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A Medical Mockery – 10 healthcare adverts that show just how far we’ve come!

The post A Medical Mockery – 10 healthcare adverts that show just how far we’ve come! appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. You don’t have to look far to hear about brilliant and exciting strides being made in medical science. 3D printing is being used to create artificial limbs and organs; diabetics can now control their condition with the artificial pancreas; news has broken in 2015 about revolutionary new treatments which provide hope for patients with skin cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. These outstanding breakthroughs are in fact part of a much bigger picture – our attitudes towards health, and our understanding of even relatively minor ailments like indigestion, headaches and insomnia have come on in leaps and bounds because of ongoing Clinical Trials like the ones carried out at Covance in Leeds. Perhaps treatments for period pain or body odour don’t grab the most front-page headlines, but a look at how medicines have been advertised over the last hundred years speaks volumes about just how far we’ve come and these 10 healthcare adverts illustrate that beautifully… 1 – La-Mar Reducing Soap A soap bar which washes away fat!? A dream come true, or too good to be true? (The global obesity epidemic suggests the latter!). In this brazen advert,  La-Mar Laboratories confidently assert that this product works ‘like magic’ to produce results which are ‘quick and amazing’, even statin...
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In this study, chitosan was used to coat the adsorbent for preventing the leakage of Zn2+ loaded. Meanwhile, freeze-drying method was used to enhance adsorption capacity of Zn2+-loaded cellulose beads for testosterone. The results indicate that after the adsorbent was coated by 0.02% chitosan solution, the highest adsorption percentage reached 48%, during adsorption, the Zn2+ concentration in plasma did not increase; the adsorption capacity of the adsorbent can be significantly enhanced by freeze-drying. The results may be caused by porosity of the adsorbent enlarged via freeze-drying and improved stability by coating with...
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