New Treatments for a Worst-Case Scenario

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The war in Ukraine has revived worries about nuclear violence. New or improved treatments for radiation poisoning are in the works.

New digital and hybrid approaches to clinical trials are quickly gaining ground. Are they moving too fast?

More and more, international research partnerships are hamstrung by politics. Sir Peter Gluckman from the International Science Council explains why they must persevere.

The enslavement of Black people led to a wave of health crises in their descendants. Cash
payments could offer one just remedy.

Is the current spike in highway deaths connected to more widespread cannabis use? Testing obstacles have stood in the way of knowing for sure. That may soon change.

Computer-generated nonsense studies and other fake papers find their way into the scientific literature all too often. A few crusading researchers are fighting back.

An architect explores the foibles and potential of modern hospital design, in conjunction with a running exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt museum.

Since its arrival in March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has already passed a dozen “million” milestones. Together, they tell a story that is far from over.

For nearly a century, these patient histories have illuminated and advanced the art of medicine.

Patients with terminal cancer now have more treatment options. Will that help or hurt?

To show her love, the author learns the value of lying to her mother.

Once regarded as a purely mental condition, functional neurological disorder emerges from the shadows.

Even in his new national advisor role, the former NIH director maintains a pipeline of personal research projects.

Top Stories

In 1922 the Berlin woman became the first to undergo gender-affirming surgery.

For nearly a century, these patient histories have illuminated and advanced the art of medicine.

Once regarded as a purely mental condition, functional neurological disorder emerges from the shadows.

Selected Reads

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.