Medicine

How can diseases be treated or even be prevented? And how to diagnose diseases in the first place? The science and practice of medicine seeks to find answers to these questions and to maintain and restore health using a variety of interventions, methods and therapies.


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International Council of Nurses

ICN, 2021

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Gary Taubes

Knopf, 2016

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Japan has turned regenerative medicine into a regulatory free-for-all. Patients across the world could pay the price.

David Cyranoski and Brendan Maher

Nature, 2019

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Biotech firm Oxitec launches controversial field test of its insects in Florida after years of opposition from residents and regulatory complications.

Emily Waltz

Nature, 2021

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Despite previous warnings, drug makers failed to prepare a stockpile of compounds to fight viral pandemics. Can they finally do the right thing?

Elie Dolgin

Nature, 2021

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After decades of assuming that pain works the same way in all sexes, scientists are finding that different biological pathways can produce an ‘ouch!’.

Amber Dance

Nature, 2019

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As a diagnosis, it’s too vague to be helpful – but its rise tells us a lot about the way we work.

Jill Lepore

The New Yorker, 2021

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The neglected middle child of mental health can dull your motivation and focus – and it may be the dominant emotion of 2021.

Adam Grant

The New York Times, 2021

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Epidemics and the Law from Smallpox to COVID-19

John Fabian Witt

Yale UP, 2020

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