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3 Easiest Countries to Work as a Doctor
Doctors

3 Easiest Countries to Work as a Doctor

Ever wondered which are the 6 easiest countries to work as a doctor? In today’s times, we live in such a connected world that it’s hard not to think about how your career would be if you were living in another country. There are many factors to consider when saying …

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Images Show The Shocking Effect Of Emotional Trauma On A Child's Brain
Medicine

Images Show The Shocking Effect Of Emotional Trauma On A Child’s Brain

Take a look at the image of two brains above. Although they belong to children of the same age, you’ll notice that the one on the left is much bigger and has fewer blurred structures than the one on the right. This radical difference is not caused by disease or …

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Is a good doctor one who finishes medical school on time?
Doctors

Is a good doctor one who finishes medical school on time?

Compared to half a century ago, medical students are now learning different skills to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of healthcare. “Today’s students are learning about healthcare costs and how to work in teams. They are moving away from hospital settings and training in community centres and even in patients’ …

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Study Hacks for Medical School
Medical Student

Study Hacks for Medical School

What would happen if an extra hour suddenly appeared on today’s calendar? How about two? Most would welcome the additional time to complete errands, spend time with family, or pop in at the mall. Students invariably see “extra” time as more opportunity to study or work on projects. However, if …

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The 3 Worst Mistakes You Can Make During Med School
Medical Student

The 3 Worst Mistakes You Can Make During Med School

Everyone seems to have advice on what to do in order to succeed during your medical education, but sometimes it helps to hear what not to do. Here are the three things all medical students should avoid at all costs. 1. Do Not Fall Behind You’ve definitely heard that “medical …

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X-Rays Show Gold Splinters Embedded In Woman's Hands
Medicine

X-Rays Show Gold Splinters Embedded In Woman’s Hands

Meet the woman with the golden touch. Believe it or not, the short squiggly bright-white lines on this X-ray show flecks of gold that have become embedded in her hands. The story behind this image is explained in a medical case study published in The New England Journal of Medicine …

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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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