Lefthandedness could be an advantage in medicine

Milton’s optimism regarding the advantages of left handedness is supported by the experience of one individual who was trained to be ambidextrous by a right handed mentor. Despite initial difficulties, adaptation came quickly and the long term benefits are evident. This is particularly beneficial in surgical fields, as highlighted by a retired ear, nose, and…

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Exercise in natural settings may provide more benefits than indoor exercise

Regular physical activity offers numerous health benefits, including preventing chronic conditions and improving mental health. Exercising in natural settings like parks is more beneficial than indoors, with studies showing short-term positive outcomes. Factors affecting park usage include physical and natural features, as well as accessibility. However, some demographic groups face barriers to using natural spaces…

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SCOTUS rejects abortion pill challenge — for now

Julie Rovner hosts KFF Health News’ “What the Health?” podcast. The Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the abortion pill mifepristone due to lack of standing, but abortion opponents seek other ways to restrict access. The Biden administration proposes eliminating medical debt from credit reports, while Trump falsely claims credit for Medicare’s $35 insulin cap….

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Significant Benefit With Liver Transplantation in ACLF

Liver transplantation improves survival in patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF), with 3-month post-transplantation mortality rates in ACLF grades 2 and 3 similar to those with decompensated cirrhosis. The CHANCE study highlights the inadequacy of current transplant allocation criteria for ACLF patients, leading to excess mortality on the waitlist. MELD scores do not account for…

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LOL: June 11, 2024

The Week in Medicine is a round-up of all the latest happenings in Irish medicine, with a new issue released weekly. The latest issue, dated June 11, 2024, is filled with updates and news from the medical field. Stay informed with the latest developments by reading The Week in Medicine from Irish Medical Times. Source…

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What is Oropouche virus? | Medical News Bulletin

Oropouche virus (OROV) is a single-stranded RNA virus that causes a dengue-like illness called Oropouche fever, primarily in Central and South America and the Caribbean. It is transmitted by the Culicoides paraensis midge, with no known human-to-human transmission. Symptoms include fever, chills, fatigue, nausea, and more, sometimes leading to complications like meningitis. Diagnosing Oropouche virus…

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