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.
'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."
The World's Other Opioid Crisis
How the war on drugs forces sick, poor people to die in unnecessary agony.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
How to Treat Queer Patients
A Mumbai doctor's handy guide.
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.