitted personal genetic materials at riskThe secrecy of such genetic materials became an issue of concern after some researchers said that they managed to determine identities of about fifty people who had gone for genome sequencing.

A monkey shows ‘worm therapy’ could help in easing Colitis


Date: January 25th, 2014

'Worm Therapy' Might Help Ease ColitisIn 5 young rhesus monkeys that had been diagnosed to be suffering from ‘idiopathic chronic diarrhea’, their systems were relieved by taking worm treatment.

Drug shows relative effectiveness against Fragile X Syndrome, most likely Autism


Date: January 23rd, 2014

Currently, the study is still in progress and a research has been launched to check if the medication could still be helpful in managing social withdrawal among autism patients.

A critical look at medical quackery


Date: January 22nd, 2014

Dr. Hooker and his 1850 medical bookThings tend to stay the same the more they change. Recently, Google published an incisive, thoughtful book regarding medical quackery which shows how people can easily believe on things that don’t really make sense as such.

How watching a CPR video could save lives


Date: January 21st, 2014

How to give better bystander CPR and enhance survival ratesUnderstanding more about cardiac arrest

According to the study, people who viewed the video were highly likely to take the best action unlike those who never watched the demonstration. Dr. Bentley Bobrow who authored the study said that cardiac arrest is among the top causes of deaths today in the United States.

Are nurse anesthetists replacing physicians nowadays?


Date: January 18th, 2014

Unsupervised anesthesia care offered by anesthetist threatens the patient’s safetyLately, no matter how you tried switching the TV channels, it was hard to escape Dr. Conrad Murray’s trial or fail to bear about propofol,