Medical Science

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The Overuse of Antibiotics: Consequences of Misuse

Reports state that patients are often prescribed antibiotics for conditions that do not warrant their use. The more that antibiotics are overused or mis-prescribed, the more likely it is that patients will build up bacterial resistance to their effects. This can cause a whole host of problems.

The Return of TB, Malaria & Other Curable Diseases

After a home has been thoroughly cleaned it will only stay so for a little while. As the days, weeks, and months pass, the dust and dirt gradually reappear. Continual upkeep is essential to keeping your home clean. In the same way we need constant vigilance against a curable disease returning.

New Computer Science Tool Detects Heart Disease

When it comes to heart disease, early detection can be a lifesaver. But the tools aren’t always up to the job; signs that something might be wrong can be missed. However, the development of new technologies promise to more accurately define risk of heart complications and improve survival rates.

A Guide to Monitoring the Heart

The camera never lies, and neither do PET scans, electrodes or MRI techniques. Discover how doctors are able to monitor the health of your heart to get a clear picture of what’s going on, and without the need to open up the chest cavity.

Searching for a Cure for Paralysis

According to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation about six million Americans have some form of paralysis. Currently there is no cure but the problem is being attacked from several research avenues with some producing encouraging results.

Maggots in Wounds: Insights into Larval Therapy

Treating wounds using the larvae of flies, also known as maggots, may seem horrifying to some, but it has been considered as a good alternative to antibiotics and some surgical procedures for centuries. Learn more about the benefits and the safety of larval therapy in healing wounds.

Quiz: Learn About the Circulatory System

The circulatory system distributes blood, oxygen, and various types of nutrients around the body. How much more do you know about the circulatory system? Test yourself with this quiz and find out!

Exploring the Cell: A Photo Gallery

Embark on a fascinating voyage of discovery with a collection of extraordinary photographs of different types of human cells. Here you will get intimately acquainted with the microscopic world beneath your skin.