Pregnancy

A pioneer in protein structures also left a legacy for mothers in the sciences.

They are dying at alarming rates in the United States. Treating mental illness, an often overlooked cause, could save many lives.

Prolapse of the pelvic organs is uncomfortable and widespread, and its treatments are sometimes dangerous. But new approaches are on the way.

Margaret Sanger was a lifelong pioneer for birth control—and drove major innovations in the devices that made it possible.

Despite steady declines over the past decade, the U.S. still has one of the highest preterm birthrates in the developed world.

Though routinely discarded, the placenta has a rich story to tell, full of information about fetal development and future health.

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

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

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.