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Damien of Carenity's thesis: plasticity, or when the brain reeducates itself
May 22, 2019
The founder of Carenity answers our questions
Apr 23, 2019 • 6 comments
Telemedicine: Remote examinations and operations are here!
Mar 11, 2019
Telemedicine has gone way beyond conference calls: new technologies allow doctors to monitor blood pressure and other vital signs -- take x-rays even -- and assist with operations from miles away. Wireless technology is moving "healthcare outside...
Second global case of remission for a patient with HIV!
Mar 6, 2019
A second global case of remission in an AIDS patient after stopping treatment was announced on Tuesday by researchers who consider it probably cured, although it is still too early to say. A look back at the major stages of the disease that has...
World Rare Disease Day: definition, treatment, care and discussion
Feb 28, 2019
What is a rare disease? A rare disease is a disease that affects very few people: less than one in 2,000 in the European Union, less than one in 1,500 in the United States. Rare diseases affect 25 million people in Europe and 27 million in the...
70% of patients have already lied to their doctor!
Jan 17, 2019
A survey of 4,510 people in the United States reveals an alarming finding: 70% of patients have already withheld information from their doctors. The relationship between a patient and their health professional, whether a treating physician,...
Antidepressant use rose after Brexit vote, data shows
Nov 22, 2018
Antidepressant use in England rose significantly compared to other prescription drugs in the wake of Britain's decision in 2016 to exit the European Union, according to new research released on Wednesday. Debate over the merits of...
Parkinson's disease may start in appendix, study finds
Nov 8, 2018
Parkinson's disease has long been considered a disease of the brain, but research out Wednesday found it may start in the gut, specifically in the appendix, a tiny organ near the large intestine. Using health registries in Sweden...
Helping kids cope with the fear of medical treatment
Oct 30, 2018
For children, the fear and pain of medical treatments can be traumatic. So a number of tech companies have come up with ways to help. Vaccinations save lives, but many children fear the needle. So one project in Brazil has turned to virtual...
Epilepsy medicines pregabalin and gabapentin to be reclassified as class C drugs
Oct 24, 2018
Epilepsy medicines pregabalin and gabapentin to be reclassified as class C drugs to help minimise possible misuse. The UK government announced last week that the medicines pregabalin and gabapentin will be reclassified as class...