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Medical Knowledge in Ancient Times

The Egyptians

The most complete information about the medicine and pharmacy of ancient Egypt is contained in the famous Papyrus Ebers, a disorganized collection of more than 800 concoctions and magical spells to alleviate suffering. 1,671 more words

Science & Study

SICKLE CELL AND IRON

Sicklers sometimes suffer from iron deficiency and this is quite common. A lack of iron leads to a deficiency in red blood cells and this in turn could lead to heart attack and other complications. 167 more words

IRON

Learning medicine through questions

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We’ve all heard the theories on different study methods and finding the right type for each of us. 85 more words

Medicine

Fighting Cancer

This TED talk really got me excited, particularly now that we have finished our oncology block and starting microbiology. I love these radical approaches that could potentially revolutionise our current thinking and therapeutic approaches. 12 more words

Medicine

Tests in clotting disorders

The following are some tests ordered when assessing/diagnosing some clotting diseases.

Platelet tests:

A normal platelet count would yield ~ 150 – 400 x 10^9 /L platelets. 296 more words

Medicine

Knowing your anti-coagulants and anti-platelets

I’ve noticed as a student that lots of people get them confused. It’s simple because they both thin the blood right?

Unfortunately, it’s not appropriate to mix up the two terms. 195 more words

Medicine

3 Conditions to Form Thrombus

Thrombus are the pathological formation of intravascular blood clots that are attached to the vessel wall (If it’s not attached, it could be an embolus!). This can either be in an artery or a vein, each leading to different complications. 225 more words

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