Edward Syndrome (Trisomy 18) | USMLE Step 1 Mnemonic

Edward Syndrome (Trisomy 18) | USMLE Step 1 Mnemonic

Edward Scissorhands=Edward syndrome vote sign=trisomy 18 micrognathia low-set ears clenched hands with overlapping fingers prominent occiput delayed turtle=developmental delay headless turtle=early death (usually by 1 year) rocking chair=rocker-bottom feet ASD and VSD puppy=PAPP-A chorizo=human CHORIZO gonadotropin (β-hCG) inhibitory sign=inhibin-A stroller=estriol alphabet=AFP

The Faulty Walnut

The Faulty Walnut

Our brains are brilliant instruments, able to reason, synthesise, remember and imagine at an extraordinary pitch and rate. We trust them immediately and innately – and have reasons to be deeply proud of them too. However, these brains – let’s call them walnuts in honour of their appearance – are also very subtly and dangerously…

PHILOSOPHY – David Hume

PHILOSOPHY – David Hume

The 18th century writer, David Hume, is one of the world’s great philosophical voices because he hit upon a key fact about human nature- that we are more influenced by our feelings than by reason. This is, at one level, possibly a great insult to our self image, but Hume thought that if we could…

Not Liking One’s Looks

Not Liking One’s Looks

Is it better this way, or that way? It’s horrible whichever way. It’s not very respectable, really to feel frustrated with one’s appearance. Mature and reasonable people are not supposed to go around regretting the shape of their nose or the way their hair falls. Yet, you gaze in the bathroom mirror and think: Why?…

How To Be Confident

How To Be Confident

In well-meaning attempts to boost our confidence ahead of challenging moments, people often try to draw our attention to our strengths: our intelligence, our competence, our experience. But this can – curiously – have some awkward consequences. There’s a type of under-confidence that arises specifically when we grow too attached to our own dignity and…

The Impostor Syndrome

The Impostor Syndrome

in many challenges: personal and professional we are held back by the crippling thought that people like us could not possibly triumph given what we know of ourselves how reliably: stupid, anxious, gauche, crude, vulgar and dull we really are. we live the possibility of succes, to others because we do not seem to ourselves…

Music and Neurodevelopmental Disorders — Pamela Heaton / Serious Science

Music and Neurodevelopmental Disorders — Pamela Heaton / Serious Science

It’s quite clear that there are both clinical and theoretical reasons for why it’s important to study music in developmental disorders. An obvious clinical application is therapy. Speech therapy often adopts aspects of music therapy, especially in trying to fine tune auditory processing and possibly extend memory in children developmental disorders. So there is a…

Allergy – Mechanism, Symptoms, Risk factors, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention, Animation

Allergy – Mechanism, Symptoms, Risk factors, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention, Animation

Allergy refers to abnormal reactions of the immune system to otherwise harmless substances. Normally, the immune system raises immune response to protect the body from foreign invaders, such as bacteria or viruses, but does not react to non-infectious environmental antigens. In people with allergies, however, the immune system also reacts to these substances, producing allergic…