Thoughts on medicine and physiology

I love science and health. Of late I have been brushing up on my understanding of the human body. Having studied pharmacology at university, I really understood why we are counselled to avoid the use of drugs. Medical drugs, rightly called, are just as damaging, if not more, than illegal drugs. Chemotherapy is such an example, as we know its terrible effects, yet only has a 5-year cure rate of 2.1%, meaning only 2.1-2.3% of adults are alive after taking it (1). However, a commonly-used drug, paracetamol (tylenol USA, panadol Kenya), has an even worse therapeutic index than chemotherapy. Most chemotherapy … Continue reading Thoughts on medicine and physiology