This is an interesting little BBC News article on the use of traditional Andean medicine alongside conventional modern medicine in a hospital in Ecuador. Continue reading
I just received an email from Unbound Medicine stating that the classic Bates’ Pocket Guide to Physical Examination & History Taking is now available on the iPad and iPhone, as well as Android devices. Continue reading
The BBC has an interesting discussion of how electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is still being used to treat around 4000 people a year in the UK. They present both sides of the argument – those who believe that ECT can be of benefit as a last resort, as well as those who are completely against ECT, classifying it as a barbaric form of treatment.
Some interesting patient stories from both sides of the fence are also presented in the article. Read the full story and watch the accompanying short videos here.
The British Medical Journal has published a study which draws a link between fast food consumption and the prevalence of symptoms of asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis, and eczema.
BBC Health News reports on a study where a modified version of the bacterium Citrobacter rodentium was visualised inside the mouse, showing the path and natural progress of the infection over multiple days. Continue reading