Mass layoffs, high unemployment, and home foreclosures resulted in declines in mental health. There may also be long-term effects that linger.
Human breast milk has been recommended as a cure-all since the 17th century.
While exceptionally rare, congenital analgesia, or a total insensitivity to pain, is a real condition that can be quite dangerous.
Probiotics are a hot topic--and big business--these days. But do they really work?
One bioethics scholar wonders if modern medicine is in danger of pathologizing what are painful, but normal, human experiences.
Insulin coma and deep sleep therapies were used for years on patients with mental illness, even though there was never any evidence they worked.
From WWI to the 1950s, the "American Plan" rounded up sexually-active women and quarantined them, supposedly to protect soldiers from venereal disease.
Vaccinations have always been political. But in this day and age, why do certain subsets of well-off parents choose not to vaccinate their children?
Plagues capture the public imagination in ways that other less terrifying--but more deadly--diseases don't.