Procedures for Health Research
Health research is the scientific study of genetic, molecular, biological, and biochemical mechanisms of living organisms, including humans. Health research can be useful in understanding diseases and their treatment. New drugs and surgical procedures are tested first on experimental animals. If the animal trials are successful, the research is expanded to include human subjects. Medical trials require evaluating the effects of new drugs. A set of patients receive the drug, and a group of control subjects receive a placebo (a substance with no pharmacological effect). A double-blind study is one in which an supervisory agency sets up the experiment, and neither the doctors who adminster the drugs nor the patiens who receive the treatment know who gets the real drug or who the placebo. This double-blind protocol makes it possible to evaluate without bias the effects of a new drug.
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