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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...

Particulate Matter: Dementia Is In The Air

Anybody who lives on a busy street has to have concerns about his or her brain functions. Even a small increase in the concentration of particulate matter has a negative effect: silent brain infarcts are accumulating, which among other things increases the risk of more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer

Little girl injured by a land mine

My latest blog entry is about a 5-year-old girl from Donetsk, the land mine type "butterfly" and what it can do to you. The girl was discharged from the surgical department of the regional, (now republican) Children's Hospital. She has a mine-blast trauma, shrapnel more...

Blog entry by Oksana Zhurbij

Human embryo gene modification – where do we draw the line?

Rumors of human embryo gene-editing have been floating around in the past few years, causing a great deal of ethical debates. Now, with the publication of a study from Chinese scientists reporting the genomic modification of human embryos, debates regarding the ethical more...

Article by Rozina Kardakaris
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