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

Large trials deliver results based on averages, not individuals. The N-of-1 model is a plucky—but labor-intensive—way to right the system.

A global pandemic treaty—a health plan on par with nuclear
and climate deals—is now in the works. Does it stand a chance?

The Boer War was an early turning point in vaccination history.

New research looks into young people’s anxiety around environmental collapse.

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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.

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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.