3 Ways Dentists can Optimize Postoperative Care

Our love for sweet desserts and late night hunger binges is an attribute of the first world lifestyle. Prolonged poor oral hygiene and unhealthy snacking habits often take a toll on our teeth. Did you know that carbonated cold beverages contain acids that literally erode our teeth? Sugary drinks cause tooth decay and accumulation of cavities in your mouth. Your teeth are basically exposed bones that protrude outside of your body. Gulping down soft drinks that contain phosphoric acid, citric acid and tartaric acid erode away our teeth over time,…

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How Much Do Doctors Really Make?

Taking into consideration the explosive growth of human population globally, having reached a staggering 7.5 billion last year, one profession we can’t ever get enough of are medical doctors. With third world countries contributing to a major chunk of the populations, doctors are needed more than ever to counter and eradicate prevalent diseases that underdeveloped or even well developed countries find themselves up against. Did you know that doctors are among the highest paid professionals in the United States of America? Software engineers, lawyers along with other professions considered prestigious…

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A little kid gets his finger stuck inside a Fidget Spinner!

No, this is not an engagement ring! You have probably seen fidget spinners- it’s currently the most popular toy on the market, and you can purchase it for about 2$ in a variety of colors. This trend is everywhere, in the shops, on the streets, even some drugstores are selling it! This toy was introduced to public as a mean of coping with stress, anxiety, ADHD and autism. But what you don’t always realize, there are many dangers lurking behind the use of it. The recent case, which occurred at…

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Useful History taking format in medicine

History Taking Format Hello, Mr/Mrs/Miss.         . I am Dr.         , one of the doctors in this department. I am here to ask you some questions about your condition. Is that OK? I assure you whatever we talk will be strictly confidential. Present Illness What brought you to the hospital today?  (Could you tell me what happened?) Can you describe more about your symptom? Has this happened before? O (nset)           = When did it start? What were you doing when it started? D (uration)      = How long did it…

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The world’s oldest doctor dies at age 105!

Shigeaki Hinohara ( 4 October 1911 – 18 July 2017) was a Japanese physician. This extraordinary man continued with his practice as a doctor even after turning 100 years old. He was highly respected in Japan and was a honorary head of St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo. The cause of death was respiratory failure on July 18th, according to the hospital. He was 105. Hinohara had been suffering from medical conditions affecting his heart and other organs as a result of his age. He was born in Yamaguchi prefecture…

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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 that you’ve never come across before and are learning for the first time is a neurochemical process that could be accomplished with ease with…

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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! However, popping a pill every time you experience a headache might not be the best approach for a number of reasons. Pharmacological agents act as ligands for certain receptors in our body, to…

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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 poor diet and not being active are 2 key factors that can increase a person’s cancer risk. The good news is that you do something about this. Besides…

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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.    University of Maryland Medical Center USA 6.    M D Anderson Cancer Center USA 7.    Massachusetts General Hospital USA 8.   Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris France 9. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center USA 10.…

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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 constipation and diarrhea? The Many Ways That Stress Affects the Bowel The reason that stress can cause diarrhea is that it produces more contraction in the muscles including…

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‘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 unfortunately I did not heed. He said, “It’s the Internet counterpart of junk food.”…

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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، بالإضافة لكونها سهلة ومريحة للاستعمال وتكلفتها منخفضة جدا. وفي عملية اختبار مدى نجاعة وسائل المنع ، من المتبع قياس مدى فعالية…

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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 bacteriostatic – only stop the multiplication of enterococcos. From the other hand bacteriostatic drugs (bacteriostatic) in some bacteria can act as bactericidal afor example Cloramphenicol acts as bactericidal in haemophilus, macrolides and oxazolidinone in some sensitive bacteria also can…

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