This week I want to speak about Impetigo or school sores. Read More
I didn't realise until recently that the term 'school sore' isn't universally understood. In Australia, especially when I was a boy growing up in Brisbane, school sores were common and parents were asked to get their children to see their family GP whenever school sores erupted.
Hi there, the next two shows are quite short. I'm a bit busy at the moment and I've prerecorded a couple of shows quickly.
If you like podcasts, I recently posted about some of the podcasts I like to listen to.
You can find the post on my other blog My Thoughts and Stuff
Here's the link to the specific post:
What podcasts should you listen to? http://garydlum.co/podcastlist Read More
This week I want to talk about hæmaturia or blood in your urine.
The most common causes include:
- A urinary tract infection
- Kidney stones anywhere from the renal pelvis or in the bladder or in the ureter
- Carcinoma or a malignancy of the kidney, bladder or prostate in men
- Benign prostatic hypertrophy in older men
- Having an indwelling catheter
- Vigorous exercise
- A less common but noteworthy cause is sounding or deliberate instrumentation of the urethra for nonmedical reasons
There are also other less common causes too. Read More
Last week I asked for feedback. I didn't get much, but that's okay. A friend on Twitter suggested gunt and for those who are not familiar with that word, you can either look up Urban Dictionary or think FUSA, or fatty upper pubic area. Read More
Rather than share experiences with gunt, I opened the Google search engine and typed in "famous medical people last name starts with G."
Up popped Joseph Mortimer Granville. Granville lived from 1833 to 1900. He was English and he is best known as the inventor of the electric vibrator.
He invented it not as a device for sexual pleasure but for the relief of muscle aches. In fact, it's said he eschewed what he called the mis-use of his invention for the treatment of what was then called hysteria or a wandering womb under the belief at the time that doctor induced paroxysm could cure insomnia, irritability, nervousness, or "excessive moisture inside the vagina".
Anyway, I'm not sure that Granville and electric vibrators are necessarily a good topic for discussion on Medical Fun Facts. Instead, the letter G could also represent Google or Dr Google.
This week's show is a little different and little shorter, not that these shows are terribly long. I like to keep them to around the 5-minute mark so I can get across a few facts and maybe one or two fun lines without wasting anyone's time.
Since I started Medical Fun Facts in 2016, I've been gratified by the people in real life who have mentioned they have listened to a show or two. I know I have a few loyal subscribers and when I look at the analytics, I know there is a small core of people who at least visit the blog and spend a minute or two reading what is written. I know there are people who have subscribed and listen to the podcast via iTunes and Stitcher, but I really have no idea of the exact numbers. Read More