Interesting articles about current states in medical field.

A very important distinction to make is that medicine is concerned with treating illness and disease, and not prophylactic maintenance and creation of good health. As a radiographer and sonographer working in radiology I have a unique vantage point to see patients in varying states of health and am most intrigued by the phycological component of disease, health and wellbeing. Our thoughts, attitudes and beliefs directly impact our physical and emotional state. Charles Anthony Medical is more concerned with medicine as in disease prophylaxis and creation of good health, although much scientific medical literature is incorporated.

Article by Charles Anthony: The impact of patient body mass index on operator radiation dose during single vessel percutaneous coronary intervention in the cardiac catheter laboratory. View abstract.

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Interesting article from Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brasil, by Silas Arandas Monetiro e Silva, Bozena Michnia-Kohn, and Gislaine Ricci Leonardi; 

An overview about oxidation in clinical practice of skin ageing; 


Free radicals are unstable chemical species, highly reactive, being formed by cellular entities of different tissues. Increased production of these species without proper effective action of endogenous and exogenous antioxidant systems, generates a condition of oxidative stress, potentially provider of skin disorders that extend from functional impairments (skin cancer, dermatitis, chronic and acute inflammatory processes) even aesthetic character, with the destruction of structural proteins and cellular changes with the appearance of stains, marks and lines of expressions and other signs inherent to the intrinsic and extrinsic skin aging process. The antioxidants are chemical substances commonly used in clinical practice for topical application and may contribute in the fight against the radical species responsible for many skin damage. This paper summarized the main evidence of the benefits brought by the topical application of antioxidants in the skin, considering the amplitude of the indicative performance of antioxidant activity by in vitro and ex-vivo tests as well as in vivo tests. It is recognized that a breadth of product performance tests should be explored to truly identify the effectiveness of antioxidant products for an anti-aging effect.

View full article here.

T2 weighted axial oblique brain MRI

‘Medicine’… to fix illness.

The better way would be to never get sick?

The mind has an incredible and veritable effect on the body. Our thoughts directly affect our physical state- anything for our health is possible.

Our mind, to where does it pertain in the physical anatomy of our brain? Amongst the specialities radiology provides an excellent insight into the physical architecture of the brain, and its function, to an extent. But where does the thought start and finish? Where does it come from? And how is it then affecting our body?

Modern medicine is curing disease in marvellous ways, I particularly like the aspect of medicine which involves directly repairing and restoring normal body function, but, before getting to such a point requiring medical intervention, certainly we could have control over our physical health status, starting primarily with the mind and emotions.

More thoughts to come on this. cf energy and non-verbal communication.