A new paper from Dr. Powel Kazanjian theorizes that the famous Plague of Athens was caused by the same virus that has decimated West Africa in recent years.
"It's all about profit and not about compassion or about care."
According to experts, it's more complicated than that.
Like many young women in the US, my girlfriend has vocal fry, a speech pattern that annoys lots of people and can even hurt your employment chances. Can she be cured?
We talked to people diagnosed with autism and leading experts about how sociological factors, academia, and the media are letting women with autism down.
London's Hispanic population has exploded in recent years, but some say that the government has been slow to deal with its health problems.
"When I was eight months old doctors gave me a few months to live. Then I was put on the organ-waiting list."
"Everything from a cut above the eye, through to the fracture of the cheekbone or broken nose, right through to a fractured skull...that whole spectrum has declined since the lockout laws."
Despite autism having been proven to be far more common in women than was previously thought, it seems we still have some catching up to do.
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?