Medical research

When is dead really dead?

A new international study, led by Dr. Sonny Dhanani of the CHEO Research Institute, and published in the January 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, documents the physiology of the dying process. Working closely ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

We can win the war on Covid: WHO

Humanity is not losing the war against the COVID-19 pandemic and will eventually conquer the virus, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Medications

S.Africa revokes ivermectin ban, allows 'controlled' human use

South Africa's health products regulator on Wednesday approved the "controlled" use of anti-parasitic agent ivermectin on humans, reversing a decision to ban the drug last month over unproven claims that it can treat COVID-19.

Medicine

Medicine is the art and science of healing. It encompasses a range of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness.

Contemporary medicine applies health science, biomedical research, and medical technology to diagnose and treat injury and disease, typically through medication, surgery, or some other form of therapy. The word medicine is derived from the Latin ars medicina, meaning the art of healing.

Though medical technology and clinical expertise are pivotal to contemporary medicine, successful face-to-face relief of actual suffering continues to require the application of ordinary human feeling and compassion, known in English as bedside manner.

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