Medicine + Healthcare Videos

  • Meet e-patient Dave

    Meet e-patient Dave

    When Dave deBronkart learned he had a rare and terminal cancer, he turned to a group of fellow patients online — and found the medical treatment that saved his life. Now he calls on all patients to talk with one another, know their own health data, and make health care better one e-Patient at a time. Dave’s story is one that will resonate with people and will inspire people to play a more central role in their own health.

  • Questioning Bio-Engineering

    Questioning Bio-Engineering

    Bioethicist Paul Root Wolpe describes an astonishing series of recent bio-engineering experiments, and asks: Isn't it time to set some ground rules?

  • Can Astronomers help doctors?

    Can Astronomers help doctors?

    The video is essential as it discusses interdisciplinary research and how that can improve lives of millions by tacking two issues at the same time. In this talk, TED Fellow Michelle Borkin shows why collaboration between doctors and astronomers can lead to surprising discoveries.

  • Why medicine has side-effects for women often

    Why medicine has side-effects for women often

    Many of the medicines women take — common drugs like Ambien and everyday aspirin — were only ever tested on men. And the unknown side effects for women can be dangerous, even deadly. Alyson McGregor studies the differences between male and female patients; in this fascinating talk she explains how the male model became our framework for medical research ... and what women and men need to ask their doctors to get the right care for their bodies.

  • What Doctors don't know about the Drugs they prescribe

    What Doctors don't know about the Drugs they prescribe

    When a new drug gets tested, the results of the trials should be published for the rest of the medical world — except much of the time, negative or inconclusive findings go unreported, leaving doctors and researchers in the dark. In this impassioned talk, Ben Goldacre explains why these unreported instances of negative data are especially misleading and dangerous.

  • Curing Diseases with a Cell rather than a Pill

    Curing Diseases with a Cell rather than a Pill

    Current medical treatment boils down to six words: Have disease, take pill, kill    something. But physician Siddhartha Mukherjee points to a future of medicine that will transform the way we heal.

  • Could we cure HIV with laser?

    Could we cure HIV with laser?

    Swallowing pills to get medication is a quick, painless and often not entirely effective way of treating disease. A potentially better way? Lasers. In this passionate talk, TED Fellow Patience Mthunzi explains her idea to use lasers to deliver drugs directly to cells infected with HIV. It's early days yet, but could a cure be on the horizon?

  • Could Tissue Engineering Mean Personalized Medicine?

    Could Tissue Engineering Mean Personalized Medicine?

    Each of our bodies is utterly unique, which is a lovely thought until it comes to treating an illness — when everybody reacts differently, often unpredictably, to standard treatment. Tissue engineer Nina Tandon talks about a possible solution: Using pluripotent stem cells to make personalized models of organs on which to test new drugs and treatments, and storing them on computer chips. (Call it extremely personalized medicine.)

  • Healthcare in 2020

    Healthcare in 2020

    Talks about how an enormous change is necessary in both healthcare and medical education with the management of colleges and hospitals. One of the major change talked about is the selection of medical candidates, that should be changed from scores to selecting emotionally intelligent individuals who are self-aware, social awareness, empathy, etc. A huge must to being an innovation to the field.

  • Corruption among Indian Doctors?

    Corruption among Indian Doctors?

    An article in the British Medical Journal that talks about deep rooted corruption among India's doctors sparked off a fierce debate. From making patients undergo unnecessary tests to prescribing medicines by a particular company, the assessment is scathing. Have India's regulatory bodies completely failed? Do we need to be wary of our doctors? The video talks about the rampant corruption in the medical and health care structure.

    And about the inefficiency of regulation of the field and what can be done to improve that.

  • How hard is the Medical Entrances and Medical School?

    Majority of people who opt for fields like engineering or medicine, have made this choice for reasons other than their own choice. They have been coerced and manipulated by the family, peer-pressure, etc. in hopes of obtaining a lavish lifestyle. However, it is essential to know that it is not going to be a cake-walk and to be disillusioned with how easy this would be.

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  • Reasons as to why students are unable to cope in Medical Schools

    “Come sit, grasshopper. It is time for a lesson in perspective…”

    People stop striving for improvement, and this will only happen when and if they lose interest. Hence, before opting for a medical school, keep in mind the enormous hard work required and the daunting duration.

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  • Changes in Experiences of Medical Students - Then and Now:

    How much has the medical system changed? In terms of medical education, medical profession, et al. I anything has changed at all; with the advent of technology, increased competition, new diseases, etc.

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  • How does a Surgeon's Day look like?

    “I woke up at 5.30 AM. Woke up my older son. Woke up the younger one at 6.00 AM. Brushed, had breakfast, walked to work (20 minutes). Went to the operation rooms. Changed into my scrubs. Met the patient and donor for today's living donor liver transplant in the pre-op area…”

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  • What are the challenges faced by Surgeons?

    An important follow-up question as it will spread awareness of all the challenges that are faced by surgeons whether in terms, of technology, resources, access to good medical education, etc.

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