medicine

8.21.19

'Family-Friendly' Occupations for Women Are a Myth

A New York Times story pushed medicine as the ideal career for women. A closer look at data shows "better work-life balance" is actually "choosing careers that require fewer hours" and "still relatively less pay."

5.9.19

Medical Textbooks Overwhelmingly Use Pictures of Young White Men

"You shouldn't have a 20-year-old with coronary artery disease."

1.24.19

Why Does the Sun Make Some People Sneeze?

A little girl's drawing on Reddit sheds light on why some people react to sunlight with and "ACHOO!"

1.24.19

When Women's Pain Isn't Taken Seriously

In the UK, hysteroscopies—a procedure by which doctors examine the inside of the uterus—are routinely performed without any form of pain relief. But for some women, the experience can be unbearably painful.

1.23.19

15 Cans of Beer Saved This Guy From Alcohol Poisoning

Doctors in Vietnam treated a severe case of methanol poisoning with a strong dose of tinnies.

1.18.19

This Artist Is Making Work Out of the Literal Blood of LGBTQ People

Jordan Eagles is protesting the FDA's discriminatory blood donation policies.

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10.15.18

US Drug Agency: No, You Can't Sell Vape Juice Spiked with Viagra

The FDA busted an e-cig company after finding traces of prescription medications in its "healthcare flavors."

10.4.18

Australia is Set to Become the First Country to Eliminate Cervical Cancer

Within the next 20 years, cervical cancer may no longer be considered a public health problem.

8.8.18

America's Young Doctors Are Embracing Universal Healthcare

Unlike their older counterparts, today's physicians are looking to single-payer solutions.

6.12.18

This Guy Served His Friends Tacos Made from His Own Amputated Leg

“One friend had to spit me into a napkin.”

5.1.18

Biohacker CEO Aaron Traywick was found dead in a flotation therapy tank

Traywick once injected himself with a herpes remedy and encouraged others to conduct their own medical research.

4.25.18

How the World's First Successful Total Penis and Scrotum Transplant Worked

Desus and Mero put on their hypothetical scrubs to learn about the landmark procedure.

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