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  • Existing drugs point to first treatment for strokes linked to dementia (Isosorbide mononitrate and cilostazol)

    05/25/2023 9:23:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 2 replies
    Medical Xpress / University of Edinburgh / JAMA ^ | May 24, 2023 | Joanna M. Wardlaw, MD et al
    People who experience a type of stroke linked with nearly half of all dementias could be treated for the first time by repurposing two cheap and common drugs, a trial shows. Researchers found that isosorbide mononitrate and cilostazol, which are already used to treat other heart and circulatory diseases, can safely improve the debilitating outcomes people experience after lacunar stroke. The two drugs, which were found to be even more effective when used in combination. Lacunar strokes affect at least 35,000 people in the UK each year. They are caused by cerebral small vessel disease, where small blood vessels deep...
  • Has Joe Biden any idea at all about the reality of transgender medicine?

    05/10/2023 5:04:50 AM PDT · by airdalecheif · 26 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | Oct 26, 2022 | Michael Cook
    With only two weeks to go before the mid-term elections in the United States, President Joe Biden has come out swinging in favor of trans rights. In a sit-down interview with trans TikTok star Dylan Mulvaney, the President said that he supported “every single solitary right” for trans-identifying people, “including use of your gender identity bathrooms in public”.
  • Lilly drug slows Alzheimer's progression by 35% in trial

    05/03/2023 7:51:58 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 3, 2023
    An experimental Alzheimer's drug developed by Eli Lilly and Co (LLY.N) slowed cognitive decline by 35% in a closely watched late-stage trial, the company said on Wednesday, raising hopes for a second effective treatment for the brain-wasting disease. (excerpt) The drug, donanemab, met all goals of the trial. It slowed progression of Alzheimer's by 35% to 36% compared to a placebo in 1,182 people diagnosed with early-stage disease based on scans showing brain deposits of amyloid protein and intermediate levels of tau protein, Lilly said.
  • New England Journal of Medicine is SLAMMED for suggesting students should be broken into groups segregated by race for medical education

    05/02/2023 6:43:06 AM PDT · by DFG · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/02/2023 | Harriet Alexander
    The New England Journal of Medicine has been strongly criticized for publishing an academic paper calling for medical students to be taught in racially-segregated groups, with the idea condemned as 'morally abhorrent'. The article, written by seven academics, doctors and students at the University of California, San Francisco, was published by the esteemed journal on April 27. It calls for 'new approaches' to teaching - namely, dividing students based on the color of their skin. 'The approach tailors areas of focus to each identity group to supplement and differentiate the education received in racially integrated spaces, enabling participants to progress...
  • Study finds ChatGPT outperforms physicians in providing high-quality, empathetic advice to patient questions

    04/29/2023 10:54:30 AM PDT · by billorites · 20 replies
    Medical Press ^ | April 28, 2023 | UCSD
    There has been widespread speculation about how advances in artificial intelligence (AI) assistants like ChatGPT could be used in medicine. A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine led by Dr. John W. Ayers from the Qualcomm Institute within the University of California San Diego provides an early glimpse into the role that AI assistants could play in medicine. The study compared written responses from physicians and those from ChatGPT to real-world health questions. A panel of licensed health care professionals preferred ChatGPT's responses 79% of the time and rated ChatGPT's responses as higher quality and more empathetic. "The opportunities...
  • Your Doctor Asking For Your Preferred Pronouns Isn’t Just Annoying, It’s A Sign Of The Industry’s Decline

    04/19/2023 9:30:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/19/2023 | Elle Purnell
    It’s tempting to shrug off the annoying pronoun questions from your doctor because they’re not hurting you. That’s where you’d be wrong.Last summer, I went to establish care at a new doctor’s office. My beloved pediatrician, one of the few true family doctors left in the industry, had once kindly offered to keep seeing me until I have my own children, but I was in the midst of a post-college move, and that was no longer feasible. So I found myself in a waiting room wading through the moat of new-patient forms that stand between patients and doctors all across...
  • 'Medicine ... has been captured' by trans ideology, lifelong medical professional warns

    04/12/2023 7:10:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/12/2023 | Ian M. Giatti
    “This isn’t the first time that medicine has lost its way.”Jennifer Lahl knows a thing or two about medicine: after spending 20 years in clinical nursing, she is the founder and president of the Center for Bioethics and Culture, which works to help educate the public about the day’s most pressing bioethical issues. Nowadays, however, that usually involves the topic of transgenderism.“I mean, think back to what doctors were doing at Nuremberg, during Nazi Germany,” Lahl said during CP’s Generation Indoctrination conference. “Think about the Tuskegge studies that were done for several decades in the United States on men with...
  • New York medical school touts anti-racist curriculum to earn high marks for diversity

