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Best Medical Inventions of the 1990s
The 1990s brought us many amazing medical inventions advancements, but the ones in this list stand out above the rest. If you think I've missed any incredible medical technologies from this decade, please feel free to tell me in the comments section below this article. Doctors and scientists alike deserve respect for all they have done in their respective professions.
1. Hepatitis C Vaccine (1992)
Hepatitis C is contracted by sharing drug needles or through poorly sterilized medical equipment. The vaccine is given in the muscle, or intramuscularly (IM). This vaccine is special because it provides indefinite protection against the infection. This disease is usually only symptomatic, but the more serious the disease the more potential damage can be done to vital organs, such as the liver. Always go to a doctor if you ever have any health concerns, sooner rather than later. Nobody can deny the importance of getting this disease under control in an ever growing world.
2. Lyme Disease Vaccine (1998)
Lyme disease is caused by tick bites. You can become very sick with Lyme disease. If you suspect that you have been bitten by a tick, you should see a doctor to have the suspicious area checked. The vaccine helps to treat and cure Lyme disease in humans and animals, especially dogs. The strength on the antibiotics depends on the stage of the Lyme disease.
3. Protease Inhibitor (1994)
This is a type of antiviral drug that treats HIV and Hepatitis C. This has helped ease suffering for AIDS patients, and help Hepatitis C patients as well. In short, this invention is very important because, it leads to research and development for more cures. This advancement is special because it has paved the way for other inventions in this particular field.
4. First Mammal Cloned (1996)
The first mammal cloned was a sheep named Dolly. She was born July 5, 1996, and lived to be six years. She died February 14, 2003. I personally don't like the idea of cloning. It makes me wonder what the people who were involved in the cloning of the sheep, if they think they are so powerful and untouchable that they felt like God. I personally wouldn't want to be in their position. I would be very afraid.
5. Smart Pill (1992)
This pill consists of a tiny camera that is swallowed during the GI procedure. They then wear a receiver on their hip. This allows the capsule to transmit data back to the doctor who will then review the results from the test and give the patient a plan of care.
6. Viagra (1998)
Viagra came out to help men with their erectile dysfunction. The pill was made to increase blood flow during intercourse. The pill has become very popular amongst the older gentlemen. The commercials that came out tried to encourage the men to talk to their doctors about this problem.
7. Human Genome Project (1990)
HGP is a project, dealing with DNA that determines physical genes. The idea of this treatment is to identify genes that cause diseases. With this information, scientists will be able to come up with better remedies and cures for the future.
8. Radiosurgery (1994)
This procedure is used for treating Epilepsy, and also malignant and benign tumors. This was an advancement in medicine because, it helps save lives in people that have cancerous tumors.
9. Intravenous Catheter Shield (1993)
A catheter is a medical device that is inserted into the body, for medical procedures and treatment of diseases. Catheters are inserted into the body (males as well as female) through small flexible tubing. Catheters are used when the body can't rid itself of the urine being produced and if the body can't rid itself of urine, it can cause infection.
10. Brachytherapy Remote Afterloader (1993)
This type of radio therapy is used to treat four types of skin cancers which are, skin, prostate, cervical and breast cancer. A radiation source is placed near the area needing treatment. This is a radiation light that is used to kill the cancer cells.
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The Future of Medicine
Each passing year brings many exciting medical discoveries. As scientists continue their research, we can hope one day to conquer the diseases that plague humankind.
Which is The Best?
In your opinion, which is the best medical advancement of the 1990s?
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