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  • Ritalin – the biography of a mercurial medicine

    Ritalin – the biography of a mercurial medicine0

    In this episode of The Conversation’s In Depth Out Loud podcast, we bring you the history of Ritalin by Matthew Smith, professor in health history at the University of Strathclyde. Just over 75 years ago, a new stimulant drug with the generic name of methylphenidate was born in the Swiss lab of chemical company Ciba.

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  • Blast Damaged Children – World Extreme Medicine

    Blast Damaged Children – World Extreme Medicine0

    One in six children in the world live in a conflict zones and are seven times more likely to die from blast injuries than adults involved in fighting* Hundreds of CT scans from war zones made newly available Improved knowledge sharing – better coordination and joined-up thinking announced Dr Michael von Bertele, of the Paediatric

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  • Dr. Rick Henrickson on Concierge Functional Medicine for Families

    Dr. Rick Henrickson on Concierge Functional Medicine for Families0

    My guest Dr. Rick Henriksen is a concierge medicine doctor with SteadyMD, my favorite online source of health care for our family. Dr. Rick is also Whole 30 founder Melissa Urban’s personal physician, which means he has an in-depth understanding of how diet affects health and a functional medicine approach to solving health problems. Before coming

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  • New Era of Precision Medicine for Children with Cancer

    New Era of Precision Medicine for Children with Cancer0

    – NHS pilot found half of children had mutations in their tumours that would be targetable by drugs available for adults – Those children who did receive targeted treatments saw significant benefits – But only 7 per cent of children with ‘clinically actionable’ mutations could access appropriate drugs, partly due to regulatory and funding barriers, and lack of

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  • Heatwave warning, hospital food, multiple medicine risks & more

    Heatwave warning, hospital food, multiple medicine risks & more0

    Have you missed out on the health news this week? Get up to date now with our weekly health news roundup. Met Office issues heatwave health warning for Bank Holiday weekend The Met Office has issued a level three heat health warning for parts of England from tomorrow to Monday morning, with officials believing there is a 90%

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  • Cannabis oil: Girl’s medicine confiscated at Stansted Airport

    Cannabis oil: Girl’s medicine confiscated at Stansted Airport0

    Image copyright Fergus Walsh/BBC Image caption Indie-Rose has Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy The mother of a girl with epilepsy said her child is at risk of “becoming comatose” after her medical cannabis oils were seized at a UK airport. Tannine Montgomery said Indie-Rose, 5, had seizures and panic attacks before starting to

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