    04/04/2023 7:48:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner. ^ | March 29, 2023 | Jeremiah Poff,
    The medical school at the University of Buffalo earned high marks for its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion from the Association of American Medical Colleges and has incorporated aspects of critical race theory into its curriculum. The University of Buffalo's Jacobs School of Medicine's responses to the AAMC's diversity, inclusion, culture, and equity survey were obtained by the medical watchdog group Do No Harm ... The replies to the survey show the school achieved a score of 90%, indicating "substantial diversity, inclusion, culture, and equity efforts." The medical school affirmed that it ensured a "diverse" student body by implementing...
  • The security of U.S. psychotropic supply. (Vanity)

    03/31/2023 7:37:34 PM PDT · by Bogle · 13 replies
    My question: How secure is the U.S. supply of psychotropics in the face of major disruptions? Here, I'm referring to issues of supply chain--and also major economic upheavals (war, hyperinflation, etc.). I'm having problems finding current sources. Also--understandably-- more focus is on disease-fighting drugs; but I'm afraid a sudden crash in psychotropics could be much more serious than expected.
  • I’ve Smoked Pot Every Day for 9 Years — Here’s What it’s Like to Quit

    03/28/2023 7:55:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 105 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/28 | Erin Keller
    A 22-year-old content creator and model is getting real about withdrawal symptoms she said she’s experienced since she stopped smoking marijuana two months ago. Suede Brooks from Las Vegas made a viral TikTok on Sunday in which she claimed to have gone through a pound of weed every three months while smoking every day for nine years. “Thought I would open up a bit,” she captioned the clip, which has sparked over 2.3 million views. “For the longest time, I never thought I had a problem with it until I realized the amount of money that I was spending …...
  • Canada’s Assisted-Suicide Policy Body Surfing Toward America

    03/25/2023 6:31:27 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 24 Mar, 2023 | Thaddeus G. McCotter
    Best to keep an eye on Canada’s “Medical Aid in Dying” policies. The American Left does—and they like what they see. Invariably, no matter the issue, whenever the Left aims to implement a policy proposal it deems innocuous, a triggered Right declares it part of a slippery slope on the road to serfdom. Invariably, too, the Right is correct—as recent developments regarding Canada’s assisted-suicide law show. Why should you care about Canada and assisted suicide? Well, in the first place, the American Left is constantly importing other nations’ insane and injurious policies. The Left is not necessarily engaged in this...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 24 hours of HELL in top NYC hospital: Patients left lying in hallways, urine soaked floors and staff incapable of providing answers for desperate family members - as city's healthcare system is stretched to breaking point

    03/20/2023 6:25:53 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/19/2023 | ROSS IBBETSON
    Twenty-four hours of hell in one of New York's top hospitals have been laid bare with pictures showing patients lying in hallways, urine soaking the floor and staff incapable of providing answers.
  • Dr. David Agus Accused of Plagiarism, Prompting Book Recall [Co-Author Blamed]

    03/18/2023 9:28:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    CBS News ^ | MARCH 17, 2023
    Dr. David Agus was accused of plagiarizing portions of "The Book of Animal Secrets," prompting him to ask publisher Simon & Schuster to recall the book a day before its scheduled release. A subsequent report found similar problems in Agus' three previously published books, and his co-author said she took responsibility. Agus, a prominent oncologist and biomedical researcher based in Los Angeles, is also a longtime CBS News medical contributor. The Los Angeles Times reported on March 6 it found "at least" 95 passages in "The Book of Animal Secrets" that were not credited but resembled text that first appeared...
  • Trainee family doctor, 32, is arrested 'after cops found huge trove of child porn and clips of him examining children he'd secretly recorded on a BRACELET' during search of his parents' $1.1m mansion

    03/15/2023 7:49:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 15, 2023 | Claudia Aoraha
    Dr Bradford David Ferrick, 32, appeared at a Boston federal court on Tuesday and was ordered held without bail over the disturbing allegations. Raids at his apartment in Amherst and at his parents' $1.1 million Winchester mansion are said to have turned up thousands of child porn images held on 60 electronic devices. Ferrick is also accused of secretly recording medical examinations on children as young as six using a piece of jewelry that concealed a camera lens. During one recording obtained by police, he was heard discussing a young male patient's genitals with the boy's mom, although they cannot...
  • UNC Pediatric Medicine goes woke: The University of North Carolina imposes Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) throughout its medical system

