The First Time I Let Someone Die
Early one Tuesday morning years ago, I began my effort to save a woman who had been in a car accident. Four weeks later, I had failed.
Shrooms Could Make Cancer Patients Less Terrified of Death
Psilocybin can help cancer patients cope with depression and anxiety, according to two new US studies. But will President Trump fund research in what could be a revolutionary development in psychiatry?
Cracking the Cranial Vault: What It Feels Like to Perform Brain Surgery
It was my first time peeling down scalp and opening the skull of living human, a thrill unlike any other.
This Globe-Trotting Brain Surgeon Says Doctors Are Doing Medical Missions Wrong
"You can't just go down there, drop some money, do a photo-op, and come back," Rahul Jandial says about doctors who travel to hospitals in poor countries.
How Scared Should I Be of Hospitals?
You're supposed to get better there, but you can get so much worse.
What I’ve Learned as a Jail Doctor
The exam room was set up so the inmate sat between me and the bright red panic button.
I'm Trying to Get Pregnant with a Stranger's Sperm and It's Going Horribly
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.
Black Magic and Chicken Blood: Photos of My Week with Sierra Leone's Witch Doctors
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.
How Gay Men Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Semen
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.
Caregiver Forums Are Depressing – But They're Supposed to Be
Places such as Reddit's /r/caregivers allow people caring for sick or disabled loved ones to come together, vent, and grieve.
We Asked an Expert If You Can Die from Picking Your Nose
Social stigma aside, can putting your finger up your nose start off a chain of events with fatal consequences?
We Got Wasted then Tested Out a Herbal Remedy that Claims to Sober You Up
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.