Mycoses: Problematic Fungi Findings

Fungal infections are often underestimated, their correct diagnosis subsequently arrives too late. They are particularly dangerous when as pathogens they evade pharmaceutical assault. This is shown by deaths in the USA. more...

Article by Nicole Simon
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Erythrophobia: Ever Red-dy To Blush

"The human is the only creature that is able to blush. It is however also the only one with reason for doing so", Mark Twain already understood. Even today this biological phenomenon puzzles researchers. Medically speaking there are several possible options for more...

The Complexity Of The White Coat

I remembered staring at the computer screen with the radiologist hoping that by staring at the images, they would change in some way. It did not seem fair that a nice lady that I was evaluating in the emergency room would be consigned to such tragic images. more...

Blog entry by Chiduzie Madubata
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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

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

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...

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