It seems like every day, we hear news of hopeful scientific discoveries that could one day cure a specific disease or diversify the treatment options available to certain types of suffering patients. But then we don’t hear any updates for years, if we hear any updates at all. The number of new drugs and new medical treatments introduced each year is staggeringly small—which is troubling, considering the rise of superbugs and the arms-race like need to develop new antibiotics to fight against them.
Could vaccinations trigger immunological paralysis? Vaccinations fool the immune system into thinking you are suffering from a serious bacterial or viral illness, although your body does not become acutely ill. Getting sick soon after receiving a flu vaccination suggests this is possible.
Although rates of new diagnosis of colon cancer and death rates from colon cancer have declined steadily and significantly in the last twenty years the data simply do not support concluding that all this testing has been an important factor in the decline.
If you make a mistake, people die…
The Aztecs were the first recorded to have used the Passionflower as a medicine. Spanish doctor Nicolas Monardes documented the use of Passionflower in Peru in 1569 and brought the plant back to Europe, where it eventually became widely cultivated.
Without the benefits of medical research, the human lifespan would be much shorter than it is today. In order to continue making medical breakthroughs, we must find ways to fund and support research of diseases and cures.
I had seen videos of people crying with emotion when they put on their Enchromas. I did not. My jaw, however, did drop.
Standing in the delivery room wearing a flimsy pair of rewashed latex gloves and holding a pair of surgical scissors in my hands, I became acutely aware of one of the many statistics which had been shared with us on day one. I was a medical student working in a government hospital in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa; it was 1997. The figure flashing through my mind was that 50% of the women using the delivery unit were HIV positive.
Advances are constantly being made when it comes to pain relief, and new research is always in progress to discover new ways to treat chronic pain. We have everything, from paracetamol to powerful pain relief drugs, and are prepared to treat every degree of pain, but because the situation constantly changes, so too must we adapt.
Sure the specimen had been nibbled by a few rodents and one or two bug larvae had migrated their way across the face…but considering how old it was the head looked surprisingly good.