Tungsten and tungsten compounds have also found use in health related applications. Certain tungsten compounds have been investigated as potential treatments for diabetes, obesity and other conditions. Research has also been conducted in the anti-tumour, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties of tungsten compounds. Tungsten and tungsten carbide have found application in devices used in medical and dental procedures and biological research. This section includes papers describing potential beneficial uses of tungsten and tungsten compounds for medical treatment, in medical devices and in biological research.