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.
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Laparoscopic surgery has become the preferred method of minimally invasive surgery. It involves making tiny incisions in the body, and doctors remove some organs via the belly button.
By Alia Hoyt
Having blood drawn is a piece of cake for some people and a traumatic experience for others. Either way, being armed with information can only help make the process easier.
New research from the American of Pediatrics suggests an alarming number of parents are sharing antibiotics that were originally prescribed for their children — and this is bad news for all of us.
Conventional wisdom has long dictated that older people should take a small dose of aspirin each day for their cardiovascular health. A huge new drug trial disagrees.
The study, led by Boston Children's Hospital, was successful at getting mice with spinal cord injuries to walk again.
The FDA already has a program that does almost exactly the same thing for patients, but is anyone aware of it?
By Carrie Tatro
Have a medicine cabinet full of expired prescriptions? This weekend is the time to get rid of them.
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.
By Diana Brown
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.