Ming-Chih Kao, PhD, MD on Medications & Back Pain
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December

Ming-Chih Kao, PhD, MD on Medications & Back Pain

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Earned his doctoral degree in computational biology and biostatistics at Harvard University. After graduate school, he continued to research at NIH and earned an MD at the University of Michigan. He has an unusual experience as a primary care physician in San Francisco. There, the complexities of chronic pain, its diagnosis, and its management led […]


Studying Laboratory Medicine at Curtin

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

If you’ve ever had a blood test done, then you’ve had some involvement with a medical scientist and maybe one of the Curtin graduates. I’m studying the Bachelor of Science (Laboratory Medicine) course. I’ve always been interested in studying cells, from when I was really small. As long as I can remember, it’s my passion. […]


The Surprisingly Useful Medicines Hiding in Pee
25
December

The Surprisingly Useful Medicines Hiding in Pee

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Maybe you don’t think much about the 1-2 liters of urine you flush down the toilet every day. But when you send it swirling down the drain, you could be getting rid of liquid gold. Because there’s molecular goodness hidden in that pale yellow puddle, which has been used to treat everything from basic infections […]



How Does Cold Medicine Work?

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

[♩INTRO ] Ahh, winter. The leaves have fallen, the breeze is chilly… and cold season has arrived. When that sticky cough and sniffly nose hits, you probably cozy up with some hot soup, a box of tissues, and your favorite brand of cold medicine. There are syrups, pills, and vaporizers to treat about every symptom […]


Why Stimulants Help ADHD

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[♪ INTRO ] Odds are, you’ve heard of Ritalin or Adderall. They’re both members of the class of drugs called stimulants, and they’re often prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, better known as ADHD. But stimulants and hyperactivity seem like a weird match. If someone can’t sit still, why would you give them more […]


Ming-Chih Kao, PhD, MD on Medications & Back Pain

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Earned his doctoral degree in computational biology and biostatistics at Harvard University. After graduate school, he continued to research at NIH and earned an MD at the University of Michigan. He has an unusual experience as a primary care physician in San Francisco. There, the complexities of chronic pain, its diagnosis, and its management led […]


Ming-Chih Kao, PhD, MD on Medications & Back Pain

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Earned his doctoral degree in computational biology and biostatistics at Harvard University. After graduate school, he continued to research at NIH and earned an MD at the University of Michigan. He has an unusual experience as a primary care physician in San Francisco. There, the complexities of chronic pain, its diagnosis, and its management led […]


How 6 Rare Diseases Are Changing Everyday Medicine

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

SciShow is supported by Skillshare. Right now, Skillshare is offering SciShow viewers two months of unlimited access to over 20,000 classes for free. Click on the link in the description to learn more. [♩ INTRO] Individually, rare diseases are… rare. In the US, we usually say that a disease is rare when it affects fewer […]


How Aspirin Changed Medicine Forever

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

♪ Aspirin might seem like the most generic, boring pill ever. I mean, the patent for it expired literally a hundred years ago. And we have all kinds of better over-the-counter painkillers these days. But behind those tiny, cheap, plain-looking pills is a story that changed medicine forever. Because aspirin isn’t just an old pill. […]