SHINGLES and chicken pox rash symptoms are both caused by the same family of virus, said ITV This Morning’s Dr Ranj. Patients should avoid this one medicine treatment, or risk itching symptoms getting worse.
Time’s up for sexual harassment in medicine, says Lancet editorial
A career in medicine can be gruelling, says an editorial in The Lancet. But in addition to the long hours and heavy workloads, the medical journal is highlighting a damning 300-page report on sexual harassment of women in in the academic fields of science, engineering and medicine.
The Burnout Crisis in American Medicine
During a recent evening on call in the hospital, I was asked to see an elderly woman with a failing kidney. She’d come in feeling weak and short of breath and had been admitted to the cardiology service because it seemed her heart wasn’t working right. Among other tests, she had been scheduled for a […]
Grey's Anatomy Recap: Bad Medicine — Plus, Is Alex Nurse Olivia's Babydaddy?
Pills don’t come much bitterer than the cure prescribed for what ailed Grey Sloan in Thursday’s Grey’s Anatomy — in other words, the Harper Avery scandal. And, as the hospital’s powers that be grappled with ways to keep it off the critical list, Alex suffered a (metaphorical) heart attack when former fling Nurse Olivia returned […]
NHS patients could get ‘personalised’ medicine with DNA smart cards
A LEADING geneticist is offering NHS patients DNA smart cards, paving the way for a new era of personalised medicine.
London mom warns of sales reps pushing essential oils as medicine
London mom Sarah Farrants said she’s worried about essential oil salespeople pushing their products as a treatment for her son’s respiratory issues.
How hallway medicine in ER contributes to misdiagnosis
Patients are more likely to be misdiagnosed or experience treatment delays when emergency rooms are so crowded that they receive care in a hallway, a survey of physicians suggests.
We compared the prices of Amazon’s line of generic over-the-counter medicine with other drugstores — and they’re way cheaper
The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Whenever I suddenly come down with a fever or allergy season sneaks up on me, it seems like I never have the proper medicine on hand and I’m […]
SECOND OPINION | Over-the-counter medicine could be affecting your mood
You’re probably reaching for them when you have a headache or when that old knee injury flares up. But over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen may be affecting your thoughts and emotions, too.
Does cough medicine work? Banish a dry or chesty cough with this remedy
COUGH season is upon us, but while reaching for the medicine cabinet for a bottle of cough syrup might seem like the best thing to do, does cough medicine actually work?