I work as a nurse on an acute mental health ward. One month in every three, I'm on "nights"—12-hour shifts that run from 7:30 PM to 7:45 AM. The other night, a patient held a knife to my throat.
Self-harm hospital admissions among children are at a five-year high in the UK. The BBC reported yesterday that admissions of girls aged 10-14 had increased by nearly 93 percent over the past two years—with a rise of 45 percent in boys of the same age…
The die-in is the signature move of protesters since the cop who put Eric Garner in a choke hold wasn't indicted last week, and the ones who know all about life and death are getting in on the action.
I was a teenage boy who thought anorexia was a "girl's problem." I was wrong.
The government is cutting state-controlled healthcare and filling the deficit by allowing tax money to pay for out-sourced, private-controlled care, operating under market forces. As a result, we had a doctor describe medicine's bleak future in the UK.
Imagine waking up in the middle of the night and feeling a drill in your eye and feeling like somebody has pierced a hot metal rod through your neck and rammed it up into your brain. This is not a metaphor. This is what a cluster headache feels like.
I took a SWAT tactical medicine training course, and found out just how far America's fetish for militarized policing has crept.
They're cheap, they're legal, and they're easy to get a hold of. But how dangerous are drugs like Valium, Xanax, and Tramadol?
Dr. Susan McLellan told us the deceptively simple things can be done, and why those things aren't so simple in developing parts of Africa.
The New England Journal of Medicine just dropped an editorial slamming the latest fear-based policy of isolating doctors and nurses who come back from West Africa.
"I wouldn't say I was brave. Or maybe it is bravery, but the most important thing in my mind is to look objectively at the risks and decide whether or not you think you could help."
I started to miscarry nine weeks into my pregnancy. After two weeks of bleeding, the baby was gone. Voicing my feelings helped me pull through.
That means figuring out what we want out of the end of our lives and acknowledging that the medical establishment does a pretty lousy job at preparing people to die.
Meet the New York ophthalmologist and historian who owns the world's largest collection of early medical and historical photography and was in charge of making sure The Knick was accurate.
Is the Canadian government making it too hard for pain and anxiety sufferers to get their hands on medicine that could help them?
In this episode, Damian visits two gigantic, legal weed factories. He also chats with pot activists to get their take on Canada's new medical marijuana system. Plus, he visits a private grower who is licensed to grow legally, but is being squeezed out by
A new report says that 62.7 percent of Australian adults were overweight or obese in 2012, up by 1.5 per cent on 2008. That's good news if you're in the XXXL medical equipment racket.
A few weeks ago, people on social media, journalists, and commenters freaked out because Damon Albarn said heroin helped his art and was "very agreeable," so we decided to interview a doctor to find if smack can indeed make you make more creative.
Forget the old five-a-day mantra. Scientists now say we should eat seven portions of fruit and vegetables a day. But is that even possible?
Spicy bat soup is a delicacy in Guinea, but bats carry the Ebola virus that is ravaging the country, so this week, the country decided to ban bat meat.
Romanian doctors are so poorly paid that many of them have to take money from their parents to live, and Romanian hospitals are so broke that they ask patients to buy medical supplies.
Last fall, jurors convicted Dr. Martin MacNeill of murdering his wife. Since then, people have accused Gypsy Willis, his former mistress, of witchcraft and knowing about the murder. We spoke to Gypsy to hear her side of the story.
Toby Sheldon spent $100,000 on plastic surgery to look like Justin Bieber, but the smart and articulate 33-year-old is, despite what you may have read, not crazy. He's a songwriter on a mission to destroy the stigmas surrounding plastic surgery.
Dr. Nicholas O. Rule and Konstantin Tskhay asked 23 people to guess the sexual inclinations of 200 gay men based on photographs of their faces. Even when the faces were taken completely out of context, the study participants were able to guess the men's p…