February 10, 2024 – Noma is a disease that many people prefer to ignore. The sight of the affected small children is unbearable. There are open wounds on the face. Entire cheek areas appear as if eaten away. Children who …

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January 28, 2024 – Fungal infections are becoming more and more dangerous for us; Mushrooms are not only found on our plates, but practically everywhere around us. They are often harmless to us humans, but if an infection occurs, it …

Are fungal infections becoming more and more dangerous? Read more »

03 January 2024 – 23andMe is a  personal genomics company out of  South San Francisco, It is best known for providing a direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing service in which customers provide a saliva sample that is laboratory analysed, using single nucleotide polymorphism …

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December 29, 2023 – Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative human disease that occurs in its most common form in people over the age of 65 and is characterized by increasing dementia. It is responsible for approximately 60 percent of the …

Alzheimer’s: Are we at the beginning of a new era of treatment? Read more »

21 December 2023 – Finasteride is a medication used for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (on the market as Proscar (5mg) since 1992 for this indication) and male pattern hair loss (on the market as Propecia (1mg) since 1997 for this indication). Finasteride is a type II and type III 5α-reductase inhibitor, 5α-reductase …

Post-Finasteride Syndrome Patients: Is There Differential Gene Expression? Read more »

December 11, 2023 – In June of 2021, the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug semaglutide for chronic weight management under the brand name Wegovy, ushering in a new era of obesity treatment. Since then, demand for …

Semaglutide Popularity: Serious Rare Adverse Effects Are Emerging Read more »

05 December 2023 – PDD, meaning persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia) may be underlaying this indifferently lingering “Meh” feeling we all may have or are living through at times. “Meh” is a colloquial interjection used as an expression of indifference or boredom. It is …

PDD: Are we all suffering from it? In one way or the other? Read more »

November 25, 2023 – Sickle cell anemia  is an inherited disease of red blood cells (erythrocytes). It belongs to the group of hemoglobinopathies (hemoglobin disorders) and leads to corpuscular hemolytic anemia. Affected people have a mutation in the hemoglobin β …

Sickle cell anemia: Genetic scissors drug approved for first time Read more »

24 October 2023 – Is ChatGPT Smarter Than A Primary Care Physician (PCP)? This is the question asked in a recent study out of Scotland, published in JMIR Medical Education. ChatGPT, which stands for “Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer”, is a …

Is ChatGPT Already Smarter Than A Primary Care Physician (PCP)? Read more »

October 14, 2023 – Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing various areas of medicine, especially in the identification and analysis of medical phenotypes of patients. Thasso has previously published articles on this topic, once regarding genetics and the recognition of common …

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing early skin cancer detection Read more »