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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.


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Any medical research on art kids meeting donors?

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

Dr. Darrell Herrington
190 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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Are there any recent medical discoveries regarding autism?

Are there any recent medical discoveries regarding autism?

Genetics: Some of the most cutting edge research are in genetics. Genetics researchers are honing in on a variety of mechanisms of genetic variance that they believe plays a role in autism. One is gene deletion, and one is gene duplication. Sometimes big chunks of DNA in autistic kids is missing. And sometimes its duplicated compared to their parents. ...Read more

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Has medical marijuana been proven to effectively treat any medical conditions?

Has medical marijuana been proven to effectively treat any medical conditions?

So far the data is: Too limited to say anything with confidence on that subject. This is my understanding. We are simply too early in the process of studying this to know that this is beneficial and that the benefits outweigh the risks. There are promising studies in cell culture and animal models, but neither of those are proof of any specific activity in Humans that compares to the cell culture and animal research ...Read more

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Psychiatric hospitals. Are there any good long-term psychiatric hospitals?

Psychiatric hospitals.  Are there any good long-term psychiatric hospitals?

Hospitals: Any hospital with good reputation and track record for good patient care is one to consider. Visit the places beforehand. ...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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Are there any interest recent medical discoveries or breakthrough?

Are there any interest recent medical discoveries or breakthrough?

Medicine is: always evolving, so there are discoveries and new insights all the time. It depends what you define as interesting. ...Read more

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Is there any risk for girls studying medical imaging?

Is there any risk for girls studying medical imaging?

Essentially no.: All those working with x-rays and radioisotopes wear sensor tags to monitor the amount of radiation they receive. This is monitored monthly and extensive education is given to minimize radiation exposure. All this results in many people working with diagnostic radiation with no problems. Lastly, no radiation is encountered in ultrasound and MRI imaging. ...Read more

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Any medical avances for sjögren syndrome?

Any medical avances for sjögren syndrome?

Unfortunately not : Much but supportive treatment, hydration, immunosuppressants etc but use of herbal meds is coming to the forefront. Take care! care!http://www.Ehow.Com/way_5347842_herbal-cures-sjogrens-syndrome.Html#page=0 http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/sjogren%27s_syndrome. ...Read more

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Is there any difference btw drs that graduate from foreign medical schools vs drs that graduate from american medical schools?

Is there any difference btw drs that graduate from foreign medical schools vs drs that graduate from american medical schools?

What do you think ??: That issue to the best my knowledge ( I am fmg ) never comes among the doctors , discussions were never who is superior, as all of them take same examination, pass same speciality boards , most of fmgs practice in under served areas , others unwilling to go. If some says is superior is only due one's bios & prejudice which is not rampant pt will decide whom to choose or don't care. ...Read more

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Do mental health professionals attend medical school?

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Do mental health professionals attend medical school?

Med. school: Being one, I attended medical school, then residency training program, then fellowship to specialize in Psychiatry. ...Read more

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Any there any reports stating that musical therapy ishelpful for ADHD children?

Any there any reports stating that musical therapy ishelpful for ADHD children?

None : Music and adhd go together easily, many musicians being adhd. But practicing and drilling is tedious to add people. If there's an aptitude or desire for music, pursue it. But this isn't a treatment modality. It's more of an interest that needs to be nurtured. ...Read more

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Are there any serious studies proving that acupuncture does work?

Are there any serious studies proving that acupuncture does work?

Yes: According to a study released in the archives of internal medicine on 10 sept 2012; which reviewed 29 studies involving almost 18, 000 people; acupuncture was found better at pain relief than lack of treatment or sham treatment. For some conditions it is superior to standard treatments. ...Read more

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Are there any journals that document the medical uses of cannabis?

Look Internationally: The NIH is one of the main funding resources of research universities in the United States. Due to its Schedule 1 classification, the handling and security make it extremely difficult for universities to conduct research on cannabis. Furthermore most studies involving cannabis in peer reviewed journals in the united states do not discuss CBD (Cannabidiol), or strains that provide benefit. ...Read more

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Is there any research conducted into whether marijuana affects fertility?

Is there any research conducted into whether marijuana affects fertility?

Yes: There is not a lot of data showing that marijuana or thc directly effects female fertility but there is good evidence showing that it may interfere with spermatogenesis or the production of sperm, mainly numbers and motility. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can biology research or chemistry research help cure cancer?

Can biology research or chemistry research help cure cancer?

My goodness: I need more than 400 characters to answer that question! the answer is yes, cell and molecular biology research has led to better understanding of cancer and significant improvements in therapy. The limitation i see to this is the tremendous cost of the new medicines derived from said research. Prevention and early detection are still very important and will be even more as the population ages. ...Read more