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Activation of immune T cells leads to behavioral changes
Health

Activation of immune T cells leads to behavioral changes

Scientists from the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences in Japan and collaborators have found that T cells—immune cells that help to protect the body from infections and cancer—change the body’s metabolism when they are activated, and that this activation actually leads to changes in behavior. It is currently known …

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What is the Difference Between a Pandemic, Endemic and Epidemic Disease?
Medicine

Difference Between a Pandemic, Endemic and Epidemic Disease

The amount of a particular disease that is usually present in a community is referred to as the baseline or endemic level of the disease. This level is not necessarily the desired level, which may in fact be zero, but rather is the observed level. In the absence of intervention …

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How does it really feel to perform surgery for the very first time?
Doctors

How does it really feel to perform surgery for the very first time?

Sure you’ll know what you’re doing and had plenty of practice on things that aren’t people. Sure you’ve watched others doing it. But what’s it like the very first time you cut somebody open to make them healthy? Is there extra fear of messing it up? Were you fairly confident? …

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Aee Doctors Unhappy and Why?
Doctors

Are Doctors Unhappy and Why?

As a medical student, I was often unhappy. I would be stressed about the next exam, downtrodden after a surgeon just yelled at me in the OR, or worried that I may not match into the residency of my choice. These are just some of the feelings that doctors-in-training experience …

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Memorization Made Easy For Medical Students
Medical Student

Memorization Made Easy For Medical Students

A good memory is a useful tool to have by your side, no matter what your occupation is. Students, in particular, tend to encounter difficulties in memorizing a large amount of content, and that’s quite natural. Going through extensive reading material can be quite daunting, let alone memorizing it all. …

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Top 3 Hospitals in the World That Any Doctor Would Want to Work in
Medicine

Top 3 Hospitals in the World That Any Doctor Would Want to Work in

3. Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore Gleneagles Hospital is the part of the Parkway Hospital Group. There are 300 employed doctors, which specialize or sub-specialize in 30 different fields. It also has most current facilities where they promote quality care, user-friendly services, and modern technology in multi-disciplinary teams. They also promote Day …

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5 Kids That Changed the World into Medicine and Science
Medicine

5 Kids That Changed the World into Medicine and Science

It’s no secret that as kids we have more creativity, and we look at the world with wonder and curiosity. As adults, we think we’ve gained the power to make a difference, and we start to look down on those wide-eyed kids with big dreams. But we’re usually totally wrong. …

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20 Realities Of Med School That Nobody Warns You About
Medical Student

20 Realities Of Med School That Nobody Warns You About

1. You no longer bat an eyelash at telling random strangers to take their clothes off. 2. You’ve also seen your classmates in various states of undress. 3. You learn to recognize the smell of burnt human flesh during surgery. 4. You will have diagnosed yourself with at least 4 …

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6 Highly Effective Study Habits
Medical Student

6 Highly Effective Study Habits

Effective study habits — studying smarter — can be learned to improve your ability to better retain reading material. These habits include approaching study with the right attitude, choosing the right environment, minimizing distractions, setting a realistic schedule, and employing memory games, among others. Students grapple with many issues in …

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