Vitamin D-Religion: Amen

No vitamin is the subject of more weighty discussion than vitamin D. For some, it is the universal saviour, which protects against headaches, colds, fractures and even against cancer and multiple sclerosis. For others: much ado about nothing. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer


Recently, scientists from California (USA) revealed the role of gut bacteria in the progress of Parkinson's disease. Antibiotic treatment of mice overexpressing α-Synuclein ameliorated pathophysiology in adult animals, conceivably provides a new approach to treating more...

Blog entry by Lucie Proksch

Physician Burnout: The Radiology Report

EXAMINATION: Analysis of physician burnout. CLINICAL INDICATION: Increasing use of term physician burnout, particularly via social media, and need to address associated connotations/perceptions. TECHNIQUE: Non-scientific retrospective review of popular published pieces more...

Blog entry by Nisha Mehta

X-Up & Win! And The Winner Is…

The people have spoken! On 26 March, 2017 the voting for our three final pictures of the "X-up & win!" competition ended. You were asked to cast your vote for your favorite radiology picture. Out of our three finalists there was one picture that impressed you the most. more...

Blog entry by Anne Düchting

Sniffles + Ibuprofen = Heart Attack?

Having colds and taking nonsteroidal antirheumatics (NSA) are among the factors that increase the risk of heart attack. This risk can even increase by a factor of 7.2 if an NSA is taken during a respiratory type infection. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Hands Off

Trigeminal neuralgia – for those affected this means violent unilateral facial pain. Not infrequently, it is accompanied by depressive moods. Chiropractic interventions promise quick relief without side effects. Experts criticise this approach. more...

Physicians Provide A Value To Society That Cannot Be Cheapened

I walked into a patient’s room and noticed the hospital has supplied a fold up stool hung on the wall labeled “For Physicians.” I shrug. I take down the stool and open it up and seat it next to the patient’s bed. more...

Blog entry by Jean Robey, M.D.

X-Up & Win!: Choose Your Winner

Our radiology competition "X-up & win!" has come to a close. Thank you to everyone who has participated and uploaded their best X-rays! Now it is up to you, the DocCheck Community, to decide who will win 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Take a look at the three final pictures more...

Blog entry by Anne Düchting

Osteoarthritis Pain: The Oops-Study

Tedec-Meiji Farma had certainly imagined a different picture! The Spanish company sponsored a study in order to examine the effectiveness of their product. The result: the placebo relieves osteoarthritis pain better than the dietary supplement. more...

Don’t Assume That You Know What A Doctor Looks Like

An African American female physician was prevented from providing help to a passenger in distress on a Delta airlines flight because she didn't fit the flight attendant's image of what a doctor looked like. The racial and gender issues that this event highlight are more...

Blog entry by Nisha Mehta
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