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
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…
Three clinical studies were carried out in patients with shoulder pain and/or immobility. Simplified, all patients were randomised to an invasive treatment or physiotherapy. The result: Physiotherapy was as effective as any other therapy, including surgery.
Except in the subgroup of patients with a full-thickness…
Great vaccines against Covid-19 have been developed at breath-taking speed, and they all are very effective. However, the most effective against the omicron variant seems to be a third shot (a booster shot) of the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine (I give you this information without guarantee).
The lack of the arts and culture could damage our society for years to come in ways we cannot imagine yet. We could become brutalized (if I may use this word) as a society, as a whole.
Please inform all of your friends and relatives…