Medicine


Latest Popular


Addiction
Epidemiology
Fertility, Pregnancy and Childbirth
Health Policy & Economics
Human Enhancement
Illness & Disease
Medical Ethics
Medical Research
Medicine
Mind & Body
Nutrition & Exercise
Old Age & Death
Pharmaceuticals
Sexual Health
Wellbeing

Essay/Stories & Literature

Storyhealing

Literature can enthuse medicine, and medicine can inspire literature. They are complementary treatments for being human

Gavin Francis

volume_up
play_arrow
pause
Idea/Social Psychology

The seductive lie of ‘Patient Zero’ and the outbreak narrative

Leyla Mei

Video/Illness & Disease

The restless rhythms of being a teenager with an incurable illness

12 minutes

Essay/Medicine

Nobody is normal

Are you average? Typical? Ideal? Adequate? The idea of ‘normal’ is a historical construct and it's time we got rid of it

Jonathan Sholl

volume_up
play_arrow
pause
Idea/Medical Ethics

You might be in a medical experiment and not even know it

Alice Dreger

Idea/Medicine

There is nothing inevitable or natural about chronic disease

Clayton Dalton

Essay/Illness & Disease

A bug for Alzheimer’s?

A bold theory places infection at the root of Alzheimer’s, explaining why decades of treatment have done little good

Melinda Wenner Moyer

Idea/Illness & Disease

Return of the White Death: the threat of new strains of TB

Drew Smith

volume_up
play_arrow
pause
Idea/Medicine

Why women with heart disease get a raw deal in medicine

Valeria Morabito

volume_up
play_arrow
pause
Essay/Epidemiology

The Black Death

At least one in three Europeans and untold millions in Asia died. What was the source of this brutal, lethal efficiency?

Wendy Orent

Idea/Pharmaceuticals

How does LSD induce short-term psychosis but long-term optimism?

Rachel Jonas

Essay/Sleep & Dreams

Life in Circadia

The ticking of the bodyclock can help us fight cancer, safeguard our hearts, time our meals, and enhance our intelligence

Jessa Gamble

Idea/Medicine

How DIY medical testing could save your life

Lori Miller Kase

Idea/Illness & Disease

The mental suffering of ICU patients could easily be lessened

Rebecca Guenard

Idea/Medicine

There is no place for the surgeon myth in modern medicine

Alexis Sobel Fitts

Idea/Medicine

Do you remember the ancient history of HIV/AIDS?

Ian Lekus

Video/Psychiatry & Psychotherapy

Have mental health diagnoses lost sight of the human beings they seek to treat?

3 minutes

EXCLUSIVE
Video/Psychiatry & Psychotherapy

How does it feel to have multiple voices in your mind all the time?

11 minutes

Video/Self-Improvement

After a car crash, an American football player fights to get back in the game

7 minutes

Essay/Epidemiology

How plagues really work

The next pandemic will erupt, not from the jungle, but from the disease factories of hospitals, refugee camps and cities

Wendy Orent

Essay/Chemistry

The power of fat

Human fat cells can be used to regenerate damaged hearts and ageing joints. So should we start piling on the pounds?

Jalees Rehman

volume_up
play_arrow
pause
Essay/Consciousness & Altered States

Under the influence

How did enlightenment thinkers distinguish between ‘drugs’ and ‘medicines’? And how should we?

Benjamin Breen

Essay/Consciousness & Altered States

A good trip

Researchers are giving psychedelics to cancer patients to help alleviate their despair — and it’s working

Linda Marsa

volume_up
play_arrow
pause
Essay/Health Policy & Economics

Medical disrespect

Bullying doctors are not just unpleasant, they are dangerous. Can we change the culture of intimidation in our hospitals?

Ilana Yurkiewicz

Essay/Fertility, Pregnancy and Childbirth

Magic or medicine?

If you were a poor Ugandan mother with a desperately ill baby, would you turn to Western medicine or the village healer?

Brendan Borrell

Essay/Biotechnology

An iCure?

Crowdfunding might catapult promising cancer treatments into clinical trials, but can it make a real difference?

Alexander Masters

Essay/Biology

A flowered planet

For all their intricate symbolic force, from the Paleolithic to today's herbalism, plants are still a deep mystery to us

Olivia Laing