The link between obesity and diabetes is well established. But it’s not the only reason for the skyrocketing incidence of the disease.
In some trials, subjects have responded just as well to sugar pills as they have to real treatment. So how can we trust any real results?
Understanding the patient’s genetic makeup is leading to better, more precisely targeted treatments.
Once a last resort for the severely depressed, electroconvulsive therapy has been joined by a new generation of less shocking alternatives.
They were hooked from the start, four pioneers whose work changed the course of a modern plague—and they’re not done yet.
Brain-scanning breakthroughs are proving remarkably able to detect falsehoods. But is it wrong to invade a liar’s skull?
A “new” approach, 40 years in the making, attempts to keep blood vessels from feeding tumors. It’s starting to work.
A new path to internal organs would cause little pain and leave no scars. But will the benefits outweigh the risks?
Medical bloggers muse on futuristic hospital devices, getting paid and ER drug seekers.
An excerpt from Wendy Moore’s The Knife Man: The Extraordinary Life and Times of John Hunter, Father of Modern Surgery.
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