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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Veins, Needles, Yikes: What to Know Before Having Blood Drawn
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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.
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.
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).
Lots of factors can affect a bystander's decision to perform CPR, and a big one seems to be gender.
By Robert Lamb
The strong and sticky goo of the Dusky Arion slug provided scientists with unlikely inspiration for a glue that sticks well to wet surfaces.
A single vial of snakebite antivenom can run thousands of dollars. Why? It actually has little to do with the production process.
A new study found gifts from pharmaceutical reps could be influencing the prescribing behavior of doctors.
By Alia Hoyt
A huge number of clinical trials — many of which are testing life-saving drugs — languish due to low participation levels. Why is that, and what can be done?
By Alia Hoyt
A series of papers showed that overuse and underuse of medical care is a global health crisis. Here's how to address it.
By Alia Hoyt
This new study could present alternative to drugs with negative side effects. And parents of pre-surgery children experience less anxiety, too.
Although several states have proposed legal action banning the question, only Florida has actually passed a controversial law addressing the issue.
You won't believe some of the emergency medical procedures people have performed under duress. They range from sucking out venom to performing a Caesarean birth. Could you do the same?
The current U.S. recommendation is to get a tetanus shot every 10 years. Will this new study change CDC guidelines?
By Alia Hoyt
You really liked that ER doctor who stitched up your arm. That is until you got your bill. Turns out the doctor was out of your insurance network, even though the hospital's ER is in network. How does that happen?