To cut down on errors in medical training, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) set a policy in 2003, which limits the total amount of shift hours a resident can work. Currently, the hour cap is set at no more than 16 hours for first-year residents or interns, and no more than 28 hours in one shift for others.
Recent data shows that despite the rules, this is not being adhered to across the board. To read more, click here.
A national group of leading OB-GYNs are advocating for over-the-counter birth control pills…..no prescriptions necessary. In my honest opinion, this sounds like some very irresponsible medicine.
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Some very brilliant, NIH (National Institutes of Health) funded researchers at the Northwestern University-Evanston, have developed a novel way to inhibit the progression of the debilitating disease called MS or Multiple Sclerosis. This novel method is achieved through a process called “antigen-specific immune suppression.”
MS is an auto-immune disease, that occurs when the body’s T-cells (white blood cells found in the immune system) attack its own myelin or nerve covering. Auto-immune diseases are usually treated with immunosuppression therapy, however this suppresses the entire immune system and leaves the individual open to other infections or diseases.