    03/10/2023 6:26:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/10/2023 | Nancy Andersen
    The University of North Carolina imposes Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) throughout its medical system. Last year, vice dean for DEI at the medical school, E. Nathan Thomas, declared, “We’re infusing DEI into the fabric of the School of Medicine and the institution.” In 2021, UNC Health hired its first Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at $126,000/year. Neither employee holds a medical doctorate; both serve the UNC School of Medicine Health Executives Committee.Executive Dean of the School of Medicine, Cristy Page, co-authored a paper about systemic racism in the healthcare workforce, which read like a wordsearch puzzle of woke...
  • ‘Do No Harm’ Exposes Infiltration of Woke Ideologies in Tennessee Medical Schools

    03/04/2023 1:39:12 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Star News Network ^ | Feb 24, 2023 | Susan Berry, PhD |
    A report obtained by The Tennessee Star, published by an organization of physicians, healthcare professionals, medical students, patients, and policymakers, reveals the pervasive infiltration of woke diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) ideologies in Tennessee medical school curricula and programs. The report from Do No Harm, titled “The DEI Bureaucracy in Tennessee’s Medical Schools: Woke Ideologies Are Reshaping Medical Education in the Volunteer State,” warns of vast implications for medical students and all who receive medical care in the state of Tennessee. ... Laura Morgan, MSN, RN, who authored the report for Do No Harm, told The Tennessee Star during an...
  • Egyptian researcher: ‘Islam has a problem with other religions, human rights, civil values, and personal liberties

    02/28/2023 5:03:42 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | February 27, 2023 | Robert Spencer
    It would be interesting to see a “moderate Muslim” spokesman in the West, one of the legion who hoodwink conservatives by claiming that Islam, rightly understood, is peaceful and benign, discuss or debate these assertions with Islam Behery, or try to refute what he says here. Instead, they will ignore it. Now, why is that? “Egyptian Researcher Islam Behery: Mainstream Islamic Scholarship Is Radical, Leads To Terrorism – It Seeks To Wage Jihad, Spread Islam,” MEMRI, January 29, 2023: Egyptian researcher Islam Behery said in a January 29, 2023 interview on Sky News Arabia (UAE) that like other fields...
  • Transgender doctor lies to an audience of parents about medically transitioning kids - "puberty blockers are a completely reversible medication."

    02/27/2023 11:33:22 AM PST · by Starman417 · 29 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-27-23 | Billboard Chris
    Video obtained from a concerned parent reveals Dr. Holly Hoefgen -- of the Washington University transgender clinic in St. Louis, which is currently under investigation -- lying to an audience of parents about the practices followed when medically transitioning kids. (click photo for video) This was an event organized for parents by local Parent Teacher Organization Equity Committees. The Washington University transgender clinic is the subject of a recent bombshell whistleblower report by Jamie Reed. It is now being investigated by Missouri’s Attorney General @AGAndrewBailey, and also by Senator @HawleyMO. Read this for the truth of what’s going on. Jamie...
  • Opinion I’m a Black physician, and I’m appalled by mandated implicit bias training

    02/26/2023 9:18:01 AM PST · by devane617 · 35 replies
    wapo ^ | 02/26/2023
    I’ll never forget my parents’ reaction when I was accepted to the University of California at San Francisco’s medical school. Having attended segregated schools, my mother and father were thrilled that their daughter would attend a fully integrated, top-tier institution. When I graduated with a medical degree in 1973, a Black woman in a class of mostly White men, there was a real sense that the days of obsessing over skin color and making race-based assumptions about our fellow human beings was finally fading — and, hopefully, soon gone for good. Apparently not. That racial obsession has come rushing back...
  • The FDA Wants to Interfere in the Practice of Medicine

    02/25/2023 3:34:54 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    WSJ Opinion ^ | Jan. 12, 2023 | Joel Zinberg
    A little-noticed provision of the omnibus spending bill could give the agency power to ban off-label use of approved therapies.. Secreted within the 2023 omnibus appropriations bill—4,155 pages, spending $1.7 trillion—is a 19-line section that could change the way medicine is practiced. Physicians routinely prescribe drugs and employ medical devices that are approved and labeled by the Food and Drug Administration for a particular use. Yet sometimes physicians discern other beneficial uses for these technologies, which they prescribe for their patients without specific official sanction. The new legislation amends the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, or FDCA, to give the...