Why Medicine needs Literature | Maryam Golafshani | TEDxUniversityofStAndrews

Translator: Robert Tucker Reviewer: Denise RQ Less than three weeks ago, I was visiting my uncle at the hospital a few days before he passed away to cancer, and heard the nurses frequently refer to him as “bimar shoma.” In English, that translates to “your patient”; not your uncle, or your husband, or your father, or your brother […]

New Snail Beauty Treatment: Snail Facial Latest Skin Care Craze In UK

COMM: Having snails creep all over your face may sound like your worst nightmare, but it’s the newest skin care craze to hit the UK. The Simply Divine salon in Corby, north Hamptonshire, is offering the unorthodox snail facial treatment for £50. The testament, which lasts 20 minutes, sees 3 of the slimy creatures crawl around the forehead […]

Is MDMA psychiatry’s antibiotic? | Ben Sessa | TEDxUniversityofBristol

Translator: Neven Mazic Reviewer: David DeRuwe 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine: MDMA. Now you’ve probably heard of this compound in the context of the recreational drug Ecstasy. But today I want to talk about MDMA, not as a recreational drug, but as a potential new treatment in medicine, and then a very important treatment for psychiatry because MDMA could offer us, in […]

Can Magic Mushrooms Unlock Depression? | Rosalind Watts | TEDxOxford

Translator: Hiroko Kawano Reviewer: Rhonda Jacobs This is Kirk. He suffered from depression for five years. He tried antidepressants, talking therapy, and nothing helped. In May 2015, in Imperial College, he was given psilocybin, also known as magic mushrooms. And since that time he’s been depression free. This is Ben. He suffered from depression for 30 years. And […]

What medicine can learn from art | Lucie Wilk | TEDxAylesbury

Translator: Linda Anderson Reviewer: Denise RQ Can imagination and art bring us closer to truth than science? Well, I studied medicine, so I was raised on a diet of empiricism, rationalism, and reason, the bedrocks of knowledge, or so I thought. Until I strayed from science a bit, and had a little fling with writing fiction. And that […]

The art of lifestyle medicine | Howard Napper | TEDxBournemouthUniversity

Translator: Sanja Marjanovic Reviewer: Denise RQ Mention the word medicine and most people would think of something that looks like this. Just happened to be here. Apparently, there are one billion prescriptions dispensed each year in the UK. and the cost of them around 8,5 billion pounds. and considering there is only 64 million of us in the […]