December 2016

In recent times, a movement against vaccinations has slowly developed. Parents argue that vaccines cause severe side effects and potentially autism spectrum disorders. However, the scientific community defends vaccines since no concrete studies back the claims of the critics. In addition, rejecting vaccines result in dangerous consequences. One particular disease that all adolescents should be vaccinated against is meningococcal disease. … Read More

Chocolate is good for your soul. There is also evidence that it is good for your heart. Now, research published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology suggests that cocoa flavanols in chocolate—naturally occurring compounds found in foods like apples, tea, and cocoa—could be good for kidneys, too. Researchers from the University … Read More

Medical malpractice lawsuits are fairly common nowadays. Most doctors expect to get sued at least once in their lifetime. But, naturally, it still comes as a shock when it actually happens. Getting sued can be a very grueling process for physicians, and many practitioners are never the same even after their case is settled. The effects of … Read More

You have successfully completed your first board examination. You are a third year med student, already halfway through medical school! Right when you start to think that you know it all, that you have finally mastered the art of succeeding in med school, life apparently decides to throw a curve ball at you. All that you … Read More

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