News from the World of Medicine
The most important medical news, in plain English.
Which medical news are TRULY the most important of the year?
Each January, the Massachusetts Medical Society (amongst others, Harvard University) selects the top medical news stories of the year.
Radiofabrik presents this news.
The presenter, Dara Koper, is a doctor.
(Please note: this is a general radio show, without any legal guarantees. Questions pertaining to individual patients cannot be commented.)
Airtime: Every third Sunday of the month, 1.30-2 pm (rerun on the following Tuesday, 4 pm)
Back pain is a topic that interests millions of people. Back pain affects almost all adult men and women at least once in their lifetime. What does really help? All of the following has been tested: Two classes of specialised tablets do not help. And pain relievers (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; NSAIDs) help only in every […]
Anticoagulants are blood thinners. Antiplatelet agents also blood are thinners. However, anticoagulants are active primarily in the deep veins of the body. Anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents can be combined. Even combined three or four times over. If you should have severe coronary heart disease (CHD) or an acute heart attack (an acute myocardial infarction), doctors […]
Do medicines cause dementia? Specifically, do PPIs cause dementia? PPIs generally belong to the safest medicines in the world. PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) are taken by millions every day against heartburn, reflux disease, and stomach acid. PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) include tablets such as omeprazole, esomeprazole, lansoprazole, rabeprazole, etc. Two years ago, a study was […]
DVT (deep vein thrombosis) is the medical term for blood clots in the deep veins of the leg. DVTs can be dangerous. After a DVT originally forms in one leg, it can travel to the lungs and block blood vessels there. This is called pulmonary embolism or PE. After a pulmonary embolism, breathing may become […]
Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a virus infection. It mainly occurs in older people. It can be painful or even very painful. And it is estimated that approximately 30% of all persons will experience shingles during their lifetime. Especially in immunocompromised patients, shingles can be an important problem. (An immunocompromised patient is a […]