Tag: Medicine

Medical schools could drop grades for poorer students

Medical schools could drop their grades for students from poorer backgrounds, meaning those with better results miss out, under a project which has sparked concern from academics. The project hasbeen launched by the Medical Schools Council Photo: Getty   By Laura Donnelly, Health Correspondent 10:00PM BST 02 Jul 2013 […]

Physicians’ brain scans indicate doctors can feel their patients’ pain — and their relief

Contact: Bonnie Prescott bprescot@bidmc.harvard.edu 617-667-7306 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Novel experiment illuminates the importance of the doctor-patient relationship BOSTON – A patient’s relationship with his or her doctor has long been considered an important component of healing. Now, in a novel investigation in which physicians underwent brain […]

Personhood: Causality of Modern Medicine

John Geyman Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine Posted: 12/06/2012  1:38 pm Even as we marvel at the latest advances in medical technology in this country, a dire and unacceptable consequence of these changes is already in plain sight — the […]

Compound found in rosemary protects against macular degeneration in laboratory model

Contact: Heather Buschman, Ph.D. hbuschman@sanfordburnham.org 858-795-5343 Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute Sanford-Burnham researchers discover that carnosic acid, a component of the herb rosemary, promotes eye health in rodents—providing a possible new approach for treating conditions such as age-related macular degeneration       IMAGE:   Left: This shows control cells exposed […]

The brain may feel other people’s pain

2009 study posted for filing   By Amy Norton Amy Norton   NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – If you’ve ever thought that you literally feel other people’s pain, you may be right. A brain-imaging study suggests that some people have true physical reactions to others’ injuries.   Using […]

Common herbal medicine may prevent acetaminophen-related liver damage, says Stanford researcher : S-methylmethionine

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Krista Conger kristac@stanford.edu 650-725-5371 Stanford University Medical Center STANFORD, Calif. — A well-known Eastern medicine supplement may help avoid the most common cause of liver transplantation, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The finding came […]

Radioprotection and extracts of Ginko biloba

Contact: Chang-Mo Kang kangcm@kcch.re.kr Inderscience Publishers Herbal tonic for radiotherapy Antioxidant extracts of the leaves of the Gingko biloba tree may protect cells from radiation damage, according to a study published in the International Journal of Low Radiation. The discovery may one day be used to help reduce […]

Rich people don’t need friends

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Steve Pogonowski steve.pogonowski@f1000.com Faculty of 1000: Biology and Medicine In a paper evaluated by f1000 Medicine, six studies tested relationships between reminders of money, social exclusion and physical pain. In The symbolic power of money: reminders of money alter social distress and […]

Powerful nutrient cocktail can put kids with Crohn’s into remission

2009 study posted for filing Contact: George Hunka ghunka@aftau.org 212-742-9070 American Friends of Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv University researcher promotes liquid nutrition to combat inflammatory bowel disease Treating children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) usually involves the same steroids-based medication prescribed to adults. But such treatments can […]

Garlic chemical tablet treats diabetes 1 and 2

2008 study posted for filing Contact: Hiromu Sakurai sakuraih@suzuka-u.ac.jp Royal Society of Chemistry Oral administration of vanadium-allixin compound lowers blood glucose levels in diabetic mice A drug based on a chemical found in garlic can treat diabetes types I and II when taken as a tablet, a study […]

Radioprotection and extracts of Ginko biloba

Contact: Chang-Mo Kang kangcm@kcch.re.kr Inderscience Publishers Herbal tonic for radiotherapy Antioxidant extracts of the leaves of the Gingko biloba tree may protect cells from radiation damage, according to a study published in the International Journal of Low Radiation. The discovery may one day be used to help reduce […]

JAMA editor-in-chief comments on Pfizer lawsuit

In an editorial published early online today, JAMA Editor-in-Chief Catherine D. DeAngelis, M.D., M.P.H., and JAMA Editorial Counsel Joseph P. Thornton, J.D., write about a recent court ruling regarding litigation involving JAMA and the Archives of Internal Medicine (AIM) “that significantly threatened the integrity of our peer review […]