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Sponsored by Synexus, a recruiter for clinical trials
Sponsored by Synexus,
a recruiter for clinical trials
The words ‘clinical research’ are commonplace in glossy adverts claiming to reduce our wrinkles, turn back the years, or make us look instantly younger. We take comfort in the fact that the beauty brands have put considerable time and effort into ensuring that the products we choose for our beauty routine have been adequately tested.
However, when it comes to medicine many of us have a negative perception of clinical research or are simply complacent; we never give much consideration as to how everything from a simple aspirin pill to chemotherapy became available to us. Recent media reports have done little to improve our perception of clinical research, but what is the reality? What are clinical studies and how are they vital in shaping the future of medicine?
How clinical trials help improve future health
Clinical studies, collectively, have the benefit of advancing our medical understanding. Without clinical studies and medical research, cancers would not be curable, we wouldn’t be able to treat what were once debilitating conditions (such as arthritis) and a simple headache would be a far more significant issue in our lives.
On a personal level clinical studies have the potential to enable us to find relief from conditions we struggle to control, or could help us identify health issues we didn’t even know we were meant to be concerned about. Essentially they enable us to take control of our own health whilst making a positive contribution to the health of future generations.