A recent report outlines how the government can reduce the harm caused by the illicit drug trade.
Blood samples help doctors know whether a treatment is effective or not – and this device can provide this information almost instantly.
Because little scientific evidence exists for trans medical treatments, doctors are often wary when working with trans people, even if they realize it’s in the patients’ best interests to do so.
Once his leg fracture heals, his leg can potentially be just as straight and strong as it was before. But his foot and ankle are more of a worry.
The legal uncertainty surrounding telemedicine services is not without consequences. Patients may not have access to public protection remedies.
Summer can bring out the bugs. Here’s what to do if you miss a spot when applying insect repellent.
Death rates for hospitalized COVID-19 patients fell from 25.6% in March to 7.6% in August, according to a new study on three hospitals in New York. A study in the UK found similar results.
Nanoparticles dressed up in cell membranes snag SARS-CoV-2 virus particles before they reach human cells.
Kinases are cellular control switches. When they malfunction, they can cause cancer. The coronavirus hijacks these kinases to replicate, and cancer drugs that target them could fight COVID-19.
Toilet paper shortages were bad enough. A shortage of drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic would be worse. A provision in the Canadian government’s relief package aims to prevent that from happening.
You may have a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, or just suspect you have it. Either way, if you have mild to moderate symptoms, treat them as you would with any other cold or flu.
Among the more than 20,000 drugs approved by the FDA, there may be some that can treat COVID-19. A team at the University of California, San Francisco, is identifying possible candidates.
By imagining a unique scenario to answer “yes” or “no” questions, this research could potentially be used to communicate with locked-in patients.
Professional societies of doctors, surgeons or physiotherapists are more likely to recommend against treatments provided by others, our new research shows.
Pancreatic cancer currently has one of the least optimistic prognosis, with just 5% of patients surviving five years after diagnosis. A recent study opens a door to hope.
Technology could be a promising alternative to traditional therapy.
New findings show what the public really thinks about how we prioritise treatments at the end of people’s lives.
As the Olympics head to the Far East this month, two radically different approaches to training and treating athletes will be on display.
Already suffering debilitating side effects, chemotherapy patients could be made seriously ill by the food they eat.
There are two schools of thought to explain people’s height phobias: evolutionary and behavioural.