Lauren Sutherland

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Would Doctors Be Better If They Didn't Have To Memorize?

Poor old Dr. Krebs. His painstaking Nobel-winning work on cellular metabolism, called the Krebs cycle, has made him the symbol for what's ailing medical education.<p>"Why do I need to know this stuff?" medical students ask me.<p>"How many times have <i>you</i> used the Krebs Cycle lately?" senior doctors …

Medical Education

Recent Study Says Vegetarian Diet Significantly Reduces Carbon Emissions

A new study released this week sheds light on just how much decreased meat consumption would benefit the planet.<p>Climate Focus, an advisory company in climate policy and law, found that annual agricultural carbon emissions could be reduced by 50 to 90 percent by 2030. Twelve key strategies are …

Dr. Yogi: Physicians Integrate Yoga Into Medical Practice

Rajan Narayanan isn't your average yoga instructor. During his classes, he uses words like "neuroplasticity," avoids Sanskrit terms and sometimes shows up to teach in a suit and tie.<p>And often, as was the case on a recent Monday at a Maryland conference center, most of his students are doctors and …

What Gut Bacteria Might Have To Do With Colorectal Cancer Risk

While genetics likely play a role in some instances of colorectal cancer, a new study in mice suggests gut bacteria could also influence development of intestinal tumors.<p>Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found that giving antibiotics to mice to disrupt their microbial gut …

5 Crucial Nutrients You've Probably Never Heard Of

<b>Magnesium</b><br>Without proper levels of this mineral, cells can't create energy, muscles can't relax, bones aren't as strong, and more than 300 enzyme reactions that help regulate a network of body functions are impaired. Women younger than 30 need 320 milligrams per day; after 30, the requirement goes …

WHO: Daily sugar intake 'should be halved'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1058000/1058103_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524684253_7af1452b95b24bcc31514e8badb543c6<p><b>People will be advised to halve the amount of sugar in their diet, under new World Health Organization guidance.</b><p>The recommended sugar intake will …

Type Of Fat In Diet Could Affect Where You Pack On The Pounds

By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer<p>Published: 03/04/2014 02:59 PM EST on LiveScience<p>The type of fat you eat may affect not only your heart disease risk, but also where on your body you pack on extra pounds, new research suggests.<p>People who ate extra amounts of saturated fat tended to accumulate fat around …

Curry cure: Chillies are the hot new thing in medicine

Could the heat of some spices solve some of medicine’s biggest problems? <i>(Image: Spencer Wilson)</i><p><i>Understanding why mint tastes cool and chilli is</i> …

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Climate change threatens to bring eradicated viruses back from the dead

Scientists revive a frozen 30,000-year-old giant Siberian virus<p>All it took was a single sample of frozen Siberian soil for an international collaboration of researchers to discover, and revive, a new type of "giant virus" — a virus whose unusually large size means scientists can spot it through a …

This Pacemaker Membrane Can Keep A Heart Beating Perfectly

The pacemaker of the future looks crazy<p>You're looking at what might be the pacemaker of a decade from now: a custom-made membrane, developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis, that slides over a heart and keeps it regulated by a …

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A Cheap, Promising Way to Filter Water: Through A Twig

Plant's xylem tissue could be an efficient, low-cost way to filter water.<p>One way to avoid getting sick while traveling is to only eat fruit that you peel yourself, since plants can filter out bacteria and prevent it from traveling throughout their tissues. Well, why not apply this principle to …

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Diets high in meat, eggs and dairy could be as harmful to health as smoking

People under 65 who eat a lot of meat, eggs and dairy are four times as likely to die from cancer or diabetes, study suggests<p>A diet rich in meat, eggs, milk and cheese could be as harmful to health as smoking, according to a controversial study into the impact of protein consumption on …