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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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Acts of rudeness are on the rise in medicine. Can a civility push lead to a healthier workplace?

Weight loss strategies have always put diet and exercise center stage. Can two new drugs change the medical mindset about obesity?

Machine learning can create fake medical images and histories that look real. They may transform research.

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.