medicine | Definition, Fields, Research, & Facts

Medicine, the practice concerned with the maintenance of health and the prevention, alleviation, or cure of disease.

The World Health Organization at its 1978 international conference held in the Soviet Union produced the Alma-Ata Health Declaration, which was designed to serve governments as a basis for planning health care that would reach people at all levels of society. The declaration reaffirmed that

health, which is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, is a fundamental human right and that the attainment of the highest possible level of health is a most important world-wide social goal whose realization requires the action of many other social and economic sectors in addition to the health sector.

In its widest form, the practice of medicine—that is to say, the promotion and care of health—is concerned

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Disaster Information Management Research Center

Disaster Information Management Research Center | NLM

Disaster Lit®

Guide to disaster medicine and public health emergency literature and related information.

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Database of biomedical journal citations and abstracts.

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Disaster Information Specialist

Information specialists providing disaster- and public health emergency-related health information resources.

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Natural & Man-Made Disasters

Health-related information about natural hazards and man-made disasters.

Infectious Diseases

Information about infectious diseases including pandemic or potentially pandemic influenza and other epidemics and disaster-related disease outbreaks.

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Special Topics

Resources about topics of concern to disaster

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Research Areas – Cancer Health Disparities

Why Research on Cancer Health Disparities Is Critical to Progress against the Disease

Although there has been substantial progress in cancer treatment, screening, diagnosis, and prevention over the past several decades, addressing cancer health disparities—such as higher cancer death rates, less frequent use of proven screening tests, and higher rates of advanced cancer diagnoses—in certain populations is an area in which progress has not kept pace.

These disparities are frequently seen in people from low-socioeconomic groups, certain racial/ethnic populations, and those who live in geographically isolated areas.

Documented cancer health disparities include:

  • a higher incidence of a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer (the triple-negative subtype) among African American women than women of other racial/ethnic groups
  • substantially higher rates of prostate cancer incidence and death among African American men than men of other racial/ethnic groups
  • higher rates of kidney cancer among American Indian and Alaska Natives than other racial/ethnic groups
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Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital

Kenyatta University Teaching Referral and Research Hospital is in the process of constructing an Integrated Molecular Imaging Centre (IMIC) and intends to fill the following positions for the project team on a fixed term contract.

S/N CADRE CODE Positions
1. Project Manager KUTRRH/IMIC/DCSAPM/236 1
2. Clerk of Works KUTRRH/IMIC/DCSACW/237 1
3. Construction Foremen KUTRRH/IMIC/DCSACF/238 2
4. Masons KUTRRH/IMIC/DCSAMS/239 15
5. Steel Fixers KUTRRH/IMIC/DCSASF/240 8
6. Welder/Fitter KUTRRH/IMIC/DCSA/WF/241 4
7. Painters KUTRRH/IMIC/DCSAPT/242 6
8. Carpenter KUTRRH/IMIC/DCSACRP/244 8
9. Plumber KUTRRH/IMIC/DCSAPLB/245 4
10. Civil & Structural Engineer KUTRRH/IMIC/DCSACSE/247 1
11. Electrical Engineer KUTRRH/IMIC/DCSAEE/248 1


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Apply online here

If your background and competencies match the specifications of any of the posts above, please send your Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae and Filled Application Form ONLY via the online portal: or hard copies can be addressed to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Kenyatta University

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Research | Stanford Medicine | Stanford Medicine

Research | Stanford Medicine | Stanford Medicine

We are drawn to the difficult problems, the ones for which prevailing science does not yet have a framework to understand. Our strength is in developing new paradigms to tackle these problems and opening new avenues to transform human health.  

Excellence in Scientific Discovery

A commitment to scientific discovery is one of Stanford Medicine’s defining strengths. In ways that cannot be anticipated, the knowledge generated by unfettered exploration yields the building blocks for tomorrow’s revolutionary clinical applications.  

Bench-to-Bedside Research

Researchers and clinician-scientists at Stanford Medicine work across disciplines to expand the frontiers of scientific understanding while moving the most promising breakthroughs into tangible health benefits through clinical trials.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

With access to the resources of Stanford University — including the Schools of Engineering, Law, Business, Humanities & Sciences and Education — Stanford Medicine enables close interactions between physicians and scientists, faculty and

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Welcome to the Natural Medicines Research Collaboration

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The best and most authoritative web site available on herbal medicines.

The World Health Organization (WHO)

At last! An authoritative reference on the many nuances of Alternative Medicine. How to separate the good from the bad and the unknown. An extraordinary piece of work that will become the standard text in this area.

Vincent T. DeVita Jr., MD
The Amy and Joseph Perella Professor of Medicine Yale School of Medicine Former Director, National Cancer Institute

The authors have conducted a systematic and careful review of the scientific literature, and provide clear summaries of what

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