The accident that changed the world – Allison Ramsey and Mary Staicu

The accident that changed the world – Allison Ramsey and Mary Staicu

London, 1928: a group of mold spores surf a breeze through a lab. They drift onto a petri dish, and when they land, they germinate a medical revolution. This lab belongs to Alexander Fleming, a Scottish scientist investigating the properties of infectious bacteria. At this time, Fleming is away on vacation. When he returns, he […]

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Dementia Friendly Communities – Alzheimer’s Society

Dementia Friendly Communities – Alzheimer’s Society

George: The Dementia Friendly Community is about everyone playing a part, a role, within their community. So for example individuals can sign up to be Dementia Friends, schools can get involved as well, each week we are seeing more and more schools wanting to play their part, but as well as that we are seeing […]

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How Does Leprosy Damage the Human Body?

How Does Leprosy Damage the Human Body?

Leprosy brings to mind images of biblical beggars, lonely leper colonies, and seems, for some, to have all but disappeared into the history books. But leprosy stills haunts many parts of the world and there’s an absurd amount that we don’t know about the disease. Leprosy has been around since at least 2000 B.C. but, […]

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Small changes help make a dementia friendly community – Alzheimer’s Society

Small changes help make a dementia friendly community – Alzheimer’s Society

Radio: On air as the sun rises tomorrow morning form seven o’clock here on 107.9FM. Mary: Right. Mary: It’s not raining, good. Mary: Erm, what… shall I? I’ve forgotten… erm… should I? Driver: Listen, just go and sit down, just go and sit down. Mary: Yeah… right. Mary: Erm. Oh… that way… I don’t… what? […]

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Here’s What Causes Narcolepsy

Here’s What Causes Narcolepsy

When you think of narcolepsy, you probably think of people falling asleep at seemingly random times, but it’s actually much more than that. It causes hallucinations, insomnia and sleep paralysis and can be triggered by moments of joy. Oh, and the key to understanding it came from studying man’s best friend. Narcolepsy is a neurological […]

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Digital Health is a Cultural Transformation – The Medical Futurist

Digital Health is a Cultural Transformation – The Medical Futurist

There is a cultural but not a technological transformation in healthcare. This is Bertalan Meskó, and you’re watching the channel of The Medical Futurist. For a long time only medical professionals had access to information and technologies. Healthcare worked in its own ivory tower but disruptive technology Such as Big Data, Social Media, Robotics and […]

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Where Do Leper Colonies Still Exist?

Where Do Leper Colonies Still Exist?

In September 2016, India introduced the world’s first vaccine for leprosy, an infectious disease that causes numbness in the limbs and ulcers on the skin. Leprosy has existed for thousands of years, and is even mentioned in the Christian Bible. Throughout history, the disease has been so feared that those infected were often quarantined in […]

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Could You Survive 2.5 Million Years Ago?

Could You Survive 2.5 Million Years Ago?

Hey there and welcome to Life Noggin. A lot can change over the course of a century. In the early 20th century, Einstein wrote his theory of relativity. In 1953, Dr. Jonas Salk announced that he had successfully created a polio vaccine. And in 1990, the world wide web was invented. But what about changes […]

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CarbLoaded: A Culture Dying to Eat (International Subtitles)

Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat This is Lathe I’ve know him and his wife for almost 20 years. In fact, about ten years ago we started our own company together. In 2009, Lathe was 36 years old and weighed 165lbs. He pretty much ate the standard American diet, exercised regularly, and was precisely the […]

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I See Dead People: Dreams and Visions of the Dying | Dr. Christopher Kerr | TEDxBuffalo

Translator: Hélène Vernet Reviewer: Denise RQ I read a recent survey, and the title was, “Survey on American Fears,” and what Americans fear most is public speaking and dying. In other words, my TEDx talk. (Laughter) If that weren’t tough enough, tonight’s topic is illumination, and the question is really: can dying be illuminating? What […]

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