Medications

Common cough medicine may help treat multiple sclerosis

(Medical Xpress) -- A drug widely used in over-the-counter cough medicines appears to protect against symptoms of multiple sclerosis, a finding that could offer a new and inexpensive therapy for a condition with few effective ...

Other

Medicine's clever dummies are still needed

Known initially as machines or contrivances, and later as manikins, phantoms, robots or dummies, ingenious models of human anatomy have been used for 'hands-on' medical teaching for hundreds of years.

Medical research

Why count stools in the human microbiome?

Last week, a not-yet-accepted-for-publication paper challenged the long-held view that bacterial cells outnumber human cells in a body 10 to 1. As "rewriting the textbooks" fueled media attention, I took a look, because I ...

Surgery

New medical device performs surface imaging in surgery

Surgery is not for the faint of heart. Armed with a steady hand, extensive knowledge of human anatomy, and first-hand experience, a surgeon's task leaves very little room for error. Designed with a surgeon's mind and unique ...

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