Tag Archives: Medicine

Reality TV Meets Crowdsourced Medicine in Netflix’s Diagnosis – WIRED

Before Angel exposed her health struggles to the internet, the 23-year-old woman had no idea what was happening to her body—only that it was in excruciating pain and producing urine the color of Coca-Cola. Her doctors couldn’t give her answers, and endless trips to specialists had left the Las Vegas nursing student on the brink… Read More »

Medieval medicine bottle unearthed in Harran – Hurriyet Daily News

ŞANLIURFA – Anadolu Agency Archeologists have discovered a medieval earthenware bottle containing medicine in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa’s archaeological site of Harran.  The 900-year-old bottle with the image of two snakes twined, the symbol of today’s medicine, on it dates back to the Zengids, a Turkic dynasty that ruled the Levant and Upper Mesopotamia… Read More »

A Better Pill–Internal Delivery Devices May Help Patients Take Their Medicine – Scientific American

Lack of compliance often leads to worsening chronic conditions and excess hospitalization. Studies consistently show one third to one half (pdf) of all U.S. patients do not take their medicines as directed, and this ends up costing the health care system between $ 100 billion and $ 300 billion annually. People fail to follow drug… Read More »