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The Topic Tree: General Research Guide: Medicine -- Diseases and Therapies

A selection of timely, diverse, and exciting topics for term papers, projects, and presentations.

Medicine -- Diseases and Therapies

Medicine  -- Diseases and Therapies

This is the branch is for topics that cover the causes and cures for diseases. If you are looking for the spread or prevention of disease or the ethics, economics, or social aspects of treatments, try Public Health and Medical Ethics.  It now has its own branch.


Physical health problems for astronauts on a mission to Mars.

Biological basis of couvade (I hope I have that spelled right.)

Debunk a favorite quack medical nostrum (copper bracelets for arthritis, eating fruits and vegetables to cure yourself of cancer etc...)

What is the mind-body link in a favorite disease (Pick a chronic condition such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer etc...)?

What are the health advantages of using full spectrum lightbulbs?

Describe the "discovery," history, and uses of quinine?

Evidence that Edgar Allan Poe died of rabies.

Discuss the new drug resistant strains of malaria. (Tough topic)

Are low carb diets effective for reducing and keeping the weight off? (Why or why not)

Are portion control diets effective for reducing and keeping the weight off? (Why or why not)

Please disucss the link (if any) between stress and an infectious disease of your choice. (Tough topic)

What makes the swine flu different from a typical seasonal influenza?

Under what conditions is bariatric surgery safe and effective for weight loss?

Discuss the physiology and mechanism of tatoo removal.

Discuss the disadvantages/problems with the smoking cessation drug, Chantix.

Do vaccines for childhood illnesses really increase the risk of autism?