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Medicine and Health

Overview of Medicine and Health

Medicine

The art and science of studying, performing research on, preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease, as well as the maintenance of health.

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Public Health

The branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.

U.S. National Library of Medicine, from MeSH

Biology and Life Sciences are interdisciplinary. See especially: Biology and Life Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, MathematicsApplied Mathematics, and Statistics and Probability.

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Dictionaries are most often collections of words in one or more specific languages, usually arranged in alphabetical order, providing information like word meanings, usage, etymology, and, when they contain more than one language, translations. Some dictionaries include information more commonly found in encyclopedias.  Encyclopedias are collections of information on terms, figures, eras, locations also arranged alphabetically, and, alongside definitions of terms, they also include more in-depth general information on a topic. Encyclopedias can be general or subject-specific.