Friday, March 28, 2014

DocTalk March 25

And here it is the DocTalk show! Lots of good medical conversation as always.

And a question about drowning in phlem!

Here are the notes!

Dr Shereen Habib, Well Woman Clinic

Dr Sean Petherbridge Keith Nicholl Medical Centre

04 425 9308 talk back

Izzy and Max at the desk

In the office?

Strep throat and viral gastroenteritis -


-people coming to the doctor who are not unwell ( why do schools need the well letter)
-fungal infection

1.a why boys need to know about the period

1. Technology and a disease detecting breathalyser.

2. keeping track of vaccinations!

3. the power of the nose!

4. too much in the hands of the patient? Blood test and your smartphone

5. How to deal with spring allergies

6. homework is making kids sick? your thoughts!

7. Male fertility
But it is their effect on the human reproductive system that hasmost worried researchers. A growing body of work over the last two decades suggests that phthalates can rewire the male reproductive system, interfering with the operation of androgenic hormones, such as testosterone, that play key roles in male development. That mechanism, some experts believe, explains findings that link phthalate exposure to changes in everything from testicular development to sperm quality.

8. New test, nice!
A new at-home stool test screens for colorectal cancer with more than 90 percent accuracy, researchers report.
"That kind of result is really unprecedented for a noninvasive stool-based screening," said study co-author Dr. Steven Itzkowitz, director of the gastroenterology fellowship program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.
Though not yet approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Cologuard test features a DNA analysis not included in other fecal exams.
"By increasing the pick-up rate in this way," said Itzkowitz, "we found that the new test had a 92 percent sensitivity for detection of colorectal cancer."

9.Ebola Virus

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