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Articles on Medicine, the science of diagnosing, treating and preventing disease. Please note that the material submitted to this section will be very closely monitored, please do not post online diagnosis.

Medicine and Diagnosis Articles

History of cannabis as a medicine: a review
The article discussed the history of therapeutic use of Cannabis

Date: 12 Jul 2006, Rating: 5.20, 8 pages

Einstein Researchers Develop Blood Substitute That Shows Promise For Use In Emergency Situations
An artificial blood product developed by researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine is showing great promise in ongoing clinical trials in Stockholm, Sweden - the first time that a blood substitute has ever been used successfully in humans.

Date: 10 Aug 2007, Rating: 5.25

Assessing the impact of prescribed medicines on health outcomes
This paper reviews methods that can be used to assess the impact of medicine use on population health outcomes.

Date: 12 Aug 2007, Rating: 6.80, 15 pages

Penn researchers use the abdomen to deliver oxygen to assist ailing lungs
Novel technique, based on an animal model, could buy needed time to heal damaged lungs and save lives

Date: 20 Sep 2006, Rating: 5.00

Ultrasound May Help Regrow Teeth
Researchers has created technology to regrow teeth - the first time scientists have been able to reform human dental tissue...

Date: 10 Jul 2006, Rating: 5.00

Patient expectations for placebo treatments commonly used in osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) clinical trials: a pilot study
This study aimed to determine expectations of 3 treatments (HVLA, placebo light touch, placebo sub-therapeutic ultrasound) commonly used in OMT clinical research trials.

Date: 12 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

New Study Reveals Promising Osteoporosis Treatment
A New York University College of Dentistry professor has developed a calcium phosphate-based supplement that -- even at low concentrations -- significantly improves bone strength and thickness without the side effects of many current drug treatments.

Date: 10 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated

Potential new drug for cocaine addiction and overdose
Chemists are reporting development of what they term the most powerful substance ever discovered for eliminating cocaine from the body

Date: 30 Sep 2008, Rating: 3.00

New Vaginal Microbicide For Herpes And HIV To Be Tested
A team of researchers at UCSF is seeking young women to participate in the first U.S. study of the safety of a new a vaginal gel designed to prevent herpes and HIV infection.

Date: 12 Dec 2006, Rating: 3.00

Latest advances in antiaging medicine
Rapid progress is being made in our ability to modify the aging process

Date: 12 Aug 2007, Rating: 4.14, 13 pages

Core Needle Breast Biopsy Safe for Patients Taking Blood Thinners
Core needle biopsies are offered as an alternative to surgical biopsy when a tissue sample of an irregular area in the breast is found by mammogram or sonogram.

Date: 16 Oct 2008, Rating: not rated

Flu shot does not reduce risk of death
The widely-held perception that the influenza vaccination reduces overall mortality risk in the elderly does not withstand careful scrutiny.

Date: 7 Sep 2008, Rating: 5.00

Eye Doctor Says Laser Surgery Safer Than Contacts
Traditional assumptions have held that contact lenses are safer than laser surgery to correct vision problems.

Date: 16 Oct 2006, Rating: 4.42

Toward a urine test for diagnosing heart disease
Researchers in Australia are reporting an advance toward the first urine test for diagnosing coronary artery disease (CAD)

Date: 8 Feb 2009, Rating: 1.50

3D CT Scans Lead to More Successful Treatment of Varicose Veins in the Lower Extremities
3D CT scans provide a more comprehensive view of complex varicose veins (one of the most common diseases in the world) in the lower extremities

Date: 16 Oct 2008, Rating: 1.00

Advance toward first saliva test for Type 2 diabetes
Scientists in Oregon and India are reporting an advance toward developing the first saliva test to diagnose and monitor effectiveness of treatment for Type 2 diabetes.

Date: 2 Feb 2009, Rating: not rated

Strategies to Control TB Outdated, Inadequate
The standard regimens to treat tuberculosis (TB) are inadequate in countries with high rates of multi-drug resistant (MDR)

Date: 12 Aug 2008, Rating: 3.00

Gene Therapy Converts Dead Bone Graft To New, Living Tissue
Researchers have created a way to transform the dead bone of a transplanted skeletal graft into living tissue in an experiment involving mice.

Date: 10 Aug 2007, Rating: 4.29

Surgical Removal of Small Colon Polyps is Costly and Unnecessary
Polypectomy (the surgical removal of polyps by colonoscopy) of small polyps found during CT colonography is costly and unnecessary according to a study

Date: 17 Nov 2008, Rating: not rated

???Gene silencing??? may improve treatment of a deadly complication of liver disease
A technique that ???silences,??? or turns off, genes shows promise as a potential new treatment for liver fibrosis ??? the disease that leads to cirrhosis ??? scientists in Tennessee are reporting.

Date: 10 Jun 2009, Rating: not rated