Scientific and Ethical Considerations in Clinical Trials

    Medical research studies

    Before new medications or medical technology and devices can be approved for use, they must undergo extensive clinical trials. Clinical trials establish the safety and efficacy of drugs, treatments and devices. They typically last for years and go through four phases. People who participate in clinical trials are volunteers and patients who must be informed about all aspects of the medication or procedure. Ethical as well as scientific considerations are used to regulate clinical trials.

    Clinical trials: the phases
    The four stages of clinical study begin with experiments or observations on small groups of human subjects for a pilot study. These may involve biomedical or behavior

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    Are Trying to Prepare for a Healthy Pregnancy?

    Orthopedic surgeon

    If we give them a chance, our doctors can provide us with a wealth of information. If we skip annual checkups, however, we may miss out on the opportunities that family physicians can offer. From advise about pregnancy classes to gynecological care to heart services, a family physician is often the gateway to the various services that a woman may need in her life.
    Likewise, if you do not take advantage of the services that a women’s health center offers, you may not find out about pregnancy classes and birthing centers that are available in many locations around the country.
    Unfortunately, an increasing number of Americans are not getting the day to day care they need,

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    4 Effective Treatments for a Weak Bladder

    Exercises for incontinence

    Living with an overactive bladder can be tough. You’ll be glad to know that there are ways to help treat an overactive bladder. Statistics show that urinary incontinence affects nearly 25 million people throughout the United States. It’s understandable to wonder about what treatments are available for an overactive bladder. Learning about certain techniques and products will help you fight against urinary incontinence. Here are four popular treatments for a weak bladder.

    • Scheduled Voiding

      Statistics show that 41.3 million women will experience some form of incontinence by the year 2050. Many women prefer treatments for Read more ...