There’s nothing modern medicine loves more than an epidemic. A big, scary infectious disease confirms the basic belief system that lies at the heart of all medicine: that viruses and bacteria are the root of most diseases of modern man.
Aspirin: no surprise there, then
The HIV test for detecting AIDS is surrounded by controversy. Leaving aside the arguments about the supposed link between HIV and AIDS - still hotly debated in medical circles - the test
Interferon is a protein produced by the body to fight viruses. It works by boosting the immune system. Alpha-interferon is a ‘recombinant’ or artificially produced version of the body’s own interferon.
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SARS? WHAT SARS? A new panic required, please