The Medical Frontier Articles
As presented on Englishwaves & French Radio London
Todays Medical News is filled with stories about cancer, mental problems and obesity, but there is a category that is very often under reported. Its called Antibiotic Resistance. During this report we aim to show you what Antibiotics are, what antibiotic resistance is, why it is a problem and what we are doing to stop it.
The Origins of Medicine
Today’s medications are filled with extremely hard to pronounce names like Rituximab or Methylprednisolone. But how did we manage to get to this stage where we develop highly advanced medications on a large scale? In the past you would eat some chalk or rub Aloe Vera on your skin – how did we get to where we are today?
The world of medicine is a big one. Far bigger than most of us can even begin to imagine. During the next few weeks, we will talk about some of the less talked about branches of medicine like Biomedical Research, Biotechnology, and Bioengineering.
Antibodies, HIV & AIDS
Antibodies. You may have heard of them. You probably haven’t. Either way, you probably didn’t know just how important they are or what it is that they do inside the body. First we’ll discuss what they do and how they work, before then talking about their importance for your immune system.
Strokes – The 3 Types & What to Look For
Two of the most common cardiovascular problems often leading to long term disability or death are heart attacks and strokes. Today’s session will focus on strokes, which according to the world heart federation, is responsible for 15 million cardiovascular cases a year. What are the different types of strokes? How can you recognize them? What should you do? And what can you do to reduce your risk of having one?
DNA – The Building Blocks of Life
Have you ever heard of the expression ‘it’s in your genes’? You’ve more than likely heard someone talk about DNA or perhaps you even know a little bit about
it yourself. But what exactly is it? What does DNA stand for? How important is it? And why are medical researchers always talking about it?
What’s the largest organ you can think of in the body? The stomach? The liver? Perhaps the brain? What if I told you that the largest organ was actually the skin?
Worlds Deadliest Diseases - Smallpox, Botulism & Anthrax
If you think you’re having a bad day, the following article may cheer you up – count your lucky stars that you don’t have any of the following illnesses...
3D printing – what is it & and why is it relevant to healthcare?
The medical field already grows incredibly fast. We are discovering new technologies and research methods every day. On top of this rapidly evolving sector, the rate of discovery is also increasing. Basically the time it takes to discover something is becoming much quicker...
MRIs, CTs, X-rays and Ultrasound scans
If you’ve ever been pregnant, broken a bone or had a bad concussion – you’ve more than likely had to have one of 4 possible scans...
Mental Disorders - Alzheimer’s, Schizophrenia & Depression
We may be able to fix our bodies to enable us to live longer – but preventing the degradation of our mental state as we age is proving to be a much greater challenge...
Allergy season - what causes hayfever & how do we fix it?
‘tis the season to be sneezing folks. But why does the summer cause some of us to have red eyes, a runny nose and constantly sneeze? Allergies can vary from mildly irritating to life threatening...
Evolution & Natural Selection
Evolution. You’ve probably heard of it during debates on the origins of life. In the past, there was often a large divide between those who believed god created the human form and those who believed that humans evolved over millions of years.
Smoking – 10 reasons it’s bad for you
It has now become pretty common knowledge that smoking is bad for you. Back in the 1930’s until around the 1950’s, cigarettes were actually ‘doctor approved’ and thought to actually be good for you...
Alcohol – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Most of us enjoy a glass of wine with dinner. Or perhaps a nightcap before bed. During this week’s article, we’ll look at some of the benefits alcohol can have on the body, and some of the dangers drinking too much can have...
Cancer – Why haven’t we found a cure yet? How do we treat it?
Cancer is one of the most widely researched areas in medicine. If we can create robotic arms and 3D print hearts, why can’t we cure cancer yet? The answer is actually surprisingly simple...