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Dr. Darrell Herrington
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Medical Research (Overview)

Medical research is the field of basic and translational research conducted to help and expand knowledge in the field of medicine. One important focus involves creating and studying the safety and efficacy of treatments for various health conditions.


Dr. Darrell Herrington
179 doctors shared insights

Medical Research (Overview)

Medical research is the field of basic and translational research conducted to help and expand knowledge in the field of medicine. One important focus involves creating and studying the safety and efficacy of treatments for various health conditions.


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Is there a decent site for me to find peer reviewed medical research articles? I need to find decent, free ones for A&P..

Is there a decent site for me to find peer reviewed medical research articles? I need to find decent, free ones for A&P..

Yes: Try Pubmed it has many citations and occasionally full articles. Also look at MedScape. If those do not work for you check with your professors. ...Read more

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Does anyone have a link to definitive medical research on the porgyria?

Porphyria: I think you mean porphyria, which is a chronic metabolic disease involving the liver, which may be characterized by acute flare-ups requiring hospitalization. Google the american porphyria foundation website for current and evolving therapies. ...Read more

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Any medical research on art kids meeting donors?

Yes: There is quite a bit of deliberation on this topic, as well as case history studies on the boston pediatric hospital's website, under renal transplant. ...Read more

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What is existing medical research on alternative meds/herbs for bph?

What is existing medical research on alternative meds/herbs for bph?

Here are some...: The excitement to search alternative meds/herbs seems having died down lately. The ingredients of so-called alternative meds usually include saw palmetto, pygeum, bee pollen, zinc, selenium, lycopene, vitamins, etc. The studies on these failed to constantly prove their claimed effects, at best, marginal and inconsistent. Of course, another wave of similar effort may loom; time will tell. ...Read more

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Have researchers discovered some weight / height charts that are standard?

Have researchers discovered some weight / height charts that are standard?

It varies...: It depends on your "frame" size, but height and weight charts are all over the internet. These give recommendations, but differ for each person based in age and level of activity as well. http://www.healthchecksystems.com/heightweightchart.htm. ...Read more

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Have researchers discovered some outwardly signs a persons cholesterol is too high?

Have researchers discovered some outwardly signs a persons cholesterol is too high?

Generally no: Doctors look for tuberous xanthomas - subcutaneous cholesterol deposits in people with extremely high cholesterol. Unless you undress people, you're not likely to see them so the answer is no. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the possible solutions that researchers are using in an attempt to cure diabetes?

Can you please discuss the possible solutions that researchers are using in an attempt to cure diabetes?

Not enough space: To detail all the current research. Check the ada or jdrf websites. The "cure" (actually prevention or treatment) for type 2 diabetes is already known -- it's diet, exercise and weight loss. ...Read more