Unit 4 – Medicine (‘New Language Leader’)

Interesting / Relevant Articles:

Medical Innovations:

Medical innovations in the digital age

Aspirin:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/161255.php

Anaesthesia:

http://www.anzca.edu.au/patients/anaesthestist

X-Rays:

http://www.livescience.com/32344-what-are-x-rays.html

Penicillin:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/216798.php

https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/landmarks/flemingpenicillin.html

Antibiotics

http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/07/09/330143669/last-resort-antibiotics-in-jeopardy-as-use-rises-globally

‘Superbugs’ (resistant to antibiotics):

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/revolting-recipe-from-the-dark-ages-may-be-key-to-defeat-mrsa-10144616.html

The Bionic Eye:

http://bionicvision.org.au/eye

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/41052/title/The-Bionic-Eye/

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140923-im-blind-but-i-have-bionic-eyes

Microsoft’s HoloLens and the future of medicine:

http://www.upworthy.com/a-medical-school-in-cleveland-got-one-of-the-coolest-gifts-of-all-time-from-microsoft-holograms?c=ufb1

‘Telemedicine’:

The $30 billion telemedicine industry: What’s missing?

WonderWork (a charitable organization that provides free surgeries for children in the poorest countries of the world).

The Science of Wasabi (Japanese Horseradish /’Meerrettich’) and the development of new pain meds:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/12/wasabi-receptor-video_n_7041038.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000010

Ingredients in Medicines:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05qpzc5

Revolutionising Cancer Treatment: 

http://www.upworthy.com/a-scientist-is-working-on-a-revolutionary-way-to-treat-cancer-and-it-involves-bubbles?c=ufb1

da Vinci surgical system:

http://twistedsifter.com/videos/doctor-uses-robot-to-stitch-grape-back-together/

Quiz: Can You Diagnose These Common Illness?”:

http://quizpug.com/can-you-diagnose-these-common-illnesses/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=cpc

Quiz: Do you know what do these doctors specialise in?: 

http://quizpug.com/can-you-guess-what-kind-of-doctors-these-are/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=cpc

Vocabulary

Websites for medical-related vocabulary / terminology:

https://www.englishclub.com/english-for-work/medical.htm

http://www.businessenglishsite.com/medical-english-tests.html

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