Some of the most insane and controversial internet challenges. Prepare for your mind to be blown by the stupidity of others.
First female-born doctor of the UK, fifty years beofre women were allowed to practice medicine.
Millions of people are also experiencing loneliness because of the restrictions put up by the government. It is even expected that this coming winter will intensify the depression that some people experience during the colder months: seasonal affective disorder.
WHO recently included vaccine hesitancy as a top ten public health threat. In the midst of a pandemic, where recovery seems to hinge on the vaccination of billions, this is very worrying.
Wanneer geneeskunde tegenvalt - deel II
Do you still remember? The results of the decentralized selection are in. You choose medicine, and medicine chooses you. The expectations are mutually high: you are looking forward to the best six years of your life, followed by a career which you have dreamt of for years, and the study will ask a lot of you with its piles of books and difficult internships. But what happens if it is disappointing?
Clean as a whistle, smelling like a rose (ancient bathing practices)
The better alternative to disease
In zijn boek “Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder”, definieert Nassim Taleb antifragiliteit als een staat, tegenovergesteld aan die waarin zak...
Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) is a major public health issue in the modern society, with over 23 million people suffering from this condition worldwide. The main cause of this disease is the accumulation of fluid around the heart which causes it to pump insufficiently. There are several types and stages but let’s focus on something unexplored in the medical world…
Kom je op de voortgangstoets ook vaak zo’n mysterieuze vraag tegen over iets met Bopz? Of ben je simpelweg nieuwsgierig hoe de vork nu eigenlijk jurid...
Why we need a different philosophy of mind in medicine
The black death has arrived in Europe! Whether you enjoy it or not, visual art can tell us valuable things about culture, technology, and knowledge of the past.
During the early nineties, Rick Strassman, a New Mexico psychiatrist and psychopharmacologist, led a pivotal clinical study into the effects of a psychedelic named dimethyltryptamine (DMT) on a select group of about five dozen human volunteers. In doing so, Strassman was about to kick off what has come to be known as the psychedelic renaissance.
Op 17 oktober berichtte de Washington Post dat het aantal zelfmoorden onder jongeren in de VS de afgelopen tien jaar alarmerend is toegenomen. De cijfers van het Center for Disease Control and Prevention lieten een forse toename zien van 56 procent in de periode van 2007 tot 2017. Gespeculeerd wordt over pestgedrag, sociale media, eenzaamheid of zelfs 13 Reasons Why als mogelijke oorzaken.
Humans have always had an eye for the peculiar, rare or macabre. Since time immemorial, those inhabiting the outskirts of whatever spectrum once considered ‘normal’, must have been at the focus of our attention, although not always heartily so. Here is presented to you the finest selection of those medical eccentrics that defy the center of our everyday common sense. Marvel at these exquisite oddities.
Cancer Immunotherapy Part II: its state-of-the-art and future promise
August 5, 1862. In a small house at 50 Lee Street, Leicester, a child was born. It was the son of Joseph Rockley and Mary Jane Merrick. They were gifted with a handsome, healthy little boy. At least, that’s what they thought, because little did they know, that that little boy was going to live one of the most tragic and famous lives in the whole of medical history.
We can learn a lot about the people of ancient times and their thought processes when we look back at how they used to regard medicine. How practical where they when it came to treatment and how did they think the body worked? In this article we will discuss the Ancient Greeks, who were active from 700 BC until around 600 AD. This spans about 1300 years of history and it was the time of some of the greatest minds in Western history, but some of the things believed to be true were still a little odd.
Je zou misschien denken dat trauma-ethiek een contradictio in terminis is. SEH-artsen en traumatologen doen immers toch niets anders dan mechanisch werk als reanimeren, hechten en gewrichten terug in de kom duwen, toch? Niets is minder waar. Ook in acute situaties is ethiek onmisbaar.
“I believe in hanging. Just so long as I’m not the one being hanged…” A witty remark from one of the main antagonists of Truman Capote’s true-crime masterpiece: In Cold Blood. For his quadruple murder of the Clutter family, Richard Hickcock was subsequently hanged himself.
The story behind one of psychiatry’s most controversial tests
CAR-T cells, oncolytic viruses, cytokine therapies, antibody therapies… The list of immune therapies seems to be ever expanding. With the 2018 Nobel prize going to the discoverers of immune checkpoint inhibitors, the topic of cancer immunotherapy seems hotter than ever. Are you interested to explore some of the landmarks in the history of cancer immunotherapy, to discover the state of the art today, and to see what lies in store in the future? If so, then read on…
A brief insight into the history and modern synthesis of morphine.
How careful are you?
Egypt is said to be the birthplace of the first great civilisation in history. A lot is known about Egypt in ancient time, including a lot of their medical practises, knowledge about disease and the human body.
“Le marchand de la mort est mort,” or “the dealer of death is dead.” This is what a 55-year old Alfred Nobel read in his own obituary in 1888.
In recent decades, the fight against HIV and communicable diseases in East Africa has acted as a veil to cover the subtle, but now seemingly alarming emergence of high blood pressure.
The truth behind old wives’ tales.
Kleinschalig competentiegericht onderwijs, patient-centered care, shared decision making... Word je er al warm van?