Category: Medicine

Medicine – Scientific American

Biotechs and pharma want to protect patients without triggering immune system havoc

3 hours ago — Esther Landhuis

Researchers found COVID-19 infection produces a strong T cell response. Here’s why they say that is good news

May 22, 2020 — Tanya Lewis

Mosquitoes that like to bite at night are being thwarted by bed nets, leading to the rise of populations that prefer to bite when the nets are not up yet.

May 21, 2020 — Jason G. Goldman

Scientists urge caution over hints of success emerging from small human and animal studies

May 21, 2020 — Ewen Callaway and Nature magazine

Some individuals choosing physician-assisted death donate their tissue to science.

May 14, 2020 — Colin Barras and Nature magazine

Different species are helping answer different questions about COVID-19 in humans in order to develop vaccines and treatments

May 14, 2020 — سايمون جيه. ماكين

Blood tests that find

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Amlodipine: Drug Uses, Side Effects & Dosage

Generic Name: amlodipine (am LOE di peen)
Brand Names: Katerzia, Norvasc

Medically reviewed by Sanjai Sinha, MD Last updated on Dec 1, 2019.

What is amlodipine?

Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker that dilates (widens) blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Amlodipine is used to treat chest pain (angina) and other conditions caused by coronary artery disease.

Amlodipine is also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering blood pressure may lower your risk of a stroke or heart attack.

Amlodipine is for use in adults and children who are at least 6 years old.

Important information

Before taking amlodipine, tell your doctor if you have congestive heart failure or liver disease.

Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may increase certain side effects of amlodipine.

If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using amlodipine even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has

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Cracking cancer’s code | Stanford Medicine

A gift of education

A philanthropist’s challenge grant will make nearly $90 million in new financial assistance available to eliminate medical school debt for incoming students in need.

New Health Trends Report

The Stanford Medicine 2020 Health Trends Report shows physicians and medical students preparing for a health care future improved by data science and technological advances.

Rave new world

The discovery that it might be possible to eliminate Ecstasy’s addictive properties could increase the drug’s potential for use in psychiatry, new research shows.

Alcohol flushing tied to Alzheimer’s

A common mutation that causes facial flushing and inflammation in response to alcohol can lead to biochemical changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease, researchers say.

Hiding in plain sight

Even teens who aren’t especially thin could be dangerously ill from atypical anorexia nervosa, according to new research.

Take it to heart

Stents or bypass surgeries might not be needed for patients with

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Center for Integrative Medicine | University of Maryland School of Medicine

The Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is built on a firm base of innovative, rigorously evaluated research, education that promotes wellness of the patient and the healthcare provider, and superior clinical care that embraces patient-centeredness and partnership with the provider.

From the Director

Dr. D'Adamo Speaking

“Building upon our nearly 30 year history of international leadership in the field of integrative medicine, the Center for Integrative Medicine is committed to research, education, and clinical care that advances our understanding of how nutrition, movement, stress management, and environmental exposure mitigation can prevent and provide more comprehensive treatment of chronic disease.”

Chris D’Adamo, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Integrative Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Family
and Community Medicine and Department
of Epidemiology and Public Health

Art and Science in Medicine

Dr. Brian Berman

“When it comes to art and science in medicine, it’s not that one is right and the other wrong.

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Faculty of Medicine

Second Undergraduate Research symposium
The Second Undergraduate Research Symposium 2019 is scheduled to be held on  Thursday,12.12.2019 and Friday, 13.12.2019 at the Hoover Auditorium of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna.

 

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Admission of students with foreign qualification to undergraduate courses of the universities in Sri Lanka – Academic Year 2018/2019
 

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Dr. N. Sivarajah former Head of the Department of Community and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna, passed away

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What is precision medicine? – Genetics Home Reference

According to the Precision Medicine Initiative, precision medicine is “an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person.” This approach will allow doctors and researchers to predict more accurately which treatment and prevention strategies for a particular disease will work in which groups of people. It is in contrast to a one-size-fits-all approach, in which disease treatment and prevention strategies are developed for the average person, with less consideration for the differences between individuals.

Although the term “precision medicine” is relatively new, the concept has been a part of healthcare for many years. For example, a person who needs a blood transfusion is not given blood from a randomly selected donor; instead, the donor’s blood type is matched to the recipient to reduce the risk of complications. Although examples can be found in several areas of medicine,

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Long School of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio

Robert Hromas, M.D., FACP
Dean, Long School of Medicine at
UT Health San Antonio

 





The Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio is the largest trainer of physicians in South Texas, many of whom remain in San Antonio and the region to practice medicine. With full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the school annually educates more than 900 students and trains 800 residents.

The UT Health Physicians practice is the largest vertically integrated medical group in San Antonio with 850 physicians in more than 100 specialties. This is powerful for patients, because specialists who are at the top of their professions work together in close proximity. Only here can a patient see these specialists as part of one team, each talking to the other about the patient’s case. The spectrum of health care extends from primary care in health

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Your Home EMRA

EMRA Support of Honoring Graduating Emergency Medicine Resident Employment Contracts

April 27, 2020
While we acknowledge the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the health care landscape, we ask employers to explore every option to fulfill the employment contracts already offered to graduating emergency medicine residents.

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AAMC Announces Suspension of VSAS to May 11

April 24, 2020
In response to community discussion, to support your work, and to ensure students are given equal consideration in an academic and clinical training cycle that may be different in the months ahead, AAMC announced an extension of the suspension of Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) access to the week of May 11.

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ACGME Statement on Furloughs Resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency

April 9, 2020
The ACGME has released guidance on the potential impact COVID-19 is having on some institutions and caused some participating sites to furlough some or all of

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