The role of diet in gout

Gout is caused by an excess of uric acid (urate) in the system, which can then form crystals in various places, including the joint of the big toe. Crystals in the joint cause inflammation and pain. Excess uric acid can be due to excessive dietary intake of purines, insufficient urinary…

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Commentary on the book “Deadly medicines and organized crime: how big pharma has corrupted healthcare” by Dr. Peter Gøtzsche

I’ve been reading a most interesting book, titled “Deadly medicines and organized crime: how big pharma has corrupted healthcare,” by Dr. Peter Gøtzsche. Dr. Gøtzsche, a specialist in internal medicine and professor at the University of Copenhagen, co-founded the Cochrane Collaboration in 1993 and established the Nordic Cochrane Centre. The…

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Journal club: olfactory perception, communication, and the nose-to-brain pathway

Consultation-Liaison Rounds, 05-3-3, at the SMBD – Jewish General Hospital Article: Stockhorst, U., and R. Pietrowsky (2004) Physiol Behav 83:3-11. Olfactory perception, communication, and the nose-to-brain pathway. Abstract: The present paper’s aim is of to give an overview about the basic knowledge as well as actual topics of olfaction–with a…

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