Art, literature and film can also remind us that ethics is subtle, ambiguous and uncertain.
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While some seek “natural cures” in order to avoid chemicals, in truth everything is made up of chemistry.
Knowing about a medicine's life inside the body can help researchers develop more effective and safe drugs.
Your genes control features inside you body and researchers are trying to use this to help doctors prescribe more effective medications.
Research funded by the National Institutes of Health has shed light on how some common medicines work.
An author argues that the drug industry has worked to develop the idea that sexual dysfunction is a disease. Critics say the disorder is real.
The mice can be used to test human drugs for safety and efficacy before they're tested in human clinical trials.
Some doctors are calling for surgeons to be required to inform patients if they had inadequate sleep the night before elective surgery.