Medicine is a field of science and practice that pertains to the research, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of illness and disease of the body or mind. In addition to a variety of health care practices for humans and animals, medicine also pertains to the pharmaceuticals used to treat or prevent disease.


The medical field includes a vast range of disciplines such as general practice, specialty medicine, mental health, diagnostics, radiology, dentistry, veterinary medince, surgical and more.  In addition to conventional or 'western' medicine, alternative medicine defines a category of complementary practices. (Photo: Shutterstock)

For the first time ever, scientists can see cells moving inside live animals

FDA panel approves marijuana-derived drug to treat epilepsy

5 new life-saving cancer developments

'Injectable bandage' stops the bleeding with an assist from seaweed

New X-ray device could cut radiation dosage

'Miraculous' new cancer vaccine completely wipes out tumors

If we want more people in the U.S. to donate organs, we might have to change how we ask

What is Foreign Accent Syndrome?

Why moon bears need a moment in the sun

5 natural hangover remedies

Can tilapia skin help heal burn victims?

Daily vitamins might not be good for you after all, says study