Dr. Maria Knöbel, MBBS BSc (hons) ARCS Screening Practices Raise Big Questions Screening is to evaluate asymptomatic people in a population group to detect an unsuspected disease or risk thereof in order to prove outcome. Neonate screening serves to identify those who would benefit from early treatment while prenatal diagnosis serves to assist reproductive decision making. Both practises began in efforts to diagnose specific conditions, … Continue reading Prenatal & Neonatal Screening
Dr. Maria Knöbel, MBBS BSc (hons) ARCS Abstract Parkinson’s disease is a debilitating and slow progressing neurological disorder, in which the regions of the brain that control bodily movement are damaged. Cells in the brain that produce a chemical called dopamine begin to die. Dopamine is essential for producing movements of the body, and with the loss of nerve cells, Parkinson’s symptoms begin to appear. … Continue reading Review of Long-Term Results of a Multicentre Study on Subthalamic and Pallidal Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease by Moro et al. 2010
What is Botox? Botox is a brand name for a substance called Botulinum Neurotoxin type A. Botulinum neurotoxins are a substance produced naturally by clostridial bacteria. It is historically a well-documented source of food-poisoning. For use in medicine and cosmetics, it is purified and isolated in a complex series of steps that is highly regulated by government agencies in most countries. Tiny quantities are injected … Continue reading Is Botox Bad for you?