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Rabies: The Devil Takes The Hindmost

In many regions of Africa and India quadrupeds are vectors of the rabies virus. Knowing this it would then not be hard to eradicate rabies in these areas – and without high costs. Western countries should not stand aloof on the matter. One sticking point: more...

On becoming a Cardiologist

As a fellow in cardiology, you sign up to be part of a specialty that can involve emergencies. As a first year fellow, usually you are running things by other senior fellows and attendings, and typically you are not the first person to make a decision on a plan. At more...

Blog entry by Chiduzie Madubata

Fibromyalgia: How? Why? For what reason?

It may be so that doctors still held fibromyalgia in the 1990s to largely be due to psychological factors; today more and more studies have noted physical correlates. What causes the controversial illness still remains unclear though. more...

Article by Dunja Voos

Pink Viagra: The Big Frigidity Tester

By some it's eagerly desired so as to save their marriages, by others it's demonised as an ineffective remedy for a non-existent problem: the lust pill for women is about to be approved in the US. Is it high time? Or is an unsafe brew being pushed through? more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer

fMRI: Is it possible to prove pain?

Pain can be simulated well when the need arises. Even doctors with a lot of experience sporadically fall for it. Conversely, patients in court often have it tough proving chronic pain. In the US, the first diagnostics companies using fMRI are finding success. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Taking Sides

In the world of anesthesia politics something odd is going on. While opposition to CRNAs among physicians is vocal and strident in the upper echelons of the high mucky-mucks in the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), state societies of anesthesia are being more...

Blog entry by Shirie Leng

Diagnostics: Nano-pill Googles Body

In following up their data glasses for measuring blood sugar, Google is focussing on further diagnostic technologies. The forgers of innovation want to, by using nanoparticles and external devices, uncover diseases in their early stages – so it's time for another more...

The Healthy Are Dying Out

Apparently, ubiquitous access to medication and medical care does not improve the subjective perception of one's health among members of the population. Despite medical advances, people feel more ill than they did 25 years ago. What is going wrong with all those more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer

Rise of the Machines

Here’s an astonishing assertion: “We are convinced the machine can do better than human anesthesiologists.” This statement was made by a doctor. Not only a doctor but an anesthesiologist. Not just an anesthesiologist but a pediatric anesthesiologist. more...

Blog entry by Shirie Leng

Targeted Therapy: Farewell To The Chemo Cosh

The world's population is getting older – and the presence of malignant diseases is increasing. Whereas chemotherapy, along with its only minor property of selectivity, previously occupied centre stage, researchers today seek to develop tailored therapies. The big more...

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