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Mark Komrad: Progressing from Scholarship to Activism for a Cause
The issue of physician assisted suicide can cause people to fervently pick one side or another. For some, their belief is so strong that they are moved to do things they may not have done in their career beforehand.
For many psychiatrists one of their biggest challenges in their daily practice is working to show patients that suicide is not the solution to their problems. Changes in the criteria for physician assisted suicide in Europe which include allowing mental illness as a criteria can fly in the face of that mission.
The issue of physician assisted suicide is one that has been debated both in the medical community and in the general population. Recent law changes by some European countries have brought the issue to the forefront perhaps more than ever before.
The drug, a fully human monoclonal antibody that has impressed equally in asthma and atopic dermatitis trials, may be approved for market as soon as March of 2017.
Peter A. McCullough, MD, and Nicolaas Deutz, MD, PhD, highlight the role of amino acids, protein, and B-hydroxy B-methylbutyrate in rebuilding muscle mass for patients with sarcopenia.
Nicolaas Deutz, MD, PhD, and Peter A. McCullough, MD, discuss the importance of the role of protein in treating malnutrition and sarcopenia.
Nearly half of asthma deaths in the United Kingdom could likely have been prevented, researchers there found.
Across the board, researchers saw that studies of active smokers showed increased prevalence of the skin condition, regardless of age or region. It isn't quite clear, though, whether smoking causes AD or AD causes people to smoke.
Although 35% of US patients hospitalized for an asthma exacerbation were current smokers, only 55% of current smokers received a smoking cessation intervention during their hospital stay.

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