Daily Archives: 30/04/2017

Parkinson’s could start in the gut

Scientists have found more new evidence that Parkinson’s could start in the gut before spreading to the brain, observing lower rates of the disease in patients who had undergone a procedure called a truncal vagotomy. The operation removes sections of the vagus nerve – which links the digestive tract with the brain – and over […]

This macrophage is busy capturing bacteria, but its relatives may be helping your heart beat.

The Science Picture Company/Alamy Stock Photo Immune cells unexpectedly help the heart keep its beat By Mitch LeslieApr. 20, 2017 , 12:00 PM The immune cells known as macrophages have a long to-do list in our bodies. They defend us from bacteria, coax wounds to heal, and perform other vital tasks. A surprising new study […]

Dictating treatment 

It must have happened to you many times that an anxious parent came to your clinic for follow up with his daughter suffering from fever and telling “Doctor it has been two days she is suffering from fever. Why are you not giving her some STRONGER antibiotic that acts FAST and heal her fever?” Even […]