Medicine

Medicine has to do with diseases and conditions that affect the entire body. In this section, learn about testing and treatment plans including the medicines used to prevent and treat a range of diseases and conditions.


Flexible electronics have enabled a team at Tufts University to create a bandage that not only monitors wounds, but delivers treatment as well.

The new 3D color scans look like cross sections from a vividly realistic anatomical model, revealing great detail and true-to-life color.

The study, led by Boston Children's Hospital, was successful at getting mice with spinal cord injuries to walk again.

The intent of Right to Try is to make the process of obtaining last-ditch, potentially life-saving drugs easier for terminally ill patients by avoiding FDA strictures altogether.

The FDA already has a program that does almost exactly the same thing for patients, but is anyone aware of it?

Chemotherapy was an accidental discovery from World War II. But is it any different in the 21st century?

There's actually a need for donated stool to help treat certain intestinal infections. But not everyone is qualified for the task.

Antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections pose a grave danger to the health of millions of people every year. Phage therapy may provide a solution.

An as-yet untested Ebola vaccine is giving health officials hope of containing the outbreak sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo in central Africa.

Have a medicine cabinet full of expired prescriptions? This weekend is the time to get rid of them.

Viagra may be known mainly for treating erectile dysfunction, but it could also help prevent a deadly form of cancer.

Doctors' waiting rooms often have signs that a fee will be charged for no-shows or late arrivals. So, should patients ask doctors for reimbursement when they have to wait a long time?

Not all drugs are created equal. And not all drugs are prescribed for the particular conditions they're technically approved to treat, either. That's when they fall into the off-label category, and they're more common than you think.

It may sound counterintuitive, but hallucinogenic drugs could be useful for treating a host of disorders, including addiction.

Hearing loss due to loud noise or certain medicines is irreversible, but soon we might be able to prevent hearing loss before it begins.

Two new studies show that regular use of ibuprofen might lower men's fertility, and even that of a woman's unborn daughter.

Scientists hope to grow transplant organs from patients' own stem cells, but success may still be a long way off.

Ingestible sensors in pills are becoming a reality with digital drugs.

Spermbots, originally designed to help lethargic human sperm fertilize eggs, also may be used to deliver chemotherapy to fight cervical cancer.

Fecal transplants have been proven effective in treating C. diff bacterial infections, but a new pill might be cheaper and less invasive.

What happens when permanent teeth don't come in behind our baby teeth? Turns out there are treatments, but they'll cost you (both time and money).

Is microdosing LSD just a silly fad or is it time to take a comprehensive look at its potential benefits?

The FDA has approved the first drug for use in the U.S. that includes a digital ingestion tracking system.

Lots of factors can affect a bystander's decision to perform CPR, and a big one seems to be gender.

Psilocybin (the drug in magic mushrooms) provides relief for severely depressed people, according to new research. But there are some caveats.