Human heart transplantation is 50 years old.
Noel Conway’s case is discussed in court.
At the moment there is too much left unsaid.
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A history of Ayurvedic medical concepts is being exhibited at London’s Wellcome Collection.
Patients must be able to make informed decisions about whether to pursue IVF – and when to stop.
Some patients might be offered IVF who don’t actually need it, and some might be offered repeated cycles of treatment, even when they aren’t likely to succeed.
What can mating yeast tell us about new drugs?
By exploiting the way yeast cells mate, researchers have figured out a quicker, easier way to identify on- and off-target drug interactions.
This works for everyone…on average.
Here's how it could find it again.
Biomedical engineering involves the application of engineering solutions to medical problems. Employment in the field is projected to grow 23 per cent from 2014 to 2024.
One professor explains how war in Iran led her to a career in biomedical engineering - a rapidly growing field that offers students exciting opportunities to serve humanity.
For patients with chronic pain, the answer isn’t simple.
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If opioids prevent significant suffering, then the solution to the prescription opioid problem cannot simply be to stop using them.
People’s minds can be fooled into experiencing both pain and pain relief.
A controversial book about Nelson Mandela’s last years has been withdrawn.
The contentious book documenting Nelson Mandela’s last days that was pulled of the shelves left many unanswered questions. Judgement must be suspended until it's content is made public.
The cells inside this bioreactor are the real pharmaceutical factories.
Rather than being designed by chemists, this class of pharmaceuticals is produced by living cells. Here's where they come from and how they work.
Childhood trauma can have an impact across generations.
We've known for years that childhood trauma can have lifelong effects on our health. It's time for medicine and public health to start addressing the problem head-on.
Health workers during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Chinese view of and response to epidemics differs markedly from that developed in the West.
Not every country prepares for global health threats in the same way.
The show’s three hosts (left to right) Sandro Demaio, Renee Lim and Shalin Naik tackle obesity in the first episode, but don’t quite nail it.
The ABC's new show Ask the Doctor goes some way to explain the many contributors to obesity. So, why spoil it with the take-home message that willpower is all you need to lose weight?
Many in the Western Front contracted haemorrhagic dysentery.
Wellcome Library, London
When commemorating our troops, doctors and nurses this Anzac Day, consider also tipping your hat to the discovery of bacteriophages. In the post-antibiotic era, our health might just depend on them.
Both GPs and patients need to wake up to the immediate risk that antibiotic misuse poses.
A recipe for an eyesalve from ‘Bald’s Leechbook.’
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A team of medievalists and scientists look back to history – including a 1,000-year-old eyesalve recipe – for clues to new antibiotics.
A suitable disposition helps the medicine go down.
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Just about everyone wants medical care, but some want it a lot more. We discovered a personality trait that explains why it's hard to improve health care outcomes and costs.
Health centre in Sainte Dominique, Dakar, Senegal.
Viral hepatitis sheds light on key challenges faced by health system in Africa and how social and culture factors can help in prevention.
Bacterial colonies on a petri dish.
This research could provide an answer to some of the problems posed by antibiotic resistance.