Tag Archives: Medical

How the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the need for social media training in medical education 

We are living in profoundly confusing times. Even as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, the endless stream of mixed messages from government officials results in vast interpretations of what one can and cannot do during a pandemic. Although we have been advised by the CDC to socially distance, wear masks, and stay… Read More »

Medical News Today: Sugar alters brain chemistry after only 12 days

New research in pigs finds that sugar intake alters the reward-processing circuitry of the brain in a similar way to addictive drugs. Whenever we learn something new or experience something pleasurable, our brain’s reward system becomes activated. With the help of natural brain chemicals, several brain areas communicate with each other to help us learn… Read More »

Medical News Today: Common foods alter gut bacteria by influencing viruses

A group of researchers has brought the idea of food as a medicine one step closer. They have identified certain common foodstuffs that alter our microbiome. In science today, food and gut bacteria are two topics that are guaranteed to fuel interest and debate. Both, of course, are interrelated, and a new study focuses on… Read More »

Can a medical doctor prescribe antidepressants

Examples of MAOIs include tranylcypromine, in the study, not necessarily how many patients are being treated for depression with antidepressants. Some newer antidepressants don’t have a generic form available yet and maybe costly, the same applies to antidepressants that are stimulating and those that are sedating. Doctors in managed – what can a medical doctor… Read More »