Selling Sickness

Can sickness be sold? Sure, you wouldn’t “sell sickness” in the same way that you would a flat screen TV or an iPhone, but there are individuals who make a living off of this seemingly unusual practice. Selling sickness, also...

/ November 15, 2017

Children, or experiments?

As health & medicine research on children continues to expand, in light of its benefits to scientific progress, the Hippocrates Med Review takes a step back to examine the ethics of this morally ambiguous phenomenon.   Think about your little siblings,...

/ November 15, 2017

Breast Cancer is a Western World Malady: DEBUNKED

Breast cancer is a disease that runs rampant in the United States, but many tend to isolate the incidence of this cancer to the U.S.  However, breast cancer affects populations all over the world. The common misconception and ignorance of...

/ November 14, 2017

The Current State of Suicide in America

It’s the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. It’s at its highest rate in the past 30 years. And it’s one of the most complex and underreported issues facing every demographic of the American society. Every year,...

/ November 6, 2017

Shapeshifter Cancer Cells: A Path To Destruction

Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine recently made a groundbreaking discovery on the nature of prostate cancer cells. While studying the structure of prostate cancer cells, these researchers found that these cells possess...

/ November 5, 2017

When the War on Polio was Trumped by the War on Terror: How the CIA Endangered Polio Eradication

On May 2nd, 2011, the most hunted man in the world met his end. Bullets fired by U.S commandos finally sealed the fate of Osama Bin Laden 5. As the news spread people in the United States poured into the...

/ October 12, 2017

Hypocrisy in Healthcare

While studying abroad in England and volunteering with the Radcliffe Hospital branch of the NHS, I have heard multiple opinions about the detrimental effects of NHS infrastructure on patient care. This article evaluates the roots of recent NHS protests, revealing complications...

/ October 12, 2017

A Dollar for a Life

The doctor won’t see you now. Unfortunately, in a phenomenon that reflects contemporary interplay between economic considerations and ethical concerns, this brusque phrase has become concerningly commonplace. As worries multiply and become increasingly more cumbersome, physicians are – just like...

/ August 27, 2017

AfterWards: A Story from the Johns Hopkins Hospital

In 2014 a groundbreaking new program in narrative medicine appeared in one of the world’s most prestigious hospitals. Three years on, the Hippocrates Med Review sat down with AfterWard’s co-founder, Lauren Small, to discuss the progress and future of the...

/ August 26, 2017

Air Pollution – A Worldwide Problem

A recent report from the World Health Organization reveals the growing problem regarding worsening air pollution, its risk of exposure, and its associated diseases (WHO). According to this study, more than 9 in 10 people breathe in “unhealthy air”, making...

/ August 20, 2017