Segregation in the medical school classroom
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Segregation in the medical school classroom

“Are you a left-sider or a right-sider?” my classmate asked with a puzzled look during an end-of-the-year dinner among first-year medical students. I was confused. He repeated himself then answered. “Do you sit on the left or the right side in class … that’s right; you sit on the right.” …

84-year-old doctor refuses to use a computer - Lost her medical license
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84-year-old doctor refuses to use a computer – Lost her medical license

According to Washington Post, Aside from a fax machine and landline telephone, there isn’t much technology in the office of physician Anna Konopka, 84. Instead, her patients’ records are tucked into two file cabinets, which sit in a tiny office next door to her 160-year-old clapboard house in New London, …

Operating theatre related syncope in medical students: a cross sectional study
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Operating theatre related syncope in medical students: a cross sectional study

Abstract Background Observing surgical procedures is a beneficial educational experience for medical students during their surgical placements. Anecdotal evidence suggests that operating theatre related syncope may have detrimental effects on students’ views of this. Our study examines the frequency and causes of such syncope, together with effects on career intentions, …

“Everyday is a Battle” — Teenager’s Life Is Forever Ruined by the Dangerously Ineffective HPV Vaccine. Here’s Her Incredible Story!
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“Everyday is a Battle” — Teenager’s Life Is Forever Ruined by the Dangerously Ineffective HPV Vaccine. Here’s Her Incredible Story!

The HPV vaccine is recommended for all girls between 11 and 12, but reports like this one have meant the vaccine has been branded as one of the most dangerous in the world. Chloe was a seemingly normal pre-teen, she loved to dance and one day hoped of becoming a …

Hemorrhagic stroke symptoms, causes & treatment
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Hemorrhagic stroke symptoms, causes & treatment

What is a stroke? A stroke occurs when the flow of blood to part of the brain is cut off or significantly reduced. Without the oxygen carried by the blood, brain cells can die quickly, which can cause permanent brain damage. Strokes can be major or minor and the consequences can range …

What Are the types, Symptoms and Warning Signs of Hepatitis C?
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What Are the types, Symptoms and Warning Signs of Hepatitis C?

Invisible disease How do you know if you have hepatitis C? In the early stages of the disease it can be hard to tell, and most people don’t perceive any symptoms. Hepatitis is an inflammation of your liver that can be very serious. Though hepatitis can be caused by infection, medication, toxins, or autoimmune …

Heart Attack or Sudden Cardiac Arrest: How Are They Different?
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Heart Attack or Sudden Cardiac Arrest: How Are They Different?

People often use these terms interchangeably, but they are not synonyms. A heart attack is when blood flow to the heart is blocked, and sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart malfunctions and suddenly stops beating unexpectedly. A heart attack is a “circulation” problem and sudden cardiac arrest is an “electrical” problem. What is a …

Drug of choice for different diseases
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Drug of choice for different diseases

Drugs Of Choice List in pregnancy (12)Choloroquine Drug of choice for malaria in pregnancy (13) Alpha-Methyldopa DoC for hypertension in pregnancy (14)Heparin DOC for anticoagulation in pregnancy. (15)Labetalol DOC for hypertensive crisis in pregnant women. (16)Acetaminophen Analgesic DOC (17)Phenobarbitone DoC for epilepsy in pregnant women. (18)Doxylamine & Pyridoxine DoC for nausea …

What is Haemophilia? Causes, diagnosis and treatment
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What is Haemophilia? Causes, diagnosis and treatment

Hemophilia is a group of inherited blood disorders in which the blood does not clot properly. Hemophilia is the standard international spelling, also known as haemophilia in the UK, other translations include: hémophilie, hemofilie, hemofili, hemofilia, hämophilie, emofilia. We will use the standard international spelling for the purpose of this …