Categoría: Notas

Smoke and Mirrors: Is Marijuana Actually Medicinal?

www.medscape.com John Watson April 18, 2018   From Medical to Recreational Image from Dreamstime   In 1996, California voters passed the nation’s first law legalizing medical marijuana (cannabis).[1] The Compassionate Use Act, as Proposition 215 was referred to, put the power to prescribe marijuana into the hands of caregivers, who were tasked with serving as gatekeepers to what had until then been…

Animal-Based Monounsaturated Fats Linked to Total, CVD Mortality

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/894598   Diets rich in plant- vs animal-based monounsaturated fatty acids show significantly lower rates of total and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality, particularly when the plant-based fatty acids replace other notoriously unhealthy fats, including saturated or trans fats, as well as refined carbohydrates. “Our study is the first large prospective cohort study with more than 20 years of follow-up, and…

Calcio en alimentos de origen vegetal

La cantidad de calcio en la dieta no es el único factor importante para la salud ósea; lo que realmente importa es la relación entre la ingesta de calcio y la excreción de calcio en la orina. En este sentido, el organismo puede adaptarse a cantidades bajas de calcio en los alimentos, y se ha observado que en ciertos países…

Trump’s Mental State: Dangerous Despite No Diagnosis?

Bandy X. Lee, MD, MDiv Disclosures December 21, 2017 I am the editor of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, and I would like to express my gratitude to Dr Jeffrey Lieberman for taking an ethical stand in his recent Medscape video. I greatly appreciate and largely agree with his thoughtful piece, as I can see that we share the belief that…

‘Magic Mushrooms’ Effective for Severe Depression

Batya Swift Yasgur, MA, LSW October 20, 2017   Psilocybin, the psychoactive compound in “magic mushrooms,” is a promising intervention for patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) and appears to offer a rapid, sustained effect, new research shows. Investigators led by David Nutt, MD, PhD, professor of neuropsychopharmacology, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom, collected pre- and posttreatment fMRI data on the use of…

The Family That Built an Empire of Pain

  The Sackler dynasty’s ruthless marketing of painkillers has generated billions of dollars—and millions of addicts. By Patrick Radden Keefe   The north wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a vast, airy enclosure featuring a banked wall of glass and the Temple of Dendur, a sandstone monument that was constructed beside the Nile two millennia ago and transported to…

Los dinosaurios van a desaparecer

Acerca de cómo el líder y su obediente manada impiden el progreso del conocimiento. El nefasto efecto de las tribus en ciencia es consagrar la mediocridad del mundo   Por Daniel Flichtentrei para IntraMed   Cuando pensamos en el modo en el que el conocimiento se supera a lo largo del tiempo solemos creer que esa trayectoria es lineal, ascendente y…

El negocio multimillonario que hizo que vivir se convirtiera en una enfermedad

BBC Serie “Acuerdos multimillonarios y cómo cambiaron tu mundo” ¿Qué pasa si la manera en la que entendemos el mundo es errada? ¿Si no son ni los políticos ni los eventos los que moldean nuestras vidas, sino acuerdos comerciales hechos en secreto? Muchos aspectos trascendentales del mundo en que vivimos han sido cambiados por personas de las que nunca hemos oído…