ALS, is also called Charcot disease, after the French neurologist who described it, or Lou Gehrig's disease, after a famous baseball player. It is rare and fast, possibly leading quickly to death.
At the Geneva University Hospitals psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy with LSD, psilocybin and MDMA enhance therapy effects, while MDMA is used for PTSD.
Connected objects interact with the physical world via sensors. They generate valuable data to feed artificial intelligence. This "Internet of Things" is permeating through healthcare.
Diagnosis and therapy of refractory coeliac disease is hotly debated. The AGA has commissioned an update of recommendations for action.
New technologies and digitalisation are at the centre of medical debates. Imaging techniques, big data, artificial intelligence and their use in medical practice are topics that are controversial and raise questions.
Complaints against doctors are increasing, leading to the so-called 'defensive medicine', hoping to prevent the risk of legal complaints from patients, or relatives.
Regular consumption of more highly processed foods has been linked (again) to cognitive decline by a large study. More damning data was recently published in JAMA Neurology.
More child pornographic material is being distributed ever more quickly via the internet; more and more children worldwide are experiencing sexual violence. What are the consequences?
Artificial intelligence is already dethroning the medical practitioner in some very specific fields. What role will humans be allocated in an AI-predominant medical field?
In three days, artificial intelligence learned how to beat the best Go player. Is this an endgame for our biological brains? No, because this AI remains "weak". But, what is artificial intelligence?
Loneliness is a basic human experience and yet a major social challenge. Prof. Dr. Mazda Adli deals with the psychosocial implications of loneliness.
Chronic constipation patients are dissatisfied with QoL and conventional intervention results. But there's a new treatment concept: a vibrating capsule.
AI and algorithms already have the potential to revolutionise medical education and thus fundamentally change the medical profession. But how can this best succeed?
Co-dependency, aggression, neglect - alcohol addiction brings these with it and impairs family life and relations. Social worker Anna Becker reports.
Prof. Mangler looks at the beginnings of the first female doctors and explains why structures have to be changed for female careers in the health sector.
Awareness With Paralysis is a frightening situation that leaves its mark. The risk of occurrence after intubation is probably underestimated in the emergency room.
Meditation vs. drug treatment? A trial showed equivalent results against anxiety. The trial's strength is that it is based on a programme known as MBSR.
IBD patients may hesitate to have children over pregnancy and childbirth concerns, but good planning can lessen hurdles.
The USA opioid crisis has long spilled over into other countries. Poorer countries are particularly affected, but opioid use is also on the rise in Europe.
The name of Dr Carlotta Rossignoli has been frequent in Italian news and social media recently. Her story sparks a wider analysis on Medicine and Surgery studies.