A Tragic Incident: “Gamer’s Thrombosis” Claims a Life In 2004, the gaming community was struck by a heart-wrenching incident that shed light on the potential dangers of excessive gaming. A 24-year-old man lost his life to what is now known as “Gamer’s thrombosis” – venous thromboembolism (VTE) resulting from playing an internet computer game for […]
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A patient lies on an operating table, surrounded by a medical team where a craniotomy, or open brain surgery, is performed to remove a tumor inside the patient’s brain. Even the slightest error in the surgeon’s hand could result in irreversible damages to the patient. This is where technology steps in, providing the necessary extra […]
Chronic kidney disease affects over 30 million Americans, most of whom are unclear they are affected until later, much more dire stages. Current treatments are limited in the later stages particularly: kidney transplants or dialysis. “Chronic kidney disease is an enormous and growing problem,” said senior author Benjamin D. Humphreys, MD, PhD, director of the […]
Cancer. One of the biggest health scares among people and top killers worldwide, is driving scientists to push for the newest and best research and most aggressive treatments. One of which is immunotherapy. Immunotherapy can be very useful because of its ability to be utilized alongside other therapies, and may cause fewer side effects compared […]
Scientists at the John Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center are in the midst of a major medical advancement. Through the use of a non-invasive blood test, the scientists were able to use the DNA of patients to test for early stages of cancer cells, some before even forming. Instead of a traditional biopsy, a liquid biopsy […]
According to an article by Zara Adams done through the University of Southern California, new MRI’s are improving the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors. More specifically, Cushing’s tumors. As Cushing’s tumors are incredibly small and so the standard tests require blood, urine, and even sinus sampling tests. With the high-power resonance provided in new […]
Doctors have found a way to increase liver cancer detection by 40%. While the average screening for liver cancer is a basic ultrasound this is a process that misses a lot of small cases, which can become lethal. Scientists have found that by tracking a type of biomarker called alpha fetoprotein or AFP they can […]
Born on February 3, 1821, near Bristol, England, the future Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell moved to Cincinnati, OH, in 1832 with her family for financial reasons. Dr. Blackwell was one of the first pioneers and champions of equal rights for women in the medical field. At the time, there were very few medical colleges, and none […]
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