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The dangers of mixing drugs – Céline Valéry

The dangers of mixing drugs – Céline Valéry

Which of these three people is doing something risky? Is it the one who takes their cholesterol medication with grapefruit juice? The one who takes Acetaminophen pain relievers for a sore ankle before going out for drinks? Or the one who’s on a blood-thinning medication and takes an aspirin for a headache? Actually, all of […]

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Why We Can’t Deliver Drugs to the Brain

This is Elise. She suffers from a brain tumor, which causes blurred vision and confusion. But when doctors try and treat brain cancers and other disorders, the brain blocks roughly 95% of medicine taken orally or intravenously. That’s a problem! So what is going on inside your brain? And why is it just ignoring medicine? […]

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Hacking bacteria to fight disease – Tal Danino

Hacking bacteria to fight disease – Tal Danino

In 1884, a patient’s luck seemed to go from bad to worse. This patient had a rapidly growing cancer in his neck, and then came down with an unrelated bacterial skin infection. But soon, something unexpected happened: as he recovered from the infection, the cancer also began to recede. When a physician named William Coley […]

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Stapedotomy Ear Surgery to Treat Otosclerosis

Stapedotomy Ear Surgery to Treat Otosclerosis

In order to surgically restore hearing in a patient suffering from otosclerosis, the procedure begins by injecting an anesthetic into the ear canal skin. The overall strategy is to reach the stapes middle ear bone by first lifting the ear canal skin and eardrum away in order to expose the middle ear space. Please note, […]

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COPD – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Animation.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a PROGRESSIVE inflammatory lung disease characterized by INCREASING breathing difficulty. Other symptoms include cough, most commonly with mucus, chest tightness and wheezing. COPD develops as a result of LONG-TERM exposure to irritants such as smoke, chemical fumes or dusts, and may go UNNOTICED for years. Most people show […]

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I Had A Bad Experience With Drugs

I Had A Bad Experience With Drugs

So this incident happened when I was in high school when I was a sophomore. My boyfriend at the time which is my boyfriend still right now, had a weed brownie that he got from that morning from his cousin. And he freaked out because he saw the k-9 unit in front of the school […]

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Uncle Fester’s Illness (Full Episode) | MGM

Uncle Fester’s Illness (Full Episode) | MGM

(FINGERS SNAPPING RHYTHMICALLY)(TRAIN WHISTLE BLOWING) Come on, Fester, get that power going. I want this crash to be a real whopper. I’m too excited to play trains, Gomez. I should go up to my room and pack some things for the outing. But that’s tomorrow. It’s going to be real neat. Exploring a brand-new cave. […]

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How does laser eye surgery work? – Dan Reinstein

How does laser eye surgery work? – Dan Reinstein

In 1948, Spanish ophthalmologist Jose Ignacio Barraquer Moner was fed up with glasses. He wanted a solution for blurry vision that fixed the eye itself, without relying on external aids. But the surgery he eventually devised was not for the faint of heart. Barraquer began by slicing off the front of a patient’s cornea and […]

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