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Dulcolax Report Abuse
Easy relief, for painful extreme situation.
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We're still only at the beginning of understanding it, but tuning our immune system to help our bodies fight cancer and hopefully auto-immune and many other diseases has the potential to end the pharmaceutical industry as it is today!
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Germ Theory Report Abuse
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Should be near the very top. And as we learn how powerful the "germ" population is in our bodies (more bacteria and viruses than human cells, I think), it will continue to influence medicine for decades.
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Mind-body connections are two-way Report Abuse
Just consider the placebo effect: 1/3 of patients cured "simply" by believing the cure will work even if it's dummy surgery or a sugar pill.
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Application of Statistics to Medicine Report Abuse
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You could say this started with Jenner, but it continues to have great power.
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IVF Report Abuse
In the decade of 1950.
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Discovered in 1895.
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Combined vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella. Licensed in 1971
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Discovered in the late XIX century.
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