The 2010 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Richard F. Heck died October 10 2015 after being refused treatment at a Manila private hospital because he had no money. Richard Heck won the Nobel Prize in 2010 for the Palladium-catalyzed coupling reaction named the Heck reaction. The Heck reaction is used to produce Naproxen. a painkiller used since the seventies. Big Pharma made a lot of money with it. Visibly not the Doctor Heck.
The experience of hearing voices among schizophrenia patients is influenced by culture. In the US, patients typically report hearing angry/violent voices. In India and Africa, patients are more likely to report hearing friendly/entertaining voices.
Using data from Toronto, researchers found having more trees on your block has health benefits akin to $10,000 raise or being seven years younger.
A German biologist who claimed measles is psychosomatic, offered 100,000 Euros to anyone who proved measles is a virus. A German doctor presented evidence of the virus; the biologist dismissed the evidence, but the local court ordered him to pay up.
In 2003 a teen with cancer died because his naturopathic Dr assured his parents he will cure his cancer with photo luminescence: taking a vial of blood from him, exposing it to ultraviolet light from a device, injecting the treated blood back in a hydrogen-peroxide solution. He died 9 days later.
To study wind currents, the US Navy sprayed San Francisco with S. marcescens, thought to be a non-pathogenic bacterium. Doctors soon noted drastic increases in pneumonia and urinary tract infections.
A Swedish study found that heart attacks were more common the first three weekdays after the spring transition into Daylight Savings Time.
The UK virtually eliminated salmonella by vaccinating chickens. The U.S. has declined to mandate such vaccinations.
The Medical Students’ Disease is a diagnosis common among medical students who think they have the diseases that they’re studying.
Alabama husband saved wife’s life by donating kidney after spending a year dieting and exercising to get his blood pressure low enough for surgery.