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Why Are Medical Conferences Useful? 1 Reply

Medical conferences have been used as a means of discussing new ground-breaking technology and innovation amongst the professional medical world. Researchers, doctors, physicians, and clinicians travel to a conference with the purpose to learn and be taught about the upcoming and featured technology and methods. But is the purpose truly being served, and is the time commitment and funding worth the expense? This poses a big…Continue

Tags: events, 2019, usa, health, meetings

Started by Sophia Smith. Last reply by Jessy Browne Feb 9.

Ten (10) Things You May Not Know About Midwives in Work-Related Psychological Distress

While the International Confederation of Midwives has recently updated the international definition of the midwife, less attention has been paid to defining the issue of work-related psychological distress in midwifery populations. Work-related psychological distress can be defined as a unique, discomforting, emotional state…Continue

Tags: Psychology, Stress, Medical-Students, Midwifery

Started by Dahl Domingo Dec 19, 2017.

Laughing at cancer: Humour, empowerment, solidarity and coping online

AbstractIn the context of cancer, humour and joking can still be seen as socially unacceptable. Yet people with cancer can find relief in making light of their often life-threatening situations. How and why they do this has received little systematic attention to date. This paper begins to address this gap by exploring 530,055 words…Continue

Tags: Medicine, Patients, Recovery, Humor, Oncology

Started by Dahl Domingo May 28, 2017.

Should Doctors Be More Careful with Social Media?

The Internet provides an invaluable tool for medical professionals to both develop clinical skills, and obtain information. 1 In addition, according to a study put forward by Google, approximately 86% of patients utilize the Internet for educational purposes. The introduction of social media (SM) interfaces (e.g. Facebook,…Continue

Tags: Ethics, Medicine, Media, Social

Started by Dahl Domingo Jun 2, 2016.

Gut-Brain Connection : BWH researchers find evidence that Diet and Gut Microbes can influence brain inflammation

A team of investigators at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has found evidence that suggests that bacteria living in the gut may remotely influence the activity of cells in the brain that are involved in controlling inflammation and neurodegeneration.“For the first time, we’ve been able to identify that food…Continue

Tags: Diet, Biology, Neurology, Brain

Started by Dahl Domingo May 12, 2016.

Top 5 Reasons Applications Get Rejected 1 Reply

Last year, roughly half of all medical school applicants did not receive an acceptance letter. Though many applicants possess a genuine passion for helping others through medicine, the medical school application process grows more competitive with each passing year. Unsuccessful applicants must either reapply after bolstering their applications or seek alternative career paths. However, learning to recognize the most common reasons that applications are rejected can help you maximize your…Continue

Tags: flicks, Campus, Admissions, Applications

Started by Dahl Domingo. Last reply by afeef sofean Apr 30, 2016.

Physicists May Have Discovered a New "Tetraquark" Particle

Evidence for a never-before-seen particle containing four types of quark has shown up in data from the Tevatron collider at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Illinois. The new particle, a class of “tetraquark,” is made of a bottom quark, a strange quark, an up quark and a down quark. The discovery could help elucidate the complex rules…Continue

Tags: Atoms, Quarks, Protons, Neutron, Experiments

Started by Dahl Domingo Feb 28, 2016.

Research Article: Whole-genome sequencing provides new insights into the clonal architecture of Barrett's esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma

AbstractThe molecular genetic relationship between esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) and its precursor lesion, Barrett's esophagus, is poorly understood.Using whole-genome sequencing on 23 paired Barrett's esophagus and EAC samples, together with one in-depth Barrett's esophagus case study sampled over time and space, we have provided the following new insights:(i) Barrett's esophagus is polyclonal and highly mutated even in the absence of dysplasia;(ii) when cancer develops, copy number…Continue

Tags: -, cancer, Oesophageal, Genomics, Oesophagus

Started by Dahl Domingo Feb 25, 2016.

Medical education app and network 1 Reply

Hi all - thought it was worth spreading the word about MedShr here - think it will be really useful for many of us, both pre and post-clinical! Developed by doctors, MedShr helps you to discuss clinical cases with peers, all members are verified as doctors, medical students or registered healthcare professionals. It's a secure global network for knowledge sharing, peer-to-peer learning and case-based discussion. Link to download the app or sign-up  …Continue

Tags: medical, education, student

Started by James Armstrong. Last reply by Suheir Kilani Jan 25, 2016.

Medical Students News

Physicians: Five extraordinary hobbies to keep burnout at bay

For physicians, the risk of burnout is at an all time high. Find out how five doctors' hobbies help them to keep burnout at arm's length.

Work-life balance for physicians: The what, the why, and the how

Can physicians pack even more into their already busy schedules? Find out how experienced doctors find work-life balance: it's all about the individual.

How can doctors share bad news with patients?

Research shows that physicians are sometimes reluctant to have difficult conversations with their patients. Experienced physicians share their tips.

Working abroad as a doctor: What to know before you go

Does experiencing a new culture sound enticing? The adventure of a lifetime awaits, but working abroad is not for everyone. Find out if it is for you.

Did I understand you correctly, doc?

Chronic disease patients are often unaware of their potential health complications. How can doctors ensure that their patients know and understand these?

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