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10 Totally Incurable Medical Maladies

by   -  October 20th, 2014

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Life is hard, but we’ve made great strides and progress in the way of medicines and cures. However, there are still a few maladies that elude our keen sense of innovation and are (at least at this time) incurable once contracted. Every medical advancement takes time, but for people who have one of these ten medical issues, a cure can’t come soon enough.

So without further ado, here’s the list of diseases and illnesses that can’t be cured:

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History's Creepiest Medical Practices Make Us Thankful

by   -  October 6th, 2014

In this day and age, we sometimes take our modern medicine for granted. I know I certainly do. Currently pregnant, it’s hard for me not to think about our medical practices, what’s to come in the months ahead and to gripe about the insanity of our insurance system. But let me tell you, after researching the ways humanity used to treat illnesses, injuries, and even childbirth – I’m going to close my mouth thank my lucky stars I don’t live in medieval Europe.

So without further ado, here is the top 10 creepiest medical practices (or advice) you should be thrilled are not in effect today. I know I am!

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5 Top Accidental Drug Discoveries

by   -  June 23rd, 2014

We've made some amazing medical discoveries over the centuries, but I bet you didn't know that some of the world's most influential drugs came about by complete accident. Sometimes, in those moments of serendipity what is most important is the ability to think "That was a bit strange..." and not lightly toss aside the questions, but instead dig deeper for their potential.

Here's a list of the top 5 accidental drugs that came into fruition because of an open mind and a little more digging:

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Accidental Discovery of Viagra

by Liubov Edwards  -  June 20th, 2014

Did you know that some of the world's most influential drugs came about by complete accident, like it happened with Viagra. Originally this little blue miracle pill was developed in an attempt to treat Angina Pectoris – chest pains. Though it failed in its primary aim, its side effect on its male participants were startling, and now infamous.

Accidental Discovery of Viagra

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Ask Your Google Glass or Pharmacist?

by Liubov Edwards  -  June 6th, 2014

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Google Glass is a wearable computer which was developed by Google. It has already been found very useful in many areas of life including healthcare. For example, It can provide a patient with information on side effects and instructions such as whether to take the medication with food. Also the researchers found that Google Glass can help patients with Parkinsons, by providing visual cues to wearers that help them unblock their brains and regain their movement.

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Pictures on Prescriptions?

by Liubov Edwards   -  May 30th, 2014

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Using pictures and symbols, rather than handwritten words on prescriptions can help many patients, especially illiterate ones take their medicines correctly when they leave hospital. But there are still some improvements to be made, for example, to find a way how to tell illiterate patients about the harm and side-effects of medication, with the help of symbols and infographics.

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A Brief Understanding of Pharmacology

by   -  May 26th, 2014

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by moonkin, despositphotos.com
While the history of medicine, and the use of natural components to treat ailments dates back into ancient times, the introduction of pharmacology, the branch of medicine concerned with the uses, effects, and modes of action of drugs, has only been around in a basic form since the Middle Ages.

Etymology Education! Pharmacology derives its name from the Greek word pharmakon; meaning "poison" in classic Greek, and "drug" in modern Greek, combined with the Greek word logia meaning "study of".

As a scientific discipline, pharmacology didn’t make many advances until the mid-19th century when a man named Rudolf Buchheim in 1847 set up the first pharmacology department, in recognition of the need to understand how therapeutic drugs produced their effects on the human body.

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