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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Source: Chinese Journal of Catalysis - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2018Source: Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental MutagenesisAuthor(s): Donatella Feretti, Roberta Pedrazzani, Elisabetta Ceretti, Mario Dal Grande, Ilaria Zerbini, Gaia Claudia Viviana Viola, Umberto Gelatti, Francesco Donato, Claudia ZaniAbstractAir pollution has well-known harmful effects on human beings, causing both acute and chronic diseases. Some data suggest that genetic damage occurring early in life may influence the risk of having cancer and other chronic diseases in adulthood. Therefore, there is a growing interest in studying the genotoxic activit...
Source: Mutation Research Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
ConclusionRadium-223 is a valuable therapeutic alternative in the treatment of patients with mCRPC in early stages of the disease, with a good safety profile. Its benefits extend to the bone environment.ResumenContextoEliminar las metástasis óseas, restaurar/preservar la morfología ósea y prevenir/retrasar los eventos óseos constituyen un objetivo fundamental en el manejo del cáncer de próstata resistente a la castración metastásico (CPRCm). Radio-223 es la primera terapia alfa-dirigida con acción sobre el hueso que aumenta la supervivencia en estos paci...
Source: Actas Urologicas Espanolas - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2018Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 55, Issue 6Author(s):
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2018Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 55, Issue 6Author(s):
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
ConclusionsFinancial incentives are useful for engaging Medicaid enrollees in disease prevention programs, but program engagement may not necessarily lead to changing patterns of healthcare utilization and expenditures in the short run.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
ConclusionThis study concluded that chitosan derivative film is equivalent to hydrocolloid dressing and can be an option in the management of superficial and abrasion wounds.Clinical trial No.NMRR-11-948-10565.
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Source: The Lancet Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Potential combination topical therapy of anal fissure: development, evaluation, and clinical study†. Drug Deliv. 2018 Nov;25(1):1672-1682 Authors: Salem AE, Mohamed EA, Elghadban HM, Abdelghani GM Abstract To treat anal fissure, internal anal sphincterotomy may be associated with surgical risks and incidence of incontinence. Botulinum toxin injection into the anal sphincter is invasive and expensive. Headache and hypotension hindered topical treatment with glyceryl trinitrate. Greater patient compliance, potentiated efficacy, reduced side effects, and lower cost are the major advantages offered ...
Source: Drug Delivery - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Drug Deliv Source Type: research
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