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‘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... »

Funny Moments of Doctors during their shift

Funny Moments of Doctors during their shift

1. A man comes into the ER and yells, “My wife’s going to have her baby in the cab!” I grabbed my stuff, rushed out to the cab, lifted the lady’s dress, and began to take off her underwear. Suddenly I noticed that there were several cabs -and I was in the wrong one. Submitted by Dr. Mark MacDonald 2. At the beginning of my shift I placed a stethoscope on an elderly and slig... »

Average salaries for physicians depending on their specialty

Average salaries for physicians depending on their specialty

According to the American medical group association “AMGA” report in 2006 this is a list of average salaries for physicians in USA. This list may help you if you are medical student or young doctor so you can choose the most suitable specialty for your capabilities and needs. Orthopedic Surgery – Spine : $688,503 Orthopedic Surgery – Joint Replacement : $605,953 Neurological Surgery : ... »

7 Trending Medical YouTube Channels to Help You Study

7 Trending Medical YouTube Channels to Help You Study

This question was posted on Quora by Nayeem Talukder Videos in medical fields have always been a huge value for medical education , either it was for pre-graduate medical student or for ongoingcontinuous medical educations , there are many of medical videos at YouTube mainly submitted by users randomly to their accounts , but there are many medical channels which are broadcasting medical videos , ... »

Antibiotics for a virus?

Antibiotics for a virus?

  Imagine the following scene. You are lying in bed, your throat hurts, nose is running, your whole body is in pain, you feel weak. In comes your mother (sister, father…etc. ) and tells you to go and see a doctor, they will give you antibiotics and you will feel much better. Sounds familiar? Everyone has experienced this at least a few times in a lifetime. Why is using antibiotics for t... »

Can a schizophrenic become a doctor?

Can a schizophrenic become a doctor?

17 this year, and I have interest in pursuing medicine after I clear my national exams. Say if I can manage my symptoms well with an exception of a few relapses and do well in my national exams in the next three years, would this illness in any way, hinder me from getting into a medical school? This question was originally posted on Quora, which was answered by Susan Winslow, 25 years Certified Ps... »

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