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
Cardiovascular disease is a general term for medical conditions affecting the heart and/or the blood vessels. Generally speaking, cardiovascular disease can be prevented by leading a healthy lifestyle. In addition, eating a diet low in salt, i.e., low in sodium and high in potassium, is…
Stroke is an important disease. It can lead to death or permanent disability. A stroke is a medical emergency. Urgent treatment of a stroke is essential.
A stroke unit is an identifiable unit in a hospital. A stroke unit almost entirely is devoted to the…
Three clinical studies were conducted about losing weight with a medicinal drug.
However, this medicinal drug was not a pill. It is a medicinal drug that must be subcutaneously injected.
This medicinal drug was semaglutide. It belongs the class of GLP-1 receptor agonists.
Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think, and how you act. Depression is among the most treatable of illnesses. Almost all patients gain some or a lot of relief from depression…
Heart failure is difficult to treat.
However, empagliflozin, a tablet originally intended for patients with type 2 diabetes, also helped patients with heart failure, regardless of whether they had type 2 diabetes or not.
Yet, empagliflozin has not been tested in all patients with heart…