The 7 Most Important Medical Advances of the Past Decade

Ever wonder what the most important medical advances of the past decade have been? Medicine is an ever evolving field of science, with constant breakthroughs and discoveries being made at a rapid pace. Wondering what this past decade has brought in terms of medical advances? We have compiled a list of the seven most impressive medical triumphs over the last ten years. From vaccines and cancer treatments to the once a day HIV pill, our list has it all.

So, let’s take a look at the countdown.

No. 7: Blood Tests for Down Syndrome Detection

While amniocentesis represents a reliable method to detect the Down syndrome in an unborn fetus, this particular procedure does carry some risks. However, in 2008, scientists developed a less invasive test that could identify the syndrome simply by drawing blood from the mother.

No. 6: The All Inclusive Vaccine

If you have any children, you probably already know how much of a hassle it is to keep up with the strict vaccination regimen a child has to undergo in the first year and a half of its life. Scientists have tried to alleviate this burden with the introduction of a brand new vaccine, called Pentacel, which single handedly provides protection against five diseases: polio, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, and haemophilus influenza.
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