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Acts of rudeness are on the rise in medicine. Can a civility push lead to a healthier workplace?

Machine learning can create fake medical images and histories that look real. They may transform research.

Can encounters with nature be healing? Family physician Melissa Lem thinks they should be part of the medical toolkit.

Weight loss strategies have always put diet and exercise center stage. Can two new drugs change the medical mindset about obesity?

Can medical AI on the battlefield make sound decisions about who lives or dies?

Public skepticism has cast a shadow over medicine and those who report on it. Yet for both professions, the mission continues.

To reduce burnout and retain staff, should hospitals embrace on-site childcare?

COVID vaccines happened in record time. Could the next be even more rapid?

A new romance appeared to improve her mother’s condition. Then the affair ended.

The 1968 Harvard criteria for brain death face new inquiries.

Measurements using race continue to guide the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary disease. New research looks at the harm that may cause.

A new generation of research looks at psilocybin, LSD and other mind-altering drugs. Both the challenges and the therapeutic promise are enormous.

A rare disease, now treatable thanks to a valiant international effort, offers a window into the metabolism of fat.

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For decades, a tiny encampment of researchers has held that statin treatment is a hoax. In a time when contrarian views roar to life on social media, how can medicine keep minority opinions from doing irreparable harm?

Two years in deep space will subject the body to unprecedented stresses. Scientists are probing the secrets to survival.

A freak explosion tore through the quiet Nova Scotian city, prompting one of the most dramatic medical responses in history.