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Can studying salamanders and spiny mice help humans grow new limbs? Answer: It’s complicated.

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

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

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

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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.