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Modern medicine: Infectious diseases, timelines, and challenges

During the 19th century, economic and industrial growth continued to develop, and people made many scientific discoveries and inventions. Scientists made rapid progress in identifying and preventing illnesses and in understanding how bacteria and viruses work. However, they still had a long way to go regarding the treatment and cures of infectious diseases. Infectious diseases […]

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Medieval and Renaissance medicine: Practice and developments

In southern Spain, North Africa, and the Middle East, Islamic scholars were translating Greek and Roman medical records and literature. In Europe, however, scientific advances were limited. Read on to find out more about medicine in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Middle Ages The Early Middle Ages, or Dark Ages, started when invasions broke […]

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FDA Issues Warning on Pet Reactions to Common Flea Medicine

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 — Flea medicines protect your pet, but some animals can have serious side effects from products containing isoxazoline, U.S. health officials warn. Although most dogs and cats handle this powerful pesticide just fine, others can have severe reactions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. Isoxazoline products have been associated […]

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Mercury in traditional Tibetan medicine could be harmful

(HealthDay)—The high mercury (Hg) concentration contained in traditional Tibetan medicine (TTM) could be harmful to humans and contribute to the environmental Hg burden in Tibet, according to a study published in the Aug. 7 issue of Environmental Science & Technology. Maodian Liu, Ph.D., from Peking University in China, and colleagues investigated elevated concentrations of total […]

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AMA adopts policy to advance gender equity in medicine

(HealthDay)—The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates has adopted a new policy to study, act for, and advocate to advance gender equity in medicine, according to a report published in the association’s AMA Wire. As part of this action, the House of Delegates pledged to advocate policies that promote transparency in defining criteria for […]

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Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 — Overlooking women in medicine can have far-reaching consequences, according to a perspective piece published in the June 14 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Lisa S. Rotenstein, M.D., M.B.A., from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Anupam B. Jena, M.D., Ph.D., from Harvard Medical School, both in Boston, examined […]