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.)
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Medicine: Vitamin D supplements do not work
Vitamin D is vital for your health. If you lead a healthy lifestyle, eat a healthy diet and from time to time, your skin is exposed to the sun, your body will manufacture the necessary vitamin D.
However, additionally taking vitamin D supplements will not…
Medicine: Covid-19 in the year 2022
Covid-19 was less severe and less deadly compared with 2020 and 2021. Covid-19 became less of a disruption in our lives, and permanently altered how and where we work. Covid-19 misinformation continued, particularly around vaccines. There was evidence of pandemic fallout, including increased rates of…
Medicine: Treatment of outpatients with Covid-19
It is reasonable to assume that almost everybody knows what Covid-19 is. Nevertheless, here are four reminders: Covid-19 is a very contagious disease. Covid-19 has a much higher mortality rate (death rate) than the flu. About 6,7 million people worldwide have died from Covid-19 until…
Medicine: i.v. contrast media in kidney disease
Iodine-based contrast media are injected into a vein (injected intravenously, injected i.v.) and are used to enhance x-rays and CTs. CT: Computed tomography. Gadolinium-based contrast media are injected into a vein (injected intravenously, injected i.v.) and are used to enhance MRIs. MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging.
Medicine: Use of platelet-rich plasma
Platelet-rich plasma is used for musculoskeletal conditions. However, platelet-rich plasma injections do not work. The use of platelet-rich plasma injections does not improve your health.
In the year 2021, three clinical studies, all of them vigorously conducted, i.e., with high quality, showed that the use…