One branch of the healthcare industry that receives particular opprobrium for its high costs in America compared to other countries is pharmaceuticals.
Joseph Lister's landmark articles on antiseptic surgery in the Lancet were published 150 years ago. The revolution was not immediate.
Venom kills thousands every year, but research is showing that venom can heal as well. Venom works in a way that most drugs can only dream of.
One form of preventative medicine that is important, and which health policy barely considers: social connections between people.
What is the point of menopause? Evolutionarily speaking, why do female humans go through menopause and then live for many more decades?
For women physicians, WWI was an opportunity for service that highlighted their deeply ambiguous position, as Ellen More explained in a 1989 paper.
Anti-aging technology isn’t limited to groundbreaking medicine.
Apparently humans have a new internal organ. How can this be, and what does this "new organ" do?
Dying may seem like a straightforward business, but there are almost as many ways to approach the end of life as there are to approach life itself.
Wellness is everywhere today: juice cleanses, Soulcycle classes, self-care. The roots of the trend can be found in nineteenth-century health-consciousness.