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Peppa Pig: the unsung hero of paediatric medicine – video

The Guardian - ‎4 hours ago‎
Dr Ranj Singh, of CBeebies show Get Well Soon, is also a working registrar in emergency paediatric medicine. A little boy is rushed in to intensive care with a serious asthma attack, a potentially fatal condition.
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Nicola Sturgeon announces £23m to help disadvantaged students enter medicine in Scotland

The Guardian - ‎18 hours ago‎
... see 50 more places opened at medical schools, with priority given to applicants from poorer backgrounds, alongside a new “entry level programme” based at a medical school to help secondary school pupils from deprived areas prepare to study medicine.

You Can Train Your Body Into Thinking It's Had Medicine

Gizmodo - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Teaching your body how to respond to a particular medicine, so that in future it can trigger the same change on its own. For most doctors and scientists, the concept of treatments with no pharmaceutical component just makes no sense.

The best medicine for your illness might just be a placebo

Quartz - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Once I left home and moved to the more conservative burbs of Santa Clara County, I came to realize that the average person considered alternative medicine to be a placebo at best—and an outright sham at worst. But perhaps placebos have been getting a ...

Weill Cornell Medicine launches bioethics fellowship

Cornell Chronicle - ‎17 hours ago‎
Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian and Houston Methodist have established a new collaborative fellowship program to create highly trained bioethicists.

Enrichment program introduces Boston undergraduates to careers in medicine or research

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎19 hours ago‎
10, 2016) -- Twenty-six aspiring doctors and researchers experienced life as medical students or biomedical scientists during the fourth Tufts University School of Medicine/University of Massachusetts Boston Enrichment Program (TUSM/UMass Boston).

Machine Learning and the Profession of Medicine

JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
The profession of medicine has a tremendous opportunity and an obligation to oversee the application of this technology to patient care.

The art of medicine: Medical students learn to communicate from the masters

Penn State News - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Ksenya Badashova, a fourth-year student in Penn State's College of Medicine, mixed colors and began work on an impressionist painting during a session at the McCann School of Art.

Could cooking change the way we approach medicine?

PRI - ‎20 hours ago‎
“When we see healthier eating, we see more disease prevention and less hospital stays, which means less money spent on healthcare,” says Leah Sarris, program director of The Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University, where medical ...
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Egypt's ailing economy has led to a medicine shortage

Al-Bawaba - ‎1 hour ago‎
"I searched for the medicine everywhere, I travelled to several provinces but I still can't find it. My mother's condition is deteriorating day after day," said Ibrahim as she left, empty-handed, a pharmacy in the industrial town of Helwan, southwest ...
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More bad medicine for Fair City doctor Shane

RTE.ie - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Warning: spoiler alert! Fair City fans will see doctor Shane's problems mount in Tuesday's episode on RTÉ One, with actor Anthony Delaney telling TEN there will be even more twists in the coming episodes.

Girabola 2016: FAF holds first football medicine seminar

AngolaPress - ‎6 hours ago‎
Girabola 2016: FAF holds first football medicine seminar. Luanda - The Angolan Football Federation is holding on 11-12 February at Luanda's Sports Museum the first training course on Football Medicine.
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Siachen survivor major boost for high-altitude medicine: Army docs

Hindustan Times - ‎17 hours ago‎
The condition of a soldier who survived for six days under 35 feet of snow in the Siachen Glacier deteriorated on Wednesday but his miraculous rescue could push the frontiers of high-altitude medicine, India's top military doctor told HT. Doctors at ...
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Advancing Precision Medicine Through Pharmacogenetics Updated Test Prevents Adverse Drug Reactions

GlobeNewswire (press release) - ‎13 hours ago‎
SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ARUP Laboratories, a leading reference laboratory and a nonprofit enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology, updated their Cytochrome P450 Genotype Panel test in an effort ...

Spoonfuls of market research help the medicine go down

Irish Times - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
A Cork-based company has moved to meet the demand from big pharma for consumer-testing services related to the taste of medicines. SRL Research earlier this month set up a dedicated centre of excellence for this service, SRL Pharma. The company ...

The art of medicine: Medical students learn communication from the masters

Penn State News - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Ksenya Badashova, a fourth-year student in Penn State's College of Medicine, mixed colors and began work on an impressionist painting during a session at the McCann School of Art.

Excising Dangerous Bad Apples in Medicine

Wall Street Journal - ‎15 hours ago‎
Excising Dangerous Bad Apples in Medicine. I've represented numerous hospitals attempting to remove or limit the clinical privileges of physicians who had serious deficiencies, only to face exhausting and expensive litigation brought by the challenged ...
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Prostate Cancer: Driving the Personalized Medicine Highway

MedPage Today - ‎22 hours ago‎
2, 2015, as a journalist who often wrote about DNA testing, I made some appointments at the NorthShore University HealthSystem Center for Personalized Medicine to learn about new genomic approaches being commercialized and studied there.

Value of Personalized Medicine—Reply

JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Personalized medicine shows a deep preference for using genomic data as the raw material for advancing human health, tailoring interventions for use in smaller and smaller populations.

7 surprising facts about the history of medicine

BBC History Magazine (blog) - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Throughout history our ancestors have sought to combat disease, relieve pain and postpone death. Here, Caroline Rance, the author of The History of Medicine in 100 Facts, shares seven fascinating tidbits from medicine's long and often shocking past…
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