Early Doctors Diagnosed Disease by Looking at Urine
When uroscopy became trendy, it caused a minor scandal within the early medical profession.
Overcoming the Gendered Pain Gap
More women than men experience chronic pain, and that pain is often dismissed in clinical settings. Can a new approach to language and close listening help?
Food Price Inflation and Health
Periods of concurrent economic downturn and high food price inflation can exacerbate health threats for infants and children in developing countries.
Tomatoes as Medicine
Tomatoes, once believed by Americans to be poisonous, became an unquestioned staple of a healthy diet thanks to doctors and popular cookbooks.
The Trouble with Immortality
Stories about immortality are present in many cultures throughout time. How cultures perceive immortality—as a blessing or a curse—can differ widely.
Only Love Can Break Your Heart?
Broken heart syndrome, or Takotsubo syndrome, is thought to be caused by stress. It seems to be on the increase during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The One Health Framework
A policy framework proposal seeks to elevate the needs and rights of all living organisms in the environment.
Asthma Tropes and the Kids Who Hate Them
Children with asthma respond to the movie executives who see them as weak people helped by magical inhalers.
Space Medicine for the Inexperienced Astronaut
The promise of commercial spaceflight raises questions about how untrained travelers will endure the extreme hostility of space.
When Asbestos Was a Gift Fit for a King
File under: “don’t try this at home.”