Medicine News

Medicine is the science and practice of diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases and injuries in humans. It encompasses a wide range of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness. Contemporary medicine applies biomedical sciences, biomedical research, genetics, and medical technology to diagnose, treat, and prevent injury and disease, typically through pharmaceuticals or surgery, but also through therapies as diverse as psychotherapy, external splints and traction, medical devices, biologics, and ionizing radiation. The field is continually evolving, integrating new research and technologies to improve patient care and outcomes. Physicians and other healthcare professionals use guidelines from evidence-based medicine and medical ethics to help make decisions about the care of individual patients, along with considerations of the societal, organizational, and environmental aspects of health and medical practice.