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Memorization Made Easy For Medical Students

Memorization Made Easy For Medical Students

A good memory is a useful tool to have by your side, no matter what your occupation is. Students, in particular, tend to encounter difficulties in memorizing a large amount of content, and that’s quite natural. Going through extensive reading material can be quite daunting, let alone memorizing it all. Medical students have to learn and memorize new things day in and day out. Memorizing material t... »

3 Amazing Remedies to Alleviate Headaches

3 Amazing Remedies to Alleviate Headaches

Headaches are a very common occurrence nowadays. They have become increasingly prevalent due to its established positive association with the many factors present in today’s urban lifestyle such as city’s photochemical smog, high cholesterol diets, and ubiquitously-present radio waves due to cell phones. The instant need for gratification is understandable because headaches can be a real bummer! H... »

Oncologists urge you to stop eating these 8 foods that are proven to cause cancer

Oncologists urge you to stop eating these 8 foods that are proven to cause cancer

Cancer is a complex group of diseases with many possible causes. Known causes of cancer include genetics; lifestyle factors such as tobacco use, diet, and physical activity; certain infections; environmental exposures to different chemicals and radiation, and more. How much do daily habits like diet and exercise affect your risk for cancer? Much more than you might think. Research has shown that p... »

Ranking of best 40 Hospitals in the World!

Ranking of best 40 Hospitals in the World!

According to The “Ranking Web of World Hospitals” is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain. 1.    Cleveland Clinic   USA 2.    St Jude Children’s Research Hospital USA 3.    Johns Hopkins Medicine USA 4.    Mayo Clinic Scottsdale AZ USA 5.    Univer... »

Can Stress Cause Constipation?

Can Stress Cause Constipation?

It’s a commonly known fact that stress, and especially fear, can potentially cause sudden and unwanted bowel movements. Stress is often linked with diarrhea and is a strong risk factor in IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). But what’s less known is that stress can also prevent bowel movements. In some cases stress can actually lead to constipation. But how precisely can stress cause consti... »

‘Social Snacking’ – Facebook Users Update Their Status to Feel Less Lonely

‘Social Snacking’ – Facebook Users Update Their Status to Feel Less Lonely

When friends – real, live friends, not “Facebook Friends” – told me about Facebook a few years ago and urged me to sign up, I asked them what it was like. Most of them talked about it in superlatives, saying how great it was to be able to stay in touch with friends all over the world and update them on the latest news and photos from their lives. But one passed along a warning, which u... »

Contraceptives and sterilization (Arabic) – كيف يمكنني ممارسة حياتي الجنسية دون الخوف من حدوث حمل أو إنجاب أطفال؟!

Contraceptives and sterilization (Arabic) – كيف يمكنني ممارسة حياتي الجنسية دون الخوف من حدوث حمل أو إنجاب أطفال؟!

“كيف يمكنني ممارسة حياتي الجنسية دون الخوف من حدوث حمل أو إنجاب أطفال؟!” قد يكون هذا من أشيع الأسئلة التي تطرح على طبيب الأسرة باعتبارها تشكل حيزا من اهتمام الشباب الغير مستعدين لتكوين عائلة، أو الذين انتهوا من إنجاب العدد المرغوب لديهم من الأطفال!! للأسف لا تتوفر، حتى اليوم، وسيلة مثلى لمنع الحمل، بحيث تكون ناجحة بنسبة 100% في منع الحمل، وخالية من الاعراض والاثار الجانبية او الاخطار الصحية، بالإض... »

Antiobiotics: Bacteriostatic Vs. Bactericidal

Antiobiotics: Bacteriostatic Vs. Bactericidal

Depending on mode of action, antibacterial drugs can stop multiplication of bacterial cells (bacteriostatic action) or however to provocate its deah (Bactericidal action). This division is somewhat conditional. Bactericidal antibacterial drugs (bactericide) in some bacteria can act only as bacteriostatic for example: penicillins which are bactericidal antibiotics, in enterococcus act as bacteriost... »

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy

Author: Diala Diab                                                                  Country: Lebanon                                                                  Current School: Yeditepe                                University, Medical Faculty, Istanbul. Abstract: Topic: Diabetic Retinopathy is one of the most wide world leading causes of blindness as a result of prolonged and severe diabete... »

Which medical specialty is considered the most cerebral by other doctors? Why?

Which medical specialty is considered the most cerebral by other doctors? Why?

The question was asked on Quora byand answered by Liang-Hai Sie It Would Depend on the Specialty of the Doctor Doing the Considering. There is an old joke which goes like this: A GP doesn’t know anything and can’t do anything. A Physician knows everything but can’t do anything. A Surgeon doesn’t know anything but can do anything. And lastly: The Pathologist is always right,... »

‘Fear Not, This Is Normal’: Advice for Young Doctors

‘Fear Not, This Is Normal’: Advice for Young Doctors

Medscape asked some of our contributors and our community to offer advice to soon-to-be residents. The responses that poured in went far beyond the expected tips to help achieve success during residency. Most submissions included insights from years of professional experience, along with wisdom to help all young doctors, not just those in training. In fact, the scope of the advice is likely to tri... »

49 Fascinating YouTube Videos to Learn About the Human Body

49 Fascinating YouTube Videos to Learn About the Human Body

As any doctor, nurse practitioner or other health care professional knows, the body is an interesting system. In many ways, it’s like a machine, with many complex parts. There is a lot to learn about the body and how it works, as well as how its different systems interact to create a larger system. Here are 49 interesting YouTube videos that can help you learn about the human body: Brain Your brai... »

Why are lab coats and physician coats white colored?

Why are lab coats and physician coats white colored?

The white coat gives a specific emotional response from patients. Traditionally, they were beige, but white is synonymous with innocence, being trustworthy, cleanliness and life. In the past, doctors wore their street clothes most often or black, reflecting the mortality and frequent deaths seen in their chosen profession. Today, the coats lend an air of professionalism and evoke feelings of a doc... »

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