General Medicine

  • diabetes

Does egg consumption increase your risk of type 2 diabetes?

By |February 4th, 2016|

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a condition with excess blood sugars in the blood stream. The prevalence is increasing. Studies on the link between egg and the risk of T2D has been inconsistent.
Aim
To conduct a meta-analyzis or available […]

  • kidney disease

Could protein pump inhibitors cause kidney disease?

By |February 2nd, 2016|

Protein Pump Inhibitors (PPI) are very common medications and potential treatment for reflux disease, gastritis etc. Whether it is associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is not known.
Aim
To assess the association of PPI and CKD.
Results/Conclusion
One per day PPI […]

  • physician

At what age should a physician retire?

By |January 27th, 2016|

When a doctor is supposed to retire has been debatable. Older doctors usually have more experience. Younger doctors may have more energy and endurance.
Aim
To discuss at what age a physician should retire.
Results/Conclusion
All individuals age, but the rate of […]

  • cokes

What happens when you drink 10 Cokes a day?

By |January 20th, 2016|

What happens when you drink 10 Cokes per day for a full calendar month?  You will gain over 20 pounds and your body fat will increase dramatically!  By now you probably already know that drinking too much soda […]

  • mediterranean diet

What on earth is the Mediterranean diet?

By |January 15th, 2016|

The Mediterranean diet (MD) has been shown to have a lot of health benefits. However, some do not know what a MD consist of.
Aim
To provide my readers with a list of what the MD includes
Results/Conclusion

Plant foods
Fresh fruit
High consumption […]

  • income

How much income do physicians earn on average in the U.S.?

By |January 14th, 2016|

Salaries for doctors varies around the world.  In the US, salaries differ widely from state to state.
Aim
To report the average US salary by specialty
Results/Conclusion

Allergy and Immunology ——–> $296,705
Anesthesiology ——–> $357,116
Cardiology ——–> $436,849
Colon and Rectal Surgery ——–> $343,277
Dermatology ——–> $400,898
Emergency Medicine ——–> $320,419
Endocrinology ——–> $217,610
Family Medicine ——–> $227,541
Gastroenterology ——–> $379,460
General Surgery ——–> $360,933
Hematology ——–> $376,660
Infectious Disease ——–> $205,570
Internal Medicine ——–> $223,175
Medical Genetics ——–> $158,597
Medicine/Pediatrics ——–> $205,610
Neonatology/Perinatology ——–> $290,853
Nephrology ——–> $306,302
Neurology ——–> $243,105
Neurosurgery ——–> $609,639
Nuclear Medicine ——–> $290,639
Obstetrics & Gynecology ——–> $315,295
Occupational […]

  • glaucoma

Does “Downward Dog” in Yoga increase risk of glaucoma?

By |January 12th, 2016|

Glaucoma is a eye disease that affects eye-sights, usually caused by build up pressure in the eye, which could damage one of your nerves in the eye. Yoga has many health benefits, however, some positions such as the “downward dog” […]

  • weight-loss

Could genetics play role in how certain weight-loss strategies work better than others?

By |January 7th, 2016|

Losing weight could be one of the most difficult things to do in lie. There are numerous weight-loss programs out there.
Aim
To assess whether genetics could play a role in how effective certain weight-loss programs are
Results/Conclusion
Researchers found that genetic variants could be a […]

Is the main cause of cancer due to bad luck?

By |January 6th, 2016|

Most cancers were always thought to be an accumulation of avoidable toxic and chemical factors until a recent study in Science suggested that cancer risk may heavily be due to intrinsic, unavoidable risk factors.
Aim
To assess whether the correction to the development […]

  • coffee

Do you live longer if you drink coffee?

By |January 4th, 2016|

Coffee has been found to have many health benefits. Studies has shown that it reduces risks of heart disease and parkinson’s disease for instance.
Aim
Scientists at Karolinska Institute in Sweden investigated the insulin producing beta-cells and discovered new mechanism […]