Dr. Buttar’s Blog

‘Fighting’ cancer may detract men from palliative care

Posted by on Oct 19, 2018 in Cancer, Chronic Disease | Comments Off on ‘Fighting’ cancer may detract men from palliative care

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the July 9, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show   Men with advanced cancer are 30 percent less likely than women to consider palliative care, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study. Researchers believe the findings reflect social norms about gender roles—as well as widespread messages in the media and society about “fighting” cancer. Often men see themselves as the family protector, said the study’s lead author, Fahad Saeed, M.D., a...

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850 Million People Worldwide Have Kidney Disease

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in Chronic Disease | Comments Off on 850 Million People Worldwide Have Kidney Disease

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the July 9, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show   Kidney disease is a “hidden epidemic” affecting more than 850 million people worldwide, renal experts say. That’s twice the number of diabetics (422 million) and more than 20 times the number of people with cancer (42 million) or HIV/AIDS (36.7 million). But most people don’t realize that kidney disease is a major health issue. “It is high time to put the global spread of kidney diseases into...

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Physician burnout, depression can lead to major medical errors: Study

Posted by on Oct 17, 2018 in Health & Wellness | Comments Off on Physician burnout, depression can lead to major medical errors: Study

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the July 9, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show Does your doctor’s mental health and well-being affect the care you receive? A new study says yes — burnout, fatigue and depression may affect major medical errors. Medical errors contribute to an estimated 100,000 to 200,000 deaths per year, according to the Institute of Medicine. Burnout — defined as emotional exhaustion or depersonalization — occurs in more than half of doctors, according to the study....

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NYT: US threatened nations over breastfeeding resolution

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in Health & Wellness | Comments Off on NYT: US threatened nations over breastfeeding resolution

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the July 9, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show   The United States threatened nations in an effort to blunt a World Health Assembly resolution supporting breastfeeding this spring, The New York Times reported Sunday. The US delegation worked hard, but largely unsuccessfully, to water down a resolution recognizing the importance of breastfeeding for infants and working against misleading attempts to sell substitutes for a mother’s milk, the Times reported, citing more...

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Advanced Medicine with Dr. Rashid A. Buttar – July 9, 2018

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018 in Chronic Disease, Medical Rewind | Comments Off on Advanced Medicine with Dr. Rashid A. Buttar – July 9, 2018

If you missed Advanced Medicine with Dr. Rashid A. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell, be sure to go to www.MedicalRewind.com to listen to the show replay. Click Here to LISTEN NOW!     Get ready to learn things not traditionally taught to medical doctors! Some of the things you will hear Dr. Buttar and Robert talk about in this week’s show are:   NYT: US threatened nations over breastfeeding resolution – The United States threatened nations in an effort to blunt a World Health Assembly resolution supporting breastfeeding this spring,...

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The psychology of believing in free will

Posted by on Oct 11, 2018 in Health Optimization | Comments Off on The psychology of believing in free will

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the July 2, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show From coffee table books and social media to popular science lectures, it seems it has has become increasing fashionable for neuroscientists, philosophers and other commentators to tell anyone that will listen that free will is a myth. But why is this debate relevant to anyone but a philosophy student keen to impress a potential date? Actually, a growing body of evidence from psychology suggests belief in free will matters...

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Assessing antidepressant exposure during pregnancy and Autism-like behavior in mouse pups

Posted by on Oct 10, 2018 in Autism | Comments Off on Assessing antidepressant exposure during pregnancy and Autism-like behavior in mouse pups

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the July 2, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show Maternal use of the antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac) can alter the brain circuits in her offspring that control behaviors reminiscent of autism spectrum disorder, suggests a study in mice published in eNeuro. These results have no immediate bearing on the treatment of depression in pregnant women. Medications that increase availability of serotonin in the brain—selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)—are commonly...

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Reversing autism with a cancer drug

Posted by on Oct 9, 2018 in Autism | Comments Off on Reversing autism with a cancer drug

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the July 2, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show Researchers may have found a promising new treatment for a genetic form of autism. Using experimental cancer drugs, scientists reversed the condition in mice. It may soon be possible to reverse and even prevent autism. According to the most recent estimates, 1 in 59 children in the United States have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Over 7 percent of these cases have been tied to chromosomal defects, suggesting that many of...

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Advanced Medicine with Dr. Rashid A. Buttar – July 2, 2018

Posted by on Oct 8, 2018 in Cancer, Chronic Disease, Health & Wellness, Medical Rewind | Comments Off on Advanced Medicine with Dr. Rashid A. Buttar – July 2, 2018

If you missed Advanced Medicine with Dr. Rashid A. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell, be sure to go to www.MedicalRewind.com to listen to the show replay. Click Here to LISTEN NOW!     Get ready to learn things not traditionally taught to medical doctors! Some of the things you will hear Dr. Buttar and Robert talk about in this week’s show are: Reversing autism with a cancer drug – Researchers may have found a promising new treatment for a genetic form of autism. Using experimental cancer drugs, scientists reversed the condition in...

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Rejecting vaccines as a way to fit in?

Posted by on Sep 27, 2018 in Vaccines | Comments Off on Rejecting vaccines as a way to fit in?

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the June 25, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show   Vaccines have saved millions of lives around the world, but many parents still choose not to vaccinate. Could this phenomenon have something to do with people’s social interactions? Infectious diseases have caused the death of millions of people since ancient times. Smallpox, for example, likely killed an Egyptian pharaoh back in the year 1157 BCE. Back then, there wasn’t much you could do to avoid catching...

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