Tag Archives: Medicine

The study of medicine inspires 2 art shows at UNE – Press Herald

The painting “Transparent Eyeball” by Philip Brou is part of an exhibit called “The House of the Soul” at the University of New England Art Gallery in Portland. Image by Philip Brou Philip Brou’s painting “Transparent Eyeball” shows a bare-chested man wearing a cyclops mask with a clear plastic trash bag pulled over his head… Read More »

How Medicine Became the Stealth Family-Friendly Profession – The New York Times

Britni Hebert was chief resident, on track for a career in the highly demanding field of oncology, when she found out she was having twins. “Everything kind of just tilted on its head,” she said. She couldn’t imagine 80-hour workweeks with two newborns at home, while her husband was doing an equally intensive radiology fellowship.… Read More »

Is Medicine Overrated? – Scientific American

For years I have ranted about the flaws of medicine, especially when it comes to mental illness and cancer. But my complaints are mild compared to those of Jacob Stegenga, a philosopher of science at the University of Cambridge. In Medical Nihilism, published by Oxford University Press, Stegenga presents a devastating critique of medicine. Most treatments, he argues, do… Read More »

Precision medicine as a way to improve oncology care — and potentially drive down drug costs

Broadly defined, precision medicine is about the personalization of care. Yet on a practical level, precision medicine can take on different forms in different subspecialties in healthcare. In modern oncology care, it’s largely about getting the right drugs to the right patient at the right time. There’s also some early evidence that more efficient targeted… Read More »

Video shows thief taking boy’s $40K cancer medicine off porch, mother says – WQAD Moline

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Video shows thief taking boy’s $ 40K cancer medicine off porch, mother says  WQAD Moline LAS VEGAS – The mother of a child with a rare cancer is scrambling to replace his chemotherapy medicine after someone swiped it right off their front porch of … "Medicine|Pharmacology" – Google News

Better to Get an Online Doctor than Trust Medicine Related Sites

These days, it is easy to just search for medical information online. There are a lot of sites providing complete information about a wide variety of illnesses. The causes, symptoms and treatments are discussed on these sites. The only problem is that some people take everything seriously to a point that they end up self-diagnosing.… Read More »

Superintendent faces fraud charges for helping sick student get medicine – WRAL.com

By CNN Newsource Indianapolis, IN — A school official in Indiana is facing fraud charges after using her insurance to get medical care for a sick student who didn’t have insurance. Authorities say Casey Smitherman told doctors and a pharmacy that the student was her son — but only after he was denied service at… Read More »

The 'broken' antimicrobial market: A 'looming cloud' over medicine – Healio

Modern medicine may face dangerous setbacks if the antimicrobial market does not see a positive shift soon, experts agree. Without more support, Paratek Pharmaceuticals president Evan Loh, MD, said small pharmaceutical companies will “go away” over the next several years, bringing the world closer to a pre-antibiotics era.Source: Courtesy of Paratek. According to a recent… Read More »