Yardsticks developed in 1968 can’t explain many disorders. New tools may reveal what really happens when one’s head hits the pillow.
The author climbed a mountain against doctor’s orders—but not against his better judgment.
Years ahead of schedule, doctors perform on humans a surgery that involves reaching internal organs via the mouth or other natural orifices.
The cause of hepatitis C was a mystery solved only after years of groundbreaking research. But the battle continues.
As the population ages and Alzheimer’s disease proliferates, millions of minds are being lost. A spate of new drugs could stem the damage.
In 1857, Sir Charles Locock first prescribed bromide, the first effective medication for epilepsy.
Esophageal adenocarcinoma is increasing at a rate unmatched by any other cancer. There’s no simple explanation—just many complex clues.
Genetic variations, it turns out, explain why everyone experiences pain differently. Now medicine can push toward personalized relief.
Kuru, scrapie, a fatal form of insomnia—all caused by renegade proteins. Cure one and other, more familiar diseases may follow.
Brain surgery unexpectedly impaired a writer/illustrator’s abilities to speak, read and write, leaving her to wonder if she would ever get her old self back.
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