Very few have a biography like that of Dr William Halsted often credited with founding modern American surgery. He was a professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins, and a lifelong drug addict.
Halsted was born in New York in 1852. He chose medicine out of fascination of secrets of the anatomy lab which drew him in, and he fell in love with the complex structures of the body’s interior and their arcane nomenclature.
Once Halsted became a doctor, he joined the New York Hospital. There he&rs...
High doses of Viagra—a popular erectile-dysfunction medication—can cause irreverible damage to a person's colour vision, a first-of-its-kind study suggests.
Researchers from Mount Sinai Health System in the US based their study on a 31-year-old patient who arrived at an urgent care clinic complaining of red-tinted vision in both eyes that had not gone away in two days.
"People live by the philosophy that if a little bit is good, a lot is better. This study shows how da...
American James Allison and Japan's Tasuku Honjo have won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine for a pioneering new approach to cancer treatment.
The Nobel committee said the pair's research -- which harnesses the body's immune system to attack cancer cells -- amounted to a "landmark in our fight against cancer."
“Allison and Honjo showed how different strategies for inhibiting the brakes on the immune system can be used in the treatment of cancer”, the Nobel A...
By Detcare | On October 01, 2018
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