It's not always such a picnic.
A bid to stop doctors from prescribing high doses of opioid painkillers could leave vulnerable people in painful limbo.
You're supposed to get better there, but you can get so much worse.
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The World Health Organization says by 2050, infections caused by ultra-resistant bacteria will be the leading cause of death, but this French scientist may have found the solution.
Researchers from McGill University have found a way that one day could help addicts from relapsing.
The exam room was set up so the inmate sat between me and the bright red panic button.
Doctors at private clinics are destroying men's penises, tricking women into aborting healthy fetuses, and killing patients through negligence—so why are American companies investing millions?
In some parts of central Appalachia, doctors are few and far between, and so is the money to pay for them. That leaves a weekend-long annual medical event as some people's only way to get treatment.
Unlike our friends who stop refilling their birth control and get pregnant, for us "trying" does not involve regular romps. Rather, it requires countless doctors' appointments, thousands of dollars of out-of-pocket fees, and mind-numbing bureaucracy.
A gallery of photographer Olivia Acland's latest work from Sierra Leone where she visited doctors that use a combination of black magic and herbal medicines to cure the sick.
It's hard to pinpoint exactly when semen became the focus of so much erotic fixation in the gay community. What was once stigmatized as disease-ridden poison is now celebrated. Whatever the case, semen is everywhere these days.
Places such as Reddit's /r/caregivers allow people caring for sick or disabled loved ones to come together, vent, and grieve.
Social stigma aside, can putting your finger up your nose start off a chain of events with fatal consequences?
Sober Up says it can "boost mental clarity and physical health" after you've been drinking, so we went to the pub and put it to the test.
Ketamine is a useful anesthetic all over the world. It's also China's recreational drug of choice, which is why their government wants it universally restricted.
Restaurant 999 specializes in three canine classics: Coconut dog curry, dog meat sour soup with red ants, and flame-grilled dog.
A scientific explanation of why three wines is suddenly enough to ruin your life.
The tests have little scientific basis, but could save a life.
A drug called colostin used to be our last line of defense. But researchers have found bacteria in China that's colistin-resistant, and they're certain it will spread.
You'll be fine if you don't have celiac disease, but did you know some people have "silent" celiac disease, and it can chip away at their health for years?
Critics see the Chemical Castration for Sex Offenders Act as a showy reaction to rape statistics.
Scientists have created a modified version of herpes that can infiltrate melanoma and kill it dead.
The scandal briefly gripped Brazil two years ago, uniting two of the country's most serious injustices: unequal access to healthcare and legal help. But hundreds of families are still waiting for answers.