Our sense of touch is actually lots of different senses rolled into one.
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Disease and public health confusion were common in 18th-century England.
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The 2,000-line poem by Scottish physician John Armstrong was written during a time of pandemic, war and increasing public disinformation. What can readers learn from it today?
Poisons have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for over two millennia.
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The usefulness of a drug is typically measured by its active ingredient. But traditional Chinese medicine shows that there’s more to healing than using the right chemical.
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Randomized controlled trials of therapeutic interventions have yet to be conducted.
Because little scientific evidence exists for trans medical treatments, doctors are often wary when working with trans people, even if they realize it’s in the patients’ best interests to do so.
RNA carries copies of genetic information from DNA.
RNA was used to make COVID vaccines. Now it could lead to more personalised healthcare.
Medical education needs to include understanding how genetic conditions can occur.
Medical education has not kept up with genetic discoveries — primary care physicians require more genetics and genomics training.
AI medical systems promise superhuman capabilities, but they are only as fair as the data they’re trained on.
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Some AI systems make faulty assumptions about women and nonwhite men, which can lead to misdiagnoses. Overcoming this bias takes legal, regulatory and technical fixes.
The lack of recognition of sex differences in biology and medicine is a huge issue science has only recently begun to rectify.
Fungi make up a small but important part of gut microbiomes.
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Fungi are a small but important part of the gut microbiome. A new study in mice shows that how much weight mice gain on a processed food diet depends on this fungal microbiome.
New treatments target different stages of COVID-19, including before patients become sick enough to need a hospital.
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A year after it became clear that COVID-19 was becoming a pandemic, there is still no cure, but doctors have several innovative treatments. Some are keeping patients out of the hospital entirely.
Bacteriophage (yellow) are viruses that infect and destroy bacteria (blue).
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As the world has focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, other microbial foes are waging war on humans. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria pose a growing threat. But viruses may defeat them.
Given the observed and anticipated growth of telemedicine since the beginning of the pandemic, it would be a good idea to clarify and co-ordinate the rules applicable to it in Canada.
The legal uncertainty surrounding telemedicine services is not without consequences. Patients may not have access to public protection remedies.
The use of cannabis, though safer than many other drugs, is not entirely without risk.
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Weed, though far less dangerous than many other drugs, is not entirely without risk. Some 59% of people treating pain with medical cannabis experience moderate to severe withdrawal symptoms
Families can prioritize learning more healthy ways to eat.
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Lifestyle medicine targets the root of chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Experts explain why everyone should embrace these free prescriptions for good health.
Adil Najam, international relations professor at Boston University, interviewed 99 experts about what the post-pandemic future will bring.
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There’s no going back to normal after COVID-19, partly because our pre-pandemic world was anything but normal.
Air pollution exposure during mid to early life may be more important to developing Alzheimer’s disease than doctors realized.
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The tiny air pollutants known as PM2.5, emitted by vehicles, factories and power plants, aren’t just a hazard for lungs. A study finds more brain shrinkage in older women exposed to pollution.
The French government will not accept any passengers arriving from the U.K. amid fears over the new mutant coronavirus strain.
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A new strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 appears to be spreading fast in the UK. This probably isn’t a big problem, but the data isn’t in yet.
A laboratory technician wearing full personal protective equipment handles live samples taken from people tested for the coronavirus.
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The pandemic is placing strain not just on doctors and nurses but the medical laboratory professionals who conduct the billions of medical tests behind the scenes.
Our AI made its predictions by looking at how cells changes and act under different conditions in the body.
Understanding how cells grow under a variety of conditions is necessary for diagnosing disease and developing treatments in the future.