Confucius said, “Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.” The largest part of your brain is the cerebrum (Suh-Ree-Bruhm). The folds and bumps give it an-other-worldly look. It’s divided into two halves and they are connected by the corpus callosum (Kor-Pus-Kuh-Loh-Suhm). It has a big job—helping you to do what …
Medical Research & Experimentation
Medical research involves the field of biomedicine, and medical experimentation. These scientists use various methods such as animal experimentation, human experimentation, clinical trials and other methods to discover life-saving new medications, surgical techniques and more. Find out all about it here!
When your hormones are out of wack it can lead to weight gain, fatigue and general ill health. What can we do about it?
Despite marijuana being criminalized in 1937, today most Americans look on the medical use of marijuana favorably. Find out why tide is turning against pot prohibition.
Election hype is nearing a fever pitch in the US, and there are still 8 months before the country chooses its new president. But the life sciences community is already bracing for the impact a new administration will have on research and development, regardless of which party wins the White House.
Recent claims of experimenter bias, fraud, manipulation, and poorly executed research have led the world of medical science to come under fire from several directions.
Do you have friends who bounce from fad diet to fad diet but rarely see results? Most of us do. Sometimes, it’s hard to blame them — especially when the media makes it difficult for us to separate the tried-and-true eating habits from the fly-by-night fads.
You’ve laughed at Becker, and been captivated by ER and House. In short you know your way round a TV hospital and waiting room. But how much do you know about the medical terminology that is bandied about? Find out by taking this entertaining and informative quiz.
Scientists have discovered a new drug-resistant form of gonorrhea. This new “super bug” is very difficult to treat and may lead to serious health complications. Prevention of the STD is essential for minimizing the risks.
A July 2011 study suggests children who are frequently exposed to secondhand smoke have an increased risk for developing a learning disability. Children who are exposed to secondhand smoke are twice as likely to suffer from a learning disability when compared to children who aren’t exposed.
A study published in a 2011 issue of the “Archives of General Psychiatryindicates that autism in children may be caused by a mother’s antidepressant use during early pregnancy. These results aren’t conclusive and further research is needed to prove the link between antidepressants and autism.
Cold laser therapy, or LLLT, uses low-level lasers to treat an area noninvasively. This therapy technique is said to benefit arthritis pain, even though the FDA has yet to approve its use for the treatment.