medicine

Australia Today

This Scientist Is Sending Cancer Cells Into Space to See if They Survive

Experiments on Earth suggest that cancer cells are radically affected by near-zero gravity conditions.
Gavin Butler
8.29.19
career

'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."
Alyson Lewis
8.22.19
Drugs

The World's Other Opioid Crisis

How the war on drugs forces sick, poor people to die in unnecessary agony.
JS Rafaelli
4.8.19
mind

The Power of the Nocebo Effect

Nocebo is the evil twin of the placebo effect—and my constant companion. I set out to find out what it is, and how I could learn to harness the more positive effects of medical mind games.
Shayla Love
3.28.19
Drugs

A Weed Farmer in Meghalaya Talks About How He Saved His Crop From the Cops

It involved branding his ganja crop as medicine for cholera for his cattle.
As told to Zeyad Masroor Khan
1.10.19
Health

An Aussie Researcher Insists Maggots Are the Best Way to Heal Wounds

Got an infected scab? Try letting fly larvae eat away the dead flesh.
Gavin Butler
11.12.18
mental health

The Unique Struggle of Being a Nurse with Depression

When I was a nursing student, all I wanted was to be seen as an efficient caregiver. That became difficult when I couldn't take care for myself.
Risa Kerslake
11.12.18
Conservation

Tiger Bones and Rhino Horns Are No Longer Banned for Medicine in China

A 25-year ban has been altered to allow the animal parts to be used in medical research and healing, despite the fact that both species are worse off now.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.1.18
Australia Today

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.
Gavin Butler
10.4.18
Drugs

How Do Chemists Deal With Cough Syrup Junkies?

We spoke to a few chemists about what they did to prevent the abuse of easy-to-buy medications.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
8.16.18
LGBTQ

How to Treat Queer Patients

A Mumbai doctor's handy guide.
Disha Shetty
6.29.18
Computers

The World's Smallest Computer Can Fit on the Tip of a Grain of Rice

The University of Michigan was salty that IBM made a smaller computer than it did, so it made an even smaller computer.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.26.18
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