Month: November 2017

A Prescription For Cultural Competency

With the ever-increasing diversity of our nation come new opportunities and challenges for healthcare providers and policymakers. Despite the many notable advancements that have been achieved in the last decade, new treatments have failed to be effectively applied to racial...

/ November 27, 2017

The Potential of Zika Virus in Cancer Treatment: An Overview of Oncolytic Viruses

Despite significant strides in cancer research, current treatments for a lethal form of brain cancer — glioblastoma — remain palliative and ultimately futile. However, recent experimental research utilizing a unique brand of viruses demonstrates the real possibility of developing a...

/ November 27, 2017

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