Philematology: Kissing And Telling In The Lab

At Christmas and on New Year's Eve, the frequency of kissing is particularly high. Kissing not only activates our reward system, it also produces long-lasting changes in the bacterial flora of the partner. Caution: Health risks or even cases of death may lurk behind more...

Pediatric Dental Anesthesia: The Dental Board Gets It Wrong

I’m not a pediatric anesthesiologist. Most of us in anesthesiology, even those who take care of children in the operating room or the ICU every day, probably will never give anesthesia to a child in a dentist’s or oral surgeon’s office. So why should we care what more...

Blog entry by Karen Sibert
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Why You Should Care About Medical Student Debt

In a time of rising health care costs, it’s hard to talk about the financial strife of physicians, who as a whole over time do very well financially. We see the bills from our doctor’s office, and it’s hard to imagine why anybody would complain about the upfront more...

Blog entry by Nisha Mehta
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When Fear Works Its Way Into The Body

People with generalised anxiety disorder constantly have exaggerated worries. Even children can suffer from it. Somatic symptoms often dominate the scope of attention – the condition itself is therefore often overlooked. Psychotherapy is helpful in many cases. more...

Article by Christine Amrhein
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Mealtime Strikes The Stone Age

Paleo and LowCarb diets, in which carbohydrate intake is dramatically reduced, are in vogue. Now, however, current study results are delivering evidence that the completely opposite diet is the key to a long and healthy life. more...

Article by Aline Kostka
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Sometimes We Are Heroes. Sometimes We Are Villains.

If I have learned anything over the last 15 years, it is that our job is not an easy one. That is not to make excuses, rather to emphasize the fact that success or failure can depend on circumstantial timing, making physicians look like heroes or villains. more...

Blog entry by Niran Al-Agba
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Infections: Hit The Virus In The Sweet Spot

Many illnesses are accompanied by zero appetite. Researchers have now shown that abstaining from eating helps fight bacterial infections. Our immune system benefits, to be sure. In the case of virus the story is exactly the reverse. more...

p53: Who’s Arousing The Tumour Slayer?

p53 is one of the body's most important weapons against cancer. In most tumours the tumour suppressor gene is however mutated. Scientists have for a long time been trying to retrieve this "guardian of the genome". The pharmaceutical giants are now enthusiastically more...

Article by Nicole Simon

Physicians Will Rise To Take Back The Bedside

Art explains medicine by explaining human needs. In December of 2015, Dr. Michael P. Jones wrote a piece that had 27K shares: “We’ve killed the way physicians should be.” It is interpreted that 27K readers or more identified with what Dr. Jones wrote. more...

Blog entry by Jean Robey, M.D.

Cervical Cancer: An Injection Of New Hope

Cervical cancer rates as one of the most common cancers in women. Approximately 500,000 women fall victim to it annually worldwide; 350,000 die. Recovery is only possible with treatment at an early stage or with complete removal of the tumor. A therapeutic vaccine will more...

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