Al Jazeera does great investigative reporting on pharmaceutical fraud. This video shows a disturbing side of medicine that is intimately linked to the corporations that make drugs for patients. Unfortunately, too much information is withheld and patients end up suffering. Wistleblowers, government officials, corporations, doctors, and patients. It would be the perfect Hollywood drama – [...]
Turkish doctors are returning to a more traditional treatment for post-operative recovery: Islamic music therapy. It has been used for more than 1,000 years to treat many types of suffering. Historical anecdote, however, is not sufficient evidence for hospitals worldwide do adopt musical modalities. Many want scientific proof. Professor Bingur Sonmez and Dr Erol Can of Memorial [...]
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Enjoy this informative video on how Avastin works, brought to you by the US manufacturer, Genentech.
Avastin is a anti-angiogenic colorectal cancer drug. This means that it prevents blood vessels from growing to tumors in the colon. If tumor is not supplied oxygen from blood vessels the tumor cells will die. Avastin works specifically by inhibiting vascular endothelial factors (VEGFs) that normally initiate blood vessel formation. In clinical trials, Avastin in combination [...]