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Cure for HIV
Medicine

Cure for HIV

HIV, or ‘human immunodeficiency virus’, is a serious virus that is most known for its role in causing AIDS – a condition that causes the progressive failure of the immune system and that leads to potentially threatening infections and cancers to occur. Often HIV and AIDS are used interchangeably for …

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Important information about Metformin: Uses and side effects
Doctors

Important information about Metformin: Uses and side effects

What is metformin? Metformin is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. Metformin is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Metformin is sometimes used together with insulin or other medications, but it is not for treating …

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Glimepiride: uses & side effects
Doctors

Glimepiride: uses & side effects

Glimepiride (original trade name Amaryl) is an orally available medium-to-long-acting sulfonylurea antidiabetic drug. It is sometimes classified as either the first third-generation sulfonylurea, or as second-generation. Uses of Glimepiride: It is used to lower blood sugar in patients with high blood sugar (diabetes). What do I need to tell my …

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5 Evil Doctors And Nurses Who Were Also Serial Killers
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10 Evil Doctors And Nurses Who Were Also Serial Killers

Primum non nocere is a Latin phrase that means “first, do no harm, and is the foundation on which medicine is based. However throughout history, there have been several cases where medical professionals used the profession’s social status and easy access to drugs to perform heinous acts of cruelty against …

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8 Practical Time Management and Study Strategies for Medical Students
Medical Student

8 Practical Time Management and Study Strategies for Medical Students

There’s no question that medical school is tough, especially when you consider the amount of material you need to cover in a few short years. Even if you’re putting in the hard work and making every effort to keep up with your studies, the stress of trying to juggle multiple …

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5 Up-and-Coming Topics in Medicine That Students Should Know About
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5 Up-and-Coming Topics in Medicine That Students Should Know About

Breakthroughs in patient care are happening in leaps and bounds due to the convergence of research, technology and medicine. For those thinking about which specialty areas to focus on, or for anyone looking for a glimpse into the future of healthcare, here are five of the most interesting, on the …

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Surgery

I Made A Ring Out Of The Metal Plate From My Surgery

My longest (and most painful) project is finally finished! It was my first ski of the season in 2015, so I decided to celebrate by doing a flip. Shortly after, I was admitted to hospital with a broken collarbone and four fractured ribs. Not my finest work. Three days later …

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The World’s First Human Head Transplant Has Been Successfully Carried Out
Medicine

The World’s First Human Head Transplant Has Been Successfully Carried Out

The world’s first human head transplant has been carried out on a corpse in China, according to a controversial Italian doctor who said Friday that he and his team are now ready to perform the surgery on a living person. Dr. Sergio Canavero, chief of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, …

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Medical Doctors Ranked First with Highest IQ amongst job professions
Doctors

Medical Doctors Ranked First with Highest IQ amongst job professions

How Smart are Medical Doctors? An interesting study published by the University of Wisconsin suggests that doctors (M.D or equiv O.D, dents, etc) have the highest IQ on average. How Smart are Medical doctors? Though I’m not a huge supporter of IQ tests but I would say that most doctors …

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