Doctors prescribe antiobiotics for 10 days because that is the sweet spot for most drugs.
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The adhesive properties of meat-eating sundew plants and the nanoparticles in English ivy are being harnessed for innovative medical and cosmetic applications.
In general, giving probiotics to your kids is not harmful, but there's not a lot of proof it does much good either.
The Nimbic Systems' Air Barrier System uses proprietary technology to create a "cocoon" of highly pure air that surrounds surgical incisions.
Football star Peyton Manning recently received an experimental stem cell therapy in Europe for a neck injury.
The bottlenose dolphins' "miraculous" healing abilities could lead to advances in wound healing, regenerative medicine, infection fighting and pain management, one researcher suggests.
The catheters can map large areas of the heart simultaneously and then destroy small aberrant patches.
Aydogan Ozcan is designing ways to use cell phones to test for malaria in blood and parasites in water
Medical illustrations reveal how Tibetan doctors understood anatomy and diagnosed and treated disease 300 years ago.
Supreme Court hears about Zicam, the cold remedy pulled from the market by the FDA because it can cause loss of smell.
A medical journal's look back on a new year a century ago reveals past accomplishments and issues with which modern medicine continues to grapple.