Depression: FDA Checks Out Ketamine

The FDA is currently reviewing a fast-track procedure for whether ketamine can be approved for the treatment of depression. Several studies demonstrate effectiveness – especially in patients who do not respond to conventional therapies. more...

Article by Pascale Huber

Welcome to the Medical Profession

Dear medical student, resident, or fellow: You will one day forget something. We are currently in a systematic plot to have everyone forget something important. We are quietly unaware it is happening. We are asked to forget how we got here. I want to remind you. I want more...

Blog entry by Jean Robey, M.D.

Kidney Stones in Children and Teens

When children and teenagers have abdominal or stomach pains, most parents and many doctors don't think of kidney stones. An article by John Foreman, M.D. states that the "incidence of kidney stones is increasing dramatically, especially in teenagers." more...

Cystitis: Blowing Away Antibiotics

Bladder infections occur commonly and are usually treated with antibiotics. Researchers have now deciphered how the bacteria change their shape in order to nestle deep within the bladder wall. This knowledge opens up new avenues for the treatment and prevention of more...

Article by Christine Amrhein

Fetogenesis: New Case Of Paracetanoia?

ADHD, autism, asthma – paracetamol is supposed to have many undesirable side effects during pregnancy. A new study now seeks to demonstrate a link between paracetamol and behavioural disorders in children. Nothing but scaremongering? more...

Importance of Hope

I learn useful life lessons from each patient I meet. Some are positive messages, reminding me of the importance of maintaining balance between family, work, and leisure activities, but more frequently I witness examples of the remarkable resilience of the human spirit more...

Blog entry by Steven Curley, M.D.

Orthopaedics: A1 Once Again, Thanks To 3D

Three-dimensional printing techniques are revolutionising orthopaedics. All at once, entirely new pathways are opening up for colleagues in the treatment of complicated cases. Alongside artificial materials, biological materials are taking on a central role. more...

Connected future: The MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM provides answers

Digital health solutions are bringing real progress. It sounds trivial, but also deserves a closer look. As a part of the worldwide leading medical trade show MEDICA 2016, held in Düsseldorf from the 14th to 17th of November, the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM more...

MEDICA Editorial Staff

VIDEO: Total Lab Automation – Screening and microbiological diagnosis as fast as never

It can identify dangerous germs quickly and safely. The new Total Lab Automation at the University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany, now makes it possible. more...

MRI: Video projections help children overcome fear

A beautiful field of flowers, a trip to the beach or a visit to the zoo. Children can experience all of these at the Clinical Center Dortmund in a 270-degree projection on the wall. The Center created a space that is designed to help its little patients overcome their more...